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The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) Construction Project Specialist is responsible for overseeing and training inmate workers and installing and maintaining various aspects of

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Special Job Requirements:

This position has regular contact with inmates. Occasional overtime and twenty four hour on all duty is required. Occasional in state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises and trains inmates in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems and devices by providing safety and equipment instructions, issuing tools, and assigning work. Inspects work in progress and upon completion. Reads and interprets schematic diagrams and blueprints to ensure that work is performed in compliance with architectural plans and manufacturer’s specifications. Estimates material needed for jobs, obtains bid quotes, and prepares purchase requests. Performs security by counting inmates several times daily, writing inmates’ disciplinarians, and transporting inmates. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of institutional rules and regulations. Knowledge of electrical installation and maintenance procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of free-world employees and inmates. Ability to evaluate needs, estimate cost, prepare bid specifications, and obtain bids. Ability to maintain inventory and requisition supplies. Ability to interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams and ensure compliance with specifications. Ability to maintain inmate security.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

Licensed in the trades area for the position. Licensed as an Electrician, Master Plumber, or Licensed in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration; plus one year of experience as licensed tradesman.


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