ORISKANY, N.Y. -- The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is always trying to recruit officers, both for road patrol and the corrections division.
With 40 vacancies at the jail, and both the road patrol and corrections exams coming up in September, the sheriff is really trying to get the word out this week.
Sheriff Rob Maciol says they lose a lot of corrections officers to nearby state prisons, which pay more. But he's quick to point out the benefits of working at the local jail.
"We can guarantee you're going to work in Oneida County that doesn't happen with state corrections, obviously you can be placed anywhere around the state,” said Maciol. "There's not a day that goes by that you don't come to work knowing you're gonna make a positive difference in someone's life.”
The application deadline is Friday for road patrol, and August 9 for corrections.
There are 40 openings in corrections.