General Manager

Washington State Department of Corrections - Shelton, WA3.5

General Manager - Industries Manager 5
Washington Corrections Center
Correctional Industries
Shelton, WA

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The screening of applications will take place on November 5, 2018. We encourage all applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This recruitment is open to internal DOC employees only and is exempt from civil service rules.

Correctional Industries (CI) within the Department of Corrections (DOC), is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for an exempt General Manager - Industries Manager 5. This position is located at the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) in Shelton, Washington.

In order to be considered for this position, please apply directly at to this announcement AND attach the following items to your application:

A current resume (indicating your related experience).
A letter of interest (preferably no more than two pages) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate for this position.
Three (3) professional references.

We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

Correctional Industries (CI) is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations.

For information about the Correctional Industries located at the Washington Corrections Center, please visit the Washington CI - Washington Corrections Center webpage.

Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety'. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the field, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.

Flexible schedules
Comprehensive compensation packages
Training and development opportunities
The fulfillment of public service
Duties: As the most senior Correctional Industries employee at a facility, this position is responsible for the supervision and administrative leadership of staff and ensures the implementation and compliance of Correctional Industry policies at the assigned facility. This position actively participates as a member of the CI Corporate Management Team.

A Correctional Industries General Manager contributes to the Department's mission of Public Safety through reentry efforts by maintaining and expanding offender work training programs which develop marketable skills, instilling and promoting positive work ethics, and reducing the tax burden of corrections.

This position directly supervises a variety of operations located at Washington Corrections Center (WCC), which include Food Service, Textiles, Laundry, and Commissary industry programs. This position directs, monitors, and inspects the various industry areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with RCWs, WACs and policy directives as well as supporting the vocational aspects of the program. Because these industries are operating within a correctional facility, this position is expected to develop positive, collaborative, and professional working relationships with the facility superintendent, associate superintendents, and other essential facility staff.

It is also expected this position will apply innovation and thoughtful business strategies when considering new opportunities for CI industry programs through suggested expansions, consolidations, or other enhancements to maintain industry standards, evolve processes to meet upcoming trends in technology or services, or other identified opportunities to strengthen reentry outcomes while also maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Qualifications: Required:
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum four (4) years' experience in a progressively responsible management or supervisory position

Minimum of one year professional experience managing a budget
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or closely related field that is earned from an accredited college and/or university whose accreditations are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to communicate and apply LEAN manufacturing principles
Effective and highly skilled in interpersonal communication, collaboration, and critical thinking
Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions while preserving quality under ambiguous circumstances or when data may be limited
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office and Outlook
Supplemental Information: 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

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Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
Promote inclusiveness.
Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 725-9177. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.