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Job Specification



Under direction of a supervisory officer responsible for internal
affairs investigations for state adult correctional or juvenile
treatment facility, or county correctional facility; performs the
field and office work involved in the investigation of alleged criminal
activities and disciplinary charges at the institution and satellite
units; does other related work.

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.


Exercises all powers and rights of enforcement to function as a
law enforcement officer for the detection, apprehension, arrest,
custody and prosecution of offenders against the law.

Conducts investigations of alleged criminal acts and administrative
violations committed by staff, inmates and visitors to secured facilities.

Conducts investigations of complaints filed by staff, inmates and
visitors to secured facilities.

Obtains, secures, preserves and processes evidence.

Apprehends arrests and processes suspects.

Prepares formal records and statements covering all phases of each
assigned investigation.

Answers inquiries in person, by telephone or by correspondence
according to established procedures.

Maintains contact with federal, state and local law enforcement

Interviews and investigates persons who are charged with indictable
and administrative offenses.

May testify as a witness before formal hearings, Grand Juries,
Courts of Law, administrative hearings or other judicial bodies.

Compiles materials for hearings.

Interacts with other law enforcement agencies in the search, apprehension
and arrest of offenders and escapees.

Compiles reports and materials to substantiate an arrest.

Gathers intelligence and compiles and evaluates information pertaining
to adult inmate or juvenile groups, criminal activities, employees
and civilians visiting New Jersey secured facilities.

Compiles information for and prepares investigative and statistical
reports in the course of official duties.

Carries a firearm and other restraint/defense equipment while performing
duties or off-duty, is responsible for the care, use and security
of firearms and equipment.

Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative investigative,
statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions and

Attends continuing training programs and seminars relating to the
court, the Department of assignment, criminal correction law, rules,
regulations and procedures.

Establishes and maintains records and files.

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



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's


One (1) year of experience in the custodial field which shall have
included investigations of violations of rules, regulations, standards
and laws by adult inmates, juveniles and/or employees working within
a secured facility.

NOTE:  Applicants who do not possess the required
education may substitute additional experience as indicated on 
a year for year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being
equal to one (1) year of experience.


In accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:97-2.11, training in the proper
methods and techniques using force and in the legal aspect of using
force shall be provided as part of the Police Training Commission's
approved Basic Course for Investigators or an equivalent course
substituted in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:97-2.1(a)1.

In accordance with NJSA 2A:154-4, investigators working in secured
facilities are empowered to act as peace officers. As such, they
must have completed basic police training conducted by the Police
Training Commission.

NOTE: Appointments to this title may only be made by promotion 
from the ranks of qualified, custodial law enforcement personnel 
possessing the requisite police powers.

NOTE: Appointees to this position shall be required to qualify in 
the use of firearms on an annual basis. 


Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in NJ.

NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees
possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the
class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing


Knowledge of the procedures, techniques and precautions used to
conduct investigations of criminal nature.

Knowledge of the care, use and security of firearms and other restraint/
defense equipment.

Knowledge of the regulations and standards of the Department of
assignment after a period of training.

Knowledge of the disciplinary program of the Department of assignment
after a period of training.

Ability to carry a weapon while on duty.

Ability to organize assigned field and office work, analyze problems
and develop appropriate work methods.
Ability to be proficient in the care, use and security of firearms
and other restraint/defense equipment.

Ability to function as a peace officer for the detection, arrest
and conviction of offenders.

Ability to prepare accurate and thorough reports of investigations.

Ability to read, interpret and apply the laws and regulations affecting
investigative activities.

Ability to understand and explain the complexities and uses of
evidentiary laws and rules.

Ability to use scientific equipment and analyze the product in
the course of duties.

Ability to work under adverse conditions and at any hour of the

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to prepare correspondence.

Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate and informative
investigative, and other reports containing findings, conclusions
and recommendations.

Ability to assist in preparing cases for trial or hearings.

Ability to act as a witness in court or at formal hearings and
provide testimony under oath.

Ability to keep current in department and criminal correctional
law and court procedures by attending continuing training programs
and seminars.

Ability to establish and maintain 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 related units.

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:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.