Job Specification 40813
CORRECTION LIEUTENANT, JUVENILE JUSTICE
Under general direction of a supervisory official in the Juvenile
Justice Commission, has charge of custodial work programs at an
institution, facility, or boot camp housing juvenile offenders;
functions as a Principal Training Officer and/or secondary level
supervisor over correction officers of lesser grade; and performs
other administrative and custodial related duties 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.
Supervises work operations and/or functional programs and has
responsibility for preparation of employee performance assessment
reviews and evaluations, and recommending the appointment,
retention, promotion, demotion, reassignment, separation, and
disciplining of employees.
Supervises workload assignments and delegation of
responsibilities to subordinate correction officers assigned to
custody programs and related activities in accord with
established laws, rules, regulations, policies, directives,
practices, and procedures governing juvenile correctional
institutions, facilities, boot camps, and satellite locations.
Provides input for the counseling of juvenile offenders.
Interacts with various medical, professional, and support
services personnel in providing and maintaining rehabilitation
and educational programs for juvenile offenders.
Oversees military style training exercises and regimented
activities associated with close order drill, physical fitness
conditioning, and facility training requirements for juvenile
Oversees completion of administrative and daily personnel
deployment assignment worksheets, recordings of information into
daily logs and recorded notations of unusual occurrences, events,
or happenings during the shift.
Reviews programming objectives and reenforcement initiatives
with lesser grade correction officers and other facility
personnel that function as members on the adjustment and
classification committees of the multidisciplinary teams of the
Develops correction officers' schedules to ensure adequate
staffing levels for each shift.
Oversees the scheduling needs of overtime requirements as
May be required to oversee the application, security, and
utilization of an institutional or facility computer system
designed to enhance facilitation of various agency programs.
During a tour of duty, renders instructions, orders, and other
communications to lesser grade correction officers during roll
call for each reporting shift.
Updates officers on prevailing agency directives and policies.
Oversees assigned work responsibilities, custody programs, and
post assignments from the main control center.
Reviews incident reports submitted by varying levels of
correction officers and other facility personnel on inappropriate
actions and behavior committed by juvenile offenders.
Assigns officers to investigate recorded incidents warranting
investigation and reviews findings of investigations and includes
recommendations to superiors for appropriate action.
Functions as a hearing officer in disciplinary processing against
juvenile offenders and provides a finding of facts, conclusion,
and recommendation to superiors for recommended action.
Prepares reports in cases of unauthorized absences or misconduct
Updates and endorses the entries to daily logs and worksheets.
Reviews reports of unusual occurrences or events from prior
shifts and determines whether appropriate action was taken or
whether further investigation is required.
Oversees investigative activities when a visitor is apprehended
attempting to introduce contraband onto the grounds of the
institution or facility.
Prepares arrest warrants for endorsement signature as required
and ensures all reports and forms are correctly completed.
Oversees the facility process for recording all incoming mail and
packages and the recorded markings of all personal property and
items received for juvenile offenders= usage which is authorized
to be maintained at an institution or facility.
Oversees, verifies, and endorses the shift and daily counts of
juvenile offenders and the necessary deployment of correction
officers to search for missing juveniles, and notifies proper
authorities and completes appropriate reports for further action
Responds to reports of suspicious persons and dangerous or
hazardous situations or disturbances by juvenile offenders.
Takes appropriate action and redeploys correction officers as
necessary to ensure conditions are corrected and order resumed
prior to departing the area and returning to other assigned
Issues disciplinary actions to juvenile offenders and correction
Authorizes all surveillance and search teams activities in the
seizure of contraband and other unauthorized articles found as a
result of conducted searches.
Supervises the investigative activities regarding alleged
incidents of reported misconduct by correction officers and other
institution or facility employees.
Oversees the notification and interaction with medical personnel
regarding juvenile offenders who require immediate medical
attention or report sick to the medical area for treatment.
Ensures all required incident reports are completed and entries
recorded on the daily worksheets and logs.
Arranges the transportation for injured juveniles or employees
Notifies proper authorities when juveniles= behavior patterns
indicate potential harm to themselves or others.
Oversees work requirements and movement of correction officers,
employees, visitors, and juvenile offenders on the grounds and in
the buildings of the institution or facility.
Functions as Principal Training Officer in overseeing specific
phases of agency training requirements and oversight of firearms,
firefighting, and emergency equipment training programs to be
utilized by all correction officers in the performance of
Oversees all custody programs and ensures that procedures are
adhered to in accord with commission policies and directives
related to work release, boot camps, school and vocational
training attendance participation, outdoor work details, off
grounds and community activities, transport of juvenile
offenders, and home visitation programs.
Recommends the retention, reassignment, promotion, and demotion
of lesser grade correction officers.
Ensures compliance with facility's procedures for monitoring
enforcement programs and ensuring the rights of juvenile
offenders are not violated.
Composes memoranda, communications, correspondence, and oversees
preparation of official documents and completion of statistical
and monthly reports.
Acts as a witness for the state and testifies before formal
hearings, Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings,
or other judicial bodies.
Oversees the deployment and redeployment of correction officers
in searches for escaped juvenile offenders and the issuance of
Interacts with state and local law enforcement officers in the
successful apprehension and arrest of offenders against the law.
Endorses and/or revises subordinate correction officers'
evaluations, ratings, and reviews of other lesser grade
correction officers' job performance under their supervision.
Instructs others in the 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.
Recognizes and rapidly evaluates potentially dangerous and
hazardous situations involving correction officers' safety and
Exercises caution and good judgment in identifying these
circumstances quickly to avoid personal injury to all parties,
prevent endangerment to the general public, and/or property
Interacts with juvenile offenders' parents and/or guardians,
associates, superiors, and other assigned employees to develop
and maintain desired team leadership initiatives of positive
reenforced values, incentives, and sanctions to address each
juvenile's assessment needs, treatment, and educational
requirements the facility can offer for rehabilitation objectives
and goal attainment.
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.
Four (4) 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 one
(1) year shall have been in a supervisory capacity of lesser
grade correction officers.
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.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
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
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
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 requalify on a semiannual basis.
Selected eligible candidates shall meet the qualifications
for juvenile correction officers and shall be employed as
juvenile correction 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 or facility housing
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 overseeing the care, usage, security,
training, and integrity of firearms, other restraints, and
Knowledge of electronic communications equipment and database
software utilized in the performance of assigned duties.
Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.
Knowledge of administrative and law enforcement procedures for
reporting violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and
Knowledge of administrative procedures for reporting violations
of policies and programming requirements.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for performing 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 principles and techniques of employee supervision
and conducting evaluations and performance assessments.
Knowledge of principles and practices of identifying needs
Knowledge of principles and techniques of mediation.
Knowledge of methods in developing proper work procedures and in
delegating work assignments, instructions, and directions to
lesser grade correction officers.
Knowledge of authorized force techniques to be utilized in
controlling disturbances 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 and facilities.
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 ensure the integrity and validity of evidence
collected during the course of an investigation.
Ability to oversee and train others in the proper 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,
subordinates, and superiors.
Ability to instruct others and adhere to the aspects and
techniques of positive reenforcement methods to gain the
confidence and respect of juvenile offenders to assist and
provide guidance with their personal development and emotional
stability during their period of incarceration.
Ability to communicate with juvenile offenders to foster
self-assurance attitudes and personal esteem for themselves and
Ability to recognize and utilize varying levels of supervision
methods and coaching techniques with lesser grade correction
officers to provide the necessary positive counseling needs and
instilling work development skills to be attained.
Ability to oversee and perform military style inspections of
living areas and quarters, proper clothing/uniform attire,
appropriate self hygiene habits, safety issues, and liabilities
of juvenile offenders.
Ability to develop, oversee, and implement agency training
programs and courses of study for 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 recognize suspicious persons and/or events or
Ability to initiate decisive action and disseminate clear orders
to eradicate and solve the problem or troublesome situation and
ensures proper order and essential safety levels are achieved
prior to leaving the area.
Ability to identify, address, and analyze custodial programs and
problems, organize assigned duties, delegate work
responsibilities, and develop effective work methods and
Ability to develop and disseminate instructions and orders for
others to follow and adhere.
Ability to utilize and to train others in the proper usage of
firefighting equipment and emergency procedures.
Ability to develop training programs and provide instruction to
Ability to develop and preside over specific modular intensive
training programs and methods developed exclusively for agency
Ability to utilize methodologies and techniques of needs
assessment principles and practices.
Ability to work effectively with superiors, associates,
subordinates, visitors, facility's 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 or facility housing juvenile
Ability to prepare and provide detailed reports of any issues,
problems, or conditions warranting specific action and the action
Ability to perform repetitive work assignments without loss of
equanimity, patience, courtesy, and to remain calm and decisive
in emergency situations.
Ability to develop and monitor a program for firearms training
and qualification requirements as authorized by the Police
Ability to utilize and to 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 and problems and other
Ability to provide supervision, training, instruction, and
guidance to lesser grade correction officers.
Ability to identify and recognize where juvenile offenders may
hide after successful escapes from custody.
Ability to recognize and identify specific instances to instruct
correction officers of potentially dangerous and hazardous
situations involving juvenile offenders and to evaluate available
options to handle these circumstances.
Ability to supervise the gathering, collection, collating,
maintaining, and dissemination of statistical information.
Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should
be referred to superiors for appropriate action.
Ability to qualify with firearms on 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: 23/124-40813 RKR/cah 5/11/96