The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is reminding the public that they have until the end of the week to sign up for the civil service exam to become a corrections officer.
The requirements are that you must be an Oneida County resident, you must have a driver’s license and you must have at least a high school diploma or a GED. You'll also be required to pass a physical fitness test and pass a background check. The exam will be on February 3, 2018.
With more than 500 inmates at the county jail at any given time, the head of corrections says they are hoping to get as many interested applicants as possible before the deadline.
“Right now we are facing a personnel issue up here … we need some help,” said Oneida County Chief Deputy Greg Pflieger. “We're currently down 19 positions. There's an exam coming up in February, the deadline for signing up for that exam is Friday. We're obviously looking for qualified candidates for those positons in order to better maintain the safety and security of our facility.”
The starting salary for the position is $30,754, which increases to $36,181 upon completion of basic corrections training.
You have until 4:30 p.m. Friday to sign up for the exam, and it costs $25 to apply, which can only be paid by a money order.
For the full list of requirements and more information about the position and civil service test, click here.