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Series established March 16, 1993
This series specification describes one level of various specialties used in the Prison Industry Authority to perform staff and line administrative functions associated with the industrial programs of the Prison Industry Authority. Personnel employed in these classifications are concerned with new industrial program development, day-to-day operations, monitoring and feedback regarding program operations, and improvement and redirection of the Prison Industry Authority's industrial program. Incumbents serve as staff specialists in technical areas of the Department's industrial program; conduct engineering analyses and studies; recommend improvements in product design; revise production techniques; and select and lay out equipment. Incumbents may be assigned to provide backup and relief to institution Prison Industries Managers and, in such a capacity, administer industrial programs consisting of factory, agricultural, or service-type enterprises; responsible for production quality and material control, accounting, warehousing, and product transportation; advise management concerning problems of inmate morale or grievances or other problems affecting the correctional institution; help develop classification policies and direct the assignment of inmates in the industrial programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with key correctional institution staff members; protect and maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates; protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and do other related work.
Entry into this series is normally from the Prison Industries Superintendent II class; or other classes in the Department of Corrections and Prison Industry Authority, at a level of responsibility equivalent to this class.
For the Prison Industries Manager (Transportation/Distribution) only, entry into this class includes Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Managers I.
The Prison Industries Manager (Various Enterprises) level is characterized by the following allocation criteria:
As an administrative specialist in headquarters, formulates policies on the most significant program issues; plans and designs major new enterprises or industries within their specified area of trade expertise; prepares feasibility studies for new enterprises; and provides architectural program information for facilities' planning purposes.
Incumbents maintain order and supervise the conduct of persons committed to the Department of Corrections or local jails and return-to-custody facilities; prevent escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintain security of working areas and work materials; and inspect premises and search inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
Experience: In the California state service, one year of experience in the applicable industrial trade of the Prison Industry Authority performing the duties of a classification at a level of responsibility not less than that of a Prison Industries Superintendent II.
Experience: For the Prison Industries Manager (Transportation/Distribution) only: In the California state service, two years of experience performing duties of an Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Manager I, Prison Industries.
Experience: Two years of experience in the applicable trade as a vice president of production, plant manager, industrial or systems engineer, or a closely related managerial position. and
Education: Equivalent to completion of two years of college (60�semester units). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles of effective supervision; principles of organization and industrial management, including methods, materials, processes, and equipment employed in a prison industries and agricultural program; production, management, and engineering methods in the operation of a large manufacturing plant within the specific trade area; equipment, methods, tools, and procedures needed to operate a manufacturing plant within the specific trade area; principles and practices of industrial, production, and safety engineering; centralized/integrated manufacturing and accounting system with specific knowledge of bills of material, routings, materials requirements planning, shop floor control, and performance measures; fiscal management, cost accounting including direct costing methods, and budgetary procedures; techniques of employee development and motivation; modern concepts of penology and the laws, rules, policies, and procedures affecting the Department of Corrections and the California Prison Industries Program; a manager's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
Ability to: Plan, organize, and manage industrial and agricultural prison industry operations; plan, design, organize, and implement a manufacturing/service operation in an expeditious manner within the specified trade area; supervise and coordinate the installation of equipment needed to implement the enterprise; identify and correct all major production problems in the manufacturing/service operation within the specified trade area; provide product and production systems analyses and design support within the specified trade area; apply principles and practices of modern production theory to a prison program, including production engineering, cost analysis, production control, quality control, and material control; make cost analyses; plan, lay out, select, and route equipment, material, and supplies; develop product and material specifications; communicate effectively; maintain discipline and obtain confidence and respect of correctional facility inmates; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
Knowledge and experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology; ability to consult with clients on information technology to integrate spatial information into the enterprise workplace.
Technical skills in databases, hardware/software installation, applications, upgrading and troubleshooting, system design, and training support.
Working knowledge and proficiency with ARC/Info, ArcView suite of GIS software. Ability to program in AML, Avenue, and Map Objects for Visual Basic desired.
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.
Technical understanding of and experience with Windows NT Server networked operating system at the hardware, software, and operating system level and technical understanding of hardware troubleshooting and diagnostics.
Fully functional computer industry experience in designing, developing, and administering complex relational databases for major systems.
Education equivalent to graduation from college. Experience in Manufacturing Management Information Systems (MMIS).