A Civil Service Exam for the Position of Correction Officer Will Be Held In October 2019

The filing deadline for this examination is September 20, 2019
August 15, 2019

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the New York State Department of Civil Service will be holding a new examination for the position of correction officer in October 2019. The filing deadline for this examination is September 20, 2019.

A correction officer trainee’s starting salary is currently $43,937 per year. After six months, the salary increases to $46,214. After successful completion of the one-year correction officer traineeship, the salary increases to $52,919 per year.

To qualify, you must be 21 years or older at time of appointment (there is no age requirement to take the exam), a U.S. citizen and a resident of New York at the time of employment acceptance, and possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

Those who are interested may apply online or download examination information and applications at the Department of Civil Service website at www.cs.ny.gov/exams. Additional information about the position of correction officer is also available at www.doccs.ny.gov.

In keeping with Governor Cuomo’s commitment to diversity in the workforce, the Department is especially hopeful of getting women and minorities to apply.