Being a Deputy Sheriff, Correction Officer or other member of the Sheriff's Office can be a fulfilling job opportunity for a motivated woman or man, (under the age of thirty five-Deputy Sheriff), who resides in our County. The Sheriff's Office is a unique agency. It is one agency that provides FIVE public safety functions: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Security Services, Emergency Management and Civil Enforcement.
Sworn personnel must be a resident of Columbia County to work for the Sheriff. The Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity civil service agency which is regulated by the Columbia County and State Civil Service Commissions. Members of the Sheriff's Office are enrolled in the NYS Retirement System.
Candidates for full time positions must first qualify by taking written and physical agility civil service examinations. All candidates must be of good moral character and not have been convicted of a crime. They will undergo an extensive background investigation and must successfully complete Polygraph and Psychological examinations.
2020 Starting salary for Deputy Sheriff: $48,685 / After 5 years - $62,134
2020 Starting salary for Correction Officer: $36,173 / After 5 years - $46,942
2020 Starting Salary for Communications Officer: $45,841 / After 5 years - $58,406
If you are interested in applying for a Per Diem Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse position call (518) 828-3324 ext. 1510.
If you are interested in applying for a Per Diem Food Service position call (518) 828-3324 ext. 1505.
Applications for employment for all positions may be obtained at the lobby of the Public Safety Facility. Information about testing can be obtained from Columbia County Civil Service which is located at 401 State Street in the City of Hudson, (518) 828-6622.
COLUMBIA COUNTY EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION (Civil Service website)
PAST Deputy Sheriff Exam Announcement
PAST Correction Officer Exam Announcement
PAST Communication Officer Exam Announcement
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