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Job Specification

(32642, 32659, L-18, LA-18)
32642C, 32659C, L-18, LA-18) BILINGUAL    


Under the supervision of a Correctional Police Sergeant, Lieutenant,
Captain, and/or other supervisory official in the Department of 
Corrections, during an assigned tour of duty, has responsibility for 
the custody and care of a group of inmates in a wing, housing unit, 
kitchen, or on relief assignment in one of these areas; does 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.

NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.

32642C - Bilingual in Spanish and English
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or 
communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the 
duties of this position.


Exercises full police powers and acts as a peace officer at all times 
for the detection, apprehension, arrest, and conviction of offenders 
against the law.

May be responsible for specialized assignments in center, sanitation, 
school, hospital, shops, gates, yard, range, transportation, or other 

May be responsible for specialized assignments including transportation, 
sentry duty, and special duty during serious disturbances, escape, riot,
pursuit, or stakeout requiring the utilization of firearms as specified by 
the Commissioner, Department of Corrections.

Carries a firearm and other restraint/defense equipment while 
performing duties or off-duty; is responsible for the care, use, 
and security of firearms and equipment.

Performs assigned duties according to established policies, 
regulations, and procedures to encourage and assist persons 
deprived of their liberty toward complete social rehabilitation.

Conducts periodic counts of assigned unit inmates; reports absent 

Controls the general conduct and behavior of inmates according to 
established institution procedures and prevents disturbances and 
escape attempts.

Reports violations of institutional rules to supervisory officers.

Maintains discipline and order.

Sees that contraband articles are not concealed on the bodies of 
the inmates or in any part of the concerned unit, and that institution 
property and equipment is kept in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.

Conducts periodic inspections of the locks, window bars, grills, 
doors, gates, and other places of possible egress from the unit.

Escorts inmates to and from their quarters.

Notes suspicious persons and conditions and takes appropriate 
measures in reporting significant actions, occurrences, and conditions 
in the buildings and on the grounds; reports conditions constituting 
dangers and hazards and takes the necessary steps to ensure safe 
and orderly conditions.

As a member of a group, attends formal classes and receives 
instruction in the principles, procedures, practices, and terminology 
of correctional methods.

Attends demonstrations to learn the proper methods of utilizing 
available institution equipment and accessories.

Receives training in the preparation of reports and maintenance 
of essential records.

Conducts the initial investigation of violations of rules, regulations, 
policies, and procedures by inmates and visitors.

Issues disciplinary charges to inmates violating rules, regulations, 
policies, and procedures.

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



Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.


One (1) year of experience in the care and custody of inmates in 
a penal and/or correctional institution.

NOTE:  Appointees to this position shall be required to qualify in 
the use of firearms on an annual basis.


Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
New Jersey.

NOTE:  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 


Knowledge of the problems likely to be encountered in work 
involving the social rehabilitation, care, and custody of varied 
types of persons deprived of their liberty.

Knowledge of approved use of force, chemical mace, firefighting 
equipment, and other emergency equipment and firearms.

Knowledge of the principles of criminal justice and their applications 
to inmate custody and correction.

Knowledge of the methods likely to be useful in working in an 
effective manner with persons of varied types, abilities, and 

Knowledge of the problems, procedures, and methods involved in 
taking suitable action concerning suspicious persons and conditions, 
and in reporting significant occurrences and conditions.

Ability to exercise full police powers and act as a peace officer at 
all times for the detection, apprehension, arrest, and conviction of 
offenders against the law.

Ability to carry a weapon while on duty.

Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written 
directions, and to learn quickly from oral and written explanations 
and from demonstrations.

Ability to analyze custodial problems, organize assigned custodial 
work, and to develop effective work methods.

Ability to recognize significant conditions and to take proper action 
according to established procedures.

Ability to understand the emotional adjustment and other problems 
of inmates deprived of their liberty.

Ability to deal firmly and effectively with varied types of persons 
according to established policy and procedures.

Ability to perform repetitive work without loss of equanimity, patience, 
or courtesy, to remain calm and decisive in emergency situations, 
and to retain emotional stability.

Ability to give clear, accurate, and explicit directions, and to follow 
prescribed procedures.

Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports of 
significant conditions and actions taken.

Ability to maintain records.

Ability 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(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Local or
Class of
32642CBilingual In Spanish & EnglishSC4017N/AL18-

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.