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Job Specification



 Under direction of a supervisory official in the Juvenile Justice
 Commission, conducts investigations related to parole planning
 and aftercare services for juvenile offenders: assumes
 responsibilities for paroled juvenile offenders by coordinating,
 developing, and monitoring specific programs of various types
 directed to the parolee and encouraging family involvement in
 community programs, counseling, and treatment; utilizes a balanced
 approach in supervision of juvenile parolees in concert with
 treatment, surveillance, and enforcement practices with extensive
 interaction of public and private treatment service providers and
 social service and law enforcement agencies in accord with state
 statutes, administrative codes, and policies of the State Parole
 Board; interacts with law enforcement agencies in the
 apprehension and custody of parole violators and in the
 enforcement of arrest warrants; does other administrative and
 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.

 NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.

 40806C - Bilingual in Spanish and English
 Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate 
 in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.


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

 Conducts initial interviews with juvenile offenders pending
 parole hearings for the purpose of determining needs assessment
 and the development of services for each assigned corresponding
 disposition commitment.

 Plans, directs, and oversees programs for social, emotional, and
 economic adjustment of juvenile offenders in an effort to provide
 general, communal, and specialized treatment needs.

 Conducts ongoing case management evaluations and monitoring
 activities of assigned cases throughout custodial and community
 supervision portions of the sentence.

 Functions as a primary participant on various classification and
 selection committees including performing related investigative

 Gathers information, and reviews and monitors case management
 needs designed to address supervision programmatic
 objectives and service records.

 Closely monitors case custodial histories and violations of each
 assigned case to prepare detailed corrective action reports and
 reviews recommendations within the records to determine prior
 assessment reviews and classification analyses activities.

 Conducts investigations to determine existing and potential
 employment, and educational and vocational opportunities
 available for juvenile offenders on parole or to be paroled.

 Prepares reports to be utilized in the preparation of case

 Submits monthly reports reflecting activities performed in the
 custody and aftercare programs including classification
 determinations, number of interviews performed, selection
 decisions, releases, available opportunities for treatment and
 enrichment programs, and so forth.

 Interviews juveniles, employers, educators, tutors, and relatives
 to clarify parole restrictions and supervision requirements
 depicting goals, objectives, community resources, treatment,
 concerns, and other procedures of the parole program.

 Identifies violations and enforces sanctions.

 Apprehends parole violators and conducts investigations to
 determine and evaluate viable alternatives or seeks further
 confinement needs.

 Maintains established relationships with various community groups
 and agencies and also with various law enforcement agencies,
 courts, probation and welfare agencies, schools and county
 outreach education programs, and medical and treatment facilities
 for the purpose of rehabilitation and enrichment objectives for
 juveniles on parole to include short term risk management and
 longer term behavior reform.

 Instructs juvenile offenders pending parole and parolees of
 specific conditions and stipulations of their parole and the
 rules and regulations of the parole release program.

 Conducts random urine monitoring and enforces violations for
 position results determined on the urine samples tested using a
 range of sanctions.

 Serves as liaison with the youth service commission and participates
 on multidisciplinary teams providing technical assistance in
 areas of service delivery objectives and ensuring services are
 delivered in an efficient, cost effective manner within the
 needs expediency of each case.

 Maintains stringent surveillance and monitoring activities for
 quality assurance of service delivery.

 Identifies advocates for the delivery of various services in
 cooperation with the youth service commission approved service

 Serves warrants on parole violators and arrests identified parole

 Contacts local law enforcement authorities to provide information
 and/or requests assistance in serving arrest warrants.

 Recognizes and evaluates potentially dangerous situations
 involving parole violators apprehension.

 Exercise caution and independent judgment in handling these
 circumstances to avoid personal injury or to prevent endangerment
 to the general public and/or serious personal or commercial
 property damage.

 Serves as a resource person to juvenile offenders on parole
 status matters.

 Renders assistance in presenting orientation objectives on
 inservice training activities, specifics of on-the-job training,
 and education programs available.

 Provides guidance on possible career considerations and
 educational opportunities for juveniles in custodial confinement,
 alternative aftercare programs, and recorded on parole status.

 Develops and implements graduated sanctions and incentives.

 Reviews procedures and specific recognition standards to monitor
 and revise each service plan, needs assessments, and surveillance
 activities of each assigned case.

 Investigates parolee violations and new criminal activities and
 completes incident reports for expedient review by all
 appropriate parties and initiates appropriate notices on incident
 detection in accord with agency incident reporting procedure

 Processes parolees for release of both the parent institution and
 satellite units.

 Provides instruction and guidance to Parole Officer Recruits,
 Juvenile Justice in the performance of their assigned duties.

 Provides directions, instructions, and guidance to Youth Workers
 and other paraprofessional employees assigned to assist in 
 monitoring activities of parolees.

 Coordinates activities associated with furlough, study release,
 and work release programs.

 Monitors and assists in the resolution of problems between the
 institution phase and the community phase.

 Oversees and maintains records of financial aid accounts for

 Receives requests for emergency assistance, provides
 disbursements, and requests reimbursements as required by

 Conducts special investigations and furnishes evaluations of
 Executive Clemency and Extradition Requests by the Governor's
 Office and/or State Parole Board.

 Discusses offenders' court imposed revenue obligations, sets
 payment schedules, and makes collections as set forth by the

 Coordinates collections efforts with other government and/or
 private agencies in the event of default.

 Performs and maintains recordkeeping activities.

 Reviews and evaluates New Jersey parole cases residing out of

 Prepares recommendations regarding parole  status and

 Provides immediate and long term assistance with juvenile parolee
 issues and problems.

 Develops new sources and updates community resources directory
 for client assistance and instructs effected personnel regarding
 available organizations and agencies to enhance program
 effectiveness to understand supervision need of the parolees.

 Serves as a hearing officer in the preliminary phase of probable
 cause hearings and makes recommendations and/or decisions
 regarding parolee status.

 Prepares various reports and correspondence concerning parolees
 and their activities progress.

 Establishes and maintains essential and confidential records and

 Assists in developing procedures in the process of communications
 between parolees and their relatives who are not knowledgeable of
 the English language.

 Acts as a witness and testifies before formal hearings, Grand
 Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings, or other judicial

 Prepares and finalizes investigative reports in compliance with
 applicable policies and procedures.

 Performs investigative, surveillance, and covert activities in
 conjunction with federal and state agency directives.

 Inputs and maintains case management system for parolee
 activities and investigative matters for up-to-date status and/or
 query of specific cases under investigation or prior closed case.

 Utilizes and instructs others in the usage of various types of
 video, audio, electronic communications, photographic and
 computer information systems and other various types of recording
 equipment, devices, and manual recordings used by the agency,
 institutions, facilities. or related components.

 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
 Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology,
 or related field of study.


  One (1) year of experience in a correctional facility
 involving the supervision and counseling of juvenile offenders,
 inmates, or parolees or related probationary casework involving
 juvenile offenders.


  Appointees must 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. 


 Appointees accepting employment are required to adhere to
 the employment restrictions that they not pursue outside gainful
 employment during their course of employment unless approved by
 the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission or
 appropriate designee.

 Appointees must have successfully completed the New Jersey
 Police Training Commission and Agency Training course standards
 in arrest, apprehension, investigations, parole supervision, and
 other related law enforcement requirements, and shall have
 qualified in the usage of firearms and the ability to requalify
 on a semiannual basis.

 Appointees will be required to have successfully completed
 all aspects of the one-year training program and have met all
 stated requirements of the Parole Officer Recruit, Juvenile
 Justice to be an eligible candidate for appointment to the Senior
 Parole Officer, Juvenile Justice title.

 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 (NJSA 52:17B-174).


 Knowledge of care, usage, security, and integrity of firearms and
 other restraints and defense equipment.

 Knowledge of techniques utilized to conduct interviews and
 investigations of juvenile parolees, their families, and related
 parole matters and issues.

 Knowledge of varied community resources to be utilized for
 enrichment  purposes  in  social, economic,  and  emotional
 rehabilitation of paroled juvenile offenders and reactions to be
 expected of such persons subject to specified requirements.

 Knowledge of issues and situations that occur to affect the
 judgment of paroled juveniles economically and socially and the
 emotional advancement and habilitation of juvenile offenders.

 Knowledge of available methods to collect payments in default of
 court issued orders and agreements.

 Knowledge of methods and procedures for conducting investigations
 of varying types.

 Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.

 Knowledge of law enforcement and administrative procedures for
 reporting parole violators.

 Knowledge of electronic communication equipment and database
 software utilized during the course of an investigation.

 Ability to exercise all powers and rights of a law enforcement
 officer in criminal matters and to function as an officer for the
 detection, apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of offenders
 against the law.

 Ability to respond to emergency situations expediently and remain
 accessible at all times including days-off and off-duty hours.

 Ability  to evaluate the reliability and creditability of employers,
 parolees, relatives, and witnesses' oral and written statements
 during the course of an investigation.

 Ability to apply applicable laws and the interpretations related
 to the care, treatment, rehabilitation, training, and education
 programs of juvenile probationers, parolees, and inmates of
 correctional institutions and facilitates as dictated by court
 orders and directives in New Jersey.

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
 relationships with juvenile parolees, local officials, and other
 interested parties concerned in the rehabilitation of juvenile
 and young adult parolees.

 Ability to recognize and evaluate potentially  dangerous
 situations involving parolees by exercising caution and
 independent judgment in the handling of these circumstances.

 Ability to develop and enhance procedures of communications
 between parolees and family members to relay information on the
 laws, rules, and regulations relevant to parole requirements and
 supervision restrictions to persons of varying ethnic  and
 language backgrounds, education, and economic levels.

 Ability to gain the confidence and respect of parolees to provide
 them with assistance, advice, career opportunities, and personal
 development and respect of themselves and of others while
 continuing  to  exert  a positive influence  toward  their
 rehabilitation efforts.

 Ability to review and evaluate parole cases and determine
 appropriate levels of supervision to be applied case-by-case.

 Ability to assess parolee financial status and set payment
 schedules to collect court imposed revenue obligation
 commitments with the capability to pay and coordinate the efforts
 necessary to collect payments in default and maintain records 
 of account.

 Ability to provide instruction and guidance to Parole Officer
 Recruits, Juvenile Justice.

 Ability to provide supervision, instructions, and guidance to
 Youth Workers and other assigned paraprofessional employees.

 Ability  to  perform  confidential  investigative  reporting
 activities and gather information and evidence and prepare
 detailed reports thereof.

 Ability to compile and prepare detailed case histories.

 Ability  to  prepare detailed correspondence, reports, and
 memoranda on parole matters and issues.

 Ability to interpret relative information in the context of the
 theories of modern social casework administration, sociology,
 penology, criminology, and psychology practices and principles as
 they apply to juvenile delinquency problems and issues.

 Ability to coordinate and participate in monitoring of varied
 programs for rehabilitation, education, and personal development
 of juvenile parolees and young adults.

 Ability to prepare detailed correspondence, reports, and
 memoranda on parole matters and issues.

 Ability to gather, collect, maintain, collate, interpret, and
 disseminate statistical information.

 Ability to participate in joint investigative initiatives and
 covert operations.

 Ability to utilize and instruct others in the usage of various
 types of video, photographic, audio, electronic communications,
 computer  information systems, and other various types  of
 recording equipment, devices, and manual recordings used by the
 agency, institutions, facilities, or related components.

 Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should
 be referred to superiors for appropriate action.

 Ability to qualify with firearms on a semiannual basis.

 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 communication.

 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.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Local or
Class of
40806CBilingual In Spanish & EnglishSC4022N/AF23-

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.