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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Utility Shops Specialist (Correctional Facility) (6777)

ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Utility Shops Specialist (Correctional Facility)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: QG16
  • Class Code: 6777
  • Established: 12/17/1985
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, in a State correctional facility in the Departments of Corrections or the Youth Authority, to work with and lead a small crew of journeypersons and helpers of mixed mechanical and building trades, inmates, or wards engaged in repair, maintenance, or minor construction support activities; to perform the more difficult installation, repair and maintenance work; to maintain order and oversee conduct of inmates or wards; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct or lead inmates, wards, or resident workers; and do other related work.

Typical Tasks

In an agency or institution having few craftspersons and helpers, works with and leads a small mixed crew of mechanical or building trades craftspersons and other workers engaged in the installation, maintenance, and repair of building facilities, mechanical and power equipment systems, test apparatus, and other special project equipment; makes shop drawings and estimates of labor and materials for specific projects; requisitions supplies, materials, tools, and equipment; schedules material flow and work assignments of various workers to maintain orderly job progress and to ensure that projects are carried out according to plans and specifications; monitors the cleaning and maintenance of tools and equipment; maintains records and makes reports; instructs and leads skilled and unskilled assistants; maintains order and oversees 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 wards for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Three years of experience in the California state service as a journeyperson in one of the skilled mechanical or construction trades.



Experience: Three years of experience as a journeyperson in one of the skilled mechanical or construction trades, at least one year of which shall have been in a lead capacity over journey person crews engaged in construction, maintenance, or repair of buildings and related mechanical equipment facilities. and


Education: Equivalent to completion of the eighth grade. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, building equipment and mechanical equipment installations; codes, rules, regulation, and Safety Orders applicable to the various building and mechanical trades; methods used in requisitioning, receiving, storing and using tools, materials, and supplies.


Ability to: Lead and inspect the work of building and mechanical trades journeypersons; read and interpret blueprints and to work from plans and specifications; operate standard power tools and machines used in mechanical and construction trades work; estimate labor and material requirements; maintain records and prepare reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

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. Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates or wards and/or the protection of personal and real property.

  Updated: 8/24/2017
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