The NYC Department of Corrections is holding exams to become a Correction Officer. These exams are open-competitive, which means they are open to the public. The exams are being held right now, from October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The test is going to be administered by DCAS (Department of Citywide Administration Services) computerized testing centers.
Seating is limited. Once the test starts, no one will be allowed in. No cell phones, other electronic devices and children are permitted at the test site. There are two site locations. Manhattan, 2 Lafayette Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10007 and Brooklyn, 210 Joralemon Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. You can take the exam at either location, but you can only take the test once.
Exams will be given every Monday at 1:30 p.m., every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. You can only apply for this exam on the day of the test. You can verify the test date and time or to see if the test is going to be given, by calling the DCAS Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system two hours before the test. The number is (212) 669-1357.
The exam number is 4311. The non-refundable exam fee is $54.00. Acceptable forms of payment are USPS money order, bank, debit and credit cards. Fee is to be paid the on the day of the test at the testing facility and made out to DCAS.
A Correction Officer is responsible for maintaining order in correctional facilities. They are responsible for the custody, control and care of inmates. The job requires that you work 8 hours a day. Correction Officers are required to work overtime, work rotating tours and shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Some of the duties of a Correction Officer are walking up and down stairs, lifting packages, physically control and subdue inmates, accompanying inmates to work duties, nurse stations and maintaining order.
The current minimum salary for a Correction Officer is $39,755.00 per year. Officers will receive increments that will reach to $76,488.00 after five and half years of employment as a Correction Officer. You will be given holiday pay, uniform allowance and other benefits. Amounts will also increase after five and half years of service. After five, ten, fifteen and twenty years of service, officers will receive longevity pay ranging from $4,000.00 to $7,000.00 in addition to base salary.
By the time you are appointed to the position of Correction Officer, you must have completed thirty nine semester credits at an accredited college, in addition to another twenty one credits at the end of academy training, which will be a total of sixty credits or its equivalent, an Associate Degree. To see a full description of educational and experience requirements, visit www.nyc.gov/dcas or www.nyc.gov/doc. For additional information about NYC civil service exams, go to www.nyc.gov and click on the exams link. For all those who will apply, good luck.
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