Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
46199 11 ST A3 N 658-13 10/13/2006
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10/13/2006 46199


DEFINITION: This is responsible professional work in directing and managing the activities of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

The employee in this job is responsible for directing the operations of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. Work includes directing the necessary notification requirements as mandated by Megan’s Law; developing and implementing policies affecting the operation of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board; and representing the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board before legislative bodies, other governmental agencies, professional organizations, and the general public. Work includes the responsibility for supervising administrative and professional staff including the Clinical Director, Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole who reviews work through discussions and written reports for program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the program activities of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

Acts as a Sexual Offenders Assessment Board liaison with federal, state, and local government agencies involved in sexual offender legislation, policy, and management.

Provides expertise to the Pennsylvania General Assembly regarding sexual offender assessment, management, and containment.

Communicates issues relevant to sexual offender management to various local entities, governments, and interest groups.

Reviews, recommends, and advocates legislative initiatives relevant to the assessment, management, and containment of sexual offenders.

Develops, advocates, and implements policies associated with the management of sexual offenders.

Directs activities associated with the identification and classification of sexually violent predator offenders within the various records systems of the criminal justice system in the Commonwealth.

Directs the official notification of the Pennsylvania State Police of the pending release on parole of offenders who come under the scope of Megan’s Law.

Reviews proposed legislation for possible impacts on the operations of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board and recommends a position for the Board to take.

Develops or supervises the development and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the operations and functions of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

Coordinates the operations of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board with the other organizations and field operations of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

May participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and methods of public administration.

Knowledge of the principles of modern criminology and penology.

Knowledge of the functions and methods of related agencies and institutions such as courts, law enforcement agencies, and penal institutions.

Ability to analyze and interpret legislation, regulations, and legal procedures and to implement policy associated with such.

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct professional staff.

Ability to speak effectively.

Ability to write effectively.

Ability to present issues at seminars, training sessions, before community groups, and at legislative hearings.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various internal and external entities.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Six years of professional experience in corrections, probation, parole, law enforcement or other social work, which included two years in a managerial capacity; and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, or any of the behavioral sciences;


An equivalent combination of experience and training.