Under direction in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections or Department of the Youth Authority, to perform the skilled tasks in making and repairing clothing and linen; to instruct and supervise employees; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct, lead or supervise workers, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.
Cuts, sews, fits, and finishes dresses, gowns, uniforms, sheets, curtains, draperies and other articles; alters, repairs, condemns, and replaces articles of clothing and linen; instructs and supervises employees and helpers from the resident population in sewing methods and machine operations; drafts and cuts patterns, keeps records of materials received and of completed articles delivered; prepares estimates of materials and sewing supplies; operates a single-or double-needle power-driven sewing machine, electric cloth cutting machine, and other equipment used in the sewing and repairing of cloth articles; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Departments of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
One year of experience in California state service performing the duties of an Assistant Seamer (Correctional Facility) or Assistant Seamer.
Experience: Two years of employment as a seamer or seamstress in production or commercial sewing.
Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and equipment used in making, altering, and repairing garments and cloth articles; operating power sewing machines and related special equipment; principles of effective supervision and instructing and supervising employees and helpers from the resident population.
Ability to: Operate power sewing machines and related special equipment; draft and cut patterns; instruct and supervise employees and helpers from the resident population; make minor adjustments on a power sewing machine and other equipment; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; keep records and prepare reports; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.
Sympathetic understanding of and willingness to work with the resident population of a State correctional facility and personal cleanliness.
Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job 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.