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Why join New York's Boldest?


 

Make a difference: As a correction officer, you’ll be an important part of New York City’s criminal justice system. Every day you’ll use your impeccable leadership, communication and social skills to positively impact the lives of the inmates entrusted to your care.

Be part of a team: You’ll be part of the city’s fraternity of law enforcement officers and in some cases, work alongside New York City Police Officers. And as one of an elite group of Correction Officers you’ll form lifelong friendships and bonds from the Academy and throughout your career.

Have a rewarding career: We recognize and reward great leaders. Exceptional Correction Officers have many opportunities to be promoted, and also get the chance to work in multiple divisions throughout their career, including: Emergency Service Unit/K-9 Unit, Correction Intelligence Bureau, Fire Safety, Applicant Investigations Unit, Communications, Transportation, Construction Management, Training Academy, Fire Arms & Tactics Unit, and Health Affairs among others


 

Excellent benefits:

BENEFITS*

Academy

After 6 Months

After 1.5 Years

After 2.5 Years

After 3.5 Years

After 4.5 Years

After 5.5 Years

Base salary

$41,992

$41,992

$45,817

$49,415

$54,546

$58,960

$80,788

Uniform allowance

$1,100

$1,100

$1,100

$1,100

$1,100

$1,100

$1,100

Holiday pay

$1,769

$1,769

$1,931

$2,083

$2,299

$2,485

$3,599

Night shift differential

0

$1,671

$1,777

$1,867

$1,958

$2,031

$4,469

Longevity pay

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,365

Overtime

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paid Sick Days

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Paid Vacation Days

13

13

13

13

13

13

27

Paid Holidays

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

Choice of Medical Programs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Prescription, Dental and Eyeglass Coverage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deferred Compensation, 401K, IRA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Minimum Total Salary**

$44,861

$46,532

$50,625

$54,465

$59,903

$64,576

$94,321

*Benefits for a new Correction Officer as of March 1, 2016. Subject to change without notice.
** Excludes overtime pay and specialty pay.

Other Benefits

  • Annuity fund
  • Variable Supplement Fund
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Optional retirement at one half salary after 22.5 years of service
  • Educational opportunities
  • Overtime is paid at time and one half
  • 30 days paid Military leave

Ready to take your first steps toward and exciting career?

 

Take the Correction Officer Exam. Check the NYC Exams website often for further details about the upcoming Correction Officer exam. You can also send us your email address at TheBOLDEST@doc.nyc.gov to receive more information about opportunities at the Department of Correction.

CORRECTION OFFICER COMPUTERIZED EXAM 6332

Pre- Registration begins on April 28, 2016
 
Exam Date May 2 - 31, 2016


You may register to take the Correction Officer Exam-No. 6332 starting on Thursday, April 28 through May 31, 2016. Registration for the exam must be done online or in person at one of the below noted testing centers. When registering you can reserve a test date, time and location that is most convenient for you. Seating is Limited, please register early!
 

  

To create an account online at:

https://a856-eeexams.nyc.gov/OLEE/oasys/Index.aspx

Apply Online for the Exam at:  (Sample: 6315 CORRECTION OFFICER)

https://a856-eeexams.nyc.gov/OLEE/oasys/ExamList.aspx

For more information about payments and fee waivers for this exam please contact DCAS directly at (212) 669-1357 or walk into the testing centers for more information.

https://a856-eeexams.nyc.gov/OLEE/oasys/FAQFeeWaiver.aspx

Testing Center in
Lower Manhattan
2 Lafayette Street 17th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Testing Center in
Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn Municipal Building
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Applicant Investigation Unit