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Job Specification


 Under direction of the Deputy Commissioner or other
 supervisory official in the Department of Human Services, is
 responsible for directing the department-wide police and security
 force and activities which are managed on a regional basis; does
 related work as required.

 NOTE: The definition and 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.

 Oversees all functions, measures, and responsibilities which
 pertain to overall policies and security operations, management, and
 administration to provide an effective, coordinated, and disciplined
 police program.

 Develops police and security rules, regulations, policies, and
 procedures, and directs their implementation and interpretation.

 Takes the lead in planning and outlining steps for the overall
 department policies, activities, work, goals, and objectives and
 directs the interpretation of such plans and related time frames into
 department and regional operations.

 Performs analysis of police and security problems which are
 intrinsic to a large, multifaceted human services organization
 involving residential care and takes corrective action as necessary.

 Directs and performs evaluations of available funds, personnel, 
 operations, equipment, and supplies to ensure their most
 effective utilization and to determine areas of need.

 Directs and supervises the activities of the Regional Police
 Commanders and other subordinates, assigns work, provides 
 needed advice and guidance, and recommends the effective 
 hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and disciplining of employees.

 Oversees the work operations, functional programs, and internal
 organization of the Department of Human Services police force and
 evaluates all work, programs, and activities to ensure that proper
 procedures are followed, that standards of performance are
 maintained, and that desired police objectives are achieved.

 Investigates and directs the investigation of complaints, situations, 
 and issues which confront overall department police and security 
 operations and ensures the development of suitable plans for
 their effective and timely resolution.

 Develops, maintains, and ensures the effective conduct of
 liaison activities by police force staff with pertinent authorities,
 civic groups, and other agencies.

 Presents detailed testimony at hearings and at court which 
 pertain to police and security activities, responsibilities, and 
 internal operations.

 Directs the continuous inspection of police personnel, equipment, 
 and facilities, and those locations where security is provided.

 Provides technical assistance to department management from 
 a police/security perspective in planning for new and/or expanded
 programs, services, and facilities.

 Directs the preparation of police and security reports and

 Directs the establishment and maintenance of essential records
 and files.

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

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
 Bachelor's degree.

 Five (5) years of fulltime supervisory police experience in a
 law enforcement agency.

 NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required college degree
 may substitute additional police experience with the grade of
 Lieutenant on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) college credits
 equals one (1) year of experience.


 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 the essential duties of
 the position.


 Applicants may be required to pass a medical examination given
 by the Appointing Authority prior to appointment.

 Appointees must have satisfactorily completed an accredited
 police training course approved by the Police Training Commission.

 Appointees will be required to be free of any disqualifications 
 for appointment as a Police Officer per NJSA 2C: et seq. 
 and NJSA 30:4-14.

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


 Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, 
 and procedures which are significant from a security standpoint 
 and pertain to overall police operations in a large human
 services organization and particularly in the area of mental health
 and mental retardation.

 Knowledge of the organization, facilities, programs, operations, 
 goals, and objectives of the Department of Human Services
 after a period of training.

 Knowledge of the responsibilities and activities which are
 required to develop and maintain an effective police and security
 program for a large human services organization which contains
 residential facilities.

 Knowledge of the problems, issues, and situations
 encountered in directing the department's police force activities.

 Knowledge of the policies and procedures required in
 directing the police force's internal organization and work 

 Knowledge of the methods used in providing proper
 police/security information, services, and protection.

 Knowledge of the resources, equipment, and supplies useful
 in or vital to police and security operations.

 Ability to direct department-wide police and security
 operations, programs, and administration.

 Ability to analyze and interpret the laws, ordinances, rules, 
 regulations, standards, and procedures and to apply them to
 overall police and security activities and to specific situations 
 and cases.

 Ability to develop and direct the implementation of police
 force rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

 Ability to perform analysis and investigations of police and 
 security problems, programs, and internal operations and to
 provide suitable recommendations and/or corrective actions.

 Ability to direct and perform evaluations of available
 resources, funds, and personnel and to direct their effective

 Ability to assign and evaluate department-wide police work, 
 to ensure that proper procedures are adhered to, that standards
 of performance and conduct are maintained, that equipment is 
 kept in proper working condition, and that objectives are achieved.

 Ability to direct the investigation and resolution of complaints, 
 situations, and issues.

 Ability to take and maintain a firm stand during controversies 
 and differences of opinion.

 Ability to prepare and present testimony on department-wide 
 police activities and internal operations.

 Ability to promote, direct, ensure conduct, and establish
 effective and cooperative relationships with pertinent authorities,
 civic groups, and other agencies.

 Ability to organize police work and operations to provide
 needed services and protection.

 Ability to provide technical assistance to department
 management as well as to the Regional Police Commanders 
 and staff regarding police and security activities, responsibilities, 
 and plans.

 Ability to direct the preparation of police and security reports 
 and correspondence.
 Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of
 essential police records and files.

 Ability to learn 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, or communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 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

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