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Job Specification

COUNTY CORRECTIONAL POLICE WARDEN 

DEFINITION:

Under direction, has charge of the administration, operation and 
maintenance of a county correctional facility; directs the protection, 
custody and discipline of inmates; 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:

Directs and supervises the administration, operation and maintenance 
of a county correctional facility.

Formulates and executes plans for effective utilization of available funds, 
personnel, equipment, materials and supplies.

Supervises the daily inspection of institutional buildings and grounds 
including noting suspicious occurrences and taking the appropriate 
action necessary to ensure orderly and safe conditions.

Gives suitable assignments and instructions to the heads of several 
units and lower level employees.

Checks, reviews, and approves or disapproves the contents of varied 
documents, papers and records and sees that records are kept 
accurately and up to date.

Provides workers with needed equipment, materials and supplies.

Ensures the proper classification of inmates. 

Ensures that physicals, psychometric and other tests are appropriately 
administered.

Ensures that programs of work, study and recreation for those needing 
special care, training and/or punishment are implemented in the 
prescribed manner.

Prepares various written reports containing findings, conclusions and 
recommendations.

Supervises the establishment and maintenance of essential records, 
reports 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:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

Five (5) years of supervisory experience in management of a 
correctional facility involving the incarceration, custody, rehabilitation, 
protection, housing, feeding, work and discipline of inmates.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to posses a driverís 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.

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 involved in the management and organization 
of a county correctional facility and of developing and executing a 
suitable work program and work procedures.

Knowledge of procedures used in formulating and executing plans 
for effective utilization of available funds, personnel, equipment, 
materials and supplies.

Knowledge of problems, procedures and methods used in supervising 
the daily inspection of institutional buildings and grounds to ensure 
safe and orderly conditions.

Knowledge of methods used in preparing and supervising the 
preparation of clear, sounds, accurate and informative reports 
containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Knowledge of problems involved in checking, reviewing, approving 
and/or disapproving the contents of varied documents, papers and 
records.

Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.

Ability to develop work programs and work procedures for a 
correctional facility.

Ability to formulate and execute plans for the effective utilization of 
available funds, personnel, equipment, materials and supplies.

Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to the heads of 
the several units.

Ability to provide advice and assistance when difficult and unusual 
problems arise,

Ability to check work to ensure that proper procedures are followed.

Ability to maintain standards of workmanship and output and to 
achieve objectives.

Ability to work harmoniously with associates and other groups and 
individuals engaged in or concerned with the institutionís operation.

Ability to direct work programs involved in the custody, rehabilitation, 
feeding, housing, protection, work, recreation, education and/or care 
of inmates.

Ability to encourage and assist inmates toward complete social and 
physical rehabilitation in as short time as possible.

Ability to supervise the daily inspection of institutional buildings and 
grounds including noting suspicious occurrences and taking the 
appropriate action necessary to ensure orderly and safe conditions .

Ability to direct the procurement, storage, protection, distribution and 
proper use of needed equipment, materials and supplies.

Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation, 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 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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VariantState,
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Note
04571LC N/A35-

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