Occ. Code 8775100


correction sentencing review specialist, GRADE 22        


correction sentencing review coordinator, m-1



New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




          Positions in this title series administer the Sentencing Review Unit.  Incumbents work with correctional facility staff to ensure that all inmates in the custody of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) have been provided with accurate release dates.  Incumbents are responsible for conducting regional training seminars for correctional facility staff regarding sentencing laws and assist in the preparation of computer programs which calculate inmates’ release dates.


          These positions are classified at DOCCS. 




correction sentencing review specialistfull performance level; works with correctional facility staff to ensure that all inmates in this Department’s custody have been provided with accurate release dates.


correction sentencing review coordinatormanagerial level; one position class; provides primary assistance to the Associate Counsel and the administration of the Sentencing Review Unit.




          Extradition Specialists recommend and implement changes and/or enhancements to current policies and procedures; and work closely with staff from Security Services, Research, and Classification and Movement, as well as other State agencies such as the Division for Youth and the Division of Parole, to ensure implementation of these changes.


          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. 


          Assistant Directors and Director of Inmate Classification and Movement direct, control, and coordinate the Department’s inmate classification activities, and have overall responsibility for placement of inmates.  Incumbents develop program policy and implement and monitor approved policies. 




Correction sentencing review specialist


Responds to voluminous inquiries regarding sentencing laws and release date calculations as governed by the Penal Law, the Correction Law, the Sentencing Reform Act of 1995, Jenna’s Law, the Drug Law Reform Act of 2004 and the Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act of 2007.






Reviews current rap sheets to assess eligibility for presumptive release pursuant to Correction Law 806.






Develops training materials to use in the calculation of release dates and provides training to staff on proper release date calculations as affected by recent sentencing legislation.






Advises Inmate Records Coordinators in the correct calculation of inmates’ release dates.





Reviews all nunc pro tunc sentences, which are terms of incarceration commenced by the court before the inmate is received by DOCCS.





Reviews Maximum Expiration for Parole Supervision (MEPS) cases, and calculates MEPS release dates pursuant to the Court of Appeals’ decision in Matter of Sparago v. NYS Parole Board.




Acts as back-up for the Associate Counsel and/or the Correction Sentencing Review Coordinator during his or her absence.


Correction sentencing review COORDINATOR


May perform all of the same duties and functions as a Correction Sentencing Review Specialist.


Ensures DOCCS’ prompt compliance with vacaturs and other court orders which affect inmates’ terms of incarceration, or require their immediate discharge from DOCCS.




Assists the Associate Counsel in defending legal proceedings brought against DOCCS by inmates challenging the calculation of their release dates.




Responds to related inquiries regarding inmates’ incarceration by DOCCS.




·       Assists the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, the NYS Division of Parole, prosecutors, defense counsel, and inmates in determining eligibility for early release and deportation in accordance with the Sentencing Reform Act of 1995.



Works with DOCCS’ MIS Unit in the capacity of a subject matter expert to improve existing computer programs which calculate release dates, and to develop new programs as sentencing laws are changed by the Legislature.






Working with the Associate Counsel and the Office of Classification and Movement, develops and updates a comprehensive guide which assists facility IRCs in the proper calculation of release dates.




Directs the development of material to be used on a Statewide basis for the training of facility IRC Office staff, Guidance Office staff, Division of Parole staff, and local jurisdictions, regarding proper time computations.





Oversees the Correction Sentencing Review Specialists in working with DOCCS’s MIS Unit in the continuing development and update of release date computer programs as sentencing laws are revised.








Supervises subordinate staff.











Correction sentencing review SPECIALIST


Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as an Inmate Records Coordinator 2; or two years of permanent competitive service as an Inmate Records Coordinator 1.


Correction sentencing review COORDINATOR


Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Correction Sentencing Review Specialist; or two years of permanent competitive service as an Inmate Records Coordinator 2; or four years of permanent competitive service as an Inmate Records Coordinator 1.


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.