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Job Specification 04572


DEPUTY WARDEN

 

DEFINITION

 Assists the Warden in the administration, operation, and maintenance
 of a County Penal Institution, and in the protection, custody and
 discipline of inmates; does other related duties.

 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:

 Assists in the management, administration and operation of the Penal
 Institution.

 May assist in formulate and execute plans for the effective
 utilization of available funds, personnel, equipment, materials and
 supplies.

 Provides assignments and instructions to individuals heads of
 several units, provides them with needed equipment, materials and
 supplies and supervises their work.

 Sees that inmates are properly classified, that psychometric and other
 tests are administered and that programs of work, study and recreation
 for those needing special care, training and/or punishment are carried
 out in the prescribed manner.

 Supervises the daily inspection of buildings and grounds of the
 institution, including the notation of suspicious persons and
 conditions and the takes appropriate action necessary to assure
 orderly and safe conditions.

 Prepares and supervises preparation of correspondence.

 Prepares weekly institutional progress reports of varied departments
 and other clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing
 findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 Checks, reviews and approves or disapproves the contents of varied
 documents, papers and records and sees that records are kept
 accurately and up to date.

 Keeps needed 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:

 Four (4) years of supervisory experience in the management of a penal 
 institution involving the incarceration, custody, rehabilitation, protection, 
 housing, feeding, work and discipline of inmates.

 LICENSE:

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

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of the problems involved in the management and organization
 of a penal institution and of developing and executing a suitable work
 program and working procedures.

 Knowledge of procedures used in formulating and executing plans for
 effective utilization of available funds, personnel, equipment, materials and 
 supplies.

 Knowledge giving of suitable assignments and instructions to employees
 and inmates and of supervising their work.

 Knowledge of problems, procedures and methods used in supervising 
 the daily inspection of buildings and grounds of an institution, including the 
 notation of suspicious persons and conditions and how to take appropriate 
 action necessary to assure safe and orderly conditions.

 Knowledge of methods used in preparing and supervising the preparation
 of clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings,
 conclusions, and recommendations.

 Knowledge of problems involved in checking, reviewing and approving or
 disapproving contents of varied documents, papers and records.

 Ability to develop the work program and working procedures for a penal
 institution.

 Ability to formulate and execute plans for the effective utilization of 
 available funds, personnel, equipment, materials and supplies.

 Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to the heads of
 the several units, provide them with needed advice and assistance when
 difficult and unusual problems arise and check their work to see that
 proper procedures are followed, reasonable standards of workmanship
 and output are maintained and desired objectives are achieved.

 Ability to work harmoniously with associates and other groups and
 individuals engaged in or concerned with the operation of an
 institution.

 Ability to comprehend and utilize methods, policies and procedures
 most likely to be effective in maintaining discipline among inmates
 living in an institution under restraint.

 Ability to supervise the daily inspection of buildings and grounds of
 an institution, including the notation of suspicious persons and
 conditions and taking appropriate action necessary to assure safe and
 orderly conditions.

 Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of reports and
 supervise the establishment and maintenance of extensive 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 - 04572               MCK                    12/23/05

 This job specification is for local government use only.