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Employment - Minimum Qualifications

Deputy Sheriff | Correction Officer | Security Officer

Deputy Sheriff- $38,602 - $57,544

(effective 1/1/2007)

$39,782 - $60,457

(effective 7/1/2007)

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

1. One (1) year of active military service with an honorable discharge;
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;

C. An equivalent amount of training and experience as defined by the limits of A and B above.

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 - $35,734 - $53,913

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
Special Requirement 1: Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment.
Special Requirement 2: Candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver's license at time of appointment.

Security Officer - written exam is not required - $31,054 - $41,641

One year of full-time paid, or its' part-time equivalent, experience in law or security enforcement.
Special Requirement: Possession of a valid New York State Driver's license in agencies where the operation of a motor vehicle is required.
Note: Effective July 12, 1993, Chapter 336 of the Laws of 1992 established requirements that 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. Anyone hired after December 31, 1993, will have to complete the registration and training prior to performing the duties of the position.

How to apply?

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

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