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Job Specification 40813

CORRECTION LIEUTENANT, JUVENILE JUSTICE

 

DEFINITION


 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
 offenders.

 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
 facility.

 Develops   correction  officers'  schedules  to  ensure  adequate
 staffing levels for each shift.

 Oversees  the  scheduling  needs  of  overtime  requirements   as
 necessitated.

 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
 by employees.

 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
 by superiors.

 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
 duties.

 Issues  disciplinary actions to juvenile offenders and correction
 officers.

 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
 needing hospitalization.

 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
 assigned duties.

 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
 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   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
 well-being.

 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
 damage.

 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.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.

      EXPERIENCE:

      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.

      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 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
 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  overseeing the  care,  usage,  security,
 training,  and  integrity  of  firearms,  other  restraints,  and
 defense equipment.

 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
 directives.

 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
 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
 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
 toward others.

 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
 circumstances.

 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
 procedures.

 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
 others.

 Ability  to  develop and preside over specific modular  intensive
 training  programs and methods developed exclusively  for  agency
 requirements.

 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
 offenders.

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

 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
 Training Commission.

 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
 programming needs.

 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