Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (D-51st AD) is pleased to announce that the NYS Department of Civil Service will administer examinations for the positions of Correction Officer Trainee – English and Spanish Speaking – on November 22, 2003 at Civil Service testing centers throughout the state. All completed applications must be mailed to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Building One, State Office Campus, Albany, New York 12239 and postmarked no later than September 29, 2003. A non-refundable $25.00 filing fee must accompany the application.
Correction Officers are responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well-being of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities and Correctional Camps throughout New York State. Correction Officers supervise the movement and activities of inmates, make periodic rounds of assigned areas, conduct searches for contraband, maintain order within the facility and prepare reports as necessary. Additionally, they advise inmates on the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility and assist them to resolve problems.
The beginning salary for the Correction Officer Trainee position is $28,444. Upon the successful completion of 26 full bi-weekly payroll periods, the annual salary increases to $34,742. Correction Officers also receive a comprehensive health insurance program, benefits package, and a retirement program. Candidates must be 21 years of age, be a New York resident and U.S. citizen, and possess a high school diploma or GED on or before the date of their appointment. Interested parties can view this exam announcement at the NYS Department of Civil Service web page – http://www.cs.state.ny.us/.
Anyone interested in obtaining an application and a fact sheet describing the duties, salary, and benefits available to those serving as Correction Officers, should stop by the Office of Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, 404 55th Street (corner of Fourth Avenue) in Brooklyn or call (718)-492-6334. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.