Warehouse Specialist Mail and Property

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is looking for exceptionally driven people to join an awesome mail and property team that serves a large prison. If you are a highly motivated and a career-minded individual who enjoys collaborating with others to improve mail, property, and prison operations, please consider joining our team as a Mail & Property Specialist (Warehouse Specialist) in the Division of Prison Operations at the Draper Correctional Facility
**Moving soon to the new Utah State Correctional Facility in Salt Lake City.

Our mail and property specialists are uniquely qualified to deliver services to UDC employees and criminal offenders. If hired you will receive training opportunities that can significantly enhance your expertise and career. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to play a key role in critical prison mail and property operations.

UDC employees and criminal offenders rely on our mail and property team to help maintain a safe, secure, connected, and informed prison operation. If hired, you’d soon be helping open a state-of-the-art mail, property, and prison operation at the newly constructed prison in Salt Lake City.

Career advancement within the mail and property organization is possible. Many other unique and exciting civilian or law enforcement career opportunities within corrections are also possible in future promotional opportunities within the organization.

This job is NOT public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or certification.

Principal Duties

Under the direction of a Mail or Property Manager (Warehouse Manager), the Mail & Property Specialist ensures effective operations of a UDC central prison mail or property operation. This includes effective receiving, inspecting, sorting, storing, retrieving, staging, and delivering mail or property items. These activities occur at the mail and property warehouse and while delivering mail or property to all prison areas.
Following OSHA workplace safety regulations, laws, requirements, and practices are mandatory. Adherence to all established correctional mail and property service standards, policies, and procedures is required.
Strict adherence to prison safety and security guidelines, policies, and practices while working in and around a correctional institution environment is required.
This position will be inside the prison at various points of the day and will need to be able to lift 40 lbs., push carts, and walk distances.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position has the following:

High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
Clean driving history/record.
Mail, property, or general office-related work experience and training are preferred but not required.
Previous part-time or full-time work experience at any employer is preferred.
Working knowledge of common computer/office equipment and software is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are preferred.
Can lift 40 lbs., push carts, and walk distances.
 

Why You Should Join Our Team
The Utah Department of Corrections supports the pursuit of professional growth and development through a culture that encourages great employees, great attitudes, and great teamwork.

Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to the public’s safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits.

Medical Insurance options:

High deductible option with low bi-weekly premium and the State contributes money into a health saving account for you to use.
Traditional plan option with low bi-weekly premium.
Low bi-weekly premiums for dental and vision insurance.
 

Retirement:

You can choose to receive a pension with a 401(k) or a 401(k) only option where the State matches 10% of your salary.
The State also matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401(k) if you contribute to your 401(k).
Paid time off:

Earn 4 hours of annual leave (paid time off) and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
11 paid holidays.
Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.

The Agency

The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensure 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 more information about the Utah Department of Corrections, click here.

 

Example of Duties
 

Collaborates with mail or property managers/personnel, UDC staff, criminal offenders, offender family members/friends, and other areas/agencies to ensure proper handling of mail or property materials by effectively receiving, inspecting, sorting, storing, retrieving, staging, and delivering mail or property items.
Operates pallet jacks, Non-CDL vehicles, dollies, and other equipment for mail or property activities.
Identifies problems or potential problem areas and collaborates with managers to find solutions.
Performs cleaning, sanitation, and preventative maintenance on all mail or property equipment and in all mail and property areas.
Maintains accurate records and logs.
Other tasks as assigned.
Can lift 40 Lbs.
Can push carts, and walk distances.
 

Typical Qualifications
A High School diploma or GED
Supplemental Information
 

This job is NOT public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or certification.
This position normally intended to work weekday and daytime shifts (8 or 10 hours per day). However, all correctional facilities operate 365 days per year and the work schedule may be on an infrequent basis possibly including weekends and holidays. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week; overtime is possible.
Risks that require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around and operating vehicles, mail or property equipment, and climbing ladders. It is possible to encounter hazardous chemicals, dangerous biological materials, drugs, etc.
Although correctional officers will be present to provide safety and security, there are some risks found in potentially dangerous correctional environments. You will receive training and tools to help mitigate these risks.
The work requires moderate physical exertion such as sitting or standing for long periods, regularly operating mail or property equipment/vehicles, frequent walking, repeated lifting/pushing/pulling of heavy objects up to 50 pounds, and climbing, crouching, or crawling is also possible.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to the current state of Utah employees.
This position will be inside the prison on various days and times.

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