State corrections Salary/ compensation

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Jersey12
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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by Jersey12 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:21 am

evodopeboy wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:27 pm
You think its that bad?
I believe corrections is a stepping stone and its opens the door to achieve higher opportunities in law enforcement.
90,000 job in a job, that you work every single weekend for 12 hours a day is worth it? Every holiday being at work, I work in retail. And having your job at risk every month due to sales performance if you fall short?
Am I missing something here?
O.t is booming right now at NSP

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by marcinpl92 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:20 am

Corrections opens up other law enforcement opportunities to a very slight extent. We dont have a full PTC certification therefore we cannot transfer to municipal departments, state police, or port authority. Someone working in Corrections would still have to get certified by their township's police department assuming it's civil service, and go through the hiring process like a regular candidate meaning interviews, background checks, med/psych and a 6 month academy. The majority of people that leave from my institution go to big departments that do mass hirings where it is very easy to get hired such as Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson. Very few go to small towns in Morris or Bergen County because those areas are very competitive and your civil service score still has to be over like a 97. Also, most departments have an age limit of 35.

For someone over the age of 35 wanting to go to another department, the only option pretty much is transferring to county corrections.

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by Bluline12 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:22 pm

Question, when you get out of the academy are you allowed to do the working 2 16 hour shifts and an 8 hour shift to get 4 days off right away ? Or do you have to wait a certain amount of time ?

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by Crabby757 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 pm

Every institution is a little different with Recipts. You'll most likely only be allowed to recipt with a fellow rookie until your Senior.

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by BlueLine » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:11 pm

Bluline12 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Question, when you get out of the academy are you allowed to do the working 2 16 hour shifts and an 8 hour shift to get 4 days off right away ? Or do you have to wait a certain amount of time ?
When I was DOC I had to wait six months after I graduated to do recips, I could only do it with other rookies as well.

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by J52545 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:18 pm

I have a question. I have heard rookies have to do the 2pm to 10pm shift for a year. Are there possibilities for shift bidding and days off bidding after a year?

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by BlueLine » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:55 pm

J52545 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:18 pm
I have a question. I have heard rookies have to do the 2pm to 10pm shift for a year. Are there possibilities for shift bidding and days off bidding after a year?
You can bid after your first year. I can almost guarantee you that you won't win a bid on first with anything less than 5 years on the job in most prisons. I was at a small prison that was very young and it still would have taken me 2 years to win a unit relief bid on first with Tuesday/Wednesday off. A lot of guys from my class stayed on second shift so they could win a piece of the weekend.

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by J52545 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:39 am

Thanks BlueLine. I was also wondering what is exactly is the 2 week in service training after the academy? what does it involve?

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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by evodopeboy » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:10 pm

Does anyone know what the pay scale is after a year of service? For e.g.( starting pay $40,000
After a year of service you get a bump to $44,000 whats the bump for the second year? An additionally 4,000? Please advise.
additionally does anyone know if one can negotiate to get overtime if you get the job? E.g.( I would like a guaranteed for 10 hours weekly in regards to this job offer, is this possible?

Thank you in advance for your reply.


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Re: State corrections Salary/ compensation

Post by Crabby757 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:02 pm

Negotiate?........NOOOOOO. Your pay scale is your pay scale unless it contractually changes. OT all depends where you fall on the Hiring list as well as available OT at the particular Facility. Nothing is Guaranteed. This is a job that runs on seniority. As of now 30 years to retire with medical.

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