Occ. Code 2463100




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




The Director, Program Planning, Evaluation, and Research serves as a manager of the four operating units of the Division of Program Planning, Evaluation, and Research: Program Evaluation, Program Development, Statistical Records, and Empirical Analysis.  The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the data compilation and preparation of research and statistical reports, analyses, and projections.


This position is classified at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) Main Office.




DIRECTOR, PROGRAM PLANNING, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH:  one position class; serves as the highest level managerial position in the Division of Program Planning, Evaluation, and Research; supervises a diverse staff consisting of advanced research and policy analysts, professional data processing staff, as well as clerical and secretarial support staff.




Program Research Specialists plan studies; collect and analyze data; interpret and report findings on current or proposed programs, policies,  and legislation related to such programs to determine the actual or potential effectiveness in achieving objectives; identify weaknesses in programs and make recommendations for modifications; and provide advice and consultation to agency management on program operations.




Provides direct supervision to the senior management team of the Division on a daily basis to ensure effective coordination of staff activities and effective utilization of resources.







Develops and monitors offender population projections to identify trends in numerous variables that affect DOCCS’ offender population, including admissions (new commitments and returned parole violators); releases (by the Board of Parole, conditional release and maximum expiration of sentence); arrests, indictments and convictions; and productivity of the judges and district attorneys who participate in the prosecution of criminal cases in New York State’s Supreme Court system.






Serves on committees of inter-agency groups responsible for offender population projections.





Prepares projections of the potential impact of all proposed legislative changes in concert with DOCCS Counsel’s Office and staff from other criminal justice agencies.






Functions as DOCCS representative on inter-agency task forces created by the Director of Criminal Justice Services.




Responds to scheduled and ad-hoc information requests from executive staff.







Supervises the Division’s operational research components.





Oversees the submission of all federal funding applications.







Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as an Assistant Director Program Planning, Evaluation, and Research; or two years of permanent competitive service as a Chief of Correctional Program Research.


Open Competitive: Bachelor’s degree and eight years of research/planning experience directed towards the development of management information systems for a major organization, three years of which must have been at the Assistant Director level with overall responsibility for either a major organizational division or as second in command of the organization.  A master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field may replace one year of general experience.  A Ph.D. in criminal justice or a related field may replace two years of general experience.


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.