Series established August 2, 1983
This specification describes the following classifications used in the various industrial enterprises of the Prison Industry Authority. Positions are utilized at various correctional facilities including the California Department of Corrections, local jails, and return-to-custody facilities. Incumbents maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates and protect and maintain the safety of persons and property.
Under direction, in a State correctional institution including the Department of Corrections, local jails, and return-to-custody facilities, to train and supervise inmates in an industrial enterprise; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of persons and property; and to perform other related work. The Industrial Supervisors may be called upon to assume general custody responsibilities in time of emergency.
Plans and schedules production including labor, materials, and equipment; coordinates and/or supervises installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and/or machinery; makes recommendations to increase production efficiency and product quality; trains, counsels, and supervises inmates or residents in production work, quality control, safety, and personal development; evaluates their performance and recommends appropriate action; assists in budget preparation and makes recommendations for needed materials, labor, and equipment; supervises preparation of records and reports on production, processing, and inventories; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Department of Corrections; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects and searches inmates or residents for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs; and does other related work.
Trains and supervises inmate laborers to perform complex Geographic Information Systems (GIS) CAD and document imaging tasks; assists in the operation, management, and maintenance of a complex networked computer lab and the physical and network security of the lab; assists with the installation of computer workstations, software, and hardware; and assists with the administration and maintenance of the database and network servers.
The following minimum qualifications are required for all Industrial Supervisor classes described in this specification except Dairy and Dental Laboratory. (These classes require either modified work experience background or special licensing and will be covered separately.)
Experience: Two years of production experience in the applicable industrial enterprise or trade. (Education, such as trade school, vocational education, or a major in the trade at the community college, college, or university level may be substituted for the required experience on the basis that two years of education is equal to one year of the required work experience. Such education must include two years of course work in the specified industrial operation.)
Promotional Candidate: Promotional candidates, including employees on training-and-development assignments, who are within six months of meeting the "Minimum Qualifications" for the specified promotional class, will be admitted to the examination but first must complete the required experience before they can be eligible for appointment.
Experience: Two years of production experience in the applicable industrial enterprise or trade and possession of a valid State of California General Milk Pasteurizer's License. (Applicants who do not possess a valid State of California General Milk Pasteurizer's License must secure the required license within six months of the date of appointment.) (Education, such as trade school, vocational education, or a major in the trade at the community college, college, or university level, may be substituted for the required experience on the basis that two years of education is equal to one year of the required experience. Such education must include two years of course work in the specified industrial operation.)
Experience: Two years of experience in the fabrication of the full range of dental prosthetic products of which one year shall have been in a lead capacity over entry level staff or inmates in a correctional facility, responsible for the fabrication of such products. (Education, such as trade school, vocational education, or a major in the trade at the community college, college, or university level, may be substituted for the required experience on the basis that two years of education is equal to one year of the required work experience. Such education must include two years of course work in the specified industrial operation.)
Knowledge of (with particular reference to their specialty): Methods, materials, machinery, processes, tools, and equipment used in industrial operations; production scheduling and control; quality standards and control; safety practices and orders; materials handling techniques; principles of personnel management and supervision.
Ability to (with particular reference to their specialty): Set up, repair, maintain, adjust, and operate required equipment; make labor and material estimates; instruct and supervise inmates or residents in production techniques and safety practices; maintain firm, impartial, and consistent discipline; understand rules, regulations, laws, and procedures; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; keep records and prepare reports; communicate effectively at a level required for successful job performance.
Knowledge of: General computer usage.
Ability to: Readily learn and adapt to new technologies.
Tact, patience, and ability to work with persons confined in a correctional institution.
Persons appointed to positions in these classes must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform essential functions of the job during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates. Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.
Supervisory experience; education equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade; and assertiveness.
Knowledge and experience in methods, processes, and practices used in the two-phase anaerobic digestion and aerobic drying of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste products in the production of compost.
Experience in commercial concrete construction.
Dental laboratory experience within a correctional facility; certification as a Dental Laboratory Technician by the National Board for Certification; completion of a dental technology program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Knowledge of varied transportation, engineering, research, financial, and statistical matters; ability to lay out work for others and review the results; knowledge of principles and concepts of geography or cartography with regards to GIS.
Knowledge and experience in the methods, processes, and practices of converting biogas fuel into electrical energy and alternative energy products.
Experience in methods, processes, and practices for the categorical identification, sorting, recovery, and disposal of municipal waste products including products that may be deemed hazardous; knowledge and experience in determining market demand, marketing strategies, and pricing of categorical materials.
Experience in tube-bending machine operation including "set-up"; spray painting on conveyorized lines including bake oven and metal prep conveyorized lines; rating as Sheet Metal Journeyperson; tool and die experience; blueprint reading; and shop math.
Experience in offset printing.
Rating as a tool and die journeyperson.