SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO CHIEF DEPUTY OF CORRECTIONS (MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for managing, planning, organizing and directing the management
and administrative functions (consisting of financial management, personnel administration and legal
services) of the Sheriff’s Office Department of Correction. Work is performed at the executive level
under the general supervision and direction of the Chief Deputy of Corrections. This position requires
significant interaction with the Special Assistant to the Chief of Correctlons (Security), and the Chief
Deputy of Corrections as well as other departments within the Sheriff's Office. The class exercises
general and direct supervision over related Departmental staff. This class may assume the duties and
responsibilities of the Chief Deputy of Corrections in his/her absence. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Manages, plans, organizes and directs the management and administrative operations of a corrections department.
Assesses the existing management and administrative activities and operations and takes remedial action as required.
Coordinates management and administration of the Sheriff’s Correction Department with other Departments within the Sheriff’s Office.
Establishes and maintains uniform management and administrative operations methods and procedures for all aspects of Sheriff’s Correction Department operations.
Monitors and inspects all Sheriff’s Correction Department facilities and takes remedial action where required to ensure the safety of employees and residents.
Oversees the operations of the Sheriff's Correction Department 's management and administrative division to ensure compliance with established rules, regulations and standards.
Exercises general and direct supervision over Sheriff’s Correction Departmental staff responsible for management and administration.
Prepares various regular and special reports, both orally and in writing. Conducts confidential and highly sensitive investigations regarding allegations of staff or inmate misconduct, and makes both oral and written reports to the Chief Deputy of Corrections.
Cooperates with the Sheriff’s Office Administration in the fiscal operations of a Sheriff’s Department of Correction including the preparation of the annual budget, appropriations, capital and special accounting programs.
Serves as Department's AA/EEO Officer.
Monitors compliance with collective bargaining agreements.
May assume the responsibilities of the Chief Deputy of Corrections in his/her absence.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the laws, regulations and statutes relating to the management and administration of a law enforcement entity under the jurisdiction of the Civil Service system.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of management, administration and supervision.
Thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system.
Thorough knowledge of Departmental policy and procedures and objectives.
Thorough working knowledge of the laws relating to pre and post-trial detention.
Thorough knowledge of fiscal/accounting practices in a law enforcement entity under the jurisdiction of the Civil Service system, including budgeting and regulatory requirements.
Thorough knowledge of personnel practices, labor relations procedures, including contractual regulations and compliance as related to employees of a law enforcement entity under the jurisdiction of the Civil Service system.
Ability to facilitate professional development among peers and subordinate staff.
Ability to plan, organize and direct management and administration of a department of correction.
Ability to communicate, in writing and orally, with staff at all levels, other public officials, and the public at large.
Ability to oversee internal investigations and take necessary actions.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a master's degree or higher and four (4) years of management work experience, or its part time equivalent, in directing an organization or organizational segment; or,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree and six (6) years of professional work experience, or its part time equivalent, in fiscal management, personnel management or vendor contract administration, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,
C. Ten (10) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, as described (A) or (B) above; or,
D. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).