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Job Specification



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.


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 
emergency measures.

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 
and files.

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.


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 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:
Local or
Class of
01398@LC N/A22-

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.