Correctional Facility Specialist 1

Grade 19

New York State has approximately 14 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Correction, Commission 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

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  1. Correctional Facility Specialist 1

    Grade 19

  2. Correctional Facility Specialist 2

    Grade 21

  3. Correctional Facility Specialist 3

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Correctional Facility Specialist 1, you would evaluate and audit programs and operating procedures at county, New York City, and New York State Correctional facilities, police department lockups, and secure facilities operated by the Office of Children and Family Services throughout the state including interaction with facility administrators and executives. You would also investigate unusual incidents, provide technical assistance to facility administrators, and investigate and/or assist in investigation of inmate deaths. Technical assistance includes assisting facility administrators in planning and implementing operations, programs, and services.

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.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of examination, candidates must have:

Either 1: six years of qualifying experience in a local, state or federal correctional facility, or secure or limited-secure juvenile facility with responsibility for managing inmates, residents or overseeing security operations; OR in the evaluation or investigation of the operations of a local, state, or federal agency and the preparation of detailed narrative reports for a municipal, state or federal agency or authority; OR in field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience and the preparation of detailed narrative reports;

To qualify your experience must have been in one or more of the following program areas:
◾Management of inmates or residents
◾Management of correctional facility operations
◾Inspection of facility or agency operations
◾Investigation of unusual incidents
◾Law enforcement investigation

Or 2: an associate's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic psychology, forensic science, or homeland security AND four years of qualifying experience above;

Or 3: a bachelor's or higher degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic psychology, forensic science, or homeland security AND two years of qualifying experience above.

Examples of non-qualifying experience includes: Auditing of accounting or financial systems; Food service; Dispatch services; Educational services; Library services; Recreation therapy; Clerical titles (i.e. secretary); Religious services; Private Investigation; Security Guard.

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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