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Correction Officer

Grade 14

New York State has approximately 19795 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Corrections and Community Supervision. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Correction Officer Trainee

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Correction Officer

    Grade 14

  3. Correction Sergeant

    Grade 17

  4. Correction Lieutenant

    Grade 20

  5. Correction Captain

    Grade 61

Summary of Job Description

As a Correction Officer, you would be responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well-being, of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities and Correctional Camps.  You would supervise the movement and activities of inmates; make periodic rounds of assigned area; conduct searches for contraband; maintain order within the facility; and prepare reports as necessary.  You would advise inmates on 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 will play a large role in the rehabilitative process related to the incarcerated population.  You might be required to carry firearms in the performance of certain duties and to perform other related work as required.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must successfully complete the 12-month Correction Officer Traineeship in order to be advanced to the Correction Officer, Grade 14.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

25-103

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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