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Job Specification



Under  direction with wide latitude for independent judgment and 
initiative, which may include authority to make decisions on policy
matters, and is  responsible for administration and direction of 
one  or more organizational  components of a Sheriff's office 
such as: maintaining order and security in assigned areas or 
buildings, criminal investigations, serving court processes, 
criminal identification, ballistics, forensics, motor vehicle 
accident investigation, apprehension  of  violators  of  the  law; 
and other related assignments which may include transportation 
and custody of detainees, emergency management, training, 
patrol, and communications and dispatch functions; does 
other related assignments or duties as determined by the 
appointing authority.

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, evaluates, trains and provides guidance to subordinate 
personnel; may perform all tasks assigned to a Sheriff's Officer.

Exercises all powers and rights of sheriff's officers, police officers, 
and constables in criminal and civil matters, and functions as a law 
enforcement officer for the detection, apprehension, arrest and 
prosecution of offenders against the law.

May be assigned to duty with various inter-agency or shared 
services operations or organizations.

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

May conduct disciplinary hearings in cases of alleged misconduct 
of personnel.

Secures administrative services such as supplies, equipment, 
and facilities.

Develops and establishes new and/or revised work methods.

Arranges training opportunities for personnel and makes 
determinations of who should attend.

Develops standards of work for assigned personnel.

Interviews candidates for positions in the organization.

May direct the preparation of the operating budget and be 
charged with ensuring budget is implemented properly.

Has charge of and directs activities of personnel in the organizational 
component supervised.

May assume command of personnel assigned to other organizational
 components when necessary.

Analyzes new laws, methods, and technological advances in crime 
detection and law enforcement to improve organization efficiency 
and implements these analyses.

Meets with subordinate personnel to identify, discuss, and resolve 
organizational and operating problems.

Develops procedures to serve as guidelines for proper conduct of 
organizational component activities.

Monitors effectiveness of procedures through follow-up meetings 
with subordinate personnel.

Prepares, and supervises staff who prepare, reports detailing 
organizational component activities and submits same to superiors.

Receives, reviews, investigates, and resolves complaints received 
regarding operation of organizational components.

May speak before education, community and/or professional groups 
on various law enforcement and/or public safety topics.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of recording and/or 
information systems used by the agency, office, or related 
organizational components.



Graduation from high school or vocational high school or possession
of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate.


United States Citizenship.


Four (4) years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer with 
a recognized law enforcement agency in work involving any one or 
more of the following: investigation of criminal activities; taking, 
classifying and filing fingerprints; serving of legal papers; ballistics 
testing; maintaining security in a courtroom; serving court processes; 
transportation and custody of detainees; criminal identification;
training; apprehension of violators of the law; forensics or other related 
assignments which may include emergency management; and 
communication and dispatch functions, two (2) years of which shall 
have been in a supervisory capacity. 


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 essential duties of the position.


Appointees must possess a certificate issued by the New Jersey 
Police Training Commission showing satisfactory completion of 
a police training course at an approved school pursuant to 
P.L. 1961, C.56 (NJSA 52:17B-66 et seq.).  Such training includes 
successful attainment of a satisfactory level of proficiency in the 
use of firearms. 


NOTE:  Appointees to this position must successfully qualify 
semi-annually in the use of firearms. 

NOTE: Appointees to positions in SWAT, SERT or related units 
must additionally qualify with special weapons in conformance 
with the Attorney General Guidelines. 

NOTE: Appointees to this title may be required to work various 
shifts, variable hours to include weekends and/or holidays. 


As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may be required
to pass a thorough medical and psychiatric examination to be 
administered by the appointing authority.  Any psychological, 
medical, or physical condition or defect which would prevent 
efficient performance of duties of the position, cause the appointee 
to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated 
as a result of performance of these duties will be cause for rejection.


Knowledge of problems and procedures involved in court practices  
and procedures and of techniques that would be useful in maintaining 
order and security in the courtroom.

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures used in serving legal 
papers and documents.

Knowledge of methods used in the taking, classifying, and filing finger

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures used in conducting 
criminal investigations and apprehending violators of the law.

Knowledge of procedures used in ballistics testing.

Knowledge of the behavior of people.

Knowledge of methods likely to be effective in dealing with varied 
types of people.

Knowledge of basic interviewing techniques.

Ability   to   assist in organizing   and   developing   a comprehensive 
work program and to take a leading part in developing effective 
operating procedures.

Ability to direct subordinates, and provide them with needed advice 
and assistance when difficult and unusual problems arise.

Ability to see that proper procedures are followed and that desired 
objectives are achieved.

Ability to obtain and make effective use of funds, personnel, and 

Ability to read, analyze, interpret, apply, and conform to laws, rules, 
and regulations relating to proper service of writs, legal documents, 
and papers.

Ability to investigate criminal activities and apprehend violators 
of the law.

Ability to take the lead in establishing and maintaining helpful, 
cooperative relationships with individuals and groups interested 
in the work of the agency.

Ability to remain calm and decisive in unusual circumstances and 
to use discretion and independent judgment.

Ability to prepare reports.

Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of records and files.

Ability to utilize various types of recording and information systems 
used by the agency, office, or related organizational components.

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 as long
As they can perform 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
03696@LC 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.