If you’re interested in a career in law enforcement, you’re in luck – correction officers are needed in Oneida County.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office hosted an open house and a job fair to give potential employees a look at what the job is like, and answer any questions they might have. Staff members from various divisions of the Sheriff’s Office were on-hand to provide information about the open positions, which include both full- and part-time correction officers.
About 40 more officers are needed in Oneida County, and the starting salary is $40,348 after basic training.
Correction officers say it’s a great option for people who are interested in law enforcement.
“It's a 25-year-and-out retirement, and it's in your community, you don’t have to go away to do training or the job,” said Luis Roman, an Oneida County correction officer and president of the Oneida County Deputy Sheriff's Association Local 1249. "It's fulfilling to a lot of our members that we can say we’re part of the law-enforcement community and our job is to make sure that everybody safe.”
On Monday alone, the Sheriff’s Office received about 30 applications.
Another job fair will be held July 10-13, from 1-9 p.m. in the center court of Sangertown Square Mall.