Occ. Code 8740800

 

 

 

Assistant director special housing & inmate

disciplinary program, M-2                        

8740800

director special housing & inmate disciplinary

program, M-4                              

8740900

 

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Positions in this title series are responsible for all Special Housing Units, inmate disciplinary processes, the urinalysis testing of inmates and contraband drug testing in the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).  Incumbents of these positions review, implement, and monitor policy, procedures, and regulations pertaining to inmate discipline, Special Housing Units, urinalysis testing of inmates and contraband drug testing.  Incumbents assist in the total care and confinement of inmates sentenced to the custody of the Department.  All incumbents perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of facilities and locations within DOCS.

 

These positions are classified at DOCS Main Office.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SPECIAL HOUSING & INMATE DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM:  one position class; assist the Director in the review, development, implementation and monitoring of policies, procedures, and regulations relating to inmate rules, disciplinary processes, Special Housing Units, urinalysis testing of inmates, and contraband drug testing.

 

DIRECTOR SPECIAL HOUSING & INMATE DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM:  one position class; primary responsibility for the review,  development, implementation, and monitoring of policies, procedures, and regulations relating to inmate rules, disciplinary processes, Special Housing Units, urinalysis testing of inmates, and contraband drug testing.

 


ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SPECIAL HOUSING & INMATE DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM

 

Assist the Director Special Housing & Inmate Disciplinary Program in the review, development, implementation, and monitoring of Departmental policies, procedures, and regulations relating to inmate rules, disciplinary processes, Special Housing Units, urinalysis testing, and contraband drug testing.

 

Review existing Departmental directives and regulations to determine their appropriateness and legality.

 

·        Draft revised and/or new policies and procedures to ensure compliance with changing legal standards and to increase administrative effectiveness.

 

·        Direct and coordinate the activities of subordinate staff.

 

·        Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

 

·        Assist the Attorney Generals staffing defending the Departments disciplinary actions in State and federal court.

 

·        Provide input on the transfer of inmates assigned to Special Housing Units.

 

Assist in the development of comprehensive training curricula for staff in all areas of the inmate disciplinary process, ranging from report writing to the actual conducting of Superintendents and Disciplinary Hearings, and the urinalysis and contraband drug testing process.

 

Assist in the development of new or revised programs for inmates who have become disciplinary problems because of special adjustment difficulties.

 

·        Direct subordinate staff in the performance of studies of the types of adjustment problems faced by disciplinary problem inmates who have been placed in Special Housing Units.

 

 

·        Review statistical data to ensure compliance with regulations and determine trends.

 

Assist in the development of standards for design and modification of Special Housing Units (SHU).

 

·        Direct subordinate staff to perform on-site inspections of Special Housing Units to determine the current conditions of confinement and any major refinements which must be made.

 

·        Conduct periodic site visits at the facility level to review compliance with regulations, observe conditions, and confer with facility executive staff concerning Special Housing Unit, inmate disciplinary operations, and urinalysis testing procedures.

 

Assist in the administration of the activities of all Special Housing Units within the Department.

 

·        Assist in the program development and program review of aspects of all Special Housing Units.

 

·        Assign subordinate staff to review conditions and compliance with regulations in all Special Housing Units.

 

·        Provide technical expertise to facility staff involved with Special Housing Units, the inmate disciplinary process, and urinalysis and contraband drug testing procedures.

 

DIRECTOR SPECIAL HOUSING & INMATE DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM

 

May perform all of the same duties and functions as an Assistant Director Special Housing and Inmate Disciplinary Programs.

 

Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner, has primary responsibility for reviewing, developing, implementing and monitoring of Departmental policies, procedures, and regulations relating to inmate rules, disciplinary processes, urinalysis, and contraband drug testing.

 

·        Review existing Departmental directives and regulations to determine their appropriateness and legality.

 

·        Develop revised and/or new policies and procedures to ensure compliance with changing legal standards and to increase administrative effectiveness.

 

·        Direct and coordinate the activities of subordinate staff.

 

·        Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

 

·        Provide input on transfers of inmates assigned to Special Housing Units.

 

Act on behalf of the Commissioner in reviewing all Superintendents hearing appeals.

 

·        Review all appealed determinations rendered in Superintendents Hearings and, based upon his/her review, issue a decision to sustain, overturn, or amend those determinations.

 

·        Monitor compliance with established policies and procedures related to the Inmate Disciplinary Program (i.e.; whe necessary, the Hearing Officer obtained qualified confidential testimony of an inmates mental state, or intellectual capacity and the written statement of the disposition of the charges reflect how the inmates mental state or intellectual capacity was considered).

 

·        As needed, provide testimony in litigation relating to disciplinary matters.

 

·        Maintain a continuing liaison with various legal groups, such as Prisoners Legal Services, and the Legal Aid Society, to discuss and attempt to resolve appeals and questions relating to disciplinary proceedings.

 

Develop comprehensive training curricula for staff in all areas of the inmate disciplinary process, ranging from report writing to the actual conducting of Superintendents Hearings, and Disciplinary Hearings, as well as the urinalysis and contraband drug testing process.

 

·      Maintain a continuing liaison with company representatives regarding the urinalysis and contraband drug testing procedures to discuss  and attempt to resolve technical questions relating to these procedures and training opportunities.

 

Assist in the development of new or revised programs for inmates who have become disciplinary problems because of special adjustment difficulties.

 

·        Direct subordinate staff in the performance of studies of the types of adjustment problems faced by disciplinary problem inmates who have been placed in Special Housing Units.

 

Develop standards for design and modification of Special Housing Units.

 

·        Direct subordinate staff to perform on-site inspections of Special Housing Units to determine the current conditions of confinement and any major refinements which must be made.

 

Provide administrative direction and direct supervision.

 

·        Assign the workload of unit staff and reviews work performance.

 

Provide administrative direction over all the activities of all Special Housing Units within the Department.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SPECIAL HOUSING & INMATE DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM

           

Promotion:  four years of permanent competitive service with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, of which one or more years must have been in a position allocated at Salary Grade 20 or higher.

 

DIRECTOR SPECIAL HOUSING & INMATE DISCIPLINARY PROGRAM

           

Non-Competitive:  one year of permanent competitive service as an Assistant Director Special Housing & Inmate Disciplinary Program.

 

 

 

 

Date:  7/09

 

 

 

 

 

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.