Under direction, in a correctional institution, to train and supervise inmates in dry cleaning, pressing, waterproofing, washing, and repairing all types of clothing, blankets, drapes, jackets, and other miscellaneous textile items; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work.
Supervises the operations of a dry cleaning plant in dry cleaning, pressing, waterproofing, washing, and repairing clothing, blankets, drapes, and other textile items; plans and schedules production, including labor, materials, and equipment; coordinates and/or supervises installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment; makes recommendations to increase production efficiency and product quality; trains, counsels, and supervises inmates in production work, quality control, safety, and personal development; evaluates performance of inmates 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 inventory; maintains records and prepares reports; 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 premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
Three years of experience in the operation of dry cleaning, washing, pressing, and repairing of all types of clothing and textile products at least one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
Knowledge of: Practices, methods, materials, machinery and equipment used in the dry cleaning, washing, waterproofing. spotting, pressing, and repairing of clothing or other textile items; production scheduling and control; quality standards and control; safety practices and orders; plant layout and materials handling techniques; principles of personnel management and 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: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; make labor and material estimates; think and act quickly in emergencies; instruct and supervise inmates 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; maintain records and prepare reports; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.
Tact, patience, and ability to work with persons under restraint.
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.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.