Occ. Code 2804300
CORRECTIONAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION
New York State Department of
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Services Transportation Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the
transportation and movement of all offenders. Incumbents schedule, dispatch,
and route vehicles; maintain and monitor the condition of vehicles; implement
daily itineraries; assist in developing operating procedures; assist in
establishing transportation policies and procedures; provide transportation for
offenders between Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS)
facilities and for delivery to county and federal courts within New York State;
develop optimal utilization of facility cell space; develop and update
automated systems relating to classification and transportation services;
coordinate activities for the centralized transportation system; and assist in
evaluating transportation procedures.
are classified at DOCCS.
CORRECTIONAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION
COORDINATOR: full performance level; arranges and oversees
the efficient and orderly movement of offenders assigned to DOCCS.
arrangements for all offender movements within the correctional facilities in
New York State.
- Coordinates transportation
arrangements for all offender movement between correctional facilities.
- Arranges for vehicles and staff
for special transportation arrangements needed during facility
disturbances, large scale movement due to lack of critical services,
natural disasters, or any other emergency situation.
- Initiates daily transportation
schedule for all transportation units.
- Conducts daily review of
transfer orders to ensure offender movement is consistent with Department
policy and established goals. Where deficiencies are noted, takes
appropriate action to rectify.
Maintains and monitors the
condition of all vehicles assigned to the Central Transportation Services and
coordinates the dispatching of these vehicles.
- Schedules and monitors the use
of Department leased vehicles assigned to Central Transportation.
- Reviews and evaluates the
efficiency of operations, ensuring the optimal use of Department leased vehicles
Implements daily itineraries.
- Assigns route patterns for each
of nine established transportation corridors within the State.
- Updates and redesigns routing
patterns as new facilities are put on line or as facility populations
change as a result of programmatic changes within a facility.
- Continually rates the
effectiveness of current routing patterns.
- Responds to any weather
related, security related, or medical related emergencies that require a
change to the established route. Provides alternate route patterns to
allow the vehicles to maintain scheduled arrival and/or departure times in
response to any of the above noted situations.
Assists in the development of
daily operations procedures.
- Reviews classification and
- Maintains updated list of
- Consults with the Director Inmate
Classification and Movement and staff when required.
- Visits facilities to remain
familiar with local conditions as they apply to transportation.
- Determines the amount of bed
space available daily in DOCCS Reception Centers to accommodate intake
from New York State county jails.
Assists in establishing
transportation policies and procedures.
- Attends meetings with
transportation staff to discuss all matters and concerns as they relate to
transportation services to include job duties and responsibilities,
effectiveness of operations, future goals, and objectives.
- Assists Classification and
Movement staff in matters that relate to transportation to include
planning large scale transfers, office responsibilities, and evaluation of
the automated systems.
- Participates in discussions
concerning the establishment of future standards and goals regarding
transportation services. Assists in the compilation of transportation
statistics in relation to number of vehicles needed, offender payload,
support staff, overtime, and maintenance services for future planning.
Provides transportation of offenders
for delivery to Federal and County Courts within New York State.
- Maintains ongoing list of all offenders
with scheduled court appearances. Monitors activities as they relate to
the production of these offenders for court appearances.
- Remains knowledgeable of legal
terminology and the obligations of the Department to comply with all
written court orders.
Develops optimal use of
departmental facility cell space.
- Monitors Facility Population
Management Report daily to ensure all useable beds are filled.
- Reviews population statistics
for analysis and inconsistencies to determine trends and/or deficiencies.
- Formulates plan to remedy
- Develops and updates automated
systems as they apply to classification and transportation services.
- Assists in the design and
implementation of the Automated Movement System.
- Provides training to staff in
the facility transportation units concerning existing automated systems.
Obtains feedback from facility staffing regarding future needs with these
Coordinates activities for the
centralized transportation system including five units located in the field
(Downstate, Ulster, Auburn, Queensboro, and Wende).
- Develops workloads assigned
daily with supervisory staff in the field units.
- Coordinates movement plans daily
with support staff and the field units.
- Provides all training for field
unit staff, as it is appropriate to Central Transportation.
- Assists in the evaluation of
procedures of central transportation.
Prepares projections of cost
saving transportation services with special attention given to overtime and
- Provides input for the
development and design of fixed corridor routes between HUBS.
- Monitors depot locations daily
to ensure their use remains in accordance with transportation objectives.
- Maintains positive working
relationship with vehicle contractor.
- Maintains a thorough working
knowledge of the transportation contract and all provisions contained
therein to ensure contractors compliance.
Open Competitive: A High school diploma,
or equivalency, and three years of experience coordinating a large passenger
transportation system, involving the movement of 30,000 passengers annually. This
experience must include the coordinating, scheduling, and routing of vehicles.
Substitution: A bachelors
degree may substitute for two years of the required experience. An associates degree
or 60 college credits leading to a degree in criminal justice, psychology,
sociology, or transportation management may substitute for one year of the
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.