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Correctional Industries Supervisor Assistant - WSP

Washington State Department of Corrections – Walla Walla, WA

Correctional Industries Supervisor Assistant
Washington State Penitentiary - Food Service Walla Walla, WA This recruitment will be used to fill multiple permanent and non-permanent positions with varying days and hours.
***Please note, the current salary range does not reflect the legislative approved general wage increase effective July 1, 2019 This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of applicants will be July 1, 2019. We encourage applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision any time after the initial date.
Correctional Industries (CI) Division within the Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual as non-permanent Correctional Industries Supervisor Assistants (CISA) - Food Service. This position is located at the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) in Walla Walla, Washington.
If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at and attach the following documents:
  • Current resume, (chronological, with relevant experience listed).
  • Three (3) professional references,
  • Letter of interest, (preferably no more than one (1) page), indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position.

We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
Correctional Industries (CI) is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations.
AGENCY PROFILE: For information about the Correctional Industries located at the Washington State Penitentiary, please visit the Washington CI - Washington State Penitentiary webpage.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Comprehensive compensation packages.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • The fulfillment of public service.


This position provides assistance in the supervision and training of incarcerated workers in the food service industry.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist in the supervision and training of incarcerated workers at WSP to include:

  • Observe and supervise incarcerated workers operating and maintaining equipment/machinery.
  • Train incarcerated workers in safe food handling practices, to include participation with instruction of the ServSafe course.
  • Train incarcerated workers in progressive cooking, portion control, and quality control.
  • Document and provide feedback on incarcerated worker s job performance and behavior.
  • Prepare incarcerated worker personnel actions.

Participate in the planning and scheduling of resources:
  • Direct and assigns incarcerated workers.

Ensure incarcerated workers adhere to safe work practices:
  • Maintain proper recordkeeping.
  • Investigate accident reports.
  • Participate in and/or conduct monthly Safety committee/meetings.

Ensures safe and secure operations:
  • Maintain security and discipline over incarcerated workers.
  • Account for incarcerated workers.
  • Execute and maintain tool control processes.
  • Maintain key control.

Qualifications: Required:
  • One (1) year full time work experience in a food service, food manufacturing, food processing, or institutional feeding environment.


  • One (1) year total full time work experience as a Correctional Industries Supervisor Assistant within the Washington State Department of Corrections.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products or equivalent software programs.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in routine and emergent situations.
  • Ability to develop and promote positive and professional interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities.

  • More than one (1) year full time work experience in a food service, food manufacturing, food processing, OR institutional feeding environment.
  • An AA degree or Vocational Certificate/degree from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.
  • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) software knowledge.
  • Experience in teaching and training.
  • Experience working within a correctional facility.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Complete a felony disclosure form prior to employment and submit to a criminal background check.
  • Successfully complete, within mandated timeframes, employee orientation and all other mandatory annual, in-service and other required training.
  • Provide physical residential address and home telephone number to the Department of Corrections.
  • Become familiar and comply with all DOC policies and procedures and Collective Bargaining Agreements as applicable.
  • Submit to drug testing in accordance with CBA and agency policy.
  • This position may be included in a Union Shop.
  • Must pass pre-employment substance test.
  • Must currently possess or obtain a valid State of Washington Food and Beverage Service Worker s Permit within 14 days of hire.

Supplemental Information: The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.
For additional information about the agency, please visit
  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email [email protected] or call us at (360) 725-9104. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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