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Niagara County raises pay, temporarily drops residency requirements for correction officer candidates

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Posted at 2:37 PM, May 13, 2022

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — With positions open, Niagara County announced on Friday it was increasing entry level pay for corrections officers and waiving its residency requirement for the civil service exam.

The county reports the new entry level pay for corrections officers will be $23.83 per hour, on a pay scale that caps at $33.85.

The existing rule requiring Niagara County residency to take the civil service exam to become a corrections officer has been waived. However, those hired would need to relocate to Niagara County within six months.

In a written statement, Niagara County Human Resources Director Peter Lopes said, "we are quickly exhausting our civil service lists for correction officers and have positions available."

The next civil service exam will be given on June 25. The deadline to register for the exam is June 3. Those interested in applying can find out more information on open positions in the county on its website.