Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that his office has applications available for a new hiring exam for prospective Correction Officers. The exam, which will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2005, is offered by the New York State Department of Correctional Services and will be conducted under the direction of the New York State Department of Civil Service. The filing deadline for the test is Monday, October 3, 2005.
"A career with the Department of Corrections offers many challenges and rewards, and I urge all men and women who are interested in becoming a Correction Officer to get more information on this upcoming exam," said Senator Fuschillo.
Correction Officers serve throughout New York State in various facilities of the Department of Correctional Services. They are responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well being, of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities. Correction Officers can earn college credit for successfully completing the Department’s academy training program, receive insurance and leave benefits, and are eligible to retire after 25 years of uniformed service.
To obtain an application, along with a Correction Officer fact sheet, which briefly describes the salary and benefits available to employees serving in Correction Officer positions, an exam announcement, and a map of state correctional facilities, please call Senator Fuschillo’s Office at 516-546-4100 or visit the Department of Corrections website atwww.docs.state.ny.us.