Summary The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) Construction Project Specialist is responsible for overseeing and training inmate workers and installing and maintaining various aspects of a construction project, including electrical, refrigeration, and plumbing. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions Supervises and trains inmates in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems and devices by providing safety and equipment instructions, issuing tools, and assigning work. Inspects work in progress and upon completion. Reads and interprets schematic diagrams and blueprints to ensure that work is performed in compliance with architectural plans and manufacturer's specifications. Estimates material needed for jobs, obtains bid quotes, and prepares purchase requests. Performs security by counting inmates several times daily, writing inmates' disciplinarians, and transporting inmates. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions This position has regular contact with inmates. Occasional overtime and twenty-four hour on all duty is required. Occasional in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of institutional rules and regulations. Knowledge of electrical installation and maintenance procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of free-world employees and inmates. Ability to evaluate needs, estimate cost, prepare bid specifications, and obtain bids. Ability to maintain inventory and requisition supplies. Ability to interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams and ensure compliance with specifications. Ability to maintain inmate security.
Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus completion of required education or training along with the required license or certification in one or more of the applicable skilled trades listed below; plus two years of experience in the skilled trade area listed below, including one year in a leadership capacity.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must be licensed as a Journeyman Electrician in accordance with ACA 17-28-304, Journeyman Plumber in accordance with ACA 17-38-301, or HVACR Mechanics in accordance with ACA 17-33-301. Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information The starting salary for this position is $36,155.00. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan. College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be attached to your application for additional qualification processes. If you are not able to scan and attach to your application you can fax it to 870-###-#### but please make sure you list the position number on the document you are faxing. Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications. Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review. The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace.