The state senator is vice chair of the Senate's Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections Committee.

A new civil service examination will be held for those interested in becoming a correction officer. The filing deadline is Dec. 13 for the exam to be held on Feb. 3, 2018.

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua announced the exam. Helming is vice chair of the Senate’s Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections Committee.

“Our correction officers do incredible work each and every day to keep our communities safe,” stated Helming. “I fully support these renewed recruitment efforts. As State Senator, I will continue to work with my colleagues to provide additional staffing to make our prisons safer. I encourage anyone who believes they have what it takes to do the job to apply for the upcoming exam.”

A correction officer trainee’s salary is currently $40,590 per year. After six months, the salary increases to $42,695. After a successful completion of the one-year correction officer traineeship, the salary increases to $48,889.

Interested men and women may apply online or download examination information and applications at the Department of Civil Service website at https://www.cs.ny.gov/exams/ Additional information about the position of correction officer is also available on the Department of Correction and Community Supervision’s website at www.doccs.ny.gov .