Washington State Industries Manager 5 - Continuous Improvement Program Admin (CI/HQ) in Tumwater, Washington


Continuous Improvement Program Administrator (Industries Manager 5)

CI/Headquarters - Tumwater, WA

This position is open until filled. First review of applications will be September 21, 2016.

NOTE: 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 an Industries Manager 5 (IM5). This position is located at the Correctional Industries Headquarters (CI-HQ), in Tumwater, WA.

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 résumé.

The main purpose of this position is to make operating decisions and provide strategic leadership to ensure effective program management of the Continuous Improvement division within Correctional Industries. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Services and may act on behalf of the Assistant Director at their request.


The 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 Duties

Responsible for the resolution of operational issues related to staffing, personnel matters, needs assessments, and strategic planning. This position also directs / integrates the work of their direct reports to ensure tactical and strategic outcomes are accomplished. This position must operate in a business and customer focused environment for long term success, which includes budgeting, planning, project management, performance measurement, staff accountability, and continuous improvement.



  • Minimum four (4) years' of professional-level management experience
  • Minimum two (2) years' of project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and analytical skills
  • Possesses the drive for improvement and the ability to create new ideas to operate more efficiently
  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma


  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized accredited college and/or university whose accreditations are recognized by U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Business, Public Administration, or closely related field
  • Certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma

Conditions of Employment:

  • 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 #2016-01942), 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: 2016-01942

Department: Dept. of Corrections

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: $62,916.00 - $83,424.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA