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Deadline to file for Correction Officer exams nears

Assemblymember Audrey I. Pheffer has been contacted by the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DCS), requesting her assistance with their Department’s Correction Officer recruiting effort.
A new examination will be held on October 18. The filing deadline for the exam is September 2, and there is a $30 filing fee which must accompany your application.
Pheffer has a number of applications and fact sheets that describe the salary and benefits to employees serving in Correction Officer positions. The trainee starting salary begins at $34,329 per year. After six months the salary increases to $36,111. After successful completion of the one-year Correction Officer traineeship, the salary increases to $41,348 per year.
At the time of appointment, candidates must be at least 21 years old, be in good physical and mental health, possess a high school diploma or GED and be a U.S. citizen. Convicted felons are automatically disqualified.
The New York State Department of Correctional Services is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer — women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in receiving an application for the Correction Officers’ examination, you may contact either of Pheffer’s offices at 90-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, 718-945-9550; or 108-14 Cross Bay Boulevard, Ozone Park, 718-641-8755.
The application and announcement can also be downloaded from the DOCS’s website at https://www.cs.state.ny.us/exams.

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