2004-08-06 / Community

Correction Officers Begin Recruitment Drive

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has been contacted by the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DCS), requesting her assistance with their Department’s Correction Officer recruitment effort. Accordingly, under the auspices of the New York State Department of Civil Service, a new examination will be held on October 30, 2004. The filing deadline for the exam is August 30, 2004.

Assemblywoman Pheffer has a number of applications and fact sheets that describe the salary and benefits to employees serving in Correction Officer positions. The trainee starting salary begins at $28,444 per year, and increases after six months to $30,043. After successful completion of the one-year Correction Officer traineeship, the salary increases to $34,742 per year.

At the time of appointment, candidates must be at least 21 years old, be in good physical and mental health, possess a high school diploma or GED and be a U.S. citizen. Convicted felons are automatically disqualified.

If you are interested in receiving an application for the Correction Officers’ examination, you may contact either of Assemblywoman Pheffer’s offices at 90-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, tel. 718- 945-9550; or 108-14 Cross Bay Boulevard, Ozone Park; tel. 641-8755. The application and announcement can also be downloaded from the DOCS’s website.

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