2006-07-14 / Community

Correction Officer Applications Due For September Test

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 September 9, 2006. The filing deadline for the exam is August 7 and there is a $30 filing fee which must accompany your application.

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, which, increases after six months to $32,329. After successful completion of the one-year Correction Officer traineeship, the salary increases to $41,348 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.

The New York State Department of Correctional Services is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Anyone interested in receiving an application for the Correction Officers' examination, may contact either of Pheffer's offices at 90-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, tel. 945-9550; or 108-14 Crossbay Boulevard, Ozone Park; tel. 641-8755. The application and announcement can also be downloaded from the DOCS's website at www.docs.state.ny.us.

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