Occ. Code 8719830
SUPERINTENDENT FOR RECEPTION & CLASSIFICATION 3, M-3
New York State Department of
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Superintendent for Reception and Classification 3 is responsible for the
overall management of the Downstate Correctional Facilitys reception and
classification center and recommends, develops, and interprets policies and
procedures governing the operation of the unit. The incumbent is responsible
for developing and implementing departmental policy; ensuring the correct
security classification of each inmate; directing program activities for the
permanent cadre population; assuming management responsibility in the absence
of the facilitys Superintendent; and serving as a member of the Executive
This position is
classified at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).
SUPERINTENDENT FOR RECEPTION & CLASSIFICATION 3: management level;
responsible for overall management of the inmate reception and classification
center located in the Downstate Correctional Facility.
positions of Deputy Superintendent for Security Services, Deputy Superintendent
for Program Services, and Deputy Superintendent of Correctional Health Care
Facility, also work under the direction of a Superintendent of Correctional
Facility and are responsible for the security, programming, and health care
functions at a correctional facility.
Responsible for the overall
administration of the Reception and Classification Program at the Downstate
- Collaborates with the Deputy
Commissioner and the Central Office Classification and Movement Unit to
recommend, develop, and interpret policies and procedures governing the
operation of the Reception Unit.
- Directs, supervises, and
approves the scheduling of the unit.
- Ensures that specific
diagnostic plans are developed and appropriate programs are established to
meet the needs of individual inmates.
- For complicated cases, ensures
that a comprehensive review of the inmates medical, educational,
vocational, psychological, and behavior records is conducted and an
individual diagnosis and treatment plan is developed.
- Continually reviews the success
and failure of procedures with staff, making necessary adjustments.
- Ensures that inmates are housed
according to standards and processed through the program within the 30 day
- Ensures that department
guidelines and policies are met without deviations unless authorized.
- Develops, implements, and
conducts, as necessary, training for subordinate staff.
- Determines appropriate staffing
assignments within the Reception/Classification Program.
- Continually evaluates and
reports findings to Central Office and the Deputy Commissioner.
Develops and implements unit policy.
- Ensures the unit and facility
policies are compatible.
- Ensures that all policies are
carried out by staff.
- Recommends new policy or
changes in facility policy as necessary to meet program goals or to
conform to Main Office directives.
Ensures correct security
classification of each inmate according to departmental policies and
- Orients and trains staff on a
continual basis, as to the changes of policies, procedures, and other
directives from Central Office.
- During the classification
process, ensures that each inmate is correctly classified relative to
security level, using departmental guidelines.
- Responsible for the transfer of
each inmate to a facility matching his/her security designation.
- Ensures that staff establishes
records for each incoming inmate, and processes records when the inmate is
transferred to a facility.
Directs program activities for
the permanent cadre population.
- Assigns inmates to appropriate
work in the cadre.
- Ensures that inmate payrolls are
accurately prepared and met.
- Responsible for education and
recreation activities for the cadre inmates.
- Approves the scheduling and
supervises special events.
- Supervises Ministerial, Volunteer
Services, and Inmate Grievance Programs.
- Develops, initiates, and reviews
proposals for new programs.
- Confers with inmates as
necessary on requests for new programs, or problems with existing
Assumes management responsibility
when the Superintendent is absent or unavailable.
- Executes all department policy,
rules, and regulations relating to all activities at the facility and
provide necessary leadership.
- Discharges all normal functions
of the Superintendent.
- Serves as Officer-of-the-Day on
assigned weekends, holidays or other designated period.
- Remains on call to receive all
emergency or extraordinary messages at any time of the day or night for
the period when acting as designated Officer-of-the-Day.
Supervises subordinate staff.
- Provides supervision, guidance,
and oversight to subordinate staff, and intervenes and resolves problems
- Determines and oversees staff
- Approves leave and tracks time
- Reviews, monitors, and evaluates
- Completes performance
- Identifies training needs and
arranges for provision of training.
and directs program activities by setting priorities and deadlines.
Oversees Superintendent procedures
for inmate disciplinary cases and delegates responsibility to appropriate
subordinate supervisors for less severe cases.
- Acts in a quasi-judicial
capacity in weighing all evidence and statements pertaining to
disciplinary charges against an inmate.
- Evaluates evidence and makes
decisions sustaining or dismissing charges.
- Establishes penalties within
the framework of departmental procedures.
Serves as a member of the
Executive Committee at the facility.
- Attends meetings with other
Deputy Superintendents and management staff to discuss overall policies
relating to the operation of the facility.
- Presents recommendations to
resolve problems in the areas of reception and classification.
- Evaluates present activities
and operations at the institution in collaboration with other members of
the Executive Committee.
- Implements directives of the
Executive Committee concerning the reception and classification.
Non-Competitive: three years
of experience in a position in the Department of Corrections and Community
Supervision, including one year of experience in a position in a correctional
program allocated at or equivalent to Grade 22.
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.