So a friend or family member recommended trying out for the New York State Court Officer position, but you’re still not sure if that’s the right profession for you.
Prestige and honor aside, the realm of civil services is chock full of adventure and personal development opportunities. At Civil Service Success, we’ve made a name for ourselves across the state of New York for our ability to help thousands of candidates clear their exams with flying colors!
We’re offering preparatory classes for the upcoming New York State Court Officers exams. Register early and win a $50 discount on the overall fee!
Today we’ll be sharing with you what it truly means to become a court officer. Here are 4 things you should consider before signing up at the New York State website for the exam!
1. What are the responsibilities of a court officer?
Also known as peace officers, court officers perform a variety of security and law enforcement duties across the state of New York. These officers are expected to wear uniforms and often carry firearms with them. Court officers also have the power to make arrests and execute bench warrants and
2. Who is eligible for the New York State Court Officer exam?
You must be at least 20 years and 6 months of age, be a citizen of the United States, a resident of New York State, have a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license issued by the state of New York.
3. What are the salary and benefits like?
Court officer trainees are equivalent to Judicial Grade 16 at the time of their appointment. Once they complete a 2-year training program, they’re automatically promoted to Grade 19. The salary for these two grades varies between $49,000 to a little above $78,000. In addition to this, court officers get paid differentially according to the location they’re asked to serve. For example, working in a metropolitan area earns you an additional $4,000.
Court officers also get 20 paid vacation days in the first year, 27 by their seventh year in service and 12 paid leaves. The work schedule is pretty regular, supplemented by amazing health insurance benefits and keeps evening or weekend assignments to the minimum. Court officers are entitled to retirement benefits after they leave the Academy.
4. Is there a chance of promotion down the road?
Yes! Court officers have the chance to work with specialized units depending on their expertise. Many court officers work with the Mobile Security Patrol, Special Response Teams and Command Center Operations departments.
Court officers also have the opportunity to move up the ranks, starting from the position of Sergeant to finally becoming Chief Court Officer.
A little preparation goes a long way. Interested in becoming a New York State court officer? Feel free to get in touch with the Civil Service Success team today!