Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
47428 12 CM H3 N 777-11 08/17/2021


JOB CODE: 47428

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Deputy Corrections Superintendent job series describes work in the administration of programs and services at a state correctional facility.

DEFINITION: This is administrative and professional work directing the planning and implementation of program operations and services, policies, and procedures within a state correctional facility with an operational capacity of 1,400 or more inmates.

An employee in this job directs, through subordinate professional staff, the administration of a unit management system, inmate treatment and program support services, or internal security operations of a designated facility. Work includes responsibility for the overall care, custody, and control of an inmate population. An important aspect of this work involves oversight of rehabilitation designed to modify inmate attitudes and behaviors to assist in the adjustment to institutional living and the reintegration back to society. Work may include directing the administration of operations within a statewide diagnostic classification center. Work is performed under the direction of a Corrections Superintendent in accordance with applicable laws and guidelines established by the Department of Corrections and is reviewed through inspections, reports, and conferences.


     • Work is differentiated from the lower level job by the responsibility for directing a state correctional facility with an operational capacity of 1,400 or more 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.)

• Provides oversight and guidance to managers within the facility’s unit management or centralized services operations.

• Oversees staff responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a variety of correctional treatment programs and support services including physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, vocational, and dietary/food support services.

• Oversees staff responsible for performing internal security investigations, drug interdictions, contraband searches, and perimeter security controls.

• Ensures facility correctional programs and services are coordinated and consistent with applicable agency programs, policies, and procedures.

• Identifies, investigates, and resolves security issues within the facility.

• Serves as part of a multi-disciplinary team to determine and recommend changes to the custody level and/or status of inmates.

• Reviews requests for changes to approved post orders for corrections officers and submits recommendations for final approval.

• Participates in the review, development, and implementation of agency and facility policies and procedures promoting a diversified correctional program.

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

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

• Ensures inmate housing unit operations are consistent with agency and facility security plans and that problem areas are addressed by appropriate staff.

• Ensures care, custody, and control of inmates and work crews are maintained in each program and service area.

• Coordinates and assists law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations involving staff, inmates, and visitors.

• Serves as a liaison with federal, state, and local agencies to develop comprehensive, strategic, and tactical objectives to plan effective investigations and enforcement operations.

• Develops and administers security threat assessments.

• 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 Deputy Corrections Superintendent 2 (commonwealth title);


• Eight years of professional program, custody, or security experience in the field of corrections, including five 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 five years in a management or supervisory capacity.