CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES DIRECTOR
This is administrative work planning and directing the activities of a largescale, diversified industries program in a correctional system. The employee in this class plans and directs, through subordinate assistant directors, production activities of correctional industries plants and develops inmate vocational programs in conjunction with industry activities. Work involves evaluating production capabilities, determining feasibility of manufacturing specific products and promoting sale and use of services and manufactured goods. Work is performed under the direction of a higher level administrator, and involves conditions which can only be partially controlled.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- This is a one-position class located in the Prisons.
- The position must plan and direct the activities of the Philadelphia Correctional Industries Program.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Plans and directs, through subordinate assistant directors, the production of ordered items such as clothing, furniture and printed material; determines quantity of items to be produced from utilizing agencies; sets completion dates for ordered items based on the pace of production at each industries plant and arranges for pickup and deliveries of items; tours prison industry shops; observes operations and discusses production activities with subordinate supervisors and assistant directors.
- Reviews the reports of subordinate personnel on industries plant activities; evaluates existing production techniques; establishes quality control standards for plants; recommends modifications for production techniques and equipment; develops new programs for the supervision and training of assigned inmates; coordinates the development and implementation of inmate education and vocational programs with other agencies and facilities.
- Ensures that correctional industries programs comply with court orders; participates in the inspection of correctional industries for such compliance; attends executive staff meeting and other meetings for exchange of ideas and information concerning correctional industries and problems encountered by correctional industries generally.
- Confers with prison officials and representatives of other city agencies on the need for institutional items or services; reviews current operations to determine possibility of, or extent of, participation.
- Prepares the operating budget of the entire correctional industries program; estimates the cost of labor and raw materials as well as minor expenditures; directs the maintenance of records pertaining to production costs, requirement contracts and inmate payrolls; implements and directs inventory control practices; directs and reviews requisitions for materials and supplies for propriety and conformance to budgetary requirements.
- Researches potential correctional industries programs; evaluates capabilities of staff, inmates and equipment at each industries plant; conducts feasibility studies for new projects; provides detailed information on new proposals for production, plant and equipment layout.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles, practices and techniques of manufacturing operations in a correctional industries program
- the materials and equipment used in a diversified correctional industries program
- the hazards and safety precautions pertaining to correctional industries
- administrative processes as they relate to production processes
- supervisory methods and techniques as applied to a correctional industries program and a complex and diverse organization
- laws, court orders and other regulations affecting correctional industries program
- training and vocational program principles and practices as applied to inmates in a correctional industries program
- the principles and practices of cost accounting
- the principles and practices of budgeting
- the principles and practices of sales, marketing and product promotion
- plan and direct the administrative activities of a diversified correctional industries program
- direct training and utilization of inmates in a diversified correctional industries program
- analyze materials and methods used in a correctional industries program
- make recommendations for efficient use of resources in a correctional industries program
- prepare oral and written reports and recommendations and to present them clearly and concisely
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative officials, supervisory personnel and inmates
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 6/06.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree in business administration, education or a related field at an accredited college or university.
- Two years of administrative or supervisory experience in a correctional setting.
- One year of supervisory experience as an assistant to the head of a correctional industries program or one year of full performance level administrative work, providing analytical services in support of a correctional industries program.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department which has included the specific experience as indicated.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment.
PAY RANGE: EP22
Spec. Revision and Consolidation with 2L27:
CSC: 2/04, Ad Board: 5/04
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 2/06, Ad Board: 6/06
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7Q71