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Job Title: Physical Plant Supervisor      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:186165
Agency:Norton Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

Job Duty Description: This is skilled work in directing the operation and maintenance of physical plant and grounds.  Work involves supervision of subordinate physical plant supervisor and numerous other maintenance staff in the activities necessary to operate and maintain a large physical plant comprising Norton Correctional Facility which includes forty-four buildings, multiple boilers; water wells, water distribution and water treatment plant; sewage distribution systems/treatment plus other miscellaneous areas.  Ensures thorough supervision of all mechanical system functions and structural safety.  Oversees electrical systems and problems as well as several emergency generators.

Minimum Qualifications:  Five years of experience in building trades or mechanical building trades.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Performance Standards:  Oversees skilled or semi-skilled employees in the installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems, such as steam, heat, electrical power, refrigeration or water supply and sewage systems; explains procedures, demonstrates techniques and assists subordinates in the more difficult projects.  Oversees the preparation of reports pertaining to the operation of utilities and equipment, including the ordering and use of supplies and equipment needed in the operation, repair and maintenance of facilities. Plans and assists with planning for capital improvement projects needed to maintain and repair existing facilities or to obtain new facilities needed to support the Institution’s programs.  Reviews proposed plans and specifications of proposed or approved projects and assumes construction inspection responsibilities to ensure that contractors comply with plans and specifications.  Develops new procedures or modifies existing procedures or programs. Prepares budget requests and orders to ensure adequate supplies, equipment and personnel needed for the present and future operations, maintenance and repair of facilities are available.  Interview and assigns prospective Engineering employees.

A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

TO APPLY:  You may apply on-line at; or Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email to obtain an application.

If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at, including submission of copy of your DD214 if applicable.   You must notify us of your intent to apply by the closing date.  Applications and any required documents must be received by the paperwork deadline of this announcement. Please call by that date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.

Selection Process:  Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions, and possibly a performance or written test. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval.  A second interview may be conducted.  Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency.

Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE):  This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.  Interested veterans must submit a DD 214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date.  Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.

Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact (785) 877-6643.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.

Norton Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.


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

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