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TENTATIVE

 

          Occ. Code 8604100

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1, GRADE 18                  

8604100

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 23                  

8604200

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Criminal Justice Program Specialists develop, administer, or supervise programs directed toward improving the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement and public safety related activities.  These positions are classified only at the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1: full performance level; works with local criminal justice agencies to evaluate operations, identify needs, and develop procedures, protocols and systems to improve operations and link them to other agencies and resources; works with State agency staff on regional or statewide program initiatives designed to coordinate information gathering and dissemination for use by local, state and federal criminal justice agencies; may supervise paraprofessional or support staff.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE 2: first supervisory level; supervises two or more Criminal Justice Program Representatives 1.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

          Public Safety Grants Representatives monitor, oversee, direct, and administer criminal justice and homeland security grant programs at the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

 

          Criminal Justice Policy Analysts analyze, evaluate, monitor, present, and convey criminal justice and program performance data and trends; analyze criminal justice policy, other research materials and documents on criminal or juvenile justice programs; and conduct relevant research for, prepare correspondence to, and provide technical assistance to other governmental agencies.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1: analyzes State and local level operations, policies and procedures; reviews transaction processing forms, intake procedures, tracking systems, and data collection; analyzes legislative, regulatory and policy changes and assesses their impact on program operations; identifies areas in need of development or change; provides technical assistance, training, and education to State and local criminal justice staff in changing areas of criminal justice programs, concepts, and issues; maintains and revises program budgets and monitors procurement contracts; develops training materials; evaluates program and initiative effectiveness; and assesses outcomes and recommends changes.

 

          CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2: provides programmatic expertise to law enforcement, public, other state agencies and private entities; interprets federal and state guidelines and implements policy changes due to new initiatives; represents the agency on various boards, commissions or work groups; performs the full range of supervisory duties; may perform all duties and responsibilities of a Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1 

 

Open Competitive: Bachelor's degree or higher in correctional studies, criminal justice, criminal science, criminology, forensics, justice studies, law enforcement, public justice or sociology, and satisfactory completion of a two-year traineeship.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2 

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as a Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1.

Date: 9/2019

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 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.