Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
47422 15 CM H3 N 777-09 08/17/2021
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JOB CODE: 47422

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Corrections Superintendent job series describes work in the administration of a comprehensive correctional program at a state correctional facility.

DEFINITION: This is administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, and directing the operation of a state correctional facility with an operational capacity of 1,400 or more inmates.

An employee in this job directis, through subordinate professional staff, the implementation of a comprehensive correctional program. Work includes responsibility for the overall care, custody, and control of the inmate population at a designated facility. Work is performed under the direction of an Executive or Regional Deputy Secretary of Corrections and is reviewed through inspections, reports, and conferences.


     • Work is differentiated from the lower level job by the responsibility for directing a comprehensive correctional program at a facility with an operational capacity of more than 1,400 inmates.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Oversees staff responsible for the administration of a wide range of correctional programs and services.

• Develops, reviews, and implements agency and facility policies and procedures promoting a diversified correctional program.

• Establishes rules for inmate behavior, care, custody, and control.

• Establishes evaluation criteria for inmate personal and socio-psychological adjustment and incentives for furlough and assignment to community-based programs.

• Establishes effective working relationships with judges, Parole Board staff, and law enforcement officials to aid in a collaborative criminal justice system.

• Assesses reports to determine the status and progress of programs and makes recommendations for improvements.

• Promotes community understanding of a comprehensive correctional program through news releases, speeches, guided tours, and other public relations activities.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of correctional facility management and operation.

• Knowledge of custody and security standards, procedures, and methods.

• Knowledge of treatment and program support services related to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

• Knowledge of pardons, commutations, parole services, and laws relating to criminal procedures in a correctional setting.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These are not used for merit system evaluation or examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.)

• Knowledge of the national standards and accreditation processes of the American Correctional Association.

• Knowledge of personnel and business management principles and practices.

• Knowledge of the general principles and practices of public relations.

• Ability to respond quickly and tactfully in the event of an emergency.

• Ability to plan, direct, and oversee the work of a large staff.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• One year as a Corrections Superintendent 2 (commonwealth title);


• One year as a Deputy Corrections Superintendent 3 (commonwealth title);


• Ten years of professional program, custody, or security experience in the field of corrections, including seven years in a management or supervisory capacity, and a master’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, behavioral science, or a related field;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training, including seven years in a management or supervisory capacity.