Oaks Announces Correction Officer Recruitment Effort

July 23, 2008

Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks (R,C-Macedon) today announced that the New York State Department of Correctional Services is beginning their effort to recruit New York State Correction Officers. The department will be offering a new correction officer exam on October 18, 2008 with a filing deadline for this exam on September 2, 2008.

“Correction officers are looked upon with the highest admiration, so I am happy to support the Department of Correctional Services in their effort to recruit more of these highly respected, hardworking individuals,” said Oaks.

The starting salary for a correction officer trainee is $34,329, and after one year and completion of the training program, the salary increases to $41,348. To apply for the examination you can download the application from the Department of Correctional Services Web site at www.docs.state.ny.us.

“The Department of Correctional Services has provided me with informational sheets with topics including salary, benefits, examination announcements, applications and maps of correctional facilities. If you would like any of this information, please contact me at (315) 946-5166 or oaksr@assembly.state.ny.us,” concluded Oaks.