Sheriff Announces Upcoming Civil Service Test for Correction Officer

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol is letting anyone interested in joining the Sheriff’s Office that the next civil service exam for the position of Correction Officer has been announced. The exam is scheduled to be held on December 5th, 2020 and all applications from those interested in taking the exam must be received at the Oneida County Department of Personnel by 4:30pm on November 6th and there is a $25 fee to apply for the exam. With only three weeks to apply for the exam, everyone is encouraged to file their paperwork as soon as possible. The eligible list, established as a result of this examination, will be used to fill vacancies within the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division.

In order to be eligible to be appointed to this position, candidates must be a legal resident of Oneida, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oswego, or Otsego Counties for a least (1) month immediately preceding the date of appointment. Candidates must also possess either a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma, a valid NYS driver’s license, be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment, and pass a thorough background process.

Starting salary for this position is $ 35,862 and that will then automatically increase to $ 42,191 once the candidate successfully completes the basic corrections training or after successfully completing six months of employment in the bargaining unit. The positon also includes the NYS Retirement Plan and additional benefits.

The first link below directs you to the specific Correction Officer Exam notice and the second link below directs you to the Oneida County Department of Personnel Department’s online application process.

If you have any further questions regarding this exam, please contact the Oneida County Department of Personnel at 315-798-5726 or the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Community Affairs Unit at 315-765-2220.