Program Specialist 1

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


If you like to work as a team in a busy environment then this job is for you. The Utah Department of Corrections is looking for an experienced Program Specialist 1, to work with the UCI team.

Principal Duties
This Program Specialist 1 position will work in the commissary areas of UCI. This position will assist in many different functions in their assigned area. Duties may include:

Working in a prison facility and dealing with inmate management issues.
Working with the commissary
Ordering, receiving, inspecting, and storing equipment, merchandise, commodities, materials, and supplies.
Maintaining accurate records and logs.
Receiving, shipping, stocking, and maintaining inventory.
Conducting regular and/or spot check inventories of merchandise, supplies and equipment.
Loading and unloading materials, supplies, and equipment.
Vendor correspondence.
Day to day operations.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who:Has working knowledge of Commissary tasks.
Has computer skills.
Used fulfillment software experience.
Has supervisory experience.
Has knowledge of Adobe Suite.
Can lift 50 lbs.
Is comfortable working in a prison facility environment.
Understands warehouse and inventory procedures and techniques
Has a valid Utah drivers license.
Can operate, maneuver, navigate, and drive vehicles.
Can pass a criminal background check.
Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an exciting time for Corrections as we take the lead in the historic overhaul of our criminal justice system. As one of the State’s largest agencies, we are constantly on the lookout for high-character people. You will receive great health and retirement benefits, as well as generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance. This is an outstanding opportunity for an outstanding individual. Click here to see a summary of the benefits that we offer.

The Agency
Our dedicated team of professionals ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment.
For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please go to this link.

Example of Duties
Other duties may include:

Coordinating projects and providing assistance in resolving problems.
Establish project priorities.
Lead inmates and/or staff work assignments.
Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current
production estimates and outputs.
Maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
Teach others the principles and techniques used in the assigned specific service or trade.

Typical Qualifications


Able to conduct methodical examination.
Knowledge on how to prepare reports and documentation.
Capable to make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions.
Knowledge on how to establish objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.
Understand principles and practices of facilities operations, maintenance, and management.
Previous or able to learn quickly on how to obtain and see to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to perform a task.
Knowledge on how to coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups and/or organization(s).
Able to understand agency and/or organizational program(s).
Understand applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures.


Supplemental Information

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, defending oneself and/or others against physical attack.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.
Salary ranges specified reflect a minimum starting and top of range dollar amount. Actual rate per hour will be determined by evaluation of qualifications and skills of the individual and the availability of monies through budget and grants or by following DHRM rule.
All questions must be answered fully and in the format requested, if applicable. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Entering “see resume” as an answer will be considered an incomplete answer. Cutting and pasting pertinent information from your resume is acceptable, but should be edited to be a precise answer to the question.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary will be based on the Career Ladder for current UDC employees.

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