Occ. Code 8720200





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




            Positions in this title series analyze inmate placement policies and procedures at assigned facilities.  Incumbents of these positions develop and maintain inmate programming procedures, and develop policies in reclassification, transfer, and planning systems. 


            These positions are classified at the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).  All incumbents assist in the total care and confinement of inmates, sentenced to the custody of the Department and perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.




Correction Classification Analysts:  Observe, analyze, and prescribe inmate placement polices and procedures; review and make final determinations on facility transfer recommendations; and advise alternate placement and programmatic options for inmates.




            Correction Counselors guide and assist inmates in their adjustment to their new environment, encouraging them to upgrade their educational and vocational skills and to modify their behavior in order to prepare them for eventual release into the community. 


            Correctional Services Transportation Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the transportation and movement of all inmates between DOCS 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 DOCS liaison for transportation.




Monitor inmates on-site at facility.



Review and make final determinations on facility transfer recommendations.


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


Act as a representative of DOCS regarding classification matters.




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 agencys 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 agencys liaison relative to transportation issues.


Promotion:  three years of permanent competitive service as a Correction Counselor, Correction Counselor (Spanish Language), or a Correctional Services Transportation Coordinator.





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



Date:  11/09




Correction Classification Analysts (Health Services): Assess 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.  Specific duties include:  compiling medical, mental health, and security information in order to determine appropriate placement; identifying available medical resources necessary; locating and making available infirmary beds within the catchment area; coordinating inmate transfers; reviewing all transfer referrals from facility staff for completeness, consistency, and corrections; identifying and collecting further information necessary for making a transfer decision, such as facility vacancies, waiting lists, enemy locations, and transfer status; directing referrals that require further review to the appropriate offices and tracking progress of such referrals; determining 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; assuring that classification decisions are properly documented; monitoring census and placement of all physically disabled inmates within the system; assessing needs of disabled inmates relating to medical, mental health, and security issues; identifying available wheelchair accessible housing with appropriate medical resources; advising facility medical staff to complete necessary medical forms; facilitating the transfer of physically disabled inmates into accessible housing in an appropriate general population setting; supervising the placement of recovering inmates by communicating with facility medical staff in order to assess and identify appropriate infirmary placement, and coordinating the exchange of information regarding the inmates discharge medical summary, any necessary isolation precautions, and estimated time of the inmates arrival at the receiving facilitys infirmary, reviewing inmates health care needs and recommending transfer to the present placement until medically cleared for discharge, if necessary; supervising, monitoring, and coordinating 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; coordinating and supervising transfers of chronically ill patients; monitoring, coordinating, and supervising placement of all inmates medically discharged from long term care facilities; providing written notification regarding the imminent medical discharge of a particular inmate; and ensuring that medical discharge summaries are provided to the receiving facility to ensure continuity of health services.




Open Competitive:  an Associates 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.


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