STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Class Code: 0292-34 Date Established: 09-21-87
Occupational Code: 3-2-5 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To achieve Corrections Department objectives by initiating and directing aspects of operations management under the authority of the Commissioner.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Oversees agency-wide activities to insure compliance with laws, rules, policies and procedures.
· Directs, follows up, manages and supervises investigative activity as a result of inquires, alleged malfeasance, proven misfeasance or criminal behavior on the part of any agency employee.
· Supervises interstate probation, parole and corrections agreements and contracts with other correctional agencies for offender supervision and relocation of offenders.
· Develops and implements agency rules, standards, policy and procedures to provide written framework for directors and subordinates to enable the agency and its elements to achieve and maintain accreditations and legal compliance.
· Directs planning, program development, facilities planning, and construction and research activities to provide for future needs and requirements.
· Oversees budget preparation and fiscal execution to provide adequate assets to accomplish required tasks, and coordinates legal and legislative functions to provide agency input.
· Represents the Commissioner before legislative committees, civic groups and other agencies and activities as required.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires expertise in a highly specialized, technical or professional discipline to manage or create policy at a system wide administrative level.
Impact: Requires overall administrative responsibility for achieving agency objectives by directing all aspects of operations management. Errors at this level result in disruption of system wide programs or services as well as long-term adverse impact on agency image and the future success of organizational operations.
Supervision: Requires agency-wide administrative supervision, including the responsibility for developing and evaluating internal personnel policies. This level also involves the administrative management of a program which affects more than one agency, including overseeing the interaction of agency employees or policies to accomplish organizational objectives or goals.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires administrative decision-making in authorizing and monitoring the implementation of major departmental policies and procedures.
Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university.
Experience: Nine years' experience at a professional supervisory level in corrections, law enforcement or business management in a large public or private organization with executive responsibilities concerned with program administration, long range financial planning, budget preparation and operational management. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of the findings, trends and developments resulting from research in the field of rehabilitation and corrections. Thorough knowledge of criminal law and administration. Extensive knowledge of the principles involved in prison administration, probation/parole administration and administration of a major state agency. Considerable knowledge of public management, personnel management and administrative methods and techniques. Considerable practical knowledge of law enforcement supervision, correctional security and security routines. Knowledge of rehabilitative and corrective programs. Ability to meet the public to accomplish and seek their cooperation in the aims of the correctional system. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agency employees, students, law enforcement agencies, professional agencies, medical agencies and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02