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Vocational Enterprises Supervisor I

  • Vocational Enterprises Supervisor I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$26,316.00 – $41,736.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,096.50 – $1,739.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level work involving the supervision of offenders engaged in a vocational enterprise operation.


Job Duties

Supervises and trains offenders in the performance of various enterprise related tasks, and maintenance of equipment and materials used.

Exercises and promotes constant vigilance over offender actions to prevent contraband and ensure accountability for all materials; reports unusual activities.

Inspects work-in-progress for conformance with quality standards and efficiency of operations.

Inspects machines and equipment for proper operation and maintenance.

Supervises or participates in the servicing, maintenance, and minor repair of industry equipment.

Issues, inspects, collects, counts, and locks up hand tools to maintain security.

Maintains daily work order records regarding time and materials used, and type of work performed for documentation and billing purposes.

Inspects buildings and work area for potential fire hazards and unsafe working conditions.

Evaluates performance and skills of offender workers.

Assists in requisitioning materials and supplies, and in estimating the cost of various jobs.

Participates in the training and orientation of offenders regarding the procedures of various vocational enterprise operations.

Receives general administrative direction to ensure compliance with established vocational enterprise operation guidelines.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience in a production area, or in an area related to a vocational enterprise operation (e.g., upholstery, engraving, printing, laundry, furniture restoration, metal fabrication, chair manufacturing and assembly, or manufacturing of shoes, furniture, or chemical products) of the Missouri Department of Corrections; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


Two or more years of any work experience; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Special Requirements

By assignment, a position may require:

 Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Missouri Class A Commercial Drivers License at the time of appointment or within 6 months of being appointed or assigned to a position.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of equipment, materials, processes, and practices utilized in the assigned vocational enterprise operation.

Introductory knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety measures in a vocational enterprise operation.

Ability to operate tools and machinery used in the vocational enterprise operation.

Ability to supervise and train offenders in various vocational enterprise operations.

Ability to keep production and time records.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, offenders, and others.

Ability to work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, or patterns.

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