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Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


Admission to this examination will be limited to current employees of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s department.  Applicants must currently hold, and have continuously held, at least one year of permanent and/or contingent permanent competitive class status in the title of Corrections Corporal OR two years as a Corrections Officer.  Permanent competitive class status gained in another jurisdiction prior to a transfer will also be considered as qualifying experience as long as the incumbent holds at least twenty-four months of permanent competitive class status in the title of Corrections Officer.


  • Must possess an appropriate level New York State driver’s license at the time of appointment and maintain such license for the duration of employment. 
  • Must maintain Peace Officer certification for the duration of employment.
  • Must complete a course in supervisory training within first year in position.
  • Must maintain firearm certification while in the position.
  • Must maintain proficiency in the use of chemical agents.

NOTE:  Corrections Officers are Public Officers and as such would normally be required to reside in Tompkins County.  However, on June 21, 2016, Tompkins County adopted Local Law No. 2 of 2016, which waives the residency requirement of Public Officers law and states that individuals holding said positions within the County of Tompkins shall be permitted to reside either within the County of Tompkins or any other county in New York State.  The candidate is still required to be a United States citizen (either natural born or naturalized.)

Tompkins County is committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.