Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Industries Supervisor 1 (General Industries)

Recruitment #191028-2366CO-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is recruiting for a full time Correctional Industries Supervisor 1 General Industries (36.25 hours per week, Monday - Friday) at the Osborn CI facility in Somers, CT.  This position will supervise a group of inmates within one of the Correctional Enterprises Operations.

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:                              

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations                              
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume             

Non State Employees:                              

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor    
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume  

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Erica McGuinness at or 860-692-7608.


In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor and providing instruction for a group of inmates engaged in the manufacture, production or processing of products or services in the occupation indicated by the parenthetical title of the class.


Supervises and instructs inmates in proper methods and techniques of manufacturing process or service, proper use of tools and materials, necessary safety rules and procedures and maintenance, cleaning and repair of equipment; plans and routes work to be performed, assigning inmates to specific tasks; estimates needs and requisitions supplies, materials and equipment necessary; supervises maintenance and/or repair of equipment or arranges for outside service and material; maintains cost, production inventory and time records and makes necessary reports on operations; maintains discipline and enforces security measures within assigned areas; maintains appropriate security procedures for tools, equipment, chemicals, etc.; reviews and evaluates performance of assigned inmates; submits reports relative to inmate disciplinary actions, recommendations for "good time", furloughs, reassignments, etc.; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of methods, materials and equipment involved in occupational area; knowledge of methods and techniques of production planning and control; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral communication skills; ability to interpret plans, blueprints and diagrams where required; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; ability to train, instruct and supervise inmates in methods and techniques of the trade; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in a manufacturing environment involved in the areas of production, production planning and/or quality control which must have included some responsibility for the production output of other workers.


Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


  • Supervisory experience and the ability to train, instruct and monitor the production output of other workers
  • Experience with proper methods and techniques of manufacturing process or service, proper use of tools and materials, necessary safety rules and procedures and maintenance, cleaning and repair of equipment
  • Experience in planning and routing of work to be performed
  • Experience in estimating time and materials needed for a particular job as well as the ability to source and requisition needed raw materials
  • Must possess and retain a valid motor vehicle operator's license


  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain either a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, a Commercial Driver’s License or both.
  5. Incumbents may be required to travel.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates who have access to tools of the trade as weapons and the following discomforts depending upon their industry: loud machine noises, chemical fumes, working in tiring positions, working with dangerous (high speed and/or high temperature, etc.) machinery.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.