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Job Specification



Under the general direction of a Correctional Police Chief or other 
supervisory official in the Juvenile Justice Commission, has charge 
of custodial work program shift officers and custody workforce of an
institution, facility, or boot camp housing juvenile offenders; assigns 
oversight responsibility for ensuring appropriate care, well-being, 
security, custody, and discipline of juvenile offenders; may direct the 
daily activities and operations of the Juvenile Justice Commission 
Training Academy and performs other administrative and custodial 
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.


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.

Supervises work operations and functional programs and has 
responsibility for the preparation of employee performance 
assessment reviews and evaluations, employee appointments, 
retention, promotion, demotion, reassignment, separation, and 
disciplining of employees.

Oversees custody programming and training objectives and the 
delegation of assigned custodial responsibilities to subordinate 
supervisory correctional police officers in accordance with established 
laws, rules, regulations, policies, directives, practices, and procedures 
governing juvenile correctional institutions, facilities, boot camps, and 
satellite locations.

Oversees the application, security, and utilization of an institutional or 
facility computer system designed to enhance the facilitation of various 
agency programs.

Oversees and approves the preparation of staff schedules to ensure 
adequate staffing levels for each shift, and oversees the scheduling 
of overtime, as necessitated.

Approves vacation and other time entitlement usage of subordinates.

Provides direction and guidance for custody programming and training 
operations to shift lieutenants and other supervisory personnel regarding 
essential institution or facility programs and custodial work directives, 
policies, and procedures.

Reviews each shift administrative log recording and daily personnel 
deployment worksheet notations of recorded events, unusual occurrences, 
or happenings.

Determines appropriate actions taken by subordinates and whether 
further review or investigative activities are required.

Oversees counseling, programming objectives, and reinforcement 
initiatives with lesser grade correctional police officers and other
institution personnel who serve as members on the adjustment 
and/or classification committees of the multidisciplinary teams of 
the facility.

Assigns individuals to investigate incidents and allegations of 
misconduct by juvenile offenders and facility employees.

Reviews findings of investigations and provides recommendations 
to the Correctional Police Chief, Assistant Superintendent, and/or 
Training Director for appropriate action.

Oversees the preparation of arrest warrants for endorsement 
signature and interstate transfer and discharge commitment 
documents on juvenile offenders.

Reviews the accuracy of shift and daily counts of juvenile offenders.

Oversees notification of law enforcement authorities when juvenile 
offenders are formally declared as missing from custody and the 
completion of the required paperwork and documents to be processed.

Interacts with court and Bureau of Parole officials and representatives, 
in compliance with presiding laws and stipulated custodial requirements.

Has oversight responsibility in the transport of juvenile offenders to 
and from other jurisdictions, institutions, and/or facilities for court 
appearances, medical facility visits, and other trips requiring an 
officer escort and supervision.

Develops facility plans in the event of emergencies and has oversight 
responsibility for implementing emergency management contingency 
plans in the absence of the superintendent.

In the absence of the Correctional Police Chief, Assistant Superintendent, 
or Training Director, has overall responsibility of organizing all assigned 
supervisory custodial work programs, and implementing and delegating 
programming objectives of the institution or facility to shift lieutenants 
and other supervisory personnel.

Responds to reports of suspicious persons, dangerous or hazardous 
situations, or disturbances by juvenile offenders; directs the course of 
action to be taken and redeploys correctional police officers to ensure 
conditions are corrected and appropriate order and safety for all parties 
is reinstated.

Develops escape contingency plans and related training to review and 
update security programs and surveillance monitoring techniques.

Oversees the receipt of newly assigned juvenile offenders and reviews 
their accompanying records and files for housing assignments, 
classification reviews, and programming analysis.

Oversees the maintenance of all institution and facility restraint and 
defense equipment, ensuring they are in good operating order, and
directs periodic inspections to ensure such compliance.

Conducts regular periodic inspection of the entire institution or facility 
complex to ensure related lock mechanisms, housing units, dining halls, 
recreation areas, classrooms, and other related areas are clean, safe, 
and secure, and prepares detailed reports to superiors of noncompliance 
for immediate corrective action.

Directs the oversight of enforcement regulations and related training 
in compliance with commission directives, standards, and practices 
addressing facility visitation programs and the monitoring and 
surveillance programs designed to stop the introduction of contraband 
onto the grounds of the institution or facility.

Represents management officials in employee disciplinary and 
grievances hearings.

Reviews, monitors, and shares confidential pertinent criminal intelligence 
information with various law enforcement agencies regarding warring 
juvenile offender gang membersí actions and activities assigned to the
institution or facility, and gang members assigned to other facilities or 
not in custody.

Develops and oversees the implementation of agency training 
requirements of assigned institution or facility needs and has 
oversight responsibilities of firearms, firefighting, and emergency 
equipment training programs to be utilized by all correctional police 
officers in the performance of their assigned duties.

Ensures the observance of laws, rules, regulations, and commission 
directives are in compliance with the facility's policies and procedures 
for monitoring enforcement programs and ensuring the rights of juvenile 
offenders are not violated by other juvenile offenders, correctional police 
officers, other facility employees, or visitors to the facility.

Interacts on a regular basis with members of the treatment and 
education facility staff in developing, promoting, supporting, and 
expanding rehabilitation initiatives and educational programming 
concepts for juvenile offenders.

Composes memoranda, communications, correspondence, and 
oversees the preparation of official documents and completion of 
statistical and monthly reports.

Instructs others in the proper usage of electronic communications, 
computer information systems, other types of recording equipment, 
devices, and manual recordings used by the agency, institutions, 
facilities, satellite locations, and other related units.

Acts as a witness for the State and testifies before formal hearings, 
Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings, or other judicial 
bodies as required.

Oversees the deployment and redeployment of correctional police 
officers in searches for escaped juvenile offenders and the issuance 
of firearms.

Interacts with State and local law enforcement officers in the 
successful apprehension and arrest of offenders against the law.

Endorses and/or revises supervisory subordinate correctional police 
officers' evaluations, ratings, and reviews of other lesser grade 
correctional police officers' job performance under their supervision.

Recognizes and rapidly evaluates potentially dangerous and 
hazardous situations involving correction officers' safety and 
well-being; exercises caution and good judgment in identifying 
these circumstances quickly to avoid personal injury to all parties, 
prevent endangerment to the general public, and/or property damage.

Interacts with juvenile offenders' parents and/or guardians, associates, 
superiors, and other assigned employees to develop and foster 
desired team leadership initiatives and positive reinforced values, 
incentives, and sanctions to address each juvenile's assessment 
needs, treatment, and educational requirements the facility can 
offer for rehabilitation objectives and goal attainment.

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



Possession of High School Diploma or its equivalent.


Five (5) years of experience in the supervision, care, and custody 
of convicted juvenile or adult offenders assigned to a correctional 
institution, facility, and/or boot camp, two (2) years of which shall 
have been in a supervisory capacity.


Appointees must 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 Authority.  


Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.


Must be a United Statesí citizen at the time of appointment.

NOTE:  At time of appointment, eligible candidates for this position 
must submit acceptable proof of meeting the above indicated 

NOTE:  Appointees must have successfully completed the 
New Jersey Police Training Commission and agency training 
course standards for custody, supervision, investigations, and 
related law enforcement requirements.  Appointees shall be 
required to qualify in the use of firearms on a semi-annual basis. 

NOTE:  Selected eligible candidates shall meet the qualifications 
for juvenile correctional police officers and shall be employed as 
juvenile correctional police officers pursuant to Section 6 
of P.L.1995 c. 284 (NJSA 52:17B-174).


Knowledge of laws, rules, directives, regulations, standards, policies, 
and procedures relating to the operations and custody programs of 
a correctional institution or facility housing juvenile offenders.

Knowledge of the problems and circumstances likely to be 
encountered in a work environment involving the social rehabilitation, 
care, well-being, and custody of juvenile offenders detained and 
deprived of specific freedoms throughout a custodial supervision 
period of confinement.

Knowledge of the programs overseeing the care, usage, security, 
training, and integrity of firearms, other restraints, and defense 

Knowledge of the electronic communications equipment and 
database software utilized in the performance of assigned duties.

Knowledge of the administrative and law enforcement procedures 
for reporting violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and 

Knowledge of the methods and techniques for performing 
investigations of recorded juvenile offenders' inappropriate 
actions and violations to stipulated programming directives, 
governing rules, regulations, and established standards.

Knowledge of the methods and procedures governing the 
preparation and issuance of arrest warrants.

Knowledge of the procedures for recording statements attained
from witnesses during the course of an investigation.

Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of employee supervision, 
and conducting evaluations and performance assessments.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting needs 

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of mediation.

Knowledge of the methods in developing proper work procedures 
and in delegating work assignments, instructions, and directions 
to supervisory level correctional police officers.

Knowledge of the various security and safety problems 
encountered in the repair and maintenance of institutional 
structures, housing units, and related construction activities.

Knowledge of authorized force techniques to be utilized in 
controlling disturbances, and when and how approved usage 
of chemical mace may be deployed.

Knowledge of the directives and operating procedures governing 
the usage of firearms and identifying ascending force factors 
leading to that point of using deadly force.

Knowledge of the procedures utilized in maintaining extensive 
records and filing systems.

Knowledge of the principles and practices in applying criminal 
justice applications and standards to juvenile offenders housed 
in correctional institutions and facilities.

Knowledge of the procedures governing rules of evidence.

Knowledge of due process in the application of applying law 
enforcement powers, and court proceedings and procedures 
in testifying at trials.

Knowledge of the procedures for preparing affidavits and/or 
sworn testimonies obtained during the course of an investigation.

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 properly ensure the integrity and validity of evidence 
collected during the course of an investigation.

Ability to oversee the training of others in the assertiveness 
techniques and methods utilized in a confined work environment 
with persons of varying ethnic and language backgrounds, 
education, abilities, and personalities.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with 
juvenile offenders, their family members, associates, subordinates, 
and superiors.

Ability to develop models and standards to enhance programming 
instruction to others, adhering to established aspects and 
techniques of fostering positive reinforcement methods designed 
for troubled adolescents.

Ability to communicate with juvenile offenders to foster self-assurance 
attitudes and personal esteem for themselves and toward others.

Ability to recognize and utilize varying levels of supervision 
methods and coaching techniques with lesser grade correctional 
police officers.

Ability to oversee and perform military style inspections of living 
areas and quarters, proper clothing/uniform attire, appropriate 
self-hygiene habits, safety issues, and liabilities of juvenile offenders.

Ability to supervise the development, oversight, and implementation 
of agency training programs and courses of study for correctional 
police officers who shall have the charge and responsibility for the 
appropriate care, well-being, security, and custody in the rehabilitation 
efforts of juvenile offenders.

Ability to provide instructions to others in applying the principles and 
practices of commission directives as they apply to custody related
 juvenile delinquency problems and issues.

Ability to develop and implement facility master escape plans and 
prepare detailed written reports and planned circumstances to 
correct custody, security, and monitoring breaches.

Ability to develop and implement emergency management 
contingency plans in the event of natural disasters and have 
prior planned alternative contingency plans to reinstate order 
and safety for all parties.

Ability to prepare responses and case development for presentation 
at employee filed grievance and disciplinary appeal hearings, 
representing facility management directives and policies.

Ability to develop intelligence sources and interpret useful and 
viable information for detection purposes with commission 
components and authorized law enforcement agencies' 

Ability to recognize suspicious persons and/or events or 
circumstances and direct the necessary responses.

Ability to initiate decisive action and develop and disseminate 
clear orders for others to follow. 

Ability to identify and pursue potential investigative activities 
in compliance with established laws and governing directives.

Ability to utilize and train others in the proper usage of firefighting 
equipment and emergency procedures.

Ability to problem solve daily work-related situations learned 
from experience, training classes and workshop demonstrations 
gleaned useful for custody supervision work, and programming 
initiatives in an institution or facility housing juvenile offenders.

Ability to prepare and provide detailed reports of any issues, 
problems, or conditions warranting specific action and the 
action taken.

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

Ability to develop and oversee a program for firearms training 
and qualification requirements as authorized by the NJ Police 
Training Commission.

Ability to utilize and instruct others in the proper usage of 
electronic communications, computer information systems, 
other types of recording equipment, devices and manual 
recordings used by the agency, institutions, facilities, satellite 
locations, and other related units.

Ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of witnesses' 
oral or written statements.

Ability to prepare detailed correspondence, reports, memoranda, 
and communications on custody issues and problems and other 
programming needs.

Ability to identify and recognize where juvenile offenders may 
hide after successful escapes from custody.

Ability to recognize and identify specific instances to instruct 
lesser grade correctional police officers of potentially dangerous 
and hazardous situations involving juvenile offenders and to 
evaluate available options for handling these circumstances.

Ability to supervise the gathering, collection, collating, maintaining, 
and dissemination of statistical information.

Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should 
be referred to superiors for appropriate action.

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 communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as 
long as 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

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.