Criminal Justice Program Specialist 2 - Grade 23

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This title exists in Criminal Justice Services, Div of and has approximately 10 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Criminal Justice Program Specialist Tr 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Criminal Justice Program Specialist Tr 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Criminal Justice Program Specialist Tr 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Criminal Justice Program Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454

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Job Duties

As a Criminal Justice Program Specialist 2, you would work with local criminal justice agencies to evaluate operations, identify needs, and develop procedures, protocols and systems to improve operations and link them to other agencies and resources. You would work with State agency staff on regional or statewide program initiatives designed to coordinate information gathering and dissemination for use by local, state and federal criminal justice agencies. You may work with criminal justice agencies to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and regulations, provide programmatic expertise to law enforcement, public, other state agencies and private entities. You may also interpret federal and state guidelines and implement policy changes due to new initiatives and represent the agency on various boards, commissions or work groups. You will supervise Criminal Justice Program Specialists 1, and may supervise paraprofessional or support staff.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

On or before the date of examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as Criminal Justice Program Specialist Trainee 1, Criminal Justice Program Specialist Trainee 2, or Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1.

Due to the January 2019 title structure change, permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Criminal Justice Program Representative Administration Trainee 1, Criminal Justice Program Representative Administration Trainee 2, or Criminal Justice Program Representative 1 (Administration) is also qualifying.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before December 25, 2022, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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