Occ. Code 2462500


chief of correctional program research, GRADE 25



New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Chiefs of Correctional Program Research direct a research unit in the preparation of research reports and statistical analyses, program evaluations and federal grant applications.  Incumbents supervise subordinate research staff in the statistical analysis and evaluation of program activities. 


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




CHIEF OF CORRECTIONAL PROGRAM RESEARCH: supervisory level; supervises subordinate research staff in the statistical analysis and evaluation of DOCCS programs.




Program Research Specialists plan studies; collect and analyze data; prepare research reports, evaluate programs, report findings on current or proposed operating programs and on policies and legislation related to such programs to evaluate actual or potential effectiveness in achieving program objectives, and to provide advice and consultation to management officials on operating programs.




Designs, produces, and ensures statistical accuracy of the DOCCS’ statistical reporting systems.









Represents the Director and Assistant Director of Program Planning and Research in meetings with various Department management staff, other criminal justice agencies, and the Division of the Budget.





Directs and supervises a research unit.








Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Program Research Specialist 3 (Criminal Justice).


Open Competitive: a Ph.D. or “all but dissertation” degree in criminal justice, criminology, statistics, psychology, political science, or sociology, including fifteen credit hours in research methods, statistics, and/or computer data analysis; AND three years of experience in crime-related or delinquency-related research, at least one year of which must have been as the leader or chief of a research project.


Rev: 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.