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MCE OFFICER TRAINEE Soft Goods

Laundry Officer

Recruitment #21-005281-0002

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

Carroll County

7301 Buttercup Road

Sykesville, MD 21784

POSITION DUTIES

To provide training and supervision to incarcerated individuals in an industrial laundering facility. This position is also responsible for the oversight of machinery maintenance and repair.

The incumbent is responsible for training and supervising incarcerated individuals in the operation of a laundering plant. 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 industrial laundering processes.
  • Supervises incarcerated individuals in actual performance of the production process from withdrawing raw materials to preparation for shipping.
  • Set ups and breaks down various machinery.
  • Makes minor repairs as required.
  • Trains/instructs incarcerated individuals in proper use of production machinery.
  • Reviews incarcerated individuals progress and proposes incentives when applicable.
  • Inspects work-in-process and finished goods.
  • Produces jobs as specified in customers purchase orders.
  • Trains and instructs incarcerated individuals in Fire Safety, Equipment Safety, and Personal Safety as related to laundry services.
  • Distributes tools to incarcerated individuals and collects same at the end of shift.
  • Participates in safety counts at the beginning and end of shift, as well as lunch periods.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.  

1. Experience providing commercial laundry services, such as washing, drying and folding.  

 2. Experience supervising and training individuals on production processes or managing/ supervising incarcerated individuals within a correctional facility.

3. Experience maintaining and/ or repairing production equipment such as washers, dryers, or industrial machinery.

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, lease 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, ecruitment 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.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> or410-767-4850.

Jada Newman

443-326-6087

jadal.newman@maryland.gov

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.