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Senator Smith Announces New York State Department Of Correctional Services Recruitment Effort


State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) announced today that the New York State Department of Correctional Services is recruiting trainees to fill Correction Officer positions.

The New York State Department of Correctional Services is responsible for the confinement of approximately 65,000 inmates held at 70 state correctional facilities. Interested employees must successfully complete a yearlong training program. A trainee’s yearly salary is $28,444, which increases to $34,742 after completion of the training program.

The next civil service examination for the Department, which will be given in both English and Spanish, will be held on April 8, 2006. The deadline to sign up for this exam is February 20, 2006.

"Working for the Department of Correctional Services is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in a career in law enforcement. It is a challenging profession that requires great discipline and dedication," said Senator Smith.

The New York State Department of Correctional Services strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for this position.

"I hope that all eligible individuals will consider taking the civil service exam and pursue this opportunity," said Senator Smith.

For more information visit the Department’s website at