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OPTION: Industrial Stitching

CODE:  500408      PAY GRADE:  18    ($14.70 - $19.16/hr.)

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.69 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  17.87% of pay

OPENING DATE:  March 12, 2013

CLOSING DATE:  March 25, 2013  


This position is primarily responsible for supervising the Prison Industry Program for the Department of Corrections that makes prisoner clothing to be worn during the period of incarceration: trousers, socks, boxer shorts, t-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, denim shirts, gym shorts: as well as sheets and pillow cases used by the prisoner population in housing.  The shop may also provide stitched clothing to the Prison Retail Store.  Work is performed in a large production program under limited supervision.


The Industries Program is designed to offer prisoners an opportunity to learn a trade, earn money, and build self-respect while working in a security-conscious production environment that closely mirrors private enterprise.  The goal of the program is to provide prisoners meaningful work with job responsibilities, teach a strong work ethic, and produce quality items for sale.  Safety and security in this program are fundamental.


In order to qualify, you must have education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates competence in the specified trade to include experience instructing and/or training others.

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge in production work, production scheduling, product quality control, and inventory control.


TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:


The information you provide in your application and Supplemental Qualifications Form will be compared to criteria developed by experts who are familiar with this job and its requirements and converted to a numerical score.

The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.


You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (, clicking the Open Competitive Jobs link, and clicking Apply Now under this job title.

The Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide copies of submitted materials.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Correctional Trades Shop Supervisor (500408)

OPTION: Industrial Stitching

APPLICANT’S NAME:  ____________________________________________________________


  • Your responses on this form will be the basis making a numerical evaluation of your background training and experience (your final score).
  • False or misleading statements may result in rejection of your Application for Employment or dismissal from Maine State Service if selected.
  • Statements made on this form and in your application are subject to verification by the Bureau of Human Resources and the Appointing Authority.

SECTION I: Minimum Requirements

    Work Experience Guidelines for this section ONLY:



Work Experience must be full time equivalent (40 Hours/Week).



To convert credit hours to months of experience use the following calculations:  Total Credit Hours / 2.5 = Months of Experience.


Please select the statement which best describes your education and/or experience.


I have education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates competence in the specified trade to include experience instructing and/or training others.


I do not have education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates competence in the specified trade to include experience instructing and/or training others.


Directions for Sections II and III:  Indicate your skill level by marking the appropriate boxes for each item listed.  It is important that you be as honest as possible in your evaluation of your skills.  If you are selected to be interviewed for one of these positions, you should anticipate the interviewer will have a copy of your self-evaluation and ask you to provide examples of your work experience or training that support your self-evaluation ratings.  You may also be required to complete a performance test to demonstrate your proficiencies in selected skills.


None -

I have no training, education, or experience in this area.


Level 1 -

I have some experience performing this task under close supervision -OR- I have successfully completed training or coursework in this area, but I have no experience performing this task.


Level 2 -

I have experience performing this task and am fully capable of performing this task independently.


Level 3 -

I have experience performing this task independently and have trained staff or provided assistance to other staff in this area.


I have:


Level I

Level 2

Level 3

Experience with industrial stitching.


Experience in production work, production scheduling, product quality control and inventory control.


Developed training programs in specific trades in order to provide job skills and rehabilitative opportunities.


Instructed, directed, and monitored performance in order to ensure effective development of job skills and work methods.


Reviewed and recommended training and work program assignments in order to provide inmate job skills and ensure appropriateness of assignments.


Issued and received inmate passes in order to control inmate movement.


Reviewed designs for products, made changes as necessary, and established product standards in order to control production, work safety, and quality control.


Developed, monitored, and controlled records for material and tool inventories in order to prevent unauthorized access to and ensure availability of materials and tools.


Adjusted machinery, tools, and equipment; and scheduled maintenance or repairs in order to maintain a safe, efficient operating environment and meet production schedules.


Conferred with vendors and vendor representatives regarding their commodities and services, prices, discounts, shipping methods, and changes or cancellations in order to establish and maintain working relationships, exchange information, and ensure requirements are met.


Estimated and evaluated special production jobs in order to maintain production schedules and work assignments and provide cost estimates.


Observed and monitored inmate behavior and took appropriate action when necessary in order to maintain the safety of staff and inmates, prevent escape, and maintain security.


Taken and reviewed inmate count in order to make scheduled control reports and to promote prison security.


Prepared daily time sheets and submitted weekly payrolls in order to ensure accuracy and timely processing of reports.


Prepared and submitted reports on inmate work performance in order to evaluate inmates for increased good time.


Evaluated assigned subordinate personnel in order to provide guidance and fulfill requirements of the performance evaluation system.


Requisitioned stock and issued materials, supplies, and tools.


Inspected and evaluated raw materials in order to ensure availability and quality of required items.


Scheduled and arranged delivery of production items in order to maintain flow of completed products and meet delivery schedules.


Served on a Disciplinary Board in order to review inmate behavior and provide input on appropriate discipline.


Interpreted, developed, and worked from blueprints and sketches.


Instructed others in the proper use, care, and maintenance of tools and machinery.


Developed, and motivated people in a shop/production environment.



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Level 2

Level 3

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