COUNTY CORRECTIONAL POLICE LIEUTENANT
Under direction during an assigned tour of duty, has charge of correctional
programs and staff within an adult county correctional facility or institution;
supervises subordinate officers or other personnel on a shift; may perform
specialized, administrative/security police work as assigned; 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:
Supervises subordinate officers or other personnel as assigned by the
Captain or other superior officer.
May perform specialized, administrative/security tasks as assigned.
Assists assigned officers with complex assignments and/or difficult
Prepares schedules for county correctional police officers and county
correctional police sergeants, takes roll call each morning and ensures
proper work assignments are being followed.
Ensures adequate levels of staffing on all shifts, especially in cases
of employee absences.
Instructs assigned officers regarding correction work techniques,
methods and objectives.
Assists in developing procedures to facilitate employee training,
use of weapons, chemical restraining agents and other safety and
Assists in developing security plans for the facility, including access,
issuance and use of keys, weapons and other equipment.
Interviews and screens applicants for county correctional police officer
positions and makes recommendations regarding appointments.
Serves in the absence of any superior officer.
Assists in instructing officers regarding principles, practices and
terminology of correctional and penological methods.
May supervise squads of officers directing a group of inmates in
performance of work such as farming, cooking, or maintenance.
Prepares written reports containing findings, conclusions and
Supervises the establishment and maintenance of essential records
Manages the work operations and/or functional programs, and
has responsibility for employee evaluations and 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.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience in work involving the
custody or protection of individuals.
Appointees must possess a driverís license valid in New Jersey.
NOTE: Appointees may be required to possess a valid Commercial
Driverís License 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
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
NOTE: Applicants for this position must submit acceptable proof
of meeting the above indicated requirements.
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 used
of firearms in accordance with State of New Jersey regulatory
NOTE: Appointees appointed 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 examination
administered by the appointing authority. Any medical or physical
condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of duties
of the position, cause appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or
other, 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
Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
Ability to instruct 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 exercise discretion and independent judgement.
Ability to conform to official and unofficial requirements relevant to
laws, conduct and behavior.
Ability to perform specialized, administrative/security police work as
assigned by the facility administrator.
Ability to organize supervisory work and develop effective work
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 electronic 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 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 if they
can perform the essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. 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:
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.