SHERIFF'S OFFICER LIEUTENANT
Under direction, develops plans for and makes changes in staff
assignment and in organization of work for assigned organizational
components such as maintaining order and security in assigned areas
or buildings, serving court processes, criminal identification, ballistics,
forensics, apprehension of violators of the law, patrol, training, motor
vehicle accident investigation, and criminal investigations to achieve
more effective operations within allowable guidelines and policies
established by higher levels of supervision; establishes performance
standards for subordinates; prepares and issues internal operating
instructions and procedures for the organizational component for
which responsible; makes independent decisions on problems which
occur during normal course of work; does other related assignments
and duties as determined by the appointing authority.
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:
Supervises, evaluates, trains and provides guidance to subordinate
personnel; may perform all tasks assigned to a Sheriff's Officer.
Is responsible for maintaining efficiency, discipline, and morale of
personnel in organizational components.
Develops and establishes work procedures to ensure efficiency in
Issues assignments to personnel, and reviews accomplished work
to ensure objectives are being met.
Supervises work operations and/or functional programs, and has
responsibility for performance evaluations and for effectively
recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and/or
disciplining of personnel.
Establishes and maintains work schedules to ensure proper
utilization of personnel.
Clarifies established policy and procedures for subordinate
personnel to ensure conformity with policy, procedures, and
May prepare preliminary budget proposals.
May plan, direct, and coordinate activities of an organizational
component engaged in providing security and maintaining order
within individual courtrooms, throughout the court house, or other
assigned areas or buildings.
May supervise the detention and transportation of persons in custody.
May supervise communication and dispatch functions.
May supervise emergency management functions.
May be assigned to duty with various inter-agency or shared
services operations or organizations.
May plan and supervise activities of subordinate personnel
engaged in serving legal papers and executing directives of the court.
May plan, direct, and coordinate work of staff engaged in collecting,
analyzing, and classifying fingerprints and photographing of criminals,
suspects, and evidence.
May plan, coordinate, and supervise exchange of criminal records
and information between the office and local, state, and federal law
enforcement agencies through use of a variety of communication
techniques and equipment.
Analyzes work performance of assigned organizational component
and takes appropriate steps to improve their performance.
Supervises personnel in preparation of activity and statistical reports.
Supervises, works with, and coordinates activities of personnel
involved in entering, retrieving, and providing information about
persons and vehicles to law enforcement agencies through the
use of a computer terminal or other device or system.
May plan and direct work of personnel engaged in examining and
testing firearms, spent bullets, and related evidence in criminal
cases to develop facts useful in apprehension and prosecution of
May supervise, work with, and coordinate activities of subordinate
personnel in the investigation of suspected criminal activities or
other special investigations and directs preparation of reports of
May evaluate reports on undercover operations, determine
priorities, and assign personnel to cases.
May supervise personnel in obtaining court orders and oversee
procedures involved with arrests, fingerprinting, and filing of charges
May assist subordinates in operations such as surveillance, raids
Plans, supervises, and coordinates work of subordinate organizational
component activities in cases of civil unrest or emergency to coordinate
deployment of manpower and weapons, search and rescue units,
and/or special or tactical units.
May conduct disciplinary hearings in cases of alleged misconduct of
May speak before education, community and/or professional groups
on various law enforcement and/or public safety topics.
May supervise and work with personnel involved in care, custody,
and security of prisoners while being transported to various locations.
May plan and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in handling
police dogs used for various law enforcement activities.
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 organizational components.
Graduation from High School or Vocational High School or possession
of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate.
Three (3) years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer with
a recognized law enforcement agency in work involving any one or more
of the following: investigation of criminal activities; taking, classifying and
filing fingerprints; serving of legal papers; ballistic testing; maintaining
security in a courtroom; serving court processes; transportation and
custody of detainees; criminal identification; training; apprehension of
violators of the law; forensics or other related assignments which may
include emergency management; and communication and dispatch
functions, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
Not less than 18 years of age at the announced closing date for filing
application for the examination.
United States Citizenship.
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.
Appointees must possess a certificate issued by the New Jersey
Police Training Commission showing satisfactory completion of
a police training course at an approved school pursuant to
P.L. 1961, C.56 (NJSA 52:17B-66 et seq.). Such training includes
successful attainment of a satisfactory level of proficiency in the use
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
NOTE: Appointees to positions in SWAT, SERT or related
units must additionally qualify with special weapons in conformance
with the Attorney General Guidelines.
NOTE: Appointees to this title may be required to work
various shifts, variable hours to include weekends and/or holidays.
As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may be required
to pass a thorough medical and psychiatric examination to be
administered by the appointing authority. Any psychological,
medical, or physical condition or defect which would prevent
efficient performance of the 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.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of court practices and procedures and of techniques
useful in maintaining order and security in the courtroom.
Knowledge of methods likely to be effective in dealing with various
types of people.
Knowledge of behavior of people.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, standards policies, techniques,
and procedures used in serving legal papers and documents,
in conducting criminal investigations, and in executing warrants.
Knowledge of methods involved in taking and classifying fingerprints
of persons for identification purposes.
Knowledge of procedures used in interviewing and photographing
persons for investigations and identifications.
Knowledge of procedures used in ballistic testing and of methods
and procedures for gathering and preserving evidence.
Ability to coordinate and provide needed law enforcement
protection at assigned locations.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to direct subordinates, and provide them with needed advice
and assistance when difficult and unusual problems arise.
Ability to see that proper procedures are followed and that desired
objectives are achieved.
Ability to read, analyze, interpret, apply, and conform to laws,
rules, and regulations relating to service of writs, legal documents,
Ability to supervise the investigation of criminal activities and
apprehend violators of the law.
Ability to formulate procedural rules and regulations for organizational
component being supervised.
Ability to detect, apprehend, and place proper charges against
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when
controversies and differences of opinion arise.
Ability to provide needed law enforcement protection.
Ability to organize law enforcement work during an assigned tour
of duty, analyze the problems that arise, and develop effective work
methods and procedures.
Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to learn quickly from observation, oral and written explanations,
and from demonstrations.
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when controversial
Ability to treat citizens, associates and others with uniform courtesy
Ability to establish and maintain helpful and cooperative relations with
civic and business organizations, school officials, recreation and other
community groups, judicial personnel, law enforcement personnel in
other jurisdictions, and others interested in the maintenance of law
Ability to answer frequently repeated questions without loss of temper
Ability to perform varied investigative work.
Ability to serve warrants and processes.
Ability to maintain custody of prisoners and detainees.
Ability to make home visits under varying conditions and to talk to
varied types of persons.
Ability to analyze identification problems.
Ability to make the best use of available personnel and facilities in
carrying out law enforcement work.
Ability to note significant conditions, and take the proper action in
accord with prescribed procedures.
Ability to physically subdue and restrain violent individuals.
Ability to lift and move heavy objects.
Ability to run up and/or down stairs under stressful conditions, and
to run short sprints and long distances in a minimum amount of time.
Ability to pursue individuals on foot and climb obstacles.
Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound,
accurate, and informative reports.
Ability to supervise establishment and maintenance of records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
and information systems used by the agency, or related organizational
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 with or without reasonable
accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.