Senator Young Announces New Civil Service Test

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is seeking correction officers

 OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) joined the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in announcing that a New York State Department of Civil Service test will be administered on April 13, 2013 as part of a correction officer recruitment effort. The deadline for filing for the examination is February 25, 2013.

“I encourage anyone interested in a career as a correction officer to take the test,” said Senator Young. “Visit the website, gather information and see if it might be a good fit. This could be a tremendous opportunity for someone who is looking for a career change or still searching for a good-paying job.”

A correction office trainee starts with a salary of $39,014 per year. After one year of a successful correction officer traineeship, that salary can increase to $46,990 per year.

Information on the test can be found at the Department of Civil Service’s website at From there, interested parties can apply or download examination information or applications. Additional information can also be obtained by visiting, or by calling Darren Ayotte, the Director of Personnel, at (518) 457-9887.