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Job Title: Affordable Housing Crew Leader      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:184369
Agency:Topeka Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:


Position Type:            Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible
Location:                    Topeka, Kansas
Salary:                       $16.05

This is an unclassified long term special project position at the Topeka Correctional Facility. This position will supervise an inmate work crew of 5 to 7 female inmates that will provide major and minor rehabilitation projects for the City of Topeka and their partners. The crew leader should have experience in inspecting residential structures, writing rehabilitation specs, preparing cost estimates, managing residential construction projects, to include interior and exterior repairs and in some cases new construction. At the direction of the City of Topeka, the supervisor and inmates may be assigned to assist on other similar city infrastructure construction or repair projects. The supervisor is required to provide on the job training and instruction to the assigned inmates and is responsible for ensuring that work completed meets the standards of the trade and the specifications established by the City of Topeka. As a supervisor of inmates, the supervisor must provide for the security and accountability for the inmates at all times and ensure compliance with Kansas Department of Corrections and Topeka Correctional Facility rules, regulations, policies, procedures and established orders.

Key Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position
  • You must meet the minimum requirements for the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor classification (See “Facilities Maintenance Supervisor” classification)
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents by the closing date of the announcement (See “How to Apply” section)
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • If not currently employed by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) you will be required to pass a drug screen and a TB screening.
  • If not currently a Facilities Maintenance Supervisor with the KDOC you will be required to complete a physical examination.

Journey/advanced level experience in construction or building trades.  Kansas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Drug Screening and Background Check.

Minimum Requirements Required:

Must meet all minimum qualifications and necessary special requirements for Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. Four years of experience in general maintenance and housing construction. Carpentry, masonry, and concrete experience a must.

Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.  This position requires at the time of appointment the selected candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another designated position within the same agency; possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Experience:

Four years of experience in managing residential construction projects. Journey/advanced level experience in construction or building trades

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Street Infrastructure Crew Leader candidates are evaluated and rated against factors which may include experience, education, training courses, performance reviews, and interview scores.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

How to Apply:

 The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

 STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at

(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

 STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form at

 STEP 3:  Submit your online application to the specific agency designated on this job announcement.

 STEP 4:  Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.

A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at

Include your name and job requisition number #184369 on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.

NOTE: Submission of a résumé or an application alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in you not being considered for employment.

Required Documents:

The following documents are required:

  • State of Kansas application completed on line, mailed, or faxed
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
  • List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking.  (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.)
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 or equivalent as appropriate).

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Michelle Phipps
Phone: 785-559-5109
FAX: 785-559-5112

Agency Information:
Topeka Correctional Facility,
815 SE Rice Rd.,
Topeka, KS 66607

To apply go to  Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Topeka Correctional Facility, Human Resource Office, 815 SE Rice Rd, Topeka, KS 66607, online, or faxed to 785-559-5112

What to Expect Next:

Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Once that review is completed you will be contacted for an interview or notified that you were not selected for an interview.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

State agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):

Formal military personnel that have been verified as “veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the class. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled as determine by the hiring manager as being the best qualified.

·How to Apply for Veteran's Preference

Applicants claiming veterans' preference for the first time must complete:

  • The Veteran Preference field on the Personal Information Registration form, and
  • Submit a complete, legible copy of their discharge document (DD 214), showing enlisted and discharge dates, type of discharge, medals received, etc.

Please mail the copy of your DD 214, to:
Kansas Department of Administration,
Division of Personnel Services,
900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N
Landon State Office Building
Topeka, Kansas 66612

or Fax to (785) 291-3715

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Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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