Occ. Code 8700500


         community correctional center assistant, GRADE 15


New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Community Correctional Center Assistants perform basic reporting and technical activities within their assigned facilities.  Incumbents are responsible for the day-to-day security operations of the correctional facility and must work cooperatively with the Division of Parole and other Department of Corrections and Community Supervision personnel.  The correctional facility and the Community Correctional Center Assistant assigned to them operate in accordance with the Policy and Procedure of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.  It is recognized that the functional duties may vary due to the circumstances within a community-based facility. 


These positions are only classified and assigned to a New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) facility. 




community correctional center assistant: entry/full performance level; performs basic reporting and technical activities, as required by the construct of the program to which they are assigned.




Correction Officers are responsible for the custody and security as well as the safety and well-being of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities, Correction Camps, Shock Incarceration Correctional Facilities, Work Release Centers and Drug Treatment Centers.  Incumbents are also responsible for offenders requiring mental health services while confined within the State Correctional System and those who require health care at hospitals or health centers outside of Departmental facilities.




Performs basic reporting and technical activities, as required by the construct of the program to which they are assigned.











Works with individual inmates, in collaboration with Offender Rehabilitation Cooridnator in developing a program for final approval by the facility Superintendent.






Maintains contact with the inmate while in the community, in coordination with the Offender Rehabilitation Coorindator and Parole Officers.





Provides counseling and guidance to assigned inmates.







Acts as a liaison with other criminal justice agencies in all matters dealing with assigned inmates.




Responsible for custody, control and supervision of inmates.




















Enforces Standards of Inmate Behavior.  Advise inmates of facility rules and regulations.





Performs para-counseling function.







Conducts Main Duty Office logistical functions.















Transfers inmates.





Performs other related work as required.


·       Assumes key control responsibilities.


·       Monitors arrest notifications.


·       Provides parole board coverage.


·       Provides orientation to new inmates.


·       Updates the facility mailboxes.


·       Coordinates the removal of inmate property.


·       Maintains absconder packets.


·       Maintains manuals and work release folders.


·       Conducts fire drills in accordance with Department policy and procedure.


·       Performs other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


Performs any duties appropriately assigned to a peace officer.




Open Competitive:  one year of full-time paid experience in a position in a correctional setting with responsibility for the supervision of inmates (requiring peace officer status), and an associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited educational institution, including at least 12 credit hours in sociology, psychology, or a related social science specialty.


Rev: 7/18


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.