Borough of South Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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Editor's Note: See Article II for positions and regulations pertaining to the Police Department.
[Ord. No. 3-96 § 2]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of the within is to permit the Mayor to appoint a confidential aide to assist the Mayor in the performance of the executive functions of the Office of the Mayor. The position of Confidential Assistant to the Mayor is a nontenured position and is not a classified Civil Service position.
b. 
The Mayor may appoint, with the consent of Council, a confidential assistant who shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The term of appointment for the Confidential Assistant to the Mayor shall not exceed the term of the appointing Mayor.
c. 
The salary for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Mayor shall be established in the salary ordinance.
[Ord. No. 11-00 § 2-24.3]
a. 
The Mayor may appoint, with the consent of Council, a Borough Mechanic/Equipment Operator who shall serve under the direction of the Borough Council and shall be supervised by the Department of Public Works. The position shall be Civil Service eligible. The duties and responsibilities of the Borough Mechanic/Equipment Operator are to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the Borough mechanical equipment, including public works trucks and vehicles, as well as police vehicles, and other vehicles owned or operated by the Borough of South Toms River are well maintained and serviced, additionally, the Borough Mechanic/Equipment Operator shall also perform all of the duties and responsibilities of the position of Equipment Operator during periods when the Public Works Department is in need of the employee's services as an equipment operator. The Borough Mechanic/Equipment Operator shall have the authority to determine the work tasks of maintaining the Borough equipment, which shall be superceded only by the Mayor or the Mayor's designee. The Borough Mechanic/Equipment Operator shall provide labor for the repair of the fleet of automobiles and trucks owned and operated by the Borough of South Toms River. The employee must be experienced in repair of trucks, diesel engines, hydraulic systems, welding, and wheel assembly, as well as having experience in public works employment and must be eligible to obtain a commercial drivers license.
b. 
The salary for the position of Borough Mechanic/Equipment Operator shall be established in the salary ordinance.
[Ord. No. 11-98 § 2]
a. 
The Mayor may appoint, with the consent of Council, an Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer. The duties and responsibilities of the assistant to the Chief Financial Officer are to ensure that the Borough's needs to operate on a day-to-day basis may proceed in the temporary absence of the Chief Financial Officer. The Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer may authorize payment from Borough funds pursuant to established procedures.
b. 
The salary for the position of Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer shall be established in the salary ordinance.
[Ord. No. 20-98 § 2]
a. 
The Mayor may appoint with the consent of Council, an assistant to the Tax Collector. The duties and responsibilities of the assistant to the Tax Collector are to ensure that the Borough's needs to operate on a day-to-day basis may proceed in the temporary absence of the Tax Collector. The Assistant to the Tax Collector may collect and register payment to the Borough pursuant to established procedures.
b. 
The salary for the position of Assistant to the Tax Collector shall be established in the salary ordinance.
[1975 Code §§ 2-13.1 - 2-13.4]
a. 
Created. There is hereby created the office of Tax Assessor Clerk. The Tax Assessor Clerk shall be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the Borough Council.
b. 
Term. The term of office for the Tax Assessor Clerk shall be as set forth in N.J.S.A. 87-15 or as same may be otherwise amended.
c. 
Duties. It shall be the duty of the Tax Assessor Clerk to assist the Tax Assessor in the daily operation of the Tax Assessor's Office.
d. 
Compensation. The Tax Assessor Clerk shall receive compensation as established by the salary ordinance. The position of Tax Assessor Clerk shall be a part-time position.
[Ord. No. 11-06 § 1]
a. 
Duties. The Deputy Code Enforcement Officer shall assist in the enforcement of the Borough's Municipal Code and therefore the position is established.
b. 
The salary for this position shall be established in the salary ordinance.
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Editor's Note: See also Chapter 2, Section 2-10 for the Establishment of the Police Department.
Editor's Note: See Chapter 9, Section 9-11 for Drug Testing Policy of the Police Department.
[1975 Code § 2-14.7; Ord. No. 6-98]
a. 
No person shall be appointed to the Police Department who is not qualified as provided in the New Jersey Statutes. The Mayor and Council may require that an applicant for appointment to the Police Department successfully complete a physical, mental and psychological examination.
b. 
All applicants for the positions of permanent Police Officer or Patrolmen within the Police Department, shall be residents of the Borough of South Toms River at the time of their application. Individual seeking a Special Officer position are expressly excluded from this provision. This section is authorized by N.J.A.C. 4A:4-4.7(a) (7) and requires residency from the closing date of the Civil Service Test and it is to be maintained at least until the date of appointment to a current position in the South Toms River Police Department.
[Ord. No. 235; Ord. No. 7-05 § 1]
The following positions are hereby established within the South Toms River Police Department. The positions being established are civilian in character and the persons being appointed to these positions do not have any authority to perform any of the duties of a Police Officer.
a. 
Police Records Clerk/Senior Clerk Transcriber. There is hereby established the positions of Police Records Clerk and/or Senior Clerk Transcriber for the Police Department. These positions shall be responsible for varied clerical work, typing of reports, the processing and preparation of all files and reports and to act as custodian of the records of the Police Department. They shall also perform such other related duties as directed by the Chief of Police or his designee. The Police Records Clerk and/or Senior Clerk Transcriber shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council upon recommendation of the Chief of Police.
b. 
School Crossing Guard. There is hereby established the position of School Crossing Guard. The School Crossing Guard shall be appointed for a term not to exceed one year by the Mayor and Council. To be appointed to the position of School Crossing Guard, an individual shall meet the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.1. The School Crossing Guards shall be under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police. School Crossing Guards shall receive training in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.2. A School Crossing Guard shall be responsible for the control and direction of vehicular and pedestrian traffic during those time periods of a school day when it is necessary to control traffic or during any special event or program involving pedestrian crossing whenever it is deemed to be in the best interest of public safety.
c. 
Police Chaplain. There is hereby established in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-141, the position of "Police Chaplain" for the South Toms River Police Department. One or more chaplains to the Police Department may be nominated by the Mayor with the consent of the Council. The person or persons holding this position shall serve for a one-year term, expiring on December 31st of the year of appointment or until a successor is nominated and approved. Any person appointed as a Police Chaplain shall be an ordained clergyman in good standing in a religious body from which he or she is selected. The Chaplains shall become a member of the Police Department without rank and shall not be compensated for this position. A Police Chaplain's responsibility is to assist law enforcement officers and their families, upon request, in matters of personal, religious, spiritual or counseling services. Police Chaplains shall serve as staff assistants to the Chief of Police or the Officer-in-Charge. The Chaplain shall be entitled to proper identification as issued by the South Toms River Police Department.
d. 
Each civilian employee, with the exception of the Chaplain, shall receive such salary and compensation as shall be fixed by the Borough Council and payable in the same manner as in the case of other members of the Police Department.
[1975 Code § 2-14.8; Ord. No. 6-98]
No member or officer of the Police Department shall be suspended, removed, fined or reduced in rank for any cause other than for the incapacity, misconduct or disobedience as provided in the New Jersey Statutes, the Police Department's Rules and Regulations, or by direct action of the Council.
[1975 Code § 2-14.9; Ord. No. 6-98 § 2-14.9]
a. 
There is hereby established for the Police Department a Departmental Awards Program.
b. 
The purpose of this program is to encourage and recognize employee incentive, meritorious achievement and deeds of valor.
c. 
Citations and awards shall be made after nomination and approval by the Awards Committee.
d. 
The Awards Committee shall consist of one member of the governing body, to be appointed by the Mayor and Council, one member to be appointed by the Chief of Police and one member to be appointed from within the Police Department and chosen by the members of the Police Department.
e. 
The symbol of an award to a member of the Police Department shall be worn by none other than the recipient of the award except in the case of a posthumous award.
f. 
A record shall be kept of all such awards by the Chief of Police, or his designee, of a department in which the recipient is a member. Such record shall constitute a part of the service record of the recipient.
g. 
The symbol of an award may be worn by the recipient thereof upon his/her official uniform, upon the left breast thereof above the wearer's official Police Badge.