Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 06/22/23
Applications Due: 05/31/24
Vacancy ID: 133339

Position Information


AgencyCorrections and Community Supervision, Department of

TitleCorrection Officer Trainee

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitSSU - Security Services Unit (NYSCOPBA)

Salary RangeFrom $53223 to $56158 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 12 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County To Be Determined

Street Address



Zip Code12226

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, you must meet the following requirements:
1. You must be at least 21 years of age.
2. You must have graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED).
3. By New York State law, a Correction Officer is a peace officer and must be qualified to hold such office and must be a United States citizen.
4. Correction Officers are Public Officers. Therefore, although New York State residency is not required to take the training and experience examination, New York State residency is required to accept and continue employment.

Duties Description As a Correction Officer, under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking officer, you would be responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well-being, of incarcerated individuals in New York State Correctional Facilities. You would supervise the movement and activities of incarcerated individuals, make periodic rounds of assigned areas, conduct searches for contraband, maintain order within the facility, and prepare reports as necessary. You would advise incarcerated individuals of the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility and assist them in resolving problems. You would have a high degree of responsibility for your actions and decisions. You would play a large role in the rehabilitative process related to the incarcerated population. You may also be required to carry firearms in the performance of certain duties and to perform other related work as required.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Recruitment Unit

Telephone 518-485-9500


Email Address


Street NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

1220 Washington Ave, Building 4

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12226