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Recruitment #19-005299-0001




Maryland Correctional Institution for Women

7943 Brock Bridge Rd

Jessup, MD  20794

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to organize and oversee the production of MCE products in the Sew Plant #104 at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup. The Plant Manager has overall responsibility for plant operations and manages the work of all industries' personnel (inmates) through subordinate MCE Supervisors.


The Plant Manager is responsible for supervising Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) Textile employees as well as an inmate work force in the operation of the Apparel Manufacturing and Textiles at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCI-W) Sew Plant. These duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and schedule production operations; coordinate the delivery of finished products to customers.
  • Determine and control quality standards and quantity of production; establish economic production standards
  •  Plan for and implement the production of new or modified products in response to frequently changing market trends and customer needs;
  • Estimates material costs and requirements
  • Guide and instruct MCE Supervisors in the production of trade items on various equipment; and inspects shop facilities to determine efficiency of operations and training for inmates in adherence to policies and regulations


Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience:  Five (5) years of experience in apparel manufacturing, textiles or related field.


  • Experience involving the training and supervision of employees in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of apparel manufacturing and production methods from sourcing raw materials to cutting (Pattern-making, cutting, sewing and quality control).
  • Knowledge of production machinery. (Textile machines – Sewing Threading, knitting, cutting; needle exchange, oiling; Embroidery machines – Threading, needle exchange, oiling; textile and garment pressers - Steam Irons/Pressing tables.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Office Suite.
  • Experience troubleshooting mechanical problems that hinder the flow of production is not required, but is a plus.
  • Higher education in textile-related fields is desired.


Specific educational requirements and other selection standards are set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code and are listed in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01.

Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Human Resources Services Division
300 East Joppa Road, 10th Floor
Towson, MD 21286

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Erin Alston at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.