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Employment - Minimum Qualifications

Deputy Sheriff | Correction Officer | Security Officer

Deputy Deputy Sheriff $42,307 - $64,1544

Graduation from high-school or possession of an equivalency diploma

A. Completion of sixty (60) credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered College or University; OR
B. Completion of thirty (30) credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered College or University; AND

1. One (1) year of active military service with an honorable discharge; OR
2. The equivalent of one (1) year of full time work experience in a criminal justice field, for example police officer, correction officer, police dispatcher, investigator or licensed security guard; OR

C. C. Four (4) years of satisfactory, full-time work experience or itís pro-rated part-time equivalent in any field of employment; D. Completion of sixty (60) credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered College or University; OR

Special Requirement: United States citizenship and possession of a valid New York State Driver's license.

Notes: 1. Successful completion of police-related training programs, such as police training offered by a BOCES or the Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) course, may count towards meeting the credit requirements above, if the candidate obtains college credits for the courses through a regionally-accredited or New York State recognized college or university.
2. Candidates may qualify for part-time appointments with two (2) years of full-time permanent competitive class status as a Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff in New York State, or as a member of the New York State Police or New York City Police.

There are various laws, rules and regulations governing appointments to the title of Police Officer in areas such as, but not limited to: age, height, weight, physical fitness, and training. To be appointed, candidates must meet all established requirements applicable to specific positions at the time of appointment.

Correction Officer - $40,934 - $62,525

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
Special Requirement: Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment. United States citizenship and possession of a NYS driver's license at time of appointment.

Notes: Candidates being considered for appointment must meet physical / medical standards. In accordance with state laws, a Correction Officer is a peace officer and must be qualified to hold such position. Permanent appointments to this class are subject to satisfactorily completing training standards prescribed by the NY State Commission of Correction. Candidates must also pass medical, physical agility and drug testing examinations and will be fingerprinted and process for a complete background investigation.

Additional Benefits Offered:
  • Major Medical & Dental
  • 25 Year Retirement

Security Officer - written exam is not required - $36,650 - $49,816

One year of full-time paid experience in law or security enforcement or its part-time equivalent.
Special Requirement: Possession of a valid New York State driver's license in agencies where the operation of a motor vehicle is required.
Per Chapter 336 of the Laws of 1992, individuals in public and private sector employment whose principal responsibility is to perform security guard duties must be registered with the New York State Department of State and complete a pre-assignment training.

How to apply?

Visit the website of the Ulster County Personnel Department and download an application form.

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