Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced that the annual recruitment effort for the Department of Correctional Services has begun. A civil service examination will be held for the position of correction officers on April 4, 2009. The deadline for filing an application is February 17, 2009.
“As a former law enforcement officer, I know how fulfilling a career in law enforcement and correctional services can be,” stated Giglio. “As a correction officer, you are given a chance to serve your community while being compensated with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. I encourage qualifying residents to apply soon as the deadline is fast approaching.”
To qualify you must be 21 years or older, a U.S. citizen, a resident of New York and possess a high school diploma or GED. Appointees must also have passed medical and psychological screenings, as well as a background investigation. Conviction for a felony automatically disqualifies anyone from becoming a correction officer. Misdemeanor convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility.
The starting salary for a correction officer trainee starts at $34,329. Examination forms can be downloaded at www.docs.state.ny.us or picked up at all Department of Labor offices and New York State correctional facilities. You also may call Assemblyman Giglio’s office at 373-7103 to receive information.