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For information on job opportunities with the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, contact the Cayuga County Civil Service and Human Resources Department.

Cayuga County Sheriff Custody Officer

The Cayuga County Jail is a maximum security 212-bed facility. It houses both male and female sentenced and unsentenced prisoners, as well as minors aged 16 to 18. It is mandated to be in compliance with the many complex and detailed minimum standards set forth by the New York State Commission of Correction.


As a Sheriff Custody Officer, you are responsible for the enforcement of rules and regulations governing the custody, security, conduct, discipline, safety and general well-being of inmates at the Cayuga County Jail. Duties involve considerable inmate contact and supervision in a work, recreation or learning environment, as well as transporting inmates for court appearances and supervision for outside work details.


  • Salary Base
    • Probationary: $51,990
    • After six months: $53,110
    • Pay raises pursuant to current Cayuga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Association Contract
  • Vacation
    • 10 days after one year continuous employment. Increases at various anniversary dates
  • Personal Leave
    • 8 hours per year
  • Health and Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
    • Credits earned at the rate of 15 days per year
  • New York State Retirement Plan


Date of Examination: Saturday February 2, 2019

  • Must register for exam by Wednesday December 19th, 2018
  • Must be at least 20 years of age

Date of Appointment

  • Must be a resident of Cayuga County or six contiguous counties:
    • Cortland
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Seneca
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
  • Must be a high school graduate, possess a GED or possess a U.S. Armed Forces General Education Certificate
  • Must possess a valid New York State (NYS) Driver’s license

Special Requirements at Time of Appointment

  • Must meet the physical and medical standards as established by Cayuga County
  • Must successfully complete psychological exam
  • No felony convictions. Misdemeanor conviction or other offences may bar appointment
  • Successful completion of the New York State Commission of Corrections Basic Training and Peace Officer Training prior to completion of the probationary period