Penal Workshop Specialist - 20028264
Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio
 Columbus, OH

Guided by the agency's mission “To reduce recidivism among those we touch,“ the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded penal workshop professional to assume the responsibilities of a Penal Workshop Specialist.

This is an internal posting. Only ODRC employees and OMHAS DRC Recovery Service employees will be considered.

This position shall be filled in accordance with the provision of the OCSEA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. ODRC bargaining unit members have selection rights before non-bargaining unit members. All other applications will only be considered if an internal bargaining unit applicant is not selected for this position.

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This position oversees work of inmates assigned to the Ohio Penal Industries (OPI) Modular Installation crew: Performs customer service installation and repair on Ohio Penal Industries products on a statewide basis (e.g. operates hand and power tools to repair and install chairs, cabinets, desks, etc.). Supervises and trains assigned inmates in the installation and repair of OPI products. provides security and custody of inmates (e.g., conducts daily inmate counts; maintains security, discipline and order of assigned area.

Job Duties:

  • Enforces institution rules and regulations)
  • Maintains control of supplies, equipment and tools (e.g., issues and records daily tool and inventory supplies)
  • Trains inmates in proper work methods, equipment operation, and/or safety practices (e.g., proper and safe handling of tools, machinery and equipment such as hammers, screwdrivers, saws, power drills); assigns and reviews work (e.g., coordinates customer service repair activities
  • Monitors and evaluates work performed and completes quality control check)
  • Ensures quality control specifications of products/service delivery
  • Evaluates work of and assigns specific job functions to inmates and prepares and maintains records and reports of workshop activities/service delivery
  • Performs in-side set-up and delivery of freestanding furniture
  • Issues materials and tools
  • Oversees equipment maintenance (e.g., schedules routine and preventative maintenance) and/or workshop cleaning
  • Escorts and/or transports inmates
  • Oversees shipping, receiving, storage and/or inventory of products and materials; completes reports (e.g., prepares and submits)
  • Completes daily and month-end inmate payroll, month-end Earned Credit report as assigned; completes inmate performance evaluations (e.g., annual and special) as assigned
  • Completes weekly inspection report as assigned.

Formal education in arithmetic that includes fractions, decimals & percentages; 18 mos. trg. or 18 mos. exp. in craft or trade (e.g., sewing, metal work, carpentry) & in operation of hand & power tools & equipment (e.g., drill press, bindery equipment, sewing machine) of particular assigned area; 3 mos. trg. or 3 mos. exp. in employee training & development.

  • Or, for positions assigned to asbestos abatement program, successful completion of the following courses: asbestos building inspection initial course, asbestos management planner initial course & asbestos abatement project supervisor initial course per EPA regulations Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (i.e., AHERA), CRF763 Sub Part E.
  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.