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Occ. Code 7946900





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




            The one position in this class is responsible for the identification, evaluation, design, implementation, and central direction during the development phases of potential new businesses, as well as managerial duties related to facility Waste Management and Agri-Business programs.  The incumbent of this position develops specific procedures aimed at assisting in the identification of potentially profitable business ventures; provides a continuing review of waste production, disposal quantities, and costs by correctional facilities; and provides direction for Agri-Business operating units.


This position is classified at the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).  All 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.




ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:  one position class; supervisory; manages all facility Waste Management and Agri-Business programs, as well as all duties related to development phases of potential new businesses.




Assistant Director, Correctional Industries Management, is responsible for all budgeting, fiscal, cost accounting, general ledger accounting, shipping and warehousing, and personnel and labor relations activities within the Correctional Industries Program.


Assistant Director, Correctional Industries Operations, is responsible for all manufacturing within the Division of Correctional Industries.




Develop specific procedures aimed at assisting in the identification of potentially profitable business ventures.


Take control of overall program.


Develop evaluation methods for determining program success.


Provide a continuing review of waste production, disposal quantities, and costs of facilities.


Develop and implement organic waste composting programs in correctional facilities.


Provide direction, design, and funding for regional DOCS secondary material processing facilities.


Guide the purchasing practices of DOCS, the Office of General Services (OGS), and Correctional Industries to encourage the use of recycled, recyclable, and reusable equipment and supplies.


Provide education and training for facility staff, inmates, and central office personnel to enhance the effective implementation of waste management activities.


Actively explore opportunities for DOCS to provide assistance, labor, and expertise to agencies, municipalities, and educational institutions in waste management programs.


Develop long range strategies for DOCS farm operations that can be translated to daily operations for efficient production of farm products.


Provide training and guidance for farm personnel to utilize current production and cultural practices in order to produce farm commodities competitively with the private sector.


Provide central direction for the operating units in administration of farm units and serves as a liaison with Main Office.




Open Competitive:  a Bachelors Degree and ten years of progressively responsible management experience, of which three or more years must have dealt with the start up of new business enterprises and the evaluation of their profitability.


Date:  7/09

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.