Occ. Code 3919510


   supervisor optical laboratory training & production,

   grade 22



New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




            The one position in this class provides vocational, industrial, and production training and supervision to prepare individuals for, or to individuals engaged in, optical laboratory activities, primarily mechanical work on inert matter.  The incumbent integrates vocational or academic programs provided to wards of the State at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, and to inmates wishing to prepare for careers following release. 


This position is classified at the Department of Correctional Services Main Office.  Incumbents at DOCS assist in the total care and confinement of inmates, sentenced to the custody of the Department, and as such perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.




Supervisor Optical Laboratory Training and Production:  supervisory, American Board of Opticianry certified in adapting and fitting lenses for the correction of deficiencies, deformities or anomalies of the human eyes, or the ordering of contact lenses on written prescriptions from a licensed physician or optometrist and is able to teach and supervise others engaged in related laboratory work.




Teaches optical theory and science in order to prepare students to pass the American Board of Opticianry exam and the State Education Board test for ophthalmic dispensing.


-       Teaches techniques to grind and polish the surface of lenses.


-       Demonstrates proper maintenance of surfacing equipment.


-       Teaches bench-work, including the use of lensometers and other tools used in the trade.


-       Illustrates proper use of various case hardening units.


-       Teaches dispensing to prepare students to fit eyeglasses.


-       Teaches students in the techniques of shipping and receiving, proper tracking records and records of work in progress.


Oversees the filling of prescriptions for all State Correctional Facilities and for New York City Department of Corrections.


Purchases and instructs the students in the purchasing of materials, maintains inventory levels, and orders machine replacement parts.


Supervises production foreman, to ensure high quality standards in the work of inmates.


Supervises inmate students and keeps records on students progress and work assignments.


Coordinates various efforts with outside employers to find job placement for inmates after release.


Evaluates foremans work and inmates work and prepares reports on same.




Promotion:   two years of permanent competitive service as an Industrial Training Supervisor Optical Manufacturing, or General Industrial Training Supervisor Optical Manufacturing and be American Board of Opticianry certified.



Date:  3/10



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.