Occ. Code 1431500





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Correctional Staff Deployment Specialists implement and monitor security staffing systems at correctional facilities.  Incumbents analyze facility staff requests, develop realignment plans as appropriate and participate in developing staffing standards, operations procedures, and systems for effective security staff deployment and internal controls.  Incumbents also maintain and evaluate security staff utilization data and recommend corrective action.


These positions are classified at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).




CORRECTIONAL STAFF DEPLOYMENT SPECIALIST: full performance level; implements and monitors security staffing systems at specific correctional facilities.




Designs, implements, and monitors facility security staffing systems; prepares new facility staffing plans, capacity expansion plans, and security realignment plans; evaluates program operations for efficiency, identifying operational discrepancies and recommending corrective actions; presents facility operations changes to the Director, Deputy Commissioners, and outside control agencies.


Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates staff requests; plans and recommends changes improving operations for designated facilities; identifies inappropriate use of staff and overtime and recommends remediation; ensures facility managers utilize security staff effectively.


Ensures compliance with departmental policies through the use of on-site staff reviews; prepares site review reports.


Aids in developing staffing standards, operational systems, and staff deployments that support strong facility internal controls; reviews, analyzes, and applies staffing policies and standards on a Statewide basis.


Coordinates communications between security staffing units, central office units, and correctional facilities; participates in Department meetings on staffing issues; establishes and maintains personal communications with facility staff.


Provides technical assistance and training to facility staff responsible for automated systems that support facility staffing efforts; participates in academy training for security supervisors.       




Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision as an Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator, Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment), Human Resources Specialist 1, Senior Budgeting Analyst, Administrative Assistant, Senior Administrative Analyst, Senior Internal Auditor, or Supervisor Inmate Grievance Program.


Open Competitive:  two years of experience in the implementation, monitoring, and deployment of uniformed staff in an adult correctional services system of at least 20 facilities.  Experience must include maximum, medium, and minimum security classification levels.



Date:  7/18


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.