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Job Specification 40804




 Under  close supervision of a supervisory officer in the Juvenile
 Justice  Commission, attends residential training in various  law
 enforcement  courses  as  authorized by the  NJ  Police  Training
 Commission;    receives on-the-job training and instructions  for
 the  appropriate  care,  well-being,  security,  and  custody  of
 convicted  juvenile  offenders assigned to various  institutions,
 facilities,  and  boot  camps throughout  the  State;  learns  to
 utilize  a  balanced approach of supervision and  instruction  to
 encourage juvenile offenders self-involvement and personal esteem
 to   participate  in  rehabilitation  and  educational  programs;
 attends  classes and courses addressing principles of supervision
 practices  and  surveillance activities  in  accord  with  Police
 Training  Commission  requirements; does  other  custody  related
 duties as required.

 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.


 Observes and learns proper procedures to exercise all powers  and
 rights of enforcement to function as a law enforcement officer.

 Learns  proper usage, security, integrity, and care for  firearms
 and   the  responsibility  of  maintaining  firearms  and   other
 restraints  and  defense  equipment  while  performing   assigned

 Learns   rules,  regulations,  policies,  procedures,  practices,
 operational   methods,   and  processes   related   to   juvenile
 correctional institutions, facilities, boot camps, and  satellite

 Learns   military  style  training  techniques   and   regimented
 activities associated with close order drill and conditioning for
 physical training of assigned juvenile offenders.

 Observes  and learns objectives of programs developed for  social
 and emotional habilitation initiatives of juvenile offenders.

 Learns  how to project an authoritative, supportive, and positive
 attitude   to   assist  juvenile  offenders  in  achieving   goal

 Observes  and  participates in custody  programs  in  rating  and
 evaluating juvenile offenders in earning access of credits toward
 privileges and specialized activities and programs.

 Attends  an  in residence Police Training Commission  Program  to
 learn    various   law   enforcement   practices,   instructions,
 surveillance   and   detection  techniques,  firearms   training,
 qualification  and applicable regulations, policies,  directives,
 and procedures for the care, well-being, security, and custody of
 juvenile offenders under charge of the State.

 Attends specific program classes for instruction and receives on-
 the-job training and physical conditioning directives related  to
 the  principles of performing custody duties and  the  charge  of
 sentenced juvenile offenders assigned to boot camps.

 As a recruit in training under close supervision, may be assigned
 as  a  member of a group or assigned individually for  one-to-one
 intense training opportunities.

 Learns  to  supervise the care, inspection,  and  maintaining  of
 living  quarters of juvenile offenders in a safe,  clean,  secure

 Learns   to  perform  military  style  inspections  of   juvenile
 offenders= clothing, living quarters, and hygiene practices on  a
 regular daily basis.

 May  assist in patrolling and surveillance activities of assigned
 areas,  grounds, buildings, and living quarters, renders  regular
 periodic reports via telephone or electronic communications,  and
 reports the whereabouts of all assigned juvenile offenders.

 May  assist in the development of acceptable conduct and behavior
 of  juvenile offenders in accord with established directives  and
 assertive   mannerisms  to  prevent  disturbances  and  attempted
 escapes from custody.

 Reports  violations  and  discrepancies of  facility=s  rules  to
 supervisory officer.

 May   assist  in  maintaining  discipline  in  living   quarters,
 recreation   areas,   grounds,  school   classrooms,   hospitals,
 theaters,  churches, eateries, trade shops, and other  areas  and
 places where juvenile offenders gather in groups.

 May  assist  in  preventing  stated contraband  and  unauthorized
 articles  from  entering the facility=s grounds,  buildings,  and
 living  quarters  by  utilizing various search  and  surveillance

 May   assist  in  conducting  regular  periodic  inspections  and
 recording  conditions  of living quarters,  secured  areas,  door
 locks,  windows locks, and other restricted areas of the facility
 and surrounding grounds.

 Escorts juvenile offenders to and from living quarters to various
 areas of the facility and other authorized locations.

 Notifies   supervisor  or  training  officer  of   differing   or
 suspicious  actions  being  displayed by  juvenile  offenders  or
 visual  contact of suspicious persons and conditions that warrant
 review   and/or  investigation,  and  makes  note   of   changing
 conditions   to   determine  possible  dangerous   or   hazardous
 situations to ensure a safe, orderly environment.

 Attends  classes  and  demonstrations  on  methods  of  utilizing
 institution equipment and accessories.

 May  assist in escorting juvenile offenders to job/training sites
 which  are  off  grounds and to courts of law  and  other  formal
 proceedings  which  may require the issuance and  carrying  of  a

 When assigned to a medical area of treatment, may assist civilian
 employees in performance of their duties.

 When  assigned to boot and/or institution camps and other outside
 assigned  details,  is  responsible  for  safety,  security,  and
 custody of juvenile offenders under said charge.

 Observes and receives training in preparation of program  reports
 and in keeping records and files.

 Observes  and  assists  in  performing  investigations   and   in
 preparation of detailed, concise reports.

 Learns   practices  and  procedures  for  monitoring  enforcement
 programs and ensures juvenile offenders= rights are not violated.

 Learns  how  to prepare and complete program incident reports  of
 violations,   procedures  of  reporting   such   incidents,   and
 investigations required to prepare reports thereof.

 Learns to prepare and compose memoranda and other communications.

 May  be  required  to testify as a witness for the  State  before
 formal  hearings,  Grand  Juries, Courts of  Law,  administrative
 hearings, or other judicial bodies.

 Learns  how  to  maintain  records and security  of  confidential
 records and files.

 Learns  to  utilize  various types of electronic  communications,
 computer information systems, other types of recording equipment,
 devices,  and manual recordings used by the agency, institutions,
 facilities, satellite locations, and other related units.

 Learns   how   to  recognize  and  rapidly  evaluate  potentially
 dangerous  and hazardous situations involving juvenile offenders=
 safety  and well-being, and learns to exercise caution  and  good
 judgment in handling these circumstances to avoid personal injury
 or  to  prevent endangerment to the general public and/or serious
 personal injury to juvenile offenders and/or property damage.

 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.



      Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.


      Candidates  will  be required to possess a driver's  license
 valid in the State of New Jersey.


      Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.


      Must be a United States= citizen at time of appointment.


      At   time  of  appointment,  eligible  applicants  for  this
 position  must  submit  acceptable proof  of  meeting  the  above
 indicated requirements.


      Selected eligible candidates will be required to undergo and
 successfully   pass   medical   and  psychological   examinations
 administered by the Appointing Authority.

      Selected   eligible   candidates   will   be   required   to
 successfully  complete the NJ Police Training  Commission  course
 standards of custody, investigations, and related law enforcement
 requirements.  Such training shall also include firearms training
 and ability to qualify and successfully attain the required level
 of  proficiency  and  ability to requalify  with  firearms  on  a
 semiannual  basis.   All  training  requirements  and  successful
 completion thereof reflect a one year training period in addition
 to  satisfactory  completion of the  working  test  period  as  a
 Correction Officer Recruit, Juvenile Justice to be considered  as
 an  eligible  appointee for appointment to the Senior  Correction
 Officer, Juvenile Justice position.

      Candidates  may be required during the working  test  period
 and/or  training period to attain required motor vehicle licenses
 commensurate with the class and types of vehicles to be operated.

      Candidates  may  be  required during the one  year  training
 period to attend college level and/or other courses, paid by  the
 Appointing Authority, in Criminal Justice, Psychology,  or  other
 related field of study.

      Selected  eligible candidates shall meet the  qualifications
 for  juvenile  corrections  officers and  shall  be  employed  as
 juvenile corrections officers pursuant to section 6 of P.L. 1995,
 c. 284 (N.J.S.A. 52:17B-174).


 Ability  to  exercise  powers and rights  of  a  law  enforcement
 officer after a period of training.

 Ability to ensure security, safety, care, usage, and integrity of
 firearms and other restraints and defense equipment.

 Ability  to  interpret problems likely to  be  encountered  in  a
 working  environment  involving the social rehabilitation,  care,
 well-being,  and  custody  of  juvenile  offenders  detained  and
 deprived of specified freedoms throughout a custodial supervision
 period of confinement.

 Ability  to  utilize proper assertiveness techniques and  methods
 appropriate  in  a  confined  work environment  with  persons  of
 varying  ethnic  and language backgrounds, education,  abilities,
 economic levels, and personalities.

 Ability   to   recognize  potentially  dangerous  and   hazardous
 situations  involving juvenile offenders, to  evaluate  available
 options, and to determine appropriate procedures and exercise  of
 independent  judgment  in handling these  circumstances  after  a
 period of training.

 Ability   to   utilize  methods  and  techniques  for  performing
 investigations  of  recorded  juvenile  offenders=  inappropriate
 actions and violations to stipulated rules and regulations  after
 a period of training.

 Ability  to  communicate with juvenile offenders to foster  self-
 assurance  attitudes  and self esteem for themselves  and  toward
 others after a period of training.

 Ability  to utilize surveillance methods and procedures  after  a
 period of training.

 Ability   to  utilize  administrative  procedures  for  reporting
 incidents and violations to defined directives after a period  of

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships  with
 juvenile   offenders,  their  family  members,   coworkers,   and
 superiors after a period of training.

 Ability  to learn to utilize electronic communications  equipment
 and database software in the performance of assigned duties.

 Ability  to utilize appropriate techniques to gain confidence  of
 juvenile  offenders,  to instill mutual respect  of  others,  and
 provide  direction with their personal development and  emotional
 stability during their period of incarceration after a period  of

 Ability  to  utilize  varying levels of supervision  of  juvenile
 offenders  and  to recommend sanctions and/or loss of  privileges
 when necessary.

 Ability   to   learn  military  style  training  and   regimented
 Ability  to conduct and lead rigorous physical fitness activities
 after a period of training.

 Ability  to  participate  and lead calisthenics,  exercises,  and
 close order drill activities.

 Ability to perform military style inspections of living areas and
 quarters,   proper  clothing/uniform  attire,  appropriate   self
 hygiene  habits,  safety  issues,  and  liabilities  of  juvenile

 Ability   to   apply  principles  and  practices  of   Commission
 directives  as they apply to custody related juvenile delinquency
 problems and issues.

 Ability to interpret what types of circumstances and events  that
 may  be  encountered  in closely following prescribed  rules  and

 Ability  to learn how to properly utilize firefighting  equipment
 and adhere to stipulated emergency procedures.

 Ability to interpret, remember, follow through and carry out oral
 and written directions and to learn oral and written explanations
 from  classes  and  demonstrations as  they  apply  to  custodial

 Ability  to learn to recognize specific occurrences and differing
 instances  learned  in  classes and workshop  demonstrations  for
 comprehending  and  utilizing essential facts  and  data  gleaned
 useful  for  everyday custody work in an institution or  facility
 housing juvenile offenders.

 Ability  to recognize suspicious persons and/or events  and  take
 suitable  action  and  reporting requirements  to  supervisor  or
 training officer in a very timely manner.

 Ability  to analyze custodial problems, organize assigned  duties
 and develop effective work methods.

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

 Ability  to  follow  instructions and render  to  others,  clear,
 accurate, and explicit directions to follow.

 Ability  to  learn  how to utilize various  types  of  electronic
 communications,  computer information  systems,  other  types  of
 recording equipment, devices, and manual recordings used  by  the
 agency, institutions, facilities, satellite locations, and  other
 related units.

 Ability   to   prepare  detailed  correspondence,  reports,   and
 communications on custody issues and problems and  other  program

 Ability to qualify with firearms on a semiannual basis.

 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.


 Appointees  who successfully complete the required  working  test
 period  in  addition  to the twelve (12) month  training  period,
 including  the  Police Training Commission  and  agency  training
 requirements will be eligible for advancement to the title Senior
 Correction   Officer,  Juvenile  Justice  under   Department   of
 Personnel procedures.

 The  inability of an appointee in this title to attain the  level
 of  performance warranting advancement to the title listed  above
 shall be considered as cause for separation from employment.

 Proposed Range: L99/40 hour workweek

 CODES: L99 - 40804            RKR/hw                 5/11/96