Criminal Justice Program Specialist 2

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 9 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Criminal Justice Services, Div of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Criminal Justice Program Specialist Tr 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Criminal Justice Program Specialist Tr 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Criminal Justice Program Specialist 2

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

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.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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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.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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