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Job Specification 01397

COUNTY CORRECTION CAPTAIN

 

DEFINITION


 Under  direction,  acts  as liaison between  the  Sheriff  and/or
 Undersheriff or Warden and/or Deputy Warden and all officers in a
 large  county correctional institution; does other related duties
 as required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK:


 Acts as liaison between the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff or Warden
 and/or Deputy Warden and all officers and other employees.

 Reviews  work performance of all officers directly or  indirectly
 with the lieutenants and sergeants.

 Gives   special  instructions  on  correction  work   techniques,
 methods, and aims.

 Prepares work and study assignments.

 Serves in the absence of any superior officer.

 Prepares   reports   containing   findings,   conclusions,    and
 recommendations.

 Supervises the establishment of records and files.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or  manual  recording and information  systems  used  by  the
 agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      High School Diploma or equivalent.

      EXPERIENCE:

      Three  (3) years of supervisory experience in work involving
 the custody or protection of individuals.

      LICENSE:

      Appointees  will  be required to possess a driver's  license
 valid  in  New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle,  rather
 than  employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
 of the position.

      CITIZENSHIP

      Must be a citizen of the United States.

      NOTE: MEDICAL EXAMINATION

      Appointees  may  be  required to  pass  a  thorough  medical
 examination  administered  by  the  appointing   authority.   Any
 medical  or  physical  condition or defect which  would   prevent
 efficient  performance  of  duties of  the  position,  cause  the
 appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or  become
 aggravated  as a result of performance of these duties,  will  be
 cause  for  rejection.  Appointees may be required to  undergo  a
 psychiatric  examination  prior  to  appointment.    Failure   to
 demonstrate  sufficient   capacity  to  perform  duties  of  this
 position may be cause for  rejection.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge    of   problems   encountered   in   work    involving
 rehabilitation, care, and custody of persons deprived  of   their
 liberty and related law processes.

 Ability   to   give  special  instructions  on  correction   work
 techniques, methods, and objectives.

 Ability to give assignments and instructions to assigned officers
 and other employees.

 Ability to understand emotional adjustment and other problems  of
 inmates deprived of their liberty.

 Ability to observe and note significant facts/conditions.

 Ability to remain calm and decisive in unusual circumstances.

 Ability to use discretion and independent judgment.

 Ability to deal with difficult, unusual cases.

 Ability  to  deal  with  individual  cases  and  avoid  fear  and
 antagonism.

 Ability  to conform to official/unofficial requirements  relevant
 to laws, conduct, and behavior.

 Ability to prepare reports.

 Ability  to  supervise the establishment/maintenance of   records
 and files.

 Ability  to  utilize  various types of electronic  and/or  manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  or
 related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, and  communicate  in
 English   sufficiently  to  perform  duties  of  this   position.
 American  Sign  Language or Braille may  also  be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as  they  can  perform  essential  functions  of  the  job  after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   If
 the  accommodation  cannot be made because  it  would  cause  the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: LG - 01397             RKR/jmr                     4/2/98

 This job specification is for local government use only.