I took the psych written test yesterday for NYSDOCS. This is the test according to the paperwork I was given.
Element I - STAIR CLIMB: This task consists of safely going up and down one flight of stairs.
E II - LADDER ASCENT: The candidate safely climbs to a height of appoximately 12 feet, the ladder encased by a standard industrial safety cage with an interior dimension of approx. 30 inches, until the designated rung is touched. The candidate then descends to the floor in a safe manner.
E III - SUSPENDED DUMMY RAISE: A rescue dummy simulating a body weighing 120 pounds is hanging by a rope. The dummy must be raised vertically(three inches) until the noose pressure is off the neck and held there for a period of 5 consecutive seconds. The dummy must be raised by facing it and using the hands and arms (as in a "bear hug").
E IV - BODY TRANSPORT: A 160-pound dummy is placed on a blanket. The candidate must pull the weighted blanket a total distance of approx. 30 feet.
E V - OBSTACLE VAULT: This task consists of getting over a three foot high obstacle in a safe manner. Hurdling or diving are not permitted.
E VI - DOOR LOCK and UNLOCK: This task consists of properly unlocking a standard use security cell door, using the assigned key, going through the door and re-locking the same door.
E VII - LOAD and UNLOAD: This task consists of properly loading and unloeding a weapon, 4" revolver, observing all specified safety regulations. Live ammunition will not be used.
THREE MINUTE STEP TEST: In addition the agility test includes an element to screen for cardiovascular disease: For 3 minutes the candidate will lift one foot at a time while stepping on and off a 12 inch bench at a rate of 24 times per minute. The candidate will keep pace with a metronome set at 96 beats per minute. After the 3 minutes of stepping, the cadidate will sit down and relax without talking. A 60 second heart count will be taken starting 5 seconds after the completion of stepping. There is no pass/fail on this test. Instead, EHS medical staff will consider the results of this test along with other aspects of the examination to determine if a candidate is capable of performing the essential duties of a Correction Officer Trainee.