Correction Lieutenant - Grade 20

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This title exists in Corrections and Community Supervision and has approximately 499 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Correction Officer Trainee
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Correction Officer Trainee 13 $53,223 $65,199
Correction Officer 14 $56,158 $68,716
Correction Sergeant 17 $65,875 $80,263
Correction Lieutenant 20 $77,397 $93,879
Correction Captain 61 $90,931 $114,940

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

Positions of Correction Lieutenant exist in both the correctional facilities and the Training Academy of the Department of Correctional Services.

In most correctional facilities, under the direction of a Correction Captain, the Lieutenant is normally the third highest ranking uniformed officer, supervising all lower ranking uniformed officers to ensure the security and safety of all persons and property on a given shift. Within each facility, a Correction Lieutenant may have a specific assignment area, or group of assignments, which will determine the amount of direct security supervision they will administer, such as a Lieutenant in charge of an inmate discipline program. Additionally, a Lieutenant is normally assigned in each regional facility area (HUB) to be responsible for implementing and managing a training program as part of the Department's staff development of all facility employees.

Correction Lieutenants at minimum-security facilities, such as a camp or work release facility, may have full responsibility for the security measures and administration of such under the direct supervision of the Superintendent.

Correction Lieutenants at the Training Academy are responsible for administering and evaluating all aspects of the Departmental training programs for classes of Correction Officer Trainees as well as the in-service programs offered at the Academy and in the facilities for current employees.

Positions of Correction Lieutenant at the Training Academy are responsible for administering and evaluating all aspects of a departmental training program for a class of Correction Officer Trainees.

View the classification standard for this title which illustrates the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.

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 take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for appointment to this position.  

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and have had permanent competitive service as a Correction Sergeant or Correction Sergeant (Spanish Language).

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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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