NYC Department of Correction Assistant Commissioner, Programs in East Elmurst, New York

The New York City Department of Correction seeks to hire an Assistant Commissioner for the Adult Programs Division. Under direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Adult Programs and with latitude for independent judgment and decision making, the incumbent will be responsible for advancing the Deputy Commissioner’s priorities within the Agency and aligning the Deputy Commissioner on the Department’s strategic initiatives, policies and operations, with a specific focus on coordination between multiple units. The incumbent will also be responsible for identifying and escalating any risks and issues hindering effective program operations, improve and implement innovative strategies and programs that target criminogenic risk factors and needs of the population, streamline operations and data management efforts with all stakeholders, and provide strategies to continuously implement, evaluate and sustain effective and evidenced-based practices (EBP). Duties will include but are not limited to the following tasks:
• Work in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership, Chiefs, Wardens and all other stakeholders to assure efficient planning, implementing and monitoring of program operations;
• Directly supervise Program Management team through the oversight of strategic program initiatives and decision-making and planning are completed in accordance with agency-wide strategic planning and initiatives;
• Directly supervise Data Management team;
• Directly supervise procurement and budgetary team;
• Assist with EBP research and development;
• Implement quality control procedures, as needed;
• Manage oversight of program performance metrics established to meet the goals of the division and the Department;
• Prepare and deliver status updates to senior level staff;
• Attend and coordinate meetings to track and follow up on key action items;
• Coordinate inquiry and correspondence follow up with all internal and external stakeholders;
• Lead and coordinate discussions with the Commissioner’s Office, Senior Leadership, as well as, Project and Operational Management Units to ensure program project activities coincide with required outcomes;
• Create and maintain project documentation such as scope, business assessments, project updates, risk logs, communication plans and presentations;
• Provide support and technical assistance to subordinate staff to ensure quality control of the division’s performance metrics and project documentation;
• Develop protocols for routinely briefing the Deputy Commissioner in preparation for internal and external meetings, and represent the Deputy Commissioner at meetings and events as needed;
• Problem solve with subordinate staff to improve on the division’s needs and operational issues;
• Provide analysis and recommendations for pro-active strategies as required;
• Research and stay abreast of current best practices and evidence-based programs and utilize this research to inform policy, programs and other operational strategies within the department;
• Coordinate and manage special projects, as assigned;
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Qualification Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and four years of full-time experience in corrections, social work, psychology, law, public administration, law enforcement, or a related field providing direct services to an inmate or detention population within a correctional or related facility, at least one (1) year of which must have been in a responsible supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity; or

2. A high school diploma or evidence of having passed a high school equivalency examination and six (6) years of full-time experience as described above; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. Service as an inmate in correctional or related facility may be substituted for a portion of the required experience up to a maximum of two years on a year for year basis. A graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, psychology, law, criminal justice or public administration which includes a field placement performing duties as described above, may be substituted for up to one year of full-time experience as described in "1" above. However, all candidates must have at least two years of full-time experience as described in "1" above, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity.

Preferred Skills

• Experience working with criminal justice involved populations in correctional settings;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of correctional staff;
• Experience working with various jurisdictions and criminal justice agencies across the state and the country;
• Ability to organize and conduct several projects simultaneously;
• Ability to analyze complex situations and recommend appropriate course of action;
• Knowledge of best practices related to criminal justice and at-risk populations;
• Knowledge and experience working with custody and offender management practices;
• Experience with evaluating programs for individuals within correctional settings;
• Experience in streamlining program operations and implementing agency-wide operational projects;
• Excellent writing, communication, inter-personal, analytical, research, problem solving and organizational skills;
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and SPSS proficiency;
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
• Masters Degree in criminal justice, criminology, or behavioral health is desired.