NYC Board of Corrections Seeks Investigators w MH Experience

Recognizing that a third of NYC jail inmates have psychiatric diagnoses, the NYC Board of Corrections is seeking to promptly hire 4 investigators who have meaningful prior experience working on mental health issues and/or providing direct service to people with mental illnesses.

 

BOARD OF CORRECTION
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

JOB DESCRIPTION

Duties include: under direction from the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, directs and supervises Correctional Standards Review Specialists II who comprise the Field Operations Unit. On-call 24-hours a day, seven days a week, the Director of Field Operations is BOC’s primary contact person for Department of Correction notifications of unusual incidents, and responds to unusual incidents as directed by the Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director

Responsibilities include: training and direct supervision of Correctional Standards Review Specialists II; supervising Field Operation Unit’s monitoring of facility compliance with minimum standards; responding to unusual incidents, and supervising and conducting investigations as directed; monitoring institutional operations and conditions of confinement; and, responding to complaints and requests for assistance from inmates, correctional employees, and correctional health employees

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four 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, at least one year of which must have been in a responsible supervisory administrative or consultative capacity; or

2) A four-year high school diploma or evidence of its educational equivalent and six years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in "1" 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. 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 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.

New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Strong leadership, managerial and supervisory skills; professional and personal maturity and confidence; experience conducting and supervising investigations, preferably in New York City’s correctional system; demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel; excellent communication skills, particularly writing ability; and, experience developing and implementing training curricula.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

Recruitment

NYC Board of Correction

51 Chambers Street, Rm. 923

New York, NY 10007

Tel: 212-788-7840

Fax: 212-788-7860

POST DATE: 12/05/12

POST UNTIL: 1/15/13

JVN: 073-12-001

Appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget approval.

The Board of Correction is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Civil Service Title: Director of Corrections Standard Review

Level: Managerial (level to be determined)

Title Code No: 52620

Salary: $60,000 - $80,000

Agency Title: Director of Field Operations

Work Location: 51 Chambers St., Rm. 923

NY, NY 10007

Hours/Shift: Full-Time, 35 hrs/wk

Number of Positions: 1

BOARD OF CORRECTION

CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Civil Service Title: Corrections Standards Review Specialist II

Salary: Non-City: $51,688.00

Incumbent: $59,441.00 – $73,797.00

Agency Title: Field Representative

Work Location: NYC jails

Title Code: 52615

Hours/Shift: 35 hrs/wk – full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under direction from the Director of Field Operations, the field representative will be responsible for:

Analyzing compliance by the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) with the Minimum Standards, consent decrees, and other legal mandates and Departmental policies, procedures, orders and directives. Analyzing compliance by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) with the Health and Mental Health Care Minimum Standards. Preparing written reports on all investigations, surveys and analyses. Providing technical assistance to DOC administrators aimed at achieving compliance with the above-mentioned regulations and improving working and living conditions. Conducting investigations regarding such unusual incidents as deaths, disturbances, escapes, etc. and preparing reports, studies, surveys and correspondence with respect to such incidents. Assisting in the review and analysis of DOC and DOHMH requests for variances from the Standards. Assisting in processing, evaluating and preparing responses to appeals from inmates concerning the Minimum Standards.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of full-time paid 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; or

2) A high school diploma or evidence of having passed a high school its educational equivalent and four years of full-time professional experience as described in "1" 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. 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 in “1” above may be substituted for up to one year of full-time paid experience. However, all candidates must have at least one year of full-time experience as described in “1” above.

New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Excellent communication and writing skills, experience conducting investigations, and demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel. Professional and personal maturity and confidence. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Prior work involving issues of access to health and mental health care, disabilities, and experience reading medical charts are desirable.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

Recruitment

NYC Board of Correction

51 Chambers Street, Rm. 923

New York, NY 10007

Tel: 212-788-7840

Fax: 212-788-7860

POST DATE: 12/4/12

POST UNTIL 1/15/13

JVN: 073-12-002

Appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget approval.

The Board of Correction is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER