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Occ. Code 8607100








New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard


          Community Correction Representatives perform a variety of professional activities related to the administration, management, coordination, analysis, assessment, and improvement of community-based corrections programs and services.  They are responsible for the coordination and dissemination of information regarding the community corrections population between service providers and the State.  Incumbents provide direct technical assistance, staff development and training, and program development services to proposed and established community corrections programs, including local probation agencies and other alternative to incarceration initiatives.  Positions in this series are located at the Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA) within the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).




          COMMUNITY CORRECTION REPRESENTATIVE 1: performance level; monitors and evaluates agency funded programs; provides technical assistance, direction, and training to program and criminal justice officials under the guidance of or in conjunction with a Community Correction Representative 2.


          COMMUNITY CORRECTION REPRESENTATIVE 2: advanced performance level and/or supervisory level; monitors local delivery of services for compliance with State rules and regulations, standards, and performance contracts; provides review of specific cases for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies; formulates and presents recommendations to agency management; provides technical assistance to community corrections programs and criminal justice officials; develops and conducts training programs.


          COMMUNITY CORRECTION REPRESENTATIVE 3: management level; provides direction and supervision to staff including workload planning, workload scheduling, and overseeing and evaluating staff; responsible for the conduct and actions of incumbents in the lower levels of the series; helps plan, coordinates, and supervises the delivery of technical assistance and training including the training of lower level Community Correction Representatives to deliver technical assistance; develops technical assistance strategy; deals with more complex or sensitive issues and policies that may involve other State agencies, local governments, contractors, or other providers; may conduct pilot programs.




          Criminal Justice Program Representatives (Administration) 1 and 2 develop, administer, or supervise initiatives and programs directed toward improving the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement and public safety related activities.  They may work 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.  They also may work 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, or to administer various other programs that provide service to these agencies.  They often incorporate information technology systems into the development of programs and initiatives, utilizing expertise developed on the job and information technology staff resources available to them.


          Senior Training Technicians (Police) research, develop, and implement law enforcement training programs. Incumbents oversee the administration of training programs; conduct on-site inspections of approved training programs; evaluate certified instructors; assist in the research and development of grants; serve as an instructor in training programs; and review and evaluate complaints arising from training programs. Upon the request of police agencies, incumbents may prepare and conduct consolidation and feasibility studies and participate in public speaking engagements.


          Criminal Justice Policy Analysts analyze, evaluate, monitor, present, and convey criminal justice and program performance data and trends; analyze criminal justice policy, programs, legislation, and research studies; develop reports and 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.  These positions are located at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).




          Community Correction Representative 1


·       Develops, implements, monitors, reviews, and evaluates community correction or alternatives to incarceration programs, particularly state-funded ones.


·       Provides technical assistance and training to local jurisdictions, not-for-profit agencies, and service providers seeking to develop or enhance community corrections programs. 


·       Gathers relevant information and statistics.


·       Prepare written programmatic and fiscal reports.


·       May supervise paraprofessional and support staff.


          Community Correction Representative 2


·       Develops, implements, monitors, reviews, evaluates, and recommends improvements to community correction and alternative sentencing programs, particularly state-funded ones, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and contract provisions.


·       Conducts case reviews or programmatic/fiscal audits as assigned; reviews service plans and/or programmatic applications.


·       Performs analyses of program activities; fosters development, implementation, and coordination of correctional alternative services.


·       Supervises professional, paraprofessional, and staff (including Community Correction Representatives 1). 


·       Prepares or assists in preparing training curricula, grants, requests for proposals.

·       May perform duties associated with Community Correction Representatives 1, but with less direct supervision, at a higher level of responsibility, and over higher-level programs.


·       May serve as an assistant to a Community Correction Representative 3.


          Community Correction Representative 3


·       Supervises a team or multiple teams of Community Correction Representatives 2 and Community Correction Representatives 1.


·       Plans, schedules, monitors, and controls workload of assigned staff.


·       Coordinates and supervises the provision of technical assistance to programs.


·       Maintains relationships with State, federal, and private agencies relative to community corrections programs.


·       Supervises the preparation of written responses, and prepare written responses, to correspondence and communication regarding programmatic and budgetary issues.


·       Keeps DCJS and OPCA informed of all issues impacting community corrections program operations.


·       Negotiates, prepares, and supervises the preparation of specific program operations for implementation and operation.


·       Develops sound and innovative community corrections programming after analysis of current priorities, needs, and deficiencies.


·       Helps to formulate agency policy within the covered areas.






Open Competitive: a bachelors degree and two years of professional experience at the federal, State, or local level in a criminal justice/juvenile justice agency or a human services agency.  A master's degree or Ph. D. in social work, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or public administration may be substituted for one year of the experience.




Open Competitive: a bachelor's degree and three years of professional experience at the federal, State, or local level providing direct services in a probation or parole agency, one year of which must have been in an administrative and/or supervisory capacity.  Administrative experience must have involved program analysis, planning, development, administration, monitoring, evaluation, or research experience.  A master's degree or Ph. D. in social work, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or public administration may be substituted for one year of the general experience.


Promotion:  one year as a Community Correction Representative 1.





Promotion: one year as a Community Correction Representative 2.



Date:  11/15




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.