Correction Officer Trainee

  • Correction Officer Trainee/NS
  • Correction Officer Trainee (Spanish Language)/NS

Correction Officer Trainees are required to participate in, and satisfactorily complete, requirements of a 12-month training program before advancing to Correction Officer. As part of the program, you will attend the Correctional Services Training Academy for a minimum 8-week formal training program.

Correction Officers are responsible for the custody and security, as well as for the safety and well-being of incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities, shock incarceration correctional facilities, work release centers and a drug treatment campus. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary (Effective March 31, 2022)

Correction Officer Trainee (Grade 13) and Correction Officer (Grade 14)
  • $53,223 - Starting salary (during Academy training and first year), $56,158 after one year to $68,716 after 7 years.
  • Appointees may be eligible for ADVANCED PLACEMENT UPON APPOINTMENT to full performance level Grade 14 with starting salary up to $68,716.
Additional monetary compensations provided:
  • Inconvenience Pay  
  • Location Pay  
  • Pre-Shift Briefing  
  • Expanded Duty Pay  
  • Hazardous Duty Pay  


  • 104 hours of vacation annually, up to a maximum of 156 hours, depending on length of service.
  • 104 hours annually paid holiday time.
  • 40 paid personal leave hours annually.
  • Paid sick leave accumulating at the rate of 104 hours per year.
  • Excellent health, dental, and optical insurance coverage.
  • All uniforms and equipment are provided.
  • Excellent retirement benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Review the most recent examination for information on the minimum qualifications:



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Recruitment: Capital Region

Correction Officer Recruitment


Albany to Utica


Officer Ryan Phelps
[email protected]


Recruitment: Central Region


A headshot of recruiter Ryan Amo
Utica to Rochester


Officer Ryan Amo
[email protected]

Recruitment: Northern Region & Military Liaison

Correction Officer Recruitment


Watertown to Plattsburgh to Syracuse


Officer Charles Clemons
[email protected]

Recruitment: Western Region

Correction Officer Recruitment


Rochester beyond Buffalo


Officer LaTonya Ayers
[email protected]

Recruitment: Southern Region East

Correction Officer Recruitment


Hudson Valley to New York City
(East of the Hudson River)


Officer Beatriz Urciuoli
[email protected]

Recruitment: Southern Region West

Correction Officer Recruitment


Hudson Valley to New York City
(West of the Hudson River)


Officer Christopher Barreto
[email protected]


General Information

For general information, call the office responsible for Correction Officer recruitment at 518.485.9500.