Washington State Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor - Industries Manager 3 in Belfair, Washington


Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor - Industries Manager 3 Correctional Industries

Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women

This position is open until filled. First review of applications will be on October 10, 2016.

This position is exempt from Washington State civil service laws*

Correctional Industries (CI) *within the Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual as a *Trades Related Apprenticeship Coaching (TRAC) Instructor - Industries Manager 3 (IM3).

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply online, attach a Letter* of Interest* (preferably no more than two pages) indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position, AND a current resume.

*Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) *is a minimum-custody facility for adult women. MCCCW's focus is to prepare female offenders for their transition back into our communities. To do this, DOC provides opportunity for pre-screened offenders to work on supervised work crews which include sustainable projects, fish hatchery projects, salmon habitat preservation, and other community and park maintenance. The offenders learn to develop good work ethics, expand their work skills and abilities, and provide a service to the community. In addition the facility provides other programs to enhance successful reentry.

The facility is located Tahuya State Forest outside Belfair, Washington about 30 minutes south of Bremerton. Some staff choose to live close by; others commute from surrounding areas of Bremerton, Gig Harbor, or Tacoma. Close to the Olympic Mountains, Hood Canal, and Case Inlet, the area affords opportunity for many kinds of outdoor activities and water sports. For more information on the area, go to http://www.explorehoodcanal.com.

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. Thousands of offenders gain work experience and training as they produce high quality, competitively priced products, which translates into enormous benefits for taxpayers, the offenders who work and learn in CI.

Correctional Industries is committed to maintaining and expanding offender work training programs which develop marketable skills, instills and promotes positive work ethics, and reduces the tax burden of corrections.


The Department of Corrections (DOC), as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Correctional Industries, Community Corrections Division, Policy Support Division, Administrative Services Division, Offender Change Division, and Health Services Division. The Department employs over 8,000 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.7 billion.


  • Flexible schedules
  • Comprehensive compensation packages
  • Training and development opportunities
  • The fulfillment of public service


The incumbent is responsible for and supervises the day-to-day operation of the Trades Related Apprenticeship Coaching (TRAC) program which provides pre-apprenticeship training and prepares offenders for employment upon release as apprentices with the Skilled Craft Laborers, Carpenters and Ironworkers, which reduces recidivism and improves public safety.

Working with the other TRAC instructor to develop and increase the sponsor base of registered apprenticeship programs associated with the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council

Working with the other TRAC Instructor the incumbent maintains and develops the curriculum ensuring that the course is relevant and meets the needs as a pre-apprenticeship program for the Laborers, Carpenters and Ironworkers Unions.

Responsible for the Supervision of the Correctional Industries Trades Related Apprenticeship Coaching (TRAC) program at the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women. Monitors and ensures compliance with all DOC policies, legislative mandates and RCWs related to the management of the TRAC program and intent of Correctional Industries. The position is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the TRAC program, efficacy of the curriculum, relationships with Unions and the completion rate of the offenders.

In addition; the position is responsible for the representation of TRAC to the Institution, management of the offender workers and students and other management duties as assigned to ensure the success of the CI program. This position is a significant contributor to 710.400 Correctional Industries Class II Employment, and is additionally relied upon to review, evaluate, and submit recommendations on a number of other policies that impact the assignment to and operations of the Correctional Industries TRAC program.



  • 2 years experience as an instructor in a trades-related curriculum at a college or vocational school whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) * OR* 2 years experience as a Journeyman Trades person in a construction related field
  • Active or former member in good standing with an affiliate of the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Valid drivers license
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) DESIRED:

  • Experience with oxy acetylene equipment

  • Completed a registered trades related apprenticeship program
  • Vocational Teaching Certificate


  • This position is exempt from Washington's civil service rules: Exempt employment is considered "at will," and there are no contractual employment rights. Exempt employees serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority
  • 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 DOC
  • Become familiar and comply with all DOC policies and procedures and Collective Bargaining Agreements as applicable
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Submit to drug testing in accordance with agency policy
  • Must pass pre-employment drug test Supplemental Information

The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


  • 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
  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check
  • Employees work with offenders 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, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration
  • 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 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
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment

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 men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences 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 diversity, 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 (Reference #2016-09824), or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email david.benbrook@doc.wa.gov 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.

Job Type: Exempt

Job Number: 2016-09824

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $52,440.00 - $69,540.00 Annually

Location: Mason County – Belfair, WA