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Court Officer-Trainee Screening Process


I - Pre-Screening Medical

 

 

Height & Weight Requirements

Maximum Weight Standards for New York State Court Officer-Trainee Job (Height/Weight Table)*

 

Height Men (lbs.) Women (lbs.)
4'10" - 144
4'11" - 147
5'0" - 151
5'1" - 154
5'2" 165 157
5'3" 168 162
5'4" 172 166
5'5" 176 171
5'6" 180 175
5'7" 185 179
5'8" 189 184
5'9" 194 187
5'10" 198 190
5'11" 202 194
6'0" 207 197
6'1" 211 -
6'2" 217 -
6'3" 222 -
6'4" 227 -
6'5" 233 -
6'6" 239 -

*These standards are based upon Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Height/Weight Tables as applied to a large frame individual plus 10%.

 

Vision Test (with & without correction)

Vision is evaluated both with and without correction (corrective lenses or glasses are permitted). In order to be qualified, 1) each candidate must have at least 20/30 binocular visual acuity (both eyes tested together) and 2) at least 20/40 visual acuity in each eye tested separately, either with or without correction for both near and far vision.

If correction is needed to meet this standard, then the candidate must also have uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/70 binocular (using both eyes) for both near and far vision. Testing each eye separately, candidates must have at least 20/40 or better acuity in the best eye and 20/100 or better acuity in the worse eye without correction for both near and far testing. Testing in the worse eye must be correctable to 20/40 or better testing each eye separately, and 20/30 or better testing both eyes together.

The visual fields must not be less than 145 degrees and color vision is also required. Candidates who fail the standard color vision tests may take the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test at their own expense and will only qualify if the Total Error Score is not greater than 124.

 

Blood Pressure

Cardiovascular System
Candidates must be free of any impairments due to organic heart disease resulting from failure of myocardial function and impairment of coronary circulatory function. Candidates are examined for hypertensive circulatory disease and for vascular diseases affecting the extremities. Blood pressure should not exceed 140/90. Candidates are evaluated on an individual basis relevant to the physical demands of the Court Officer job.

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