Giglio announces corrections officer recruitment exam

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) announced that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will hold an exam for its latest officer recruitment effort. A civil service examination will be held for the position of correction officer trainee in April, but the filing deadline for this examination is Feb. 25. The test will on April 13.

“As a former law enforcement officer, I know firsthand that a career in law enforcement and correctional services can be fulfilling,” Giglio said. “As a correction officer, you are given a chance to serve your community while being compensated at a competitive salary. I encourage qualifying residents to apply as soon as possible before next month’s deadline.”

To qualify you must be 21 years or older, a U.S. citizen, resident of New York, and possess a high school diploma or GED. Appointees must also have passed medical and psychological screenings, as well as a background investigation. A felony conviction automatically disqualifies anyone from eligibility, while misdemeanor convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For those interested in applying for the position of correction officer trainee, one may apply on-line or download the examination information and applications at the Department of Civil Service website at www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc/25-626.cfm, from DOCCS at www.doccs.ny.gov/, or picked up at all Department of Labor offices and New York State correctional facilities.