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ProfileAssistant Commissioner, Youthful Offender Program Operations Duties: Under direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Youthful Offender Programming and with wide latitude for independent judgment and decision making, will be responsible for overseeing program operations that support the successful transition of adolescents and young adults returning to communities from incarceration. Will oversee program development and operations, data management, the best practices unit, and support staff. Will include but not limited to the following tasks: supporting strategic planning, policy development, the application of best practices and evidence-based programs to increase successful outcomes for the target population; accountable for several aspects of program operations, including the provision and implementation of developmentally appropriate services, establishing operating standards and managing oversight of program performance metrics established to meet the goals of the division. Will support the agency’s initiatives for promoting safety and reducing recidivism by developing strategies to move individuals into targeted and appropriate services; design innovative initiatives to motivate individuals to move towards lawful behavior; and monitor models providing adolescents and young adults with support and resources needed for rehabilitation. Will assist with the implementation and maintenance of a positive behavior management system for this target population; assist with writing and securing grants for target population; assist with the selection, development, and facilitation of training sessions aimed to build capacity for staff, target population, and other relevant partners; facilitate specialized taskforces aimed to coordinate and provide services for target populations; serve as a liaison in various meetings with Federal, State, City government, nonprofit organizations, advocates and other entities; prepare reports and materials for briefings with external and internal stakeholders; and perform related duties as necessary.
Qualification and Experience
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and 4 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, 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 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; Knowledge of best practices related to juvenile justice and at risk populations; Experience with developing programs for individuals within correctional settings; Experience with writing and securing grants; Excellent writing, communication, inter-personal, analytical, research, problem solving and organizational skills; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) proficiency; JD Degree or Masters Degree in law, criminal justice, criminology, psychology and related fields is a plus.
Job ID: 305024
City of New York Department of Correction
60 Hudson Street
New York City, NY 10013