Correction Officer

Mayville, NY
Chautauqua County Sheriff

Salary: $26.31/hour to $34.82/hour.

Position Summary:

The Chautauqua County Office of the Sheriff is looking for current Chautauqua County residents to fill multiple Full Time (40 hours/week) and Part Time (19 hours/week) Correction Officer positions within the Chautauqua County Jail, Mayville, NY. A Chautauqua County Correction Officer is responsible for performing a variety of duties in connection with the safe and efficient operation of the County Jail by guarding and attending to the care and wellbeing of inmates under the supervision of a Deputy Sheriff Sergeant or Correction Sergeant.


  • All applicants MUST be a Chautauqua County resident for at least one (1) month prior to
    appointment and be a high school graduate or be in possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
  • Candidates may take the examination prior to attaining age 20, but will NOT be eligible for
    appointment until their 20th birthday is reached.
  • Medical and Psychological Screening – Candidates who are offered employment will be required to pass a
    physical/medical examination and a psychological screening prior to appointment. Failure to pass either the
    physical or psychological screening will bar candidates from appointment.
  • Background Investigation – Candidates who pass the written test will be subject to a background
    investigation including but not limited to education, military, employment, credit, traffic and criminal records.
    Conviction of a felony will bar, and conviction of a misdemeanor or other offense may bar examination
    and/or appointment.
  • Training – New York State Commission of Corrections regulations require that Corrections Officers
    successfully complete an approved mandatory training course within one year of being hired and before
    appointment becomes permanent.
  • Candidates who are offered employment must also pass a comprehensive drug screening.
  • A Correction Officer must be a U.S. Citizen at time of appointment.