Occ. Code 8720200




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




          Correction Classification Analysts analyze inmate placement policies and procedures at assigned facilities.  Incumbents develop and maintain inmate programming procedures, and develop policies in reclassification, transfer, and planning systems. 


          These positions are classified at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).




Correction Classification Analyst: observes, analyzes, and prescribes inmate placement policies and procedures; reviews and makes final determinations on facility transfer recommendations; and advises alternate placement and programmatic options for inmates.




          Correctional Services Transportation Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the transportation and movement of all inmates between DOCCS facilities.  Responsibilities include scheduling, dispatching, and routing vehicles; record keeping, and development of procedures and manuals; planning and implementation of changes; and serving as the DOCCS liaison for transportation.


          Offender Rehabilitation Coordinators apply social casework principles to the social, educational, vocational rehabilitation, and preparation of offenders released to community supervision (parole and post-release supervision) and under strict and intensive supervision and treatment (SIST) pursuant to Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law.  They: guide and assist offenders in their adjustment to their new environment, identifying appropriate treatment services for offenders with significant problems and special needs (e.g., alcohol and substance abuse, mental illness, medical issues and disability, education, employment and vocational needs, homelessness, family dysfunction, and delinquency); prepare offenders for release into the community by encouraging them to enhance their educational and vocational skills and modify their behavior; develop final community supervision and discharge plans; and ensure that targeted services are identified pre-release and community-based supports are available upon release. They also prepare comprehensive release reports that are utilized by the Board of Parole in the discretionary release decision making process and when establishing the conditions of release.  The comprehensive release reports are also utilized by field parole officers during the community preparation investigation phase.  They also complete risk and needs assessments for the purposes of offender targeted treatment and programming and preparation for release to community supervision.  




Monitors inmates on-site at facility.






Reviews and makes final determinations on facility transfer recommendations.






Communicates with inmates, their families, and other interested parties.




Acts as a representative of DOCCS regarding classification matters.








Promotion:  three years of permanent competitive service as an Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator (including all parenthetics)


Open Competitive:  three years’ experience in an adult correctional agency with at least 30 facilities with a full range of security levels.  This experience must have involved responsibility for monitoring the inmate classification activities for a group of facilities; providing ongoing direction and training to staff at assigned facilities relative to the classification process; and making final decisions, based on staff recommendations relative to inmate classification and transfers; or three years’ experience in an adult correctional agency with at least 30 facilities with a full range of security levels.  This experience must have involved responsibility for coordinating and planning the transportation and movement of all inmates within the agency’s facilities.  Duties must have included scheduling, dispatching and routing vehicles, record keeping, development of procedures and manuals, planning and implementation of changes, and serving as the agency’s liaison relative to transportation issues.


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



Correction Classification Analyst (Health Services): assesses individual health needs and placement of inmates requiring infirmary care, the physically disabled, in-transit inmates who require temporary access to infirmary care and medical resources, and the chronically ill needing long-term care placement.  Illustrative duties include:  compiles medical, mental health, and security information to determine appropriate placement; identifies available medical resources necessary; locates and makes available infirmary beds within the catchment area; coordinates inmate transfers; reviews all transfer referrals from facility staff for completeness, consistency, and corrections; identifies and collects further information necessary for making a transfer decision, such as facility vacancies, waiting lists, enemy locations, and transfer status; directs referrals that require further review to the appropriate offices and tracks progress of such referrals; determines final classification of inmates in conformance with laws, rules, and regulations, directives, policies, and procedures, and the needs of inmates, and the capacity of the receiving facilities; assures that classification decisions are properly documented; monitors census and placement of all physically disabled inmates within the system; assesses needs of disabled inmates relating to medical, mental health, and security issues; identifies available wheelchair accessible housing with appropriate medical resources; advises facility medical staff to complete necessary medical forms; facilitates the transfer of physically disabled inmates into accessible housing in an appropriate general population setting; supervises the placement of recovering inmates by communicating with facility medical staff to assess and identify appropriate infirmary placement, and coordinates the exchange of information regarding the inmate’s discharge medical summary, any necessary isolation precautions, and estimated time of the inmate’s arrival at the receiving facility’s infirmary, reviewing inmate’s health care needs and recommending transfer to the present placement until medically cleared for discharge, if necessary; supervises, monitors, and coordinates placement and discharge of inmates admitted to long term care facilities by maintaining up-to-date rosters of all applications for long term care placement; coordinates and supervises transfers of chronically ill patients; monitors, coordinates, and supervises placement of all inmates medically discharged from long term care facilities; provides written notification regarding the imminent medical discharge of a particular inmate; and ensures that medical discharge summaries are provided to the receiving facility to ensure continuity of health services.




Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Senior Utilization Review Nurse, Infection Control Nurse, or Nurse Administrator 1 within DOCCS.


Open Competitive:  associate’s degree or higher in nursing and three years’ experience in an adult correctional agency, with at least 30 facilities and a full range of security levels.  This experience must have involved responsibility for all aspects of inmate movement relating to medical issues and diagnoses, including assessing the medical needs of all inmates with a medical condition, identifying available medical resources necessary to meet inmates’ medical needs, utilizing medical and security information to determine appropriate facility placements making final decisions on transfers of inmates with health related problems, locating and/or making available facility infirmary beds at appropriate facilities, and coordinating inmate transfers with appropriate staff of sending and receiving facilities.