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Date:  Mar 26, 2024
Req ID:  25199

Statewide, AR, US, 99999

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,155.00

Position Number: 22087262 
County: Statewide 
Posting End Date: 4/23/2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,155.00 

Location: Construction Division - Statewide 

The mission of the Department of Corrections is to be a public safety resource for Arkansas families by providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders.

All DOC positions are designated as Safety Sensitive Positions and are subject to random drug testing pursuant to the Secretarial Directive governing Personnel Drug Testing. Medical marijuana usage, as defined in Amendment 93 of the Arkansas Constitution, prohibits Personnel in a Safety-Sensitive Position from the use of medical marijuana even if they are qualifying patient under the amendment and/or hold a registry identification card. Department Personnel are prohibited from the use or possession of a medicinal marijuana card pursuant to this policy and state law.

Position Information

Class Code: S095C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) Construction Project Specialist is responsible for overseeing and training inmate workers and installing and maintaining various aspects of a construction project, including electrical, refrigeration, and plumbing. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


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.


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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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; plus completion of required education or training along with the required license or certification in one or more of the applicable skilled trades listed below; plus two years of experience in the skilled trade area listed below, including one year in a leadership capacity.  Must be licensed as a Journeyman Electrician in accordance with ACA 17-28-304, Journeyman Plumber in accordance with ACA 17-38-301, or HVACR Mechanics in accordance with ACA 17-33-301.  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.


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.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.