Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
47470 05 CM H3 C 999-99 01/01/2019
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07/18/2011 47470


DEFINITION: This is professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the security and treatment programs within a designated housing unit(s) in a Commonwealth correctional institution or facility.

An employee in this job is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating unit security and treatment programs. Work includes responsibility for supervising a multi-disciplinary unit management team for the purpose of ensuring continuity of security and treatment services on a 24 hour, seven (7) day a week basis. Work includes responsibility for developing and implementing a unit plan, which includes casework and counseling services, psychological services and unit security; coordinating the provision of educational services, activity programs, job placement, religious services, medical services and other centralized services with the respective institutional departments; and chairing unit meetings where issues concerning an inmate’s programming, release and custody level are discussed and changes are recommended. An employee in this job is also responsible for arranging unit staff development and training through the institution training coordinator. Work is performed independently within the framework of departmental and institutional policies and procedures and is reviewed by a deputy superintendent through conferences and evaluations of unit operations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, directs and coordinates unit security and treatment programs on a 24 hour, seven (7) day a week basis.

Develops a unit plan for the provision of casework and counseling services, psychological services and security.

Coordinates with appropriate custody staff to ensure that unit security practices and procedures are consistent with the institution's overall security policies.

Coordinates the provision of all centralized services with appropriate departmental personnel.

Chairs unit meetings to discuss and vote on individual inmate’s program placement, release decisions and custody level changes.

Coordinates staff development and training with the institution’s training coordinator.

Schedules non-corrections officer staff and works collaboratively with the zone or area lieutenant to ensure adequate corrections officer coverage is available on the unit.

Directs the maintenance of inmate and unit records in accordance with institutional and departmental standards.

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 individual and group behavior of criminal offenders.

Knowledge of custody and security standards, procedures and methods.

Knowledge of the principles, methods and goals of correctional treatment programs.

Knowledge of personal computer usage and electronic record keeping.

Ability to analyze and interpret written information.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Three years of professional experience in a correctional institution/facility in correctional security, treatment, quasi-judicial hearings or counseling;


An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes two years of professional experience in a correctional institution/facility in correctional security, treatment, quasi-judicial hearings or counseling.