A Career in Corrections
What do I need to become a Corrections Officer for Jefferson County?
On the date of the examination:
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED
- Must be at least 19 years of age
Prior to appointment:
- Must pass NYS Civil Service Exam
- Must be at least 20 years of age
- Pass a medical physical
- Pass a background check
- Pass a psychological test
On the date of appointment:
- Must be a resident of Jefferson County
- Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License.
- No conviction of a felony (Conviction of a misdemeanor may bar appointment.)
- Successful completion of the NYS DCJS’s Basic Course for Correctional Officers within 1 year of appointment.
- Successful completion of the J.C.S.O. Field Training Program.
How to apply:
You may obtain an application for examination at the Jefferson County Human Resources Office during business hours or call (315) 785-3147 for further information.
- Over $42,000 per year (See county web-site for actual salary amount)
- Pay increases based on contract
- Longevity benefits after 10, 15, 20, & 25 years of service
- Shift differential pay of 5%
- Voluntary Overtime available
Vacation: After 1 year of service, you receive 13 days of paid vacation and up to 28 days after 20 years of service.
- 12 paid holidays each year
- 6 holidays are paid at time and one-half, and the other 6 are paid at double time.
Health: Employee is entitled to enroll in the County Health Insurance Plan after 6 months of continuous service.
Sick Leave: Sick leave is credited at a rate of 4.6 hours per bi-weekly payroll period.
Retirement: As of January 01, 2015-- NYS Employees Retirement System (Tier 6).