In the Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services Division or Board of Pardons and Paroles this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of staff and operations.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
PAROLE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES: Incumbents in this class direct staff engaged in community re-entry and parole and community services programs and operations of multiple parole and community services district offices. Incumbents have direct oversight of at least two district offices within this division.
BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES: Incumbents in this class direct staff engaged in a comprehensive statutorily governed offender release hearing process. Incumbents have direct oversight of the hearings, revocations, pardons and interstate divisions.
Receives administrative direction from the Chairperson - Board Of Pardons and Paroles, Executive Director Board of Pardons and Paroles or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of a parole and community services district office or staff that oversee hearings, revocations, pardons or interstate divisions at the Board.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates, plans and manages district or division activities;
Formulates or assists in formulation of program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of district or division budgets;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of district or division who might impact on program activities;
Oversees development, administration and supervision of discretionary and special parole programs and relapse re-entry programs;
Ensures a systematic approach in meeting public, staff and offender safety;
Promotes cooperative inter-agency dynamics;
Resolves or assists in resolution of complex cases;
Develops or assists in development of new community programs;
Develops and implements training programs and standards;
Prepares reports and documentation supporting release authority;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May testify in court;
May recommend legislation and participate in legislative process;
May assume responsibility for direction of staff and operations in absence of Director;
Performs related duties as required.
PAROLE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Directs staff and operations of multiple parole and community services district offices including community supervision, enforcement and reintegration;
Directs and oversees a comprehensive offender management plan for multiple district offices;
Directs implementation of offender community re-entry programs;
Ensures continuity of treatment upon release for offenders;
Coordinates with residential and non-residential non-profit service providers.
PARDONS AND PAROLES
Direct and oversees a comprehensive statutorily governed offender release hearing process in twenty correctional facilities;
Ensures continuity of parole violations and implementation of structured decision making, Statewide Collaboration Offender Risk Evaluation System (SCORES) and incremental sanctions for parole violations for offenders.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
and ability to research, interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
community reintegration principles;
offender management plan development and offender community re-entry programs;
knowledge of functions and activities involved in contemporary treatment, rehabilitation and training programs;
modern correctional methods and practices;
parole revocations and rescissions and due process;
the interstate compact;
static and dynamic risk assessments, application of graduated sanctions and evidence based decision making;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
administer comprehensive parole programs;
oversee supervision of offenders in community-based settings;
resolve complex parole issues;
develop community-based programs which facilitate successful offender reintegration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in parole, probation, case management or group counseling.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Parole and Community Services Supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) yeas for a Bachelor’s degree.
A Master’s degree in corrections, parole, counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-General Administration and Management
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Deputy Director of Parole and Community Services or Pardons and Parole in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective December 23, 2016. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007