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MCE OFFICER TRAINEE Soft Goods

Recruitment #21-005281-0003

Introduction

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Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the self-sustaining, vocational training arm of the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). Our goal is to teach our program participants the technical skills and work ethics needed to obtain employment after they are released. For more information, visit us online at www.mce.md.gov

GRADE

CORR 0004

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County

Maryland Correctional Institution- Women
7943 Brock Bridge Road
Jessup, MD 20794

Jessup Correctional Institution
7805 House of Correction Road 
Jessup, MD 20794

POSITION DUTIES

To provide training and supervision to incarcerated individuals in a textiles production vocational training program.

The incumbent is responsible for training and supervising incarcerated individuals in the operation of a manufacturing plant and for the production of textiles and apparel. These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for assigned production process operating with full independence and reviewing the work of trainees.  
  • Trains incarcerated individuals in production methods to include textiles, apparel, and embroidery production.  
  • Supervises incarcerated individuals in actual performance of the production process from withdrawing raw materials to preparation for shipping.  
  • Sets up and breaks down various machinery.   
  • Makes minor repairs as required.  
  • Trains/instructs incarcerated individuals in proper use of production machinery.  
  • Reviews trainee progress and proposes incentives when applicable.  
  • Inspects work-in-process and finished goods. 
  • Must be able to produce jobs as specified in customers purchase orders. 
  • Trains and instructs incarcerated individuals in Fire Safety, Equipment Safety, and Personal Safety as related to their trade.  
  • Distributes and collects tools in accordance with institutional policies.  
  • Participates in safety counts at the beginning and end of shift as well as lunch periods.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation. 
Experience: One year of experience in Soft Goods or related field. 

Notes: 
1. 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 of Maryland and are listed in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01. 
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Experience in commercial textile/apparel manufacturing, sewing, upholstery, production line assembly or related fields.    
  • Experience supervising and training individuals on production processes. 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications and/or ERP manufacturing software.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Selection standards for Correctional Officer certification are established by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A completed background investigation

Oral interview

Physical examination.

2. 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.
If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment. 
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.
Jada Newman
jadaL.newman@maryland.gov
443-326-6087 
If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov <Application.Help@maryland.gov> or 410-767-4850. 
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 
People with disabilities and bilingual candidates 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.