Canandaigua – Senator-elect Pam Helming has announced upcoming civil service exams will be conducted for the purpose of hiring new Corrections Officer Trainees for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).

 “Adequate staffing levels are paramount to ensuring public safety, as well as providing safe working conditions for the hardworking men and women in our State Correctional facilities.  I am pleased  DOCCS is committed to hiring additional staff and encourage all interested individuals to take the upcoming exam,” said Helming.

The exam will be held on February 11, 2017.  The filing deadline for the examination is December 20, 2016. For further information on the position and to apply online  CLICK HERE.

For those who are appointed to the Correction Officer Trainee position, there is a required one year-long traineeship program.

Correction Officers are responsible for the direct supervision, custody and security of criminal offenders, as well as their safety and well-being.  According to DOCCS, duties include “supervising the movement and activities of inmates, maintaining order within the facility, and advising inmates of the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility, among other security related activities.”

At the time of appointment, candidates must be a United States citizen and a New York State resident at least 21 years of age. In addition, the candidate must be a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency diploma, and have no previous felony convictions.

Pam Helming in the Senator-elect for the 54th Senate District.