Occ. Code 8743700


Correctional Security Technical Services Specialist, M-2


New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




The Correctional Security Technical Services Specialist is a supervisor responsible for overseeing the Department’s armed post, the use and security of lethal weapons; chemical agents; arsenal operations; the K-9 unit, the Warrant and Extradition Unit; and facility package room and visiting room operations.


This position is only classified at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). 




          CORRECTIONAL SECURITY TECHNICAL SERVICES SPECIALIST: one position class; develops and recommends standards for the use of deadly and non-deadly force within the Department; ensures range compliance; reviews all facility key control plans; and supervises subordinate staff.




          Correctional Services Training Academy Assistant Director provides direct and technical supervision of staff involved with the management of DOCCS’ Training and Staff Development programs.


          Correctional Services Fire and Safety Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all DOCCS facilities are in compliance with State and Federal regulations.




Develops and recommends to the Deputy Commissioner for Correctional Facilities standards for the use of deadly and non-deadly force within the Department.


















Ensures Range Compliance.





Reviews all facility key control plans.





Supervises subordinate staff.














Open Competitive:  three years of experience in a peace officer position within a state or federal correctional services organization of which two or more years must have involved the provision of training to staff in the area of weapons and chemical agents.


In addition, candidates must have completed courses equivalent to 200 on-site hours in the use of weapons, including handguns, rifles, and shotguns, their care and maintenance; courses amounting to 60 on-site hours in the use of tear gas or similar chemical agents; and courses involving training of subordinate staff in these areas amounting to at least 40 on-site hours.  Courses must be certified by either a state or federal government jurisdiction or by the American Correctional Association.


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.