Correctional Industries Supervisor 1 (General Industries)

Recruitment #240126-2366CO-001


Are you working in a manufacturing environment and seeking a supervisory position?  If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity!

These positions are full time on first shift, 36.25 hours per week, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM until 2:15 PM.

Selected candidates will be required to attend a paid 14-week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, Connecticut.

In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work and;
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervising and instructing inmates in proper methods and techniques of manufacturing process/service, proper use of tools/materials, necessary safety rules/procedures/maintenance, and cleaning/repairing of equipment;
  • Assigning work to inmates;
  • Maintaining cost, production inventory, and time records;
  • Maintaining discipline and enforces security measures within assigned areas; and
  • Related duties as required.
Please see EXAMPLES OF DUTIES section below for more information.

Since 1968, the Connecticut Department of Correction has proudly served and protected the citizens of the State of Connecticut, by daily ensuring the safety, security and order of our 14-correctional facilities in a manner which is widely viewed as a national model. The Department endeavors to provide the programming, education and treatment which willing inmates may utilize to improve themselves and the success of their eventual reintegration into society. Our staff of dedicated correctional professionals takes great PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence) in the daily performance of their duty to our state.

The State of Connecticut Department of Correction (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. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

The Osborn Correctional Institution recognizes its stewardship responsibilities to the citizens of Connecticut, as well as to the residents of Somers and Enfield. The facility is a medium security institution that houses one of the largest inmate populations of the correctional facilities in the state.

The facility operates under the Unit Management System.  Under this model an assigned Unit Manager directs all the functions of their assigned units. There are 17 inmate-housing units each with its own specific institutional function. The Unit Management System enhances safety and security by limiting inmate mass movement and providing for controlled movement during the daily institutional routines.

The facility supports an inpatient medical hospital, a mental health unit, a comprehensive education program, an inpatient Addiction Services unit and one of the largest Correctional Industries Program in the state.

The Enterprise Program currently employees more than 200 inmates who manufacture inmate clothing, mattresses and run a full-service print shop.

The facility is one of three in the state which also provides trained, offender, hospice volunteers who provide end of life care to fellow inmates.


Selection Plan

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • 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
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

For technical questions regarding the filling of your application, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at


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; 
    • oral communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • interpret plans, blueprints and diagrams where required; 
    • keep records and make reports; 
    • perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; 
    • train, instruct and supervise inmates in methods and techniques of the trade; 
    • utilize computer software; 
  • 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 Experience on a year for year basis.


  • Supervisory experience within a manufacturing environment;
  • Experience training, instructing, coaching, and monitoring the production output of a diverse group of people;
  • Experience in problem solving and building positive and productive working relationships both up and down the chain of command;
  • Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel for creating and modifying spreadsheets, and Word for preparing correspondence.


  • Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  • Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.