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Job Specification 40810

DIRECTOR OF CUSTODY OPERATIONS 1, JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION

 

DEFINITION


 Under  general direction of an Institution Superintendent in  the
 Juvenile Justice Commission, has overall charge of custodial work
 programs and the custody workforce of an institution housing more
 than  three hundred (300) juvenile offenders; delegates oversight
 responsibilities  to subordinate supervisory correction  officers
 for ensuring the appropriate care, well-being, security, custody,
 and  disciplining  of  juvenile  offenders,  and  performs  other
 managerial and custodial related activities 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:


 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.

 Directs   work  operations  and  functional  programs   and   has
 responsibility  for  the  preparation  of  employee   performance
 assessment   reviews  and  evaluations,  employee   appointments,
 retention,  promotion,  demotion, reassignment,  separation,  and
 disciplining of employees.

 Oversees  custody  programming  goals  and  objectives  and   the
 delegation  of assigned custodial responsibilities to subordinate
 supervisory correction officers in accord with established  laws,
 rules,   regulations,   policies,  directives,   practices,   and
 procedures governing juvenile correctional institutions.

 Directs  the  application,  security,  and  utilization   of   an
 institutional   computer   system   designed   to   enhance   the
 facilitation of various agency programs.

 Directs  the  preparation  of  shift scheduling  requirements  to
 ensure  adequate levels of correction officer staffing  for  each
 shift including essential overtime needs.

 Endorses  requested approved vacation and other time  entitlement
 usage of subordinates.

 Provides   direction   and  guidance  for   custody   programming
 operations  to  subordinate supervisory correction  officers  and
 other  personnel  regarding institution  essential  programs  and
 custodial work directives, policies, and procedures.

 Oversees  the  implementation of appropriate activities  for  the
 recruitment and selection process of officer candidates and other
 supervisory and custody positions.

 Evaluates   and  determines  fiscal  considerations   and   needs
 including additions, improvements, and equipment requirements  of
 the   custody  component,  and  submits  requests  for  budgetary
 appropriations.

 Attempts to operate the custody component within fiscal guideline
 restraints  and  provides justification  for  cost  overruns  and
 noncompliance.

 Provides  recommendations and suggestions  regarding  institution
 structures,  designs  of housing units, and  physical  powerplant
 improvements, repairs, and workable alterations.

 Ensures all work requirements are conducted in accord with safety
 and   security  considerations  of  the  institution's   juvenile
 population, employees, visitors, and the general public.
 Oversees   programming   goals,   counseling   objectives,    and
 reenforcement  initiatives with lesser grade correction  officers
 and  other  institution personnel who serve  as  members  on  the
 adjustment    and/or    classification    committees    of    the
 multidisciplinary teams of the institutions.

 Assigns officers to investigate alleged allegations of misconduct
 by  employees, reviews findings of investigations,  and  provides
 recommendation to the superintendent for appropriate action.

 Oversees  the  preparation  of arrest  warrants  for  endorsement
 signature   and  interstate  transfer  and  discharge  commitment
 documents on juvenile offenders.

 Reviews  the  accuracy  of  shift and daily  counts  on  juvenile
 offenders.

 Oversees  the  notification of law enforcement  authorities  when
 juvenile offenders are formally declared as missing from  custody
 and the completion of the required paperwork and documents to  be
 processed.

 Interacts   with  court  and  Bureau  of  Parole  officials   and
 representatives in compliance with presiding laws and  stipulated
 custodial requirements.

 Has   oversight  responsibility  in  the  transport  of  juvenile
 offenders  to and from other jurisdictions, institutions,  and/or
 facilities  for court appearances, medical facility  visits,  and
 other trips requiring an officer escort and supervision.

 Directs  the  development of institution plans in  the  event  of
 emergencies,  and  has responsibility for implementing  emergency
 management continency plans.

 Responds to reports of suspicious persons, dangerous or hazardous
 situations, or disturbances by juvenile offenders.

 Directs the course of action to be taken and redeploys correction
 officers to ensure conditions are corrected and appropriate order
 and safety for all parties is reinstated.

 Develops  escape contingency plans to review and update  security
 programs and surveillance monitoring techniques.

 Oversees receipt of newly assigned juvenile offenders and reviews
 their  accompanying  records and files for  housing  assignments,
 classification reviews, and programming analysis.

 Oversees  maintenance of and ensures all institution and facility
 restraint  and defense equipment are in good operating order  and
 directs periodic inspections to ensure such compliance.

 Conducts  regular  periodic inspection of the entire  institution
 complex to ensure related lock mechanisms, housing units,  dining
 halls,  recreation  areas, classrooms, powerplant  facility,  and
 other  related  areas  are clean, safe, and secure  and  prepares
 detailed reports for immediate corrective action.

 Directs  the  oversight of enforcement regulations in  compliance
 with  commission directives, standards, and practices  addressing
 facility  visitation programs and the monitoring and surveillance
 programs designed to stop the introduction of contraband onto the
 grounds of the institution.

 Represents  management  officials in  employee  disciplinary  and
 grievances hearings.

 Reviews,  monitors,  and shares confidential  pertinent  criminal
 intelligence  information  with  various  correctional  and   law
 enforcement  agencies  regarding warring juvenile  offender  gang
 members'  actions and activities assigned to the institution  and
 gang members assigned to other facilities or not in custody.
 Directs   the   development  and  oversight  authority   in   the
 implementation  of  agency  training  requirements  of   assigned
 institution  needs  and  has direct oversight  responsibility  of
 firearms, firefighting, and emergency equipment training programs
 to  be utilized by all correction officers in the performance  of
 their assigned duties.

 Ensures   the   observance  of  laws,  rules,  regulations,   and
 commission  directives  is in compliance with  the  institution's
 policies  and procedures for monitoring enforcement programs  and
 ensuring  the  rights of juvenile offenders are not  violated  by
 other  juvenile offenders, correction officers, other  employees,
 or visitors to the institution.

 Interacts  on  a regular basis with members of the treatment  and
 education  facility  staff in developing, promoting,  supporting,
 and   expanding   rehabilitation  initiatives   and   educational
 programming concepts for juvenile offenders.

 Composes  memoranda,  communications,  and  correspondence,   and
 oversees the preparation of official documents and the completion
 of statistical and monthly reports.

 Instructs    others   in   the   proper   usage   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.

 Acts  as  a  witness  for the state and testifies  before  formal
 hearings,  Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative  hearings,
 or other judicial bodies.

 Directs the deployment and redeployment of correction officers in
 searches  for  escaped juvenile offenders  and  the  issuance  of
 firearms.

 Interacts  with state and local law enforcement officers  in  the
 successful apprehension and arrest of offenders against the law.

 Endorses   and/or  revises  subordinate  supervisory   correction
 officers' evaluations, ratings, and reviews of other lesser grade
 correction officers' job performance under their supervision.

 Interacts  with  juvenile  offenders' parents  and/or  guardians,
 associates,  and other assigned employees to develop  and  foster
 desired   team  leadership  initiatives  of  positive  reenforced
 values,  incentives,  and  sanctions to address  each  juvenile's
 assessment  needs,  treatment, and educational  requirements  the
 institution  can  offer for rehabilitation  objectives  and  goal
 attainment.

 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.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.

      EXPERIENCE:

       Seven (7) years of experience in the supervision, care, and
 custody  of convicted juvenile or adult offenders assigned  to  a
 correctional  institution, facility, and/or boot  camp  of  which
 four  (4)  years  shall  have been in a supervisory  capacity  of
 lesser grade correction officers.

      LICENSE:

       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 the  position.

      AGE:

      Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

      CITIZENSHIP

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

       NOTE: At time of appointment eligible candidates for  this
 position  must  submit  acceptable proof  of  meeting  the  above
 indicated requirements.

      SPECIAL NOTES

       The responsibility for ensuring that appointees possess the
 required  motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class  and
 types  of  vehicles  that  they  may  operate,  rests  with   the
 Appointing Authority.

       Appointees must have successfully completed the New  Jersey
 Police  Training Commission and Agency Training course  standards
 for   custody,  supervision,  investigations,  and  related   law
 enforcement requirements.  Shall have qualified in the  usage  of
 firearms and the ability to qualify on a semiannual basis.

       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 AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge  of  laws,  rules, directives, regulations,  standards,
 policies,  and procedures relating to the operations and  custody
 programs   of   a   correctional  institution  housing   juvenile
 offenders.

 Knowledge  of problems and circumstances likely to be encountered
 in  a work environment involving the social rehabilitation, care,
 well-being,  and  custody  of  juvenile  offenders  detained  and
 deprived  of specific freedoms throughout a custodial supervision
 period of confinement.

 Knowledge  of  programs in directing the care,  usage,  security,
 training, and integrity of firearms, other restraint, and defense
 equipment.

 Knowledge  of  electronic communications equipment  and  database
 software utilized in the performance of assigned duties.

 Knowledge  of  administrative and law enforcement procedures  for
 reporting violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations,  and
 directives.

 Knowledge  of  administrative procedures for  reviewing  reported
 violations of policies and programming requirements.

 Knowledge  of  methods and techniques in directing investigations
 of   recorded  juvenile  offenders'  inappropriate  actions   and
 violations to stipulated programming directives, governing rules,
 regulations, and established standards.

 Knowledge of methods and procedures governing the preparation and
 issuance of arrest warrants.

 Knowledge  of  procedures for recording statements attained  from
 witnesses during the course of an investigation.

 Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.

 Knowledge  of  principles and techniques of employee  supervision
 and conducting evaluations and performance assessments.

 Knowledge  of  principles  and  practices  of  identifying  needs
 assessment.

 Knowledge of principles and techniques of mediation.

 Knowledge of methods in developing proper work procedures and  in
 delegating  work  assignments, instructions,  and  directions  to
 subordinate supervisory corrections officers.

 Knowledge  of  concepts  and goals  of  the  agency  and  of  the
 techniques  and  aspects of resource planning, and organizational
 and component program development and analysis.

 Knowledge  of modern public and governmental resource  management
 concepts and techniques.

 Knowledge  of  resource allocation concepts employed  to  develop
 optimum fiscal spending plans in a public organization.

 Knowledge of various security and safety problems encountered  in
 the  repair and maintenance of institutional structures,  housing
 units, powerplant equipment, and related fixtures.

 Knowledge  of  authorized  force techniques  to  be  utilized  in
 controlling  disturbance  and when  and  how  approved  usage  of
 chemical mace may be deployed.

 Knowledge  of  directives and operating procedures governing  the
 usage of firearms and identifying ascending force factors leading
 to that point of using deadly force.

 Knowledge of procedures utilized in maintaining extensive records
 and filing systems.

 Knowledge  of  principles  and  practices  in  applying  criminal
 justice  applications and standards to juvenile offenders  housed
 in correctional institutions.

 Knowledge of procedures governing rules of evidence.

 Knowledge  of  due  process in the application  of  applying  law
 enforcement  powers  and  court  proceedings  and  procedures  in
 testifying at trials.

 Knowledge  of  procedures for preparing affidavits  and/or  sworn
 testimonies obtained during the course of an investigation.

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

 Ability to properly ensure the integrity and validity of evidence
 collected during the course of an investigation.

 Ability to identify and pursue potential investigative activities
 in compliance with established laws andgoverning directives.

 Ability   to  direct  programs  in  the  training  of  authorized
 techniques of assertiveness methods to be utilized properly in  a
 confined  work  environment with persons of  varying  ethnic  and
 language backgrounds, education, abilities, and personalities.

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships  with
 juvenile   offenders,  their  family  members,  associates,   and
 subordinates.

 Ability  to  develop models and standards to enhance  programming
 instruction  to  others,  adhering  to  established  aspects  and
 techniques  of fostering positive reenforcement methods  designed
 for troubled adolescents.

 Ability   to  communicate  with  juvenile  offenders  to   foster
 self-assurance  attitudes and personal esteem for themselves  and
 toward others.

 Ability to recognize and utilize varying levels of managerial and
 supervision  methods  in  communicating  and  fostering  coaching
 techniques  with lesser grade correction officers to provide  the
 necessary   positive   counseling  needs  and   instilling   work
 development skills to be attained.

 Ability  to direct the development, oversight, and implementation
 of  agency  training programs and courses of  study  for  varying
 levels  of  correction officers who shall  have  the  charge  and
 responsibility  for  the appropriate care, well-being,  security,
 and custody in the rehabilitation efforts of juvenile offenders.

 Ability  to  provide  instructions  to  others  in  applying  the
 principles  and practices of commission directives as they  apply
 to custody related juvenile delinquency problems and issues.

 Ability  to  explain and provide instructions to others  on  what
 types of circumstances and events may be encountered when closely
 following prescribed rules and regulations.

 Ability to develop and direct institution master escape plans and
 oversee  the preparation of detailed written reports and  planned
 circumstances  to  correct  custody,  security,  and   monitoring
 breaches.

 Ability  to  develop, direct, and implement emergency  management
 contingency  plans  in the event of natural  disasters  and  have
 prior  planned  alternative contingency plans to reinstate  order
 and safety for all parties.

 Ability   to   prepare   responses  and  case   development   for
 presentation at employee filed grievance and disciplinary  appeal
 hearings,   representing  facility  management   directives   and
 policies.

 Ability  to  direct the development of intelligence  sources  and
 interpret  useful  and viable information for detection  purposes
 with   commission  components  and  authorized  law   enforcement
 agencies' representatives.

 Ability   to  recognize  suspicious  persons  and/or  events   or
 circumstances and direct the necessary responses.

 Ability to initiate decisive action and disseminate clear  orders
 to eradicate and solve the problem or troublesome situation.

 Ability to identify, address, and analyze custodial programs  and
 problems,    organize    assigned    duties,    delegate     work
 responsibilities,  and  develop  effective   work   methods   and
 procedures.

 Ability  to  review and evaluate plans for proposed  housing  and
 building structures and renovations and to detect security, fire,
 and safety deficiencies.

 Ability  to  develop and disseminate instructions and orders  for
 others to follow and adhere.
 Ability  to  direct  and  train others in  the  proper  usage  of
 firefighting equipment and emergency procedures.

 Ability  to develop training programs and provide instruction  to
 others.

 Ability  to  utilize the methodologies and techniques  of   needs
 assessment principles and practices.

 Ability   to   work   effectively  with  superiors,   associates,
 subordinates,  visitors,  facility employees,  and  other  people
 engaged  and  interested in the rehabilitation efforts  and  work
 requirements  relative  to the issues  and  problems  of  housing
 juvenile offenders deprived of their liberties.

 Ability  to  problem solve daily work related situations  learned
 from  experience, training classes, and workshop  demonstrations,
 gleaned  useful  for  custody supervision  work  and  programming
 initiatives in an institution housing juvenile offenders.

 Ability  to  prepare and provide detailed reports of any  issues,
 problems, or conditions warranting specific action and the action
 taken.

 Ability  to  perform difficult work assignments without  loss  of
 equanimity,  patience, courtesy, and to remain calm and  decisive
 in emergency situations.

 Ability to develop and direct a program for firearms training and
 qualification  requirements as authorized by the Police  Training
 Commission.

 Ability  to  direct and instruct others in the  proper  usage  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 evaluate the reliability and credibility of witnesses'
 oral or written statements.

 Ability  to  prepare detailed correspondence, reports, memoranda,
 and   communications   on  custody  issues,   problems,   program
 development, and budgetary analysis.

 Ability  to  provide  supervision,  training,  instruction,   and
 guidance to supervisory level correction officers.

 Ability  to  identify and recognize where juvenile offenders  may
 hide after successful escapes from custody.

 Ability  to recognize and identify specific instances  so  as  to
 instruct   lesser  grade  correction  officers   of   potentially
 dangerous  and hazardous situations involving juvenile  offenders
 and  to  evaluate  available  options  as  how  to  handle  these
 circumstances  when  utilizing  independent  judgment  in  taking
 decisive action.

 Ability   to   direct   the  gathering,  collection,   collating,
 maintaining, and dissemination of statistical information.

 Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should
 be referred to the superintendent 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.

 CODES: M30/M331-40810          RKR/cah                   5/11/96