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TRAC Instructor - Industries Manager 3

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/17/2019
Job Reference #: 2545694
Keywords: instructor

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Instructor - Trades Related Apprenticeship Coaching - Industries Manager 3
Correctional Industries
Washington Corrections Center for Women
Gig Harbor, WA

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be held on September 20, 2019. We encourage all applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.
Correctional Industries (CI) within the Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual as a Trades Related Apprenticeship Coaching (TRAC) Instructor - Industries Manager 3. This position is located at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor, WA. This position is exempt from Washington State Civil Service rules.

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at and attach the following documents: 
  • current resume (Chronological, indicating your related experience);
  • letter of interest (Preferably no more than two pages) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate for this position; and
  • Three professional references.
We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

Correctional Industries (CI) is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. 

For information about the Correctional Industries located at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, please visit the Washington CI - Washington Corrections Center for Women webpage.

Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety'. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the field, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Comprehensive compensation packages.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • The fulfillment of public service.


Correctional Industries (CI) is committed to maintain and expand incarcerated individuals work training programs which develop marketable job skills, instill and promote positive work ethics and reduce the tax burden of corrections. This position supports that objective by supervising the day-to-day operation of the TRAC program which provides pre-apprenticeship training and prepares incarcerated individuals for employment release as apprentices with the Skilled Laborers, Carpenters, Ironworkers and Cement Masons.  

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the TRAC program to include efficacy of the curriculum, relationships with Unions and the completion rate of the incarcerated individuals. 
  • Working with MCCCW instructor to maintain and develop curriculum ensuring that the course is relevant and meets the needs as a Washington State registered pre-apprenticeship program with the Washington Building Trades Council (WBTC) and also to increase the sponsor base of registered apprenticeship programs associated with the WBTC.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with all DOC policies, legislative mandates, RCWs and WACs related to the management of the TRAC program.
  • Review, evaluate and submit recommendations on policies that impact the assignment to and operations of the CI TRAC program.
  • Responsible for the development and control of the TRAC operating budget and purchases of materials. 



  • High school diploma
  • At least two (2) years' experience as an instructor in a trades-related community college or trades-related vocational school whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).
  • At least two (2) years' as a Journeyman Tradesperson in a construction related industry.
  • Valid driver's license. 
  • Active or former membership in good standing with an affiliate of the Washington Building Trades Council.
  • Professional experience with oxy/acetylene equipment.
  • Graduate of a registered apprenticeship program.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit

  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire.  When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: 
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. 
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 725-9104.  For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388