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ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Chief of Plant Operation I (Correctional Facility) (6754)

ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Chief of Plant Operation I (Correctional Facility)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: QF75
  • Class Code: 6754
  • Established: 07/23/1975
  • Revised: 04/21/1994
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, supervises the maintenance, repair, and protection of buildings, grounds, structures, vehicles, and varied institution facilities and equipment and supervises and assists with the operation, maintenance, and repair of the heating, lighting, and other utilities mechanical and power equipment at one of the smaller State correctional facilities in the Department of Corrections or Department of the Youth Authority; or acts as principal assistant to a Chief of Plant Operation III (Correctional Facility) in the operation of one of the largest correctional facilities; maintains order and supervises the conduct of inmates or youthful offenders; protects and maintains the safety of persons and property; and does other related work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Incumbents in this class will be responsible for the maintenance and plant operation at a State correctional facility comprising several buildings and having a comprehensive maintenance program, but whose population is normally less than 1,000 residents including full-time employees; or may be assigned as an assistant to a Chief of Plant Operation III (Correctional Facility) at one of the largest State correctional facilities.

Typical Tasks

Supervises and assists skilled and semiskilled workers in the operation, maintenance, and repair of a central heating plant or individual heating units, the electrical distributing system, water supply and sewage disposal systems, communication networks, refrigerating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment; plans and directs the repair and replacement of gas and oil burners, electrical equipment, pumps, compressors, water, steam and gas lines, and all types of plumbing installations; assigns and inspects painting, carpentry, and masonry work required in the maintenance and repair of buildings, structures, and other varied institutional facilities, and equipment; supervises the upkeep of walks and roads; supervises and assists with minor construction projects; inspects equipment and facilities to determine condition and need for repairs; plans and directs the removal, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste and materials; maintains hazardous materials control data sheets; maintains underground storage tanks; plans and directs maintenance of sophisticated surveillance and security systems; plans and implements maintenance and repair of motor vehicles including smog equipment; plans and implements water and energy conservation programs; estimates future equipment and material requirements; maintains blueprints and records of institution facilities; makes cost estimates for operation and for mainte-nance and repair work; prepares purchase requisitions for supplies; prepares reports, capitol outlay and special repair concept papers; 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 or youthful offenders for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Either


1. One year of experience in California state service performing the duties of a Chief Engineer I (Correctional Facility), Chief Engineer I, Supervisor of Building Trades (Correctional Facility),

Or Supervisor of Building Trades. Or


2. Two years of experience in California state service performing the duties of a trades supervisor. or


3. Two years of experience in charge of plant maintenance in a plant

Or Facility With A Population of At Least 750 Persons and


employing at least 25 persons including both stationary engineers and building tradespersons. or


4. Three years of experience in the supervision of a maintenance crew including several crafts in a plant or facility of at least 750 residents and employees.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and tools used in maintenance and repair of heating, electrical, refrigeration, ventilation, and plumbing equipment, and buildings and grounds; types of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, water supply, and sewage treatment systems used in institutions; operation of high pressure steam boilers, thermostatic temperature controls, and refrigeration and air-conditioning units; Federal, State, and county/city rules and regulations regarding the removal, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste and materials; hazardous materials control data sheets; underground storage tanks; air, water, and sewage quality standards; maintenance of sophisticated surveillance and security systems; rules and Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety applying to the operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds; principles of effective supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Effectively communicate at a level required for successful job performance; direct the work of installing, operating and maintaining institution heating, electrical, water, sewage, and other mechanical systems; read, interpret, and work from plans, drawings, and specifications; plan and direct the work of skilled craftspersons and semiskilled workers; keep accurate records and prepare reports; think and act quickly in emergencies; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Physical Characteristics

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/youthful offenders.


Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates/youthful offenders and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 10/16/2017
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