The Division of Criminal Justice Services enhances public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.
With a fair and knowledge-driven criminal justice system, New York will become the national leader in effective criminal justice policy.
We offer a wide range of career opportunities for people of various skills, talents and interests.
Information regarding employment and/or job openings at the Division of Criminal Justice Services can be found at:
Civil Service Publication: Understanding the Appointment Process for Police Officers [pdf, 62 pgs]
New York State Labor Law §201-f provides that every employer shall post, in a place accessible to his or her employees, a copy of Correction Law Article 23-A relating to the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.
Careers at DCJS
Among the Agency's other responsibilities are: advising the Governor on programs to improve the effectiveness of New York's justice system; collecting and analyzing statewide crime data; administering federal and state funds earmarked for criminal justice purposes; conducting research on critical criminal justice issues and providing training and legal guidance to the State's law enforcement and prosecution communities.
DCJS is comprised of 12 program areas:
- Office of Administration
- Office of Criminal Justice Operations
- Office of Forensic Services
- Office of Internal Audit and Compliance
- Office of Justice Research and Performance
- Office of Juvenile Justice
- Office of Legal Services
- Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
- Office of Program Development and Funding
- Office of Public Information
- Office of Public Safety
- Office of Sex Offender Management
Please access the New York State Department of Civil Service Examination website for exam information on the positions described on this page and for other positions in New York State government.
New York State offers a comprehensive health insurance program for its employees and their families. Enrollment is optional, and several different options are available.
Plans include coverage for:
- Doctor Visits
- Prescription Drugs
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Care
Other benefits and insurances available based on negotiating unit.
Tuition assistance is available to employees who work at least half-time provided under the terms of the union agreement for their negotiating unit or under the M/C Tuition Reimbursement Program.
The New York State Employee's Retirement system is designed to provide income after retirement from State service. It provides certain death and disability benefits. Membership is mandatory for permanent full-time employees.
For general information call (518) 474-7736 or toll free (866) 805-0990.
Their web address is: http://www.osc.ny.gov/retire/index.htm
Their mailing address is:
New York State and Local Retirement System
110 State Street
Albany, NY 12244-0001
Contact Us for More Information
For information concerning employment opportunities within DCJS, contact:
The Office of Human Resources Management
Phone: (518) 485-1704
You may also write to:
Director of Human Resources Management
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210