Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County residents can sign up for free to take the test to become an Orange County Corrections Officer with the Sheriff’s Office in December. Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and the Legislature waived the $50 application fee for County residents this year.
Applications to take the exam are due on Tuesday, October 18th.
Base pay for the position starts at $45,371 with overtime pay and additional stipends on top of the salary. The typical first-year Orange County Corrections Officer earns over $50,000 plus health insurance for themselves and their family and a pension plan. After working five years under the current contract, a Correction Officer’s salary without overtime will have risen to $88,746.
“Working as an Orange County Correction Officer creates the opportunity to earn a good living while being an important part of public safety in Orange County,” Neuhaus said. “I encourage anyone interested in a career in public safety and public service who are healthy and fit to consider taking this exam.”
To take the test, applicants must have:
- High school diploma and two years paid work experience anywhere; OR
- Completed sixty college credits (neither a college degree nor work experience is required); OR
- Completed thirty college credits and had one year paid work experience anywhere; OR
- An equivalent combination of the above (such as 15 college credits and 18 months paid work experience or 45 college credits and 6 months of paid work experience).
The official applications can be downloaded through the link below and are due back on or by October 18, 2022.
“Working as an Orange County Correction Officer creates the opportunity to earn a good living while being an important part of public safety in Orange County,” Neuhaus said.
“Orange County residents who want a career in law enforcement should take the Correction Officer exam,” said Katie Bonelli, Chairwoman of the Orange County Legislature. “We are making it easier than ever to do so by waiving the application fee. There is a real opportunity for career growth in the Sheriff’s Office.”
“If you have an interest in law enforcement and want to work in a career that makes our community safe, joining the County as a Corrections Office is an opportunity you should consider,” added County Legislature Majority Leader Thomas Faggione.
The Human Resources Office is available to help applicants fill out the application if they have questions. Questions can be directed to the Civil Service Unit by calling 845 291 2707.