Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating 10 institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe." Information about the Department can be found at: www.corrections.nebraska.gov.
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Location of position: Lincoln, NE
Work schedule:M-F 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m. occasional evenings/weekends
Examples of Work
Develop a thorough understanding of all processes for Cornhusker State Industries' (CSI) Chemical, Braille, Wood, Upholstery, and Laundry business units to provide backup staff coverage for each operation. Provide coverage for other business units/NDCS institutions as needed.
Schedule production to effectively and efficiently coordinate materials and manpower availability with work orders. Plan, organize, assign, and direct inmate work activity. Hire, train and counsel inmate workers to meet established work performance standards and production requirements.
Review inmate work performance to determine appropriate promotions, demotions or training needs. Determine raw materials required for work orders. Maintain inventory control.
Assure quality throughout the production process. Monitor shop and equipment for maintenance and to maintain a safe work environment. Record payroll data, production orders, purchases, inventory and other relevant data.
Perform security related duties to assure compliance with work policies and maintain accountability for workers, tools and chemicals. Deliver, install or repair furniture and products.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Experience in a skilled trade or manufacturing work similar to the production in the assigned shop OR graduation from a vocational technical school relevant to the production process employed.
PREFERRED: Computer experience in MS Office and/or ERP Systems.
Two or more years work experience in a manufacturing environment. Two or more years driving light or medium trucks.
OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Class B CDL within 90 days of hire.
*The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created the Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse). The Clearinghouse is a secure, online database that contains real-time information about CDL drivers with drug or alcohol program violations in accordance with 49 CFR Part 382. It is effective as of January 6, 2020.
Prior to hiring an individual to perform safety sensitive duties, NDCS is required to conduct a full query of the individual to check whether the Clearinghouse contains any information prohibiting the individual from performing safety sensitive duties. An individual must provide consent for NDCS to perform a full query. An individual may only provide consent through the Clearinghouse.
Individuals are therefore required to be registered with the Clearinghouse. For more information on the Clearinghouse or to register, please visit: https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: materials, machinery, and tools used in the shop; machinery maintenance; inventory control; safety; material movement and control; application processes; and quality control production methods employed in the shop; state purchasing procedures organizational structure and interrelationships; rules and regulations governing the conducts of inmates; general security and emergency procedures.
Ability to: communicate effectively; train inmates in the production process; prepared reports; keep records; demonstrate machine or tool process; maintain close control over inmates; meet production requirements and standards in a production setting involving multiple products and work stations; maintain clear and accurate records; plan and organize the production process of the shop; supervise items; maintain control of shop materials, machinery, and tool; control legal offenders; understand and enforce rules governing inmates; analyze product flow; plan, analyze, and organize shop operational need requirements; and maintain a safe and secure work environment.
State Of Nebraska