Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
47730 11 ST F3 N 808-13 06/01/2023
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JOB CODE: 47730

DEFINITION: This is professional, administrative, and managerial work directing the operations services program for the Department of Corrections (DOC).

The employee in this job plans, develops, directs, and administers all DOC programs related to safety, environmental compliance, and facility design, construction, and maintenance. Work involves formulating and implementing all related administrative rules, regulations, policies, and procedures consistent with departmental objectives and regulatory and accreditation requirements and standards. Work includes directing the coordination and integration of construction projects and maintenance activities to ensure operational efficiency. Supervision is exercised over professional and technical staff. Work is performed independently under the direction of the Deputy Secretary for Administration and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and overall program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Directs the DOC operations program, including the administration of facility and land use, maintenance, construction, renovation, capital projects, surplus property, and safety and environmental programs.

• Develops policies and procedures and implements rules and regulations related to the Bureau of Operations in accordance with federal and state laws.

• Establishes and supports agency energy reduction programs to ensure compliance and reporting related to the initiatives for the Green Government Council and Governor’s management directive for energy reduction.

• Advises departmental staff on matters pertaining to facilities management.

• Reviews facility procedures to ensure consistency and standardization.

• Assists in the preparation of the department’s annual capital budget request.

• Conducts on-site reviews to monitor facility management, maintenance, and compliance with American Corrections Association accreditation standards.

• Makes recommendations regarding future expansions, to include the usage of facilities, land, and utilities in support of strategic facility planning.

• Supports the development and execution of Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreements (GESA) with the Department of General Services.

• Provides support and assistance with emergencies, technical support, and preventative maintenance for medium and high voltage distribution systems and utility services to maintain continuity of programs, services, safety, and security.

• Coordinates and engages resources with the Pennsylvania State Facility Engineering Institute for technical support and critical design review of GESAs and projects.

• Supports the execution of annual safety and operational inspections by ensuring the state correctional institutions have the resources they need.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational and organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the principles and practices of construction project management and contract administration.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of fundamental engineering concepts for all disciplines related to facility design and construction.

• Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, codes, regulations, policies, and practices related to building safety, engineering, and construction.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to interpret site, engineering, and architectural designs.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These will not be evaluated by the State Civil Service Commission or used for Civil Service examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.)

• Knowledge of the bid and award processes as they relate to construction projects.

• Knowledge of the annual capital budget request process.

• Knowledge of American Correctional Association standards.

• Knowledge of efficient use of space, energy sources, and other resources in a correctional setting.

• Knowledge of best practices in safety.

• Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in interpreting, formulating, and applying policies and regulations, and in analyzing and evaluating administrative activities.

• Ability to develop program plans.

• Ability to establish innovative processes, procedures, and services to minimize costs while improving facility maintenance, construction, and safety.

• Ability to plan, direct, and assign the work of subordinates to obtain maximum efficiency and achievement of desired results.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Six years of professional experience designing and reviewing facility, site, or building construction projects, or building electrical, mechanical, or utility systems, that includes four years in a supervisory capacity and a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, construction science, or a closely related field;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes four years of professional supervisory experience in the field of construction management, architecture, or engineering.