Occ. Code 3927900
DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS,
York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Director of Correctional Education Programs is responsible for the oversight of
all academic and vocational education programs administered by the Department
of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).
This position is classified in the
central office of DOCCS.
OF CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS: one
position class; under the general supervision of the Deputy Commissioner for
Program Services, develops academic and vocational education program policies;
develops and monitors the budget for all facility academic and vocational
programs; plans, directs and evaluates the activities of academic and
vocational facility staff; develops, supervises and directs existing and new
academic and vocational programs; directs academic and vocational education
program monitoring and evaluation policies and procedures; coordinates the
operation of the academic and vocational programs with other operational units
within DOCCS; ensures that academic and vocational programs comply with Federal
and State laws and regulations, particularly in relation to incarcerated
minors; and, directs and supervises the program services areas of offender
payroll assignments and media review.
Correctional Guidance is a one position class located in the Main Office of DOCCS
and is responsible for the overall direction of the programs of guidance
services at facilities of the Department.
academic and vocational education program policies.
the direction and guidance of the Deputy Commissioner for Program
Services, develops program policies and procedures for the operation of
all facility academic and vocational education programs.
that policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable Federal and
State statutes relative to education of offenders, especially for offenders
under the age of 21.
the development and ongoing review of appropriate Department directives,
academic and vocational supervisory manuals and teacher manuals to ensure
that programs operate appropriately.
guidance and direction to facility Superintendents relative to academic
and vocational education program policies.
and monitors the budget for all facility academic and vocational programs.
material and supply budgets for each facilitys academic and vocational
and implements the non-employee funding budgets for each facility.
Part-time education teachers and Supervisors of Correctional Facility
Volunteer Tutors are included in this funding.
academic and vocational summer school budget for each facility.
the monitoring of facility expenditures for academic and vocational
materials and supplies, equipment and contractual services.
the application for, the facility allocation, and expenditure of, Federal
education funds from Title I, Special Education, School Nutrition and
directs and evaluates the activities of academic and vocational facility staff.
with main office Personnel and Budget staff to develop and/or revise
academic and vocational staffing patterns for all facilities.
the hiring of academic and vocational staff to ensure that all
requirements are met.
the activities of facility academic and vocational staff to ensure
consistency and compliance with appropriate policies and procedures.
that facility academic and vocational staff receive appropriate
pre-service and in-service training and support.
supervises and directs existing and new academic and vocational programs.
extensive research, identifies the need for new academic and vocational
programs; develops staffing and budgetary requirements and works with
Personnel and Budget staff to coordinate implementation.
the integration of new instructional technologies and techniques within
the academic and vocational programs.
an ongoing basis, evaluates the needs of the offender population for
modified educational programming. Adjusts staffing to meet these needs.
and supervises a system for ensuring that vocational training programs
prepare offender students for employment in new and emerging employment
academic and vocational education program monitoring and evaluation policies
statewide standards of operation for the academic and vocational programs
based on federal and State educational and correctional guidelines and
the frequent formal and informal monitoring of all academic and vocational
programs by Central Office staff to ensure compliance with standards.
a comprehensive data collection process to monitor offender progress in
academic and vocational programs, including: enrollment, attendance,
achievement benchmarks in academic programs, job titles in vocational
training and other variables that indicate trends and outcomes.
the completion of a comprehensive annual report detailing the status of
each facilitys academic and vocational programs.
requested data relative to the academic and vocational programs to
departmental units and outside organizations, emphasizing trends and
outcomes. Such organizations and units may include: the Division of the
Budget, State Education Department, Department of Labor and Department of
Civil Service, as well as FOIL requests.
the operation of the academic and vocational programs with other operational
units within the Department.
with staff responsible for specialized facilities or facility units,
ensures that appropriate academic and vocational programs are provided.
with Personnel and Budget staff to ensure adequate staffing and funding
for academic and vocational programs.
with Counsels Office staff to ensure all legal requirements are met
relative to educational programming, especially as it relates to offenders
under the age of 21.
with Facilities Planning personnel to ensure that space utilized for
academic and vocational programs meets applicable codes and education
with the Director of IT in integrating technologies within the education
program and meeting the data collection and management needs of the
that academic and vocational programs comply with Federal and State laws and
regulations, particularly in relation to offenders under the age of 21.
for reviewing all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations
relative to providing appropriate educational programs for all offenders
under the age of 21.
with Classification and Movement, ensures that all offenders under 21
years of age are placed in facilities which provide appropriate programs.
direction and guidance to facility Superintendents relative to compliance
with laws, regulations and ACA Accreditation standards.
and supervises coordination with a wide variety of State Education
Department units, such as: Special Education, Title I, School Nutrition,
Drug Free Schools, Bilingual Education, Vocational Education and Adult and
and supervises the program service areas of offender payroll assignments and
appropriate program policies and procedures relative to offender pay
facility offender assignments and provides technical assistance to
facility staff as needed.
guidance to Superintendents relative to offender assignments and pay
the Central Office and Facility Media Review policies and procedures to
ensure compliance with judicial decisions and Departmental directives.
monitors and evaluates the performance of all staff assigned to the
Correctional Education Programs Unit in Central Office.
three years of
permanent competitive experience in the Department of Corrections and Community
Supervision, including one year of permanent competitive experience in a
Correctional Program Services title allocated to Grade 23, or higher, such as
Correctional Facility Program Administrator, Assistant Director for
Correctional Academic Education or Assistant Director for Correctional
Vocational Education; or five years of permanent competitive experience in a
Correctional Program Services title, including three years of permanent
competitive experience in a Correctional Program Services title allocated to
Grade 19 or higher.
Non-competitive: Masters degree in Education, School
Administration or closely related field, plus five years of experience in
school administration, including at least two developing curricula or programs
(academic and/or vocational); or a Doctorate in Education, School
Administration or closely related field, plus one year of experience in school
administration (academic/vocational). Candidates with a proven track record in
research of educational needs of special populations (urban, forensic,
drop-out, poor or underprivileged, adult, special education, etc.) may be given
preference for appointment.
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