Sheriff Issues Second Reminder About Upcoming Civil Service Test for Correction Officer


Local Business Also Pledges To Reimburse The Exam Cost To Everyone Who Takes the Civil Service Exam

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, the next civil service exam for the position of Correction Officer will be held on December 10th, 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 Friday November 4th, 2022 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 $ 44,030 and will be increased to $ 48,922 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.

In an effort to assist with recruitment efforts, the owners of Mountain Medical Equipment of Marcy, makers of Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel, have pledged to provide $25 gift cards to anyone that signs up for, and takes this civil service exam. Everyone is optimistic that this generous assistance will help greatly with the outreach and we extend our thanks to the Zarnock family.

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.