DEPUTY WARDEN 5508
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class serves as deputy administrator of the Suffolk County detention and correctional facilities. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Under Sheriff, and in accordance with the regulations established by the New York State Corrections Department. The incumbent performs the duties of the Warden when required, and assists with the formation and implementation of policies governing the correctional facilities. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists with the administration of the correctional facility and honor farm;
Assists with the preparation of the annual budget for the correctional facility and honor farm;
Participates in the preparation of periodic reports to the Courts and the Commissioner of Correction;
Conducts on-going assessments of correction personnel relative to job performance and assignment;
Supervises the development and implementation of efficient rotating work schedules;
Supervises the maintenance of the commissary account and records of uniforms and supplies issued to personnel.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of a correctional facility; thorough knowledge of the principles of penology as they pertain to the functions of correction officers and the management of inmates; good knowledge of current trends in statutory and case law concerning the rights of the imprisoned; good knowledge of the principles of psychology as they relate to group interactions, hostage negotiations, and the dynamics and prevention of suicide; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel and inmates of the correctional facility and honor farm; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to enforce rules and regulations fairly and firmly; ability to maintain accurate records; ability to act calmly and effectively in emergencies; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Correction Officer IV; or,
Three (3) years of permanent competitive status as a Correction Officer III.