Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

DOCCS Joins Other State Agencies in Hiring Veterans

Executive Law 369 was amended to include Chapter 17-A, known as the Veteran’s Employment Act. It is now the policy of New York State to hire discharged veterans for temporary appointments and temporary-hourly positions within state agencies. In order to be eligible an individual must have served on active duty in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard or the Reserved Components of the Armed Forces of the United States or served in the active military service of the United States as a member of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard or the New York Militia and have been released from service for any such service other than dishonorable discharge, after September 11, 2001.

The New York State Department of Civil Service has created an online portal which will allow agencies to be provided with a pool of veterans they must consider when making temporary-hourly appointment. To learn more about the program, including ways to sign up, click here.  

Rewarding career opportunities are available within DOCCS as Parole Officers and Offender Rehabilitation Coordinators

Parole Officer and Offender Rehabilitation Coordinators positions exist with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in correctional facilities and area field offices throughout New York State.

Appointments to these positions may only be made from among those persons who have qualified for appointment by taking a Parole Officer or Parole Officer Trainee Civil Service examination. Offender Rehabilitation Coordinators and Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator Trainee positions are filled from the Parole Officer and Parole Officer Trainee examination lists, respectively.

Examinations are held approximately every four years and are open to individuals with the minimum qualifications listed below. Currently, there is no Parole Officer examination scheduled.

In certain instances an individual already employed by New York State may qualify for transfer.

Parole Officers are public officers. They must be residents of the State of New York, citizens of the United States and at least 21 years of age. Candidates must have a valid New York State driver's license and meet physical, medical, psychological and background investigation screening requirements for appointment.

Information regarding current Civil Service Examinations may be obtained from the Civil Service Website at