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98295 37 CO H1 C 999-99 01/01/2019
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10/30/1996 98295


DEFINITION: This is highly skilled and technical work in the operation of a commercial optical lab in a Correctional Industry program at a state correctional institution or facility.

An employee in this class instructs and trains inmates in the production and operation of an optical lab. In addition, an employee provides vocational training to inmates for the purpose of skill development and rehabilitation. Work involves training and supervising inmate workers in the methods and techniques involved in the production of a commercial optical lab program. Employee exercises independent judgment concerning the technical phases of production. Work is received in the form of work orders and/or contract orders. Employee may perform lead work. Duties include being responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates assigned to the optical lab. Supervision is received from a technical or administrative superior through personal inspections, conferences, and an analysis of production/operation records and standards.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Supervises and instructs inmate workers in the techniques and methods involved in a commercial optical lab operation which involves all aspects of the manufacture, production and repair of eyeglasses; preparing accurate cost estimates; checking work orders/requisitions; controlling usage of and limiting waste of industry supplies and equipment; ensuring timely completion of projects; and inspecting completed work for quality control in accordance with prescribed departmental and institutional standards.

Supervises and instructs inmates and participates in the operation and general maintenance of all equipment used in an optical lab.

Maintains security of all equipment, tools and supplies assigned to the optical lab.

Inspects work in progress and finished product for workmanship and adherence to optical lab standards and specifications.

Issues and collects materials and supplies used by inmates workers.

Searches inmates and work areas for contraband and insures security of work area.

Maintains production schedules by planning and coordinating the work of inmates.

Maintains production and inmate wage and attendance records.

Requisitions raw materials, supplies and repair parts from stock.

Maintains inventory controls.

Oversees receiving of raw materials and delivery of finished products.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as directed and required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in an optical lab.

Knowledge of the qualities and uses of the materials, supplies and parts used in an optical lab.

Knowledge of the equipment and tools used in an optical lab.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions applicable to an optical lab.

Knowledge of the techniques and methods of vocational training applicable to inmate workers.

Ability to instruct inmate workers in an optical lab program and to emphasize appropriate work habits.

Ability to maintain complete and accurate inmate records and to write reports.

Ability to supervise inmates and maintain order.

Ability to provide care, custody and control over inmates.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Three years of experience in optical manufacture or repair work in a commercial or institutional optical lab operation;


Three years of experience as a Corrections Officer, including one year involving optical manufacture or repair work in a commercial or institutional optical lab operation;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.