Sheriff Issues Reminder About Upcoming Civil Service Test for Correction Officer

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol is reminding everyone about the next civil service exam for the position of Correction Officer. The exam is scheduled to be held on June 25th, 2022 and all applications from those interested in taking the exam must be received at the Oneida County Department of Personnel by 4:30 pm on May 6th (TOMORROW) and there is a $25 fee to apply for the exam. 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 $ 37,062 and will be increased to $ 43,602 upon successful completion of basic corrections training or after successfully completing six (6) months of employment in the bargaining unit. The position 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.