NYS Correction Officer Trainee

Duties: Correction Officers, are responsible for the custody and security, safety and well-being, of criminal offenders. They  supervise the movement and activities of inmates, make periodic rounds of assigned areas, conduct searches for contraband, maintain order within the facility, and prepare reports as necessary. You may also be required to carry firearms in the performance of certain duties and to perform other related work as required.. This is just a brief summary of the duties perform for this position. 

Starting Salary: $40,590 – hiring rate
$42,695 – 6 month rate

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2016
Applications can be  ELECTRONICALLY filed.


(1) U.S. Citizenship required to be hired

(2) Must have a background investigation

(3) Must pass medical and psychological exams

(4) Pass a written exam.

(5) Drug testing required  

(7) Additional requirements required to be hired.

Work Location:

Vacancies exist throughout New York State


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Preparing for exam:
Before taking the exam you should try to prepare by taking practice exams with  similar questions as the Correction officer test. You can use the free NYS Test Guide Entry-Level Correction Officer Series  to become familiar with the type of questions on the test.

Although the exam books below are not necessarily the same as the NYS Test Guide, they can still be useful to get you familiar with taking civil service exams.

Exam Books