Correctional Industries Supervisor 2 (General Industries)


Recruitment #221025-2242CO-001


Are you an experienced leader with a passion for manufacturing? 
If so, we encourage you to discover this opportunity! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Correctional Industries Supervisor 2 to join our team at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, CT. 

Our Mission: 

The CT DOC shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Position Highlights: 

This position may be located within any of the Correctional Enterprises shops at the Osborn Correctional Institution. This position is full-time, 36.25 hours per week, working Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM. 

In this role, you will: 
  • Supervise staff of a lower rank, as well as inmates assigned to your areas of responsibility. 
  • Coordinate and assign work to staff and inmates across a variety of disciplines such as clothing production, warehouse operation, printing and silk-screening, embroidery, officers' clothing and laundry. 
  • Record submitted work orders and schedule production to meet customers' expectations for timely delivery. 
  • Communicate difficulties with inabilities to meet scheduled deadlines and communicate the same with your CEC manager and the sales team. 
  • Confirm and approve inmates' attendance and payroll. 
Other key responsibilities include: 
  • Keeping accurate record of production to establish inmates' rate of performance, rate of output, quality of finished work and scrap rate. 
  • Based on collected data, producing scrap report, producing daily and weekly performance report, for work groups as well as each individual inmate. 
  • Keeping track of the budget to ensure the fiscal viability of the shops. 
  • Meeting with CEC manager to convey processes which are about to start, processes which have already started and processes coming to a completion (in respect to work orders received). 
  • Making necessary changes to scheduling and production as instructed by CEC manager. 
What we can offer you: 
State of Connecticut employees participate in a comprehensive benefits plan including: 

  • A hazardous duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV);
  • Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits;
  • Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits; 
  • A fantastic work - life balance with a flexible schedule, on call and a manageable patient load;
  • A challenging yet rewarding experience! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact with DOC!

Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

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.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at



In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for supervising staff and inmates engaged in activities of a major manufacturing production, processing or service operation in the occupational area indicated by the parenthetical title of the class.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff assistance; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units and agencies; supervises operation and staff for unit indicated by parenthetical title of class; plans and coordinates production and scheduling; consults with department head and subordinates in development of specifications and requisitioning of supplies, materials, machinery and equipment; supervises operation, maintenance and security of all machinery and equipment; maintains production and inventory records and prepares reports; prepares cost and budget estimates; directs training of subordinates and inmates; reviews and evaluates work of subordinates and inmates assigned, preparing progress and performance reports; 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 operation, methods, materials and equipment involved in occupational area; considerable knowledge of current methods of production planning and control; knowledge of current objectives, practices and policies relating to inmate work forces in correctional institutions; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints and diagrams where required; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to train, instruct and supervise inmates in methods and techniques of trade; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in a manufacturing environment involved in the areas of production, production planning and/or quality control which must have included responsibility for the production output of other workers.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity in a manufacturing environment.

Note: For state employees the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Correctional Industries Supervisor 1.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience supervising a team within a manufacturing environment; 
  • Experience training, instructing, coaching and monitoring the output of a diverse group of individuals; 
  • Experience problem solving and building positive and productive working relationships both up and down the chain of command; 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel including creating/modifying spreadsheets, and Word including preparing correspondence; 
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft software. 


  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 in this class 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 may be exposed to 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.