Series established July 1, 1997
This series specification describes three classes within the Prison Industry Authority (PIA) that are primarily concerned with the support and management responsibilities of the Department's Automated Manufacturing Resource Planning System (MRPII), which has been named the Manufacturing and Accounting Planning System (MAPS). Support responsibility for MAPS covers several functional areas unique to PIA and State service. These areas are: materials requirements planning, inventory management, shop floor control (bills of material, work centers and routings, capacity planning, and labor reporting), forecasting, order entry, purchasing, billing, accounts payable, cost accounting, manufacturing and accounting performance measurement, and general ledger.
Positions in these classes are typically assigned to the PIA's Central Office, having responsibility for supporting the field operations of MAPS at the various correctional facilities. Although assigned to Central Office, a majority of the incumbent's time is spent at PIA enterprises within the institutions training, assisting, and monitoring both PIA staff and inmates in the support and maintenance of MAPS. Specific tasks performed by these classes include retrieving and analyzing current and historical data, measuring operational performance, improving manufacturing efficiencies, controlling product costs, delivering finished products in a timely manner, measuring vendor performance, and making recommendations to management for improving overall operations. Incumbents may also be required to work with programming staff and hardware or software consultants to develop enhancements to the existing MAPS software application.
Factors affecting position allocation include direction received, complexity of work assignments, scope and consequence for decisions made, independence of action, and leadership or supervision exercised.
Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialist Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialist I (Abolished 01/07/2016 per Pay Letter 16-05)
Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialist II
Manufacturing Planning Systems Supervisor (Abolished 01/07/2016 per Pay Letter 16-05)
This is the entry and first journey level. Positions may be permanently allocated to this class when the major portion of the tasks performed do not include the more responsible, varied, and difficult technical assignments found in the full journeyperson level. Under close supervision, incumbents perform work of average difficulty in the support and maintenance of MAPS. Using current and historical data retrieved from MAPS, incumbents assist in the development and monitoring of operational performance measures.
This is the full journey level. Under general supervision, incumbents perform a variety of tasks in connection with the analysis, development, implementation, and support of MAPS. Incumbents conduct complex analytical studies based on data from MAPS with the purpose of increasing operational efficiency, responding to new market demands, capturing product costs, planning production and coordination of Prison Industry Authority goods and services, and increasing factory capacity and materials availability.
This is the full supervisory level. Under general direction, incumbents supervise a staff of Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialists performing a wide variety of analytical studies in support of MAPS; and make recommendations to management regarding the development and/or change of policies and procedures.
Experience: Two years of experience in California state service performing the duties of an Industrial Supervisor, Prison Industries (Various Industries).
Two years of discrete manufacturing experience using and interpreting data obtained from an automated manufacturing and accounting planning system. and
Education: Completion of 60 semester units from a recognized college or university. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.)
Experience: Two years of experience in California state service performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialist I.
Three years of discrete manufacturing experience using an automated manufacturing and accounting planning system. and
Education: Completion of 60 semester units from a recognized college or university and successful completion of three American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) classes.
Two years of experience in California state service performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialist II.
Three years of discrete manufacturing experience using and interpreting data obtained from an automated manufacturing and accounting planning system. and
Education: Completion of 60 semester units from a recognized college or university and certification with APICS.
Knowledge of: Principles of successful manufacturing planning and procedures, operational efficiency, materials planning, capacity planning, inventory, and production scheduling, research, and analytical techniques; MAPS and other electronic information processing systems, equipment, software, and practices; technical report writing; and principles of personnel management and supervision.
Ability to: Analyze data and situations, identify and solve problems, reason logically and draw valid conclusions; develop effective solutions; apply creative thinking, monitor and resolve problems with information processing systems hardware, software and processes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; instruct and supervise inmates; maintain firm, impartial, and consistent discipline; and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of: All of the above, and principles of personnel management, supervision, and training; the 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: All of the above, and supervise technical personnel; and effectively contribute to the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives.
Tact, patience, and the ability to work with persons confined in a correctional institution.
Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform essential functions of the job 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.
Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialist Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Manufacturing Planning Systems Specialist I
Manufacturing Planning Systems Supervisor