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Occ. Code 7946900
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES BUSINESS
York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
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
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
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
Develop specific procedures aimed at assisting in the
identification of potentially profitable business ventures.
- Conduct initial evaluations of projects
identified to determine the profit potential, and whether these projects
fall within the goals, legal limitations, and general capabilities of the
Division of Correctional Industries.
- Conduct on-site evaluations of ongoing programs
to determine actual content, limitation, and productivity potential.
- Re-evaluate programs on a scheduled basis which
do not initially appear appropriate for Correctional Industries oversight.
- Prepare detailed recommendations for
presentation to Correctional Industries and agency management.
Take control of overall program.
- Acquire responsibility for program management
through assignment of this responsibility by the appropriate Deputy
- Review operational standards and goals, and
revises such to ensure that Correctional Industries standards are met.
- Arrange for necessary funding increases,
training, and staffing needed.
- Work with facility staff to ensure their
understanding of program goals.
Develop evaluation methods for determining program
- Work with staff to develop informational requirements.
- Provide training of facility staff and necessary
hardware and software to ensure timely and accurate transmittal of
- Ensure that material is presented in reports
showing the progress of the operation.
- Develop a full scale proposal with supporting
documentation recommending either acquisition or abandonment.
- Defend proposal to the Commissioners executive
Provide a continuing review of waste production,
disposal quantities, and costs of facilities.
- Gather data for all sites on types and
quantities of refuse and recyclables.
- Gather data for all sites identifying all costs
associated with waste disposal.
- Provide review of facility waste disposal
contracts for budget and finance departments.
- Identify locations and necessary rehabilitation
areas for separation and storage of recyclables in each facility.
- Identify equipment and supplies needed to
perform adequate source separation and storage activities.
- Develop models for differing security level
facilities to supervise and carry out source separation and processing
- Assist facilities in developing operating
procedures and directives for recycling activities.
- Provide relevant goals and targets for
individual facility and DOCS recycling quantities and avoided costs.
- Develop a monthly reporting system for
individual facilities to gather data relevant to waste disposal costs,
recycling activities, and calculation of avoided costs.
- Provide central budget requests to Facilities
Planning and Support Operations to fund construction and equipment
expenditures related to waste management initiatives.
- Provide guidance and technical assistance to
individual facilities in implementing comprehensive waste management
Develop and implement organic waste composting
programs in correctional facilities.
- Identify facilities where composting of organic
waste is appropriate in regard to site, quantity, and potential avoided
- Provide technical guidance to facilities to
implement composting activities regarding methodology, siting, equipment,
- Develop central budget requests for Facilities
Planning and Support Operations for construction and equipment to
implement effective organic waste composting facilities.
- Monitor the quality and quantity of composting
activities to improve cost avoidance.
- Provide liaison with regulatory agencies and
DOCS facilities for waste management activities.
Provide direction, design, and funding for regional
DOCS secondary material processing facilities.
- Identify areas of the State where regional
processing of DOCS secondary materials is warranted and provides
significant cost avoidance and revenue generation.
- Identify individual facilities where processing
of recyclables is warranted due to distance from markets, quantities
produced, or cost avoidance potential.
- Prepare central budget requests to provide
equipment and facility modifications to implement regional and facility
- Identify and secure markets for DOCS processed
- Coordinate transportation of recyclables between
DOCS facilities and to markets.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance for
processing centers to augment the value of materials processed and
- Develop a reporting system for processing
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 technical information for the purchase
of recyclable materials in food service, office products, copying
equipment, and bulk quantities.
- Stay informed of new developments in reusable,
recyclable, and recycled products.
Provide education and training for facility staff,
inmates, and central office personnel to enhance the effective implementation
of waste management activities.
- Develop a training program for individual
facilities to share with all facility staff and inmates detailing the
global, economic, and local impact of recycling and waste management.
- Serve as a resource for facility training days
and special events.
- Maintain a database for use with individual
facilities and in Central Office reports containing information
documenting the efficiency of the DOCS waste management initiative.
- Conduct annual HUB recycling meetings to update
and address concerns of individual facilities in all HUBs.
- Consult with individual facilities to address
concerns and problems related to waste management activities.
- Produce monthly and annual reports for use by
DOCS, Correctional Industries, OGS, the Department of Environmental
Conservation (DEC), the Division of the Budget (DOB), and other agencies
to document the effectiveness and progress of the waste management
- Stay informed of developments in waste
management technology, regulations, and practices through periodicals,
professional meetings, professional associations, and voluntary advisory
Actively explore opportunities for DOCS to provide
assistance, labor, and expertise to agencies, municipalities, and educational
institutions in waste management programs.
- Attend speaking engagements to promote DOCS
programs to the general public and other agencies.
- Cooperate with municipalities to enhance waste
management and recycling activities.
- Develop guidelines for DOCS participation in
cooperative waste management programs.
- Serve as a liaison between DOCS and regulatory
agencies concerning waste management including DEC, the federal
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Health (DOH).
- Serve on voluntary advisory committees to gain
insight into public policy and waste management research, such as Cornell
University Waste Management Institute, Cornell Compost Club, Ulster County
Resource Recovery Agency, and the Department of Economic Developments
Office of Recycling Market Development.
Develop long range strategies for DOCS farm
operations that can be translated to daily operations for efficient production
of farm products.
- Complete and update a long range objective
statement for operating Agri-Business units.
- Develops an annual business plan with
production, economic, and physical plant objectives for the DOCS Agri-Business
- Conduct semi-annual site visits and evaluations
for each operating unit.
- Select and implement a computerized farm
management system to analyze production, costs, and labor efficiency.
- Provide ongoing assistance and guidance to
facility personnel and farm management staff in daily operations.
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.
- Develop annual goals and targets for the
production units in the areas of milk, beef, and vegetable production.
- Develop a monthly reporting system and database
to provide regular production and inventory reports for Main Office, DOB,
and DOCS budget and finance departments.
- Provide semi-annual training events for farm
managers and relevant administrative staff to keep them abreast of current
issues and provides in-depth technical training for increased production.
- Provide current technical information for farm
staff through participation in Cornell Cooperative Extension and other
- Consult with professionals in the areas of
animal health, nutrition, crop production, and equipment.
- Provide coordination of the processing and
distribution of DOCS farm processing and distribution of DOCS farm
products throughout the State.
Provide central direction for the operating units in
administration of farm units and serves as a liaison with Main Office.
- Develop suggested civilian and inmate staffing
levels for all units to provide adequate seven day coverage of milking and
- Develop inmate wage and training incentives.
- Work with Classification and Movement to supply
adequate inmate staffing for all units.
- Encourage Farm Managers to attend relevant
training opportunities for increased production and improved management
- Develop an equipment replacement schedule and
submits annual central budget requests.
- Survey physical plant needs and develops annual
central budget requests for rehabilitation and new construction.
- Initiate and supervise a milk processing plant
upgrade program for all facilities.
- Maintain a database providing accountability for
Agri-Business enterprises and provides economic reports to indicate profit
and loss positions.
- Develop adequate funding support for farm
- Provide leadership for new initiatives in the Agri-Business
- Serve as liaison between DOCS and regulatory
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.
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.