Crouch Announces New York State Corrections Officer Recruitment Effort

October 18, 2017

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) announced today that the New York State Department of Corrections will be holding a recruitment effort push in the coming months. Under the auspices of the New York State Department of Civil Service, a test will be held on February 3, 2018, with a filing deadline for the exam of December 13, 2017.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a correctional officer,” said Crouch. “Securing a position as a correctional officer is an excellent career choice which offers a good salary as well as providing the unique ability to serve your community. I strongly encourage anyone interested to apply for the test.”

Correction officer trainees have a starting salary of $40,590 per year, with an increase to $42,695 after six months. After completing a one-year correction officer traineeship, the salary then increases to $48,889 per year.

Anyone interested may apply online or download examination information and applications at the Department of Civil Service website at Additional information about the position of correction officer is also available on the Department of Corrections website at