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Job Specification 01405@

COUNTY CORRECTION SERGEANT

 

DEFINITION


 Under  direction  during an assigned tour of duty,  supervises  a
 squad  of  officers, reviews their work performance, and  assists
 them  with the more difficult assignments or inmates; 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:


 Performs  supervisory and other assigned duties  in  accord  with
 established  policies, regulations, and procedures  to  encourage
 and  assist the rehabilitation of those persons deprived of their
 liberty.

 Attends  classes  for instruction in principles,  practices,  and
 terminology of correctional and penological methods.

 During  an assigned tour of duty, supervises a squad of  officers
 and gives them assignments and instructions.

 In addition to correctional work, may be assigned to supervise  a
 squad of officers directing a group of inmates in performance  of
 work such as farming, cooking, or maintenance.

 Prepares reports.

 Maintains 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 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
            As  a prerequisite for appointment, 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  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 likely to be encountered in work involving
 rehabilitation,  care, and custody of persons deprived  of  their
 liberty.

 Ability to give assignments and instruction to assigned officers.

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

 Ability to prepare reports.

 Ability to maintain records.

 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 the 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 the 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.

 CODE: LG - 01405@              RKR/cah               11/19/98

 This specification is for local government use only.