POLICE CHIEF, HUMAN SERVICES
Under direction of the Deputy Commissioner or other
supervisory official in the Department of Human Services, is
responsible for directing the department-wide police and security
force and activities which are managed on a regional basis; does
related work as required.
NOTE: The definition and 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:
Oversees all functions, measures, and responsibilities which
pertain to overall policies and security operations, management, and
administration to provide an effective, coordinated, and disciplined
Develops police and security rules, regulations, policies, and
procedures, and directs their implementation and interpretation.
Takes the lead in planning and outlining steps for the overall
department policies, activities, work, goals, and objectives and
directs the interpretation of such plans and related time frames into
department and regional operations.
Performs analysis of police and security problems which are
intrinsic to a large, multifaceted human services organization
involving residential care and takes corrective action as necessary.
Directs and performs evaluations of available funds, personnel,
operations, equipment, and supplies to ensure their most
effective utilization and to determine areas of need.
Directs and supervises the activities of the Regional Police
Commanders and other subordinates, assigns work, provides
needed advice and guidance, and recommends the effective
hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and disciplining of employees.
Oversees the work operations, functional programs, and internal
organization of the Department of Human Services police force and
evaluates all work, programs, and activities to ensure that proper
procedures are followed, that standards of performance are
maintained, and that desired police objectives are achieved.
Investigates and directs the investigation of complaints, situations,
and issues which confront overall department police and security
operations and ensures the development of suitable plans for
their effective and timely resolution.
Develops, maintains, and ensures the effective conduct of
liaison activities by police force staff with pertinent authorities,
civic groups, and other agencies.
Presents detailed testimony at hearings and at court which
pertain to police and security activities, responsibilities, and
Directs the continuous inspection of police personnel, equipment,
and facilities, and those locations where security is provided.
Provides technical assistance to department management from
a police/security perspective in planning for new and/or expanded
programs, services, and facilities.
Directs the preparation of police and security reports and
Directs the establishment and maintenance of essential records
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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Five (5) years of fulltime supervisory police experience in a
law enforcement agency.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required college degree
may substitute additional police experience with the grade of
Lieutenant on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) college credits
equals one (1) year of experience.
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 the essential duties of
Applicants may be required to pass a medical examination given
by the Appointing Authority prior to appointment.
Appointees must have satisfactorily completed an accredited
police training course approved by the Police Training Commission.
Appointees will be required to be free of any disqualifications
for appointment as a Police Officer per NJSA 2C: et seq.
and NJSA 30:4-14.
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies,
and procedures which are significant from a security standpoint
and pertain to overall police operations in a large human
services organization and particularly in the area of mental health
and mental retardation.
Knowledge of the organization, facilities, programs, operations,
goals, and objectives of the Department of Human Services
after a period of training.
Knowledge of the responsibilities and activities which are
required to develop and maintain an effective police and security
program for a large human services organization which contains
Knowledge of the problems, issues, and situations
encountered in directing the department's police force activities.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures required in
directing the police force's internal organization and work
Knowledge of the methods used in providing proper
police/security information, services, and protection.
Knowledge of the resources, equipment, and supplies useful
in or vital to police and security operations.
Ability to direct department-wide police and security
operations, programs, and administration.
Ability to analyze and interpret the laws, ordinances, rules,
regulations, standards, and procedures and to apply them to
overall police and security activities and to specific situations
Ability to develop and direct the implementation of police
force rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to perform analysis and investigations of police and
security problems, programs, and internal operations and to
provide suitable recommendations and/or corrective actions.
Ability to direct and perform evaluations of available
resources, funds, and personnel and to direct their effective
Ability to assign and evaluate department-wide police work,
to ensure that proper procedures are adhered to, that standards
of performance and conduct are maintained, that equipment is
kept in proper working condition, and that objectives are achieved.
Ability to direct the investigation and resolution of complaints,
situations, and issues.
Ability to take and maintain a firm stand during controversies
and differences of opinion.
Ability to prepare and present testimony on department-wide
police activities and internal operations.
Ability to promote, direct, ensure conduct, and establish
effective and cooperative relationships with pertinent authorities,
civic groups, and other agencies.
Ability to organize police work and operations to provide
needed services and protection.
Ability to provide technical assistance to department
management as well as to the Regional Police Commanders
and staff regarding police and security activities, responsibilities,
Ability to direct the preparation of police and security reports
Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of
essential police records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
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 eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.