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Job Specification

COUNTY CORRECTIONAL POLICE CAPTAIN

DEFINITION:

Under direction during an assigned tour of duty within an adult county 
correctional facility or institution, serves as liaison between the Sheriff 
and/or Undersheriff or Warden and/or Deputy Warden and all officers 
in a large county correctional institution; performs other 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.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Acts as liaison between the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff or Warden and/or 
Deputy Warden, all officers and other employees.

Gives special instructions to assigned officers regarding correction work 
techniques, methods and objectives.

Monitors the activities of inmates and prison staff, education and social 
service professionals working in the institution to ensure adequate 
security of the facility.

Participates in the classification of newly arrived inmates.

Assigns cells and/or dormitories to inmates.

Prepares work and study assignments.

Serves in the absence of any superior officer.

Prepares written reports containing findings, conclusions and 
recommendations.

May coordinate inmate programs such as inmate work release programs 
or education programs.

Supervises the establishment of essential records and files.

Manages the work operations and/or functional programs, and has 
responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively recommending 
the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees.

Will be required to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office 
or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

Three (3) years of supervisory experience in work involving the custody 
or protection of individuals. 

LICENSE:

Appointees must possess a driverís license valid in New Jersey.

NOTE:  Appointees may be required to possess a valid Commercial 
Driverís License (CDL) and applicable endorsement for the class 
and type of vehicle being operated. 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.

AGE:

Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age. 

CITIZENSHIP:

Must be a citizen of the United States.

NOTE:  Applicants for this position must submit acceptable proof of 
meeting the above indicated requirements.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Appointees must have successfully completed a police training 
course approved by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. 
Such training includes successful attainment of a satisfactory level 
of proficiency in the use of firearms.

NOTE:  Appointees will be required to qualify/requalify in the use 
of firearms in accordance with State of New Jersey regulatory 
requirements.

NOTE:  Appointees to positions in SWAT, SERT or related units 
must additionally qualify quarterly in the use of all weapons used 
by the unit.

NOTE: MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Appointees may be required to pass a thorough medical and 
psychological examination administered by the appointing authority. 
Any medical psychological or physical condition or defect which 
would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, 
cause the appointee to be a hazard to self or others, or become 
aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause 
for rejection. Appointees may be required to undergo a psychiatric 
examination. Failure to demonstrate sufficient capacity to perform 
duties of this position may be cause for rejection.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of problems encountered in work involving rehabilitation, 
care and custody of persons deprived of their liberty and related law 
processes.

Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.

Ability to give special instructions to assigned officers regarding 
correction work techniques, methods and objectives.

Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to assigned 
officers and other employees.

Ability to understand the various issues concerning inmates who 
are deprived of their liberty.

Ability to observe and note significant facts and conditions.

Ability to remain calm and make rational decisions in unusual 
circumstances.

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement.

Ability to deal with difficult and unusual cases.

Ability to handle individual cases and avoid fear and antagonism.

Ability to conform to official and unofficial requirements relevant 
to laws, conduct and behavior.

Ability to prepare and maintain essential records and files.

Ability to supervise the establishment and maintenance of essential 
records and files.

Ability to learn how to utilize various types of electronics 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 if 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.


This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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01397LC N/A24-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

12/01/2019