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Incumbent may be the ranking officer on particular assigned tours of duty having no Assistant Commissioner and may be required to assume the responsibilities of the respective Assistant Commissioner in said individual's absence. Work in this class is performed on a management level under the supervision of the respective Assistant Commissioner. This position requires a significant amount of interaction with the Assistant Commissioners, peers and subordinates. This position exercises direct supervision over assigned subordinate personnel. Does related work as required.


Directs security programs, activities and operations of a correctional facility.
Works with respective Assistant Commissioner to develop and adopt new procedures and initiate such procedures.
Discusses specific security, operational, and programmatic problems with respective Assistant Commissioners and carries out the appropriate remedial action.
Issues orders to subordinate personnel.
Continually observes personnel of all ranks in performing their duties for compliance with orders, regulations, standards, and procedures.
Makes continual observations of activities throughout the correctional facility and of the physical plant itself with regard to security, operations, general inmate well-being, sanitation, and safety.
Makes scheduled and unscheduled inspections of the facility as required and appropriate.
May participate in inmate discipline proceedings as required.
Initiates action in disciplinary matters involving assigned subordinates, makes recommendations to respective Assistant Commissioner on final action to be taken, and administers same, as appropriate.
Administers all County and Department rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards, including those related to employee time and attendance.
May serve as Department of Correction training officer.
May coordinate inmate temporary release programs.


Thorough knowledge of Departmental policies, procedures, standards, goals, and objectives.
Working knowledge of modern correctional practices and procedures especially those related to the day-to-day operations of a correctional facility. Working knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision and management.
Working knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and standards applicable to the secure operations of a correctional facility.
Working knowledge of the laws relating to pre-trial and post-trial detention of inmates, inmate security, parole and probation.
Ability to facilitate professional and career development among subordinate staff.
Ability to organize and supervise operations within a correctional facility. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with peers, subordinates and supervisors.
Ability to speak effectively to peers, subordinates and supervisors.
Ability to prepare and communicate clear, concise and comprehensive oral and written reports and directives.
Ability to observe, record and evaluate activities against Departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures and standards, and recommend remedial action as appropriate.
Ability to evaluate subordinate staff in the performance of their prescribed duties and take remedial action where appropriate.


One (1) year of permanent competitive class status as a Correction Lieutenant.

3/2012 REVISED