Position #:  K0231802    Pay Grade: 22 ($32,760 – $43,950.40 annual)   Position is open until filled

Job Duty Description:   

This is highly skilled work in the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of the physical plant and grounds of the Norton Correctional Facility and supervision of an organizational unit of skilled and semi-skilled inmate workers.  Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work of skilled and semi-skilled inmates in the installation or repair of the facility electrical system, construction, maintenance and repair activities in the institution.

This position has a trade’s differential of $0.30 per hour and an inmate supervision differential pay of 10% of the wage in addition to the base pay.

Minimum Qualifications:  Five years of experience in the mechanical or building trades.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Performance Standards:  Knowledge of the standard practices in the building trades; plumbing; carpentry; electrical; masonry; painting; welding; sheet metal; refrigeration and air conditioning, and mechanical trades. Knowledge of the practices, tools, equipment, and materials associated with a variety of crafts involved in renovation/remodeling projects.  Detailed knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of specific crafts or trades.  Detailed knowledge of ADA regulations and code requirements.  Ability to read, interpret, and works from sketches, blueprints, and specifications and to evaluate, analyze, and resolve construction and mechanical problems.  Ability to understand and execute all aspects of remodeling projects.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to keep careful and thorough records.  Ability to make estimates of time and materials.  Advanced skill in the use and operation of tools, machines and equipment commonly used in remodeling and new construction and repair work at the highly specialized level.

A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

TO APPLY:  You may apply on-line at  www.jobs.ks.gov; or Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email :  kdoc_ncf_hr@ks.gov to obtain an application.

If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at www.jobs.ks.gov, including submission of copy of your DD214 if applicable.   You must notify us of your intent to apply by the closing date.  Applications and any required documents must be received by the paperwork deadline of this announcement. Please call by that date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.

Selection Process:  Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions, and possibly a performance or written test. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval.  A second interview may be conducted.  Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency.

Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE):  This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.  Interested veterans must submit a DD214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date.  Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.

Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact (785) 877-6643.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.

Norton Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.