Occ. Code 8122500





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Correctional Facility Program Administrators are management positions which oversee all Program Services areas within a small correctional facility, including: Academic and Vocational Education; Guidance and Counseling Services; Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Programs; Ministerial, Family, and Volunteer Services; Transitional Services; General and Law Library Services; and Special Subjects. The incumbent functions as a member of the facility executive team, routinely acts as Officer-of-the-Day, may act in the capacity of the Facility Superintendent during his/her absence, and often represents the facility in Labor/Management meetings. 


          Incumbents in this title assist in the care and confinement of inmates sentenced to the custody of the Department and assist in the overall operation of the facility.  Some examples of these duties include, but are not limited to:  the supervision, training, and scheduling of employees; the counseling of employees; facility accreditation activities; assisting with, conducting, and making determinations on inmate disciplinary hearings; and serving on good behavior time allowance committees as outlined in Title 7, Chapter 5: Procedures for Standards of Inmate Behavior and for Granting Good Behavior Time Allowances.  These functions are important elements in correctional program administration.  When applied reasonably and with fairness, they not only assist in the protection of the health, safety and security of all persons within a correctional facility, but also are a positive factor in the rehabilitation of inmates.




CORRECTIONAL FACILITY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR: management level position classified in Correction Camps, Shock Incarceration facilities, and other small correctional facilities; performs duties similar to those of Deputy Superintendents for Program Services 2 & 3 found in larger correctional facilities.




Oversees all Academic and Vocational Education programs within the correctional facility.


·       Establishes all inmate work, program and treatment assignments.


·       Reviews existing facility programs in order to determine their effectiveness and efficiency.


·       Recommends and implements changes as necessary.


·       Oversees the recruitment and hiring of new staff.


·       Periodically reviews staff training programs, determining effectiveness and making modifications as needed.


·       May enlist the assistance of the Training Lieutenant and the Main Office Training Unit in order to provide supplementary specialized training to new staff; in appropriate areas of expertise, may personally provide training to subordinate staff.


·       On an annual basis, prepares performance programs and evaluations of subordinate staff with recommendations concerning levels of performance, performance improvement, termination, and needed training.


·       Functions as Chairperson of the Program Committee, Temporary Release Committee, and Time Allowance Committees.


·       With the facility Institution Steward, coordinates the provision of space and the ordering of equipment and supplies.


·       With other Executive Team members, arranges for the rescheduling of inmates to ensure that they are able to take advantage of programs offered.


Supervises all Counseling and Substance Abuse Treatment programs within the facility.










Supervises Ministerial, Family, and Volunteer Services.





Supervises Transitional Services, Law Library and general Library Services, and Special Subjects.






As assigned, assumes responsibility for employee disciplinary and grievance matters within the facility.







May act as Superintendent of a correctional facility in the absence of the Superintendent.




Serves as Officer-of-the-Day during assigned weekends, holidays, and other designated periods.




Serves as a member of the Facilitys Executive Committee.









Promotion: Three years of permanent competitive service in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, including one year of permanent competitive service in a correctional program title allocated at or equivalent to Grade 22 or higher; OR three years of permanent competitive service in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, including two years of permanent competitive service in a correctional program title allocated at or equivalent to Grade 19 or higher.


Date:  5/17


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.