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Job Specification 32653


  Under the general direction of a Correction Captain or other
  supervisory officer in the Department of Corrections during an assigned
  tour of duty, has charge of the custodial work programs at an
  institution or in a designated building or area; does related work as

  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.

  Prepares schedules for Senior Correction Officers and Corrections
  Sergeants, gives instructions, and supervises their work, takes roll
  call each morning, and insures proper post assignment.

  Takes active part in rehabilitation programs, assists in inmate
  counseling and is a member of S.E.T. team.

  Testifies at inmate disciplinary hearing and court hearings,
  involving inmate, staff, or visitor misconduct.

  Supervises the work operations and/or functional programs and has
  responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively
  recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and/or
  disciplining of employees.

  Participates and instructs Institutional Training Programs
  involving custody and non-custody staff.

  Serves as  member of the adjustment and classification committees.

  At the Correction Officer's Training Academy, organizes training
  courses in prison administration and supervises the establishment of
  training programs, assignment of quarters, equipment, instructors, and
  use of protective equipment.

  Supervises the daily courts of inmates and supervises searches for
  any missing inmates.

  Takes complaints by inmates or Correction Officers, makes
  investigations and prepares reports with recommendations for remedial

  Makes reports in cases of absence or misconduct of employees, sees
  that all posts are covered and notes all unusual occurrences and
  significant conditions on the blotters or daily report sheets, reports
  suspicious persons, or behavior, taking appropriate action.

  Insures notification of the medical staff regarding inmates who
  require immediate medical attention.

  Supervises the work of the main central point and sees that
  officers and visitors do not leave or enter the center without proper

  Responsible for developing custody schedules to insure adequate
  levels of staffing on all shifts; supervises the scheduling of overtime
  as required, and vacation scheduling: in this capacity, assists in the
  supervision of an institutional computer program designed to facilitate
  this process.

  Reviews all incident reports of major disciplinary actions:
  assigns individuals to investigate; make recommendations regarding

  Interviews and screens applicants for Correction Officer Recruit
  positions; makes recommendations regarding appointment.

  Insures that contraband and confiscated items are properly
  receipted and stored or properly disposed of; insures that items to be
  held for investigations are secured.

  Oversees an institutional program to provide firearms
  qualifications and annual requalification of all custody staff in
  accordance with policy and regulations of the State Police Commission
  on Firearm Training.

  As required, is designated responsibility for the operation of the
  entire custody operation especially on third shift and during week-

  Assists in the development of, implements, monitors, and
  coordinates response to institutional emergency plans utilized in case
  of fire; disturbance; attempted escapes; and natural disasters.

  In case of escape, supervises the deployment of officers and
  serves as outside area supervisor; coordinates the entire outside
  perimeter operation, including liaison with local and State law
  enforcement officers.

  May 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.



  High School Diploma or its equivalent.


  Four (4) years of experience in the care and custody of
  inmates in a correctional institution, one (1) year of which shall have
  been in a supervisory capacity.

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


  Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid
  in New Jersey

  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 Authority.


  Knowledge of the laws and rules pertaining to the operation of
  prisons and correctional institutions.

  Knowledge of the procedures used in supervising the custody of

  Knowledge of approved Use Force, Chemical Mace, Fire Fighting,
  equipment and other emergency equipment an firearms.

  Knowledge of the principles of criminal justice and their
  application to inmate custody and correction.

  Knowledge of institutional emergency plans.

  Knowledge of how to maintain discipline among the officers,
  employees, inmates, and visitors an methods used in preventing
  unauthorized persons from entering and leaving forbidden areas.

  Ability to acquire knowledge of the due process laws with
  basic knowledge of 2C laws and court procedures used in testifying at
  trials and in exercising arrest powers.

  Ability to interpret the laws and rules governing correctional
  work, and the standards of the division of correction.

  Ability to organize work and develop work methods.

  Ability to understand the problems of inmates.

  Ability to perform repetitive work without loss of equanimity,
  patience, or courtesy, to remain calm and decisive in emergency
  situations, and to retain emotional stability.

  Ability to determine the ability those receiving training and
  prepare recommendations for work on the basis of abilities.
  Ability to develop and implement courses of study in the
  institution for Correction Officers which shall include the care,
  custody and rehabilitation of an inmate population.

  Ability to develop and monitor a program for firearms

  Ability to work effectively with others.

  Ability to maintain discipline among Correction Officers,
  employees, inmates, and visitors.

  Ability to remain calm and decisive in emergencies and to
  follow procedures and rules.

  Ability to supervise the maintenance of 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 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 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.

  CODES:  23/124-32653              MCK        10/29/05