PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Correction and the Board of Pardons and Paroles, this class is accountable for developing, reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the operations of a major programmatic area.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class promotes evaluation and results-based policies and practices within the agency. Incumbents in this class are responsible for researching, implementing and evaluating programmatic initiatives consistent with fulfilling the statutory requirements of the agency and promoting the agency's mission.
This class is used in one of the following capacities:
1. In the Department of Correction, manages the staff and operations of the Best Practices Unit.
2. Within the Board of Pardons and Paroles, manages the staff and operations of the Planning, Research and Development Unit.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner of Correction, Chairperson of Board of Pardons and Paroles or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of division or unit; coordinates, plans and manages division or unit activities; formulates division or unit goals and objectives; evaluates staff; assists in developing division or unit budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of division or unit who might impact on program activities; works collaboratively and acts as liaison with other operational units, agencies and outside officials regarding division or unit policies and procedures; assist in development of agency policies and procedures; develops and coordinates overall planning and design of all research and program evaluation initiatives for agency; directs complex research and planning activities; conducts controlled studies, analysis and evaluation of offender programming and assessment tools and produces evidence-based results; directs development and maintenance of performance measures and standards for programmatic functions; evaluates effectiveness of programs and recommends procedural and programmatic improvements; participates in total quality management and/or improvement activities; ensures consistent application and evaluation of treatment and assessment tools; ensures continuum of care; develops management information systems to plan, evaluate and monitor operations; develops methodologies for determining priorities in accomplishing short and long range agency goals and objectives; guides, advises and consults with directors concerning implementation and execution of agency programs; utilizes collaborative offender risk assessment strategy and risk-based structured decision making; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; evaluates program needs; coordinates program activities with other public and private agencies; initiates and prepares requests for grants; ensures implementation and execution of grant requirements; prepares and disseminates research; prepares reports and correspondence; represents department or board on matters relating to program and services; may maintain statistics, research and best practices pertaining to correctional treatement, parole, revocation and rescission hearings; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of casework methods and techniques of current correctional and parole practices including offender classification, assessment and treatment systems; considerable knowledge of methods of research design, statistical analysis and database management; considerable knowledge of public planning and policy analysis; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze organizational problems, design and conduct studies and determine effective solutions; abilitiy to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in corrections or parole.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity responsible for directing correctional treatment, parole or community service programs.
Note: For State Employees, the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Correctional Counselor Supervisor or Parole and Community Services Manager.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master’s degree in counseling, criminal justice, human services, law enforcement, psychology, sociology or social work may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of assault by inmates.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the exisitng specification and title for the class of Correctional Program Development Director in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to retitle, expand usage and modify content)