Corrections officer job openings focus of info sessions

Published Mar 14, 2018 at 4:00pm

NEW HARTFORD — Corrections officer job openings at the county jail will be discussed at two informational sessions in the center court at the Sangertown Square Mall on Thursday and Friday.

Officials said Sheriff’s Office representatives will be on hand to talk about the career opportunities of a corrections officer, along with job specifications, requirements, benefits and the hiring process. Applications will also be available on site.

The sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The starting salary for a corrections officer is $40,348 after basic training. A full-time position offers medical, dental and optical health benefits. Corrections officers are part of the New York State 25-year retirement plan. Requirements include being at least 18-years-old and an Oneida County resident, with at high school diploma or G.E.D. Applicants must also not have any felony convictions.