Occ. Code 5553500








New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard


            Employees in this series develop, coordinate and administer volunteer programs for the inmates of correctional facilities in the Department of Correctional Services.


            SUPERVISOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY VOLUNTEER SERVICES, under the administrative supervision of a Deputy Superintendent for Program Services, administers an institution volunteer services program:  draws up proposals for programs, using volunteer staff, for review by a Regional Coordinator and the Director Correctional Volunteer Services; recruits, screens, selects, assigns, orients, trains and schedules volunteers for participation in approved programs; determines program space and equipment requirements; estimates numbers of inmates each of the volunteer activities can accommodate; coordinates volunteer services in which the inmate may participate both within the facility and in the community; reviews each activity to assess the impact on inmates and the need for expansion or change; evaluates capabilities of the volunteers and assigns and reassigns volunteers based on these  capabilities; reviews, recommends and schedules visits and tours of the facilities by representatives of government, the media, social agencies and community groups; serves in a public relations-community education function in the community adjacent to the facility;  prepares press releases; appears before interested groups, giving lectures on departmental and facility programs including the volunteer services program; may appear on radio and television programs to discuss and answer questions in regard to facility and departmental programs.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department, with specialization in the social or behavioral sciences, education, the humanities, public or business administration, or the arts; and one year of full-time paid or unpaid experience in the supervision or administration of a large scale institutional or community volunteer services program.  Experience in a volunteer services program serving institutionalized or post-institutionalized persons may be substituted for college on a year-for-year basis.





            REGIONAL COORDINATOR CORRECTIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES, under general direction from the Director Correctional Volunteer Services, coordinates volunteer programs and assists facility volunteer service staff as well as staff in correctional camps, community correctional centers, and field parole offices in the development of volunteer programs in a specific region:  assists in the development and coordination of the department’s volunteer services program, developing new programs and providing for their staffing and implementation; reviews and recommends changes in individual facility volunteer programs; recommends installation of programs found to be successful in other facilities; acts as a program consultant and monitors facility volunteer programs, making recommendations as to effectiveness of personnel; provides training and assistance to Supervisors Correctional Facility Volunteer Services where necessary; provides consultation and direction in conjunction with interested community groups and organizations for the efficient utilization of volunteers, and in the development of programs of public information to attract volunteers for specific programs.  QUALIFICATIONS:  One year of permanent service as Supervisor Correctional Facility Volunteer Services.



Reviewed:  3/03







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.