I worked at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)
Pay , benefits, time off, retirement, secured employment, deferred compensation plan, room for advancement, I was able to afford a home and have a family, save money and afford vacations .
Stuck to work overtime, negative environment, you may have to work with ignorant or unethical peers. Be prepared that not all inmates are not actually inmates , they may be undercover testers checking in on your integrity.
Advice to Management
Shake hands more often and say hello to your staff , try to remember there names .
Call or attend funerals of your employees to show you care about them so they don't feel like just a number to the state . The goal is to have your employees care and respect each other and there workplace.
I applied in-person. The process took a year or more. I interviewed at New York State Department of Corrections (Albany, NY).
Long and time consuming everything is based on appointments. U have to drive to albany ny like twice for the process and then the academy which is based out of albany and iams about 6 months long. U will stay on state grounds mon through fri
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