Senator Bonacic Announces Correction Officer Trainee Exam

John J. Bonacic

August 21, 2008

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) has announced that the New York State Department of Correctional Services is currently recruiting Correction Officers and is now accepting applications from anyone interested in taking the Correction Officer Trainee Exam. The examination for the position of Correction Officer trainee with the New York State Department of Correctional Services is scheduled for October 18, 2008.

For those interested in taking the exam, applications and job descriptions are available on line at or by mail or in person at the New York State Department of Civil Service: 80 South Swan Street, Albany, New York 12239. Your application and filing fee of $30.00 must be postmarked no later than September 2, 2008.

Senator Bonacic said that applicants must be 21 years of age on or before the date of their appointment. Correction Officer Trainee’s starting salary is $34,329 per year. After successful completion of the one-year Correction Officer traineeship, the salary increases to $41,348.

"I encourage anyone interested in a career as a Correction Officer to request an application, fact sheet, and job description as soon as possible," concluded Senator Bonacic.