Oneida County is looking for more correction officers, and anyone interested has until Friday to apply to take the upcoming civil service exam.
Without sufficient staff at the Oneida County Correctional Facility, many officers are forced to work mandatory overtime, according to Luis Roman, president of the Oneida County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.
Roman says the position has appealing benefits.
"It's good benefits, it's good retirement, for retirement for 25 years of service, and there's opportunities to move up, there's opportunity to make money; with those opportunities to be part of the community that you live in,” he said.
According to the sheriff’s office, the starting salary is $35,800, which increases to $42,000 after successfully completing basic training, or six months of employment in the bargaining unit.
The application deadline is 4 p.m. on April 16.
To download the application or apply online, click here.