CORRECTIONAL POLICE LIEUTENANT, JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION
Under the general direction of a Correctional Police Captain or other
supervisory official in the Juvenile Justice Commission, has charge
of custodial work programs at an institution, facility, or boot camp
housing juvenile offenders; functions as a Principal Training Officer
and/or secondary level supervisor over correctional police officers
of a lesser grade; performs other administrative and custody related
duties 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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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/or functional programs and
has responsibility for the preparation of employee performance
assessment reviews and evaluations, and recommending the
appointment, retention, promotion, demotion, reassignment,
separation, and disciplining of employees.
Supervises workload assignments and delegation of responsibilities
to subordinate correctional police officers assigned to custody
programs and related activities in accordance with established laws,
rules, regulations, policies, directives, practices, and procedures
governing juvenile correctional institutions, facilities, boot camps,
and satellite locations.
Provides input for the counseling of juvenile offenders.
Interacts with various medical, professional, and support
services personnel in providing and maintaining rehabilitation
and educational programs for juvenile offenders.
Oversees military style training and regimented activities associated
with close order drill, physical fitness conditioning, and facility training
requirements for juvenile offenders.
Oversees the completion of administrative log recordings and daily
personnel deployment worksheet notations of recorded events,
unusual occurrences, or happenings during the shift.
Reviews programming objectives and reinforcement initiatives with
lesser grade correctional police officers and other facility personnel
who function as members on the adjustment and/or classification
committees of the multidisciplinary teams of the facility.
Develops correctional police officers' schedules to ensure adequate
staffing levels for each shift, and oversees the scheduling of overtime,
Oversees the application, security, and utilization of an institutional
or facility computer system designed to enhance facilitation of
various agency programs.
During a tour of duty, renders instructions, orders, and other
communications to lesser grade correctional police officers
during roll call for each reporting shift; updates subordinates
on prevailing agency directives and policies.
Oversees assigned work responsibilities, custody programs,
and post assignments from the main control center.
Reviews incident reports submitted by varying levels of correctional
police officers and other facility personnel on inappropriate actions
and behavior committed by juvenile offenders.
Assigns officers to investigate recorded incidents warranting
investigation, reviews findings of investigations, and includes
recommendations to superiors for appropriate action.
Functions as a hearing officer in the disciplinary processing against
juvenile offenders and provides a finding of facts, conclusions, and
recommendations to superiors for recommended action.
Prepares reports in cases of unauthorized absences or misconduct
Updates and endorses the entries to daily logs and worksheets.
Reviews reports of unusual occurrences or events from prior shifts
and determines whether appropriate action was taken or whether
further investigation is required.
Oversees investigative activities when a visitor is apprehended
attempting to introduce contraband onto the grounds of the
institution or facility.
Prepares arrest warrants for endorsement signature as required,
and ensures all reports and forms are correctly completed.
Oversees the facility process for recording all incoming mail and
packages and the recorded markings of all personal property and
items received for juvenile offenders’ usage, which is authorized
to be maintained at an institution or facility.
Oversees, verifies, and endorses the shift and daily counts of
juvenile offenders and the necessary deployment of correctional
police officers to search for missing juveniles, notifies proper
authorities, and completes appropriate reports for further action
Responds to reports of suspicious persons, dangerous or hazardous
situations, or disturbances by juvenile offenders; takes appropriate
action and redeploys correctional police officers as necessary to
ensure conditions are corrected and order is resumed.
Issues disciplinary actions to juvenile offenders and correctional
police officers when appropriate.
Authorizes all surveillance and search teams’ activities in the seizure
of contraband and other unauthorized articles found as a result of
Supervises the investigative activities regarding alleged incidents
of reported misconduct by correctional police officers and other
institution or facility employees.
Oversees the notification and interaction with medical personnel
regarding juvenile offenders who require immediate medical
attention or report sick to the medical area for treatment.
Arranges the transportation for injured juveniles or employees
Notifies proper authorities when juveniles’ behavior patterns indicate
potential harm to themselves or others.
Oversees the work requirements and movement of correctional
police officers, employees, visitors, and juvenile offenders on the
grounds and in the buildings of the institution or facility.
Oversees specific phases of agency training requirements and
firearms, firefighting, and emergency equipment training programs
to be utilized by all correctional police officers in the performance
of their assigned duties.
Oversees all custody programs and ensures that procedures are
adhered to in accordance with commission policies and directives
related to work release, boot camps, school and vocational training
attendance participation, outdoor work details, off grounds and
community activities, transport of juvenile offenders, and home
Ensures compliance with the facility's procedures for monitoring
enforcement programs and ensuring the rights of juvenile offenders
are not violated.
Composes memoranda, communications, correspondence, and
oversees the preparation of official documents and completion of
statistical and monthly reports.
Acts as a witness for the State and testifies before formal hearings,
Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings, or other judicial
Oversees the deployment and redeployment of correctional police
officers in searches for escaped juvenile offenders and the issuance
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.
Instructs others in the use 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.
Recognizes and rapidly evaluates potentially dangerous and
hazardous situations involving correctional police 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 maintain desired
team leadership initiatives of 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 information systems used by the agency, office, or
Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
Four (4) 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, one (1) year 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 States’ 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 AND ABILITIES:
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
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 surveillance methods and procedures.
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 the principles and techniques of employee
supervision, and conducting evaluations and performance
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 lesser grade correctional police officers.
Knowledge of authorized force techniques 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 the 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 ensure the integrity and validity of evidence collected
during the course of an investigation.
Ability to oversee and train others in the assertiveness techniques
and methods utilized in a confined work environment with persons
of varying ethnic and language backgrounds, education, abilities, a
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with
juvenile offenders, their family members, associates, subordinates,
Ability to instruct others and utilize positive reinforcement methods
to gain the confidence and respect of juvenile offenders, and to
assist and provide guidance with their personal development and
emotional stability during their period of incarceration.
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
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 develop, oversee, and implement agency training programs
and courses of study for correctional police officers who shall have
the 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 recognize suspicious persons and/or events or circumstances.
Ability to initiate decisive action and develop and disseminate clear
orders for others to follow.
Ability to utilize and to train others in the proper usage of firefighting
equipment and emergency procedures.
Ability to develop and preside over specific modular intensive
training programs and methods developed exclusively for
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
Ability to perform repetitive work assignments without loss of
equanimity, patience, and courtesy, and to remain calm and
decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to develop and monitor a program for firearms training
and qualification requirements as authorized by the NJ Police
Ability to utilize and to 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
Ability to identify and recognize where juvenile offenders may
hide after successful escapes from custody.
Ability to recognize and identify specific instances to instruct
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:
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.