Department of Justice
Statement of Duties – January 2007
Senior Industry Supervisor (Risdon Prison Industries) 350708
Operational Employees Level 9
Division Full time equivalent (FTE)
Corrective Services 1.00
Branch Supervisor Direct Reports
Tasmania Prison Service Manager Prison Industries 3 FTE’s
Prison Industries Risdon Prison Complex
Terms of employment Position category and funding
Permanent full-time, 73.50 hours per fortnight 52 weeks Permanent position.
per year including 4 weeks annual leave. Some interstate
and intrastate travel may be required.
The Mission of the Prison Service is to contribute to a safer Tasmania by ensuring the safe and secure containment of
inmates, and providing them with opportunities for rehabilitation and personal development.
To provide Prison Services of the highest quality that have the confidence and understanding of the Tasmanian
More information about the Prison Services Division and the operations of the department are available on its website.
With an emphasis on the Risdon Laundry Operation, manage the day to day activities of Industry workshops on behalf
of Prison Industries based at the Risdon Prison complex to achieve a high level of employment and vocational training
opportunities for inmates in a manner which provides a strong work ethic and which addresses their offending
1. Provide management in the development of the Risdon Prison Industries including the Laundry and Tailor Shop and
future industries to achieve and maintain financial self sufficiency and a high level of customer service.
2. Oversee the day to day management of Risdon Prison Industries, ensuring that operations function efficiently and
effectively including the delivery of training for all staff and inmates. Assist with deliveries and collections using
Prison fleet vehicles to support the continuity of Industries operations.
3. Participate in and contribute to the development and implementation of policy, planning and financial processes for
Prison Industries, in consultation with the Manager Prison Industries and Prison Industries Management Group.
4. Manage the requisition and supply of all materials and chemicals required for use in Prison Industries within agreed
parameters and in accordance with Government Procurement guidelines.
5. Undertake administrative functions associated with general business management including maintaining and
developing production records, production schedules and the production of financial and general operational
6. Ensure that all Risdon based Industries equipment is properly maintained and develop and recommend an ongoing
program for equipment replacement, maintenance and new purchases.
7. In consultation with the Prison Industries Manager, implement and manage authorised quality assurance systems
and contribute to the continuation and maintenance of a high standard of workplace health and safety in accordance
with existing legislation and policies.
8. Perform supervisory duties for other areas of Prison Industries at various locations, as required.
Level of responsibility
Manage the day to day operations of Industries within the Risdon Prison Complex. Exercise a high degree of initiative,
independent judgment and leadership in solving complex operational problems.
Direction and supervision received
Work under limited direction from the Manager, Prison Industries.
The following specific selection criteria must be addressed by candidates by describing their relevant personal and
professional skills and abilities; qualifications, training and competencies; past achievements; and potential for
1. Proven experience in managing the operations of a batch processing or manufacturing business including financial
and physical resources and an understanding of associated reporting requirements.
2. Demonstrated experience in the supervision and leadership of staff in accordance with contemporary management
practices including the ability to work with inmates, create effective work teams and contribute to and manage
change in a positive manner.
3. Proven ability to maintain a high level of productivity and service to clients using initiative and creativity, ensuring
quality assurance of operations.
4. Demonstrated experience in workplace training and assessment and an understanding of adult learning principles.
5. High level communication skills, including demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and negotiation.
6. A sound understanding of Workplace Health and Safety principles and an ability to apply these principles effectively
in processing and manufacturing operations.
Employment in the State Service is governed by the State Service Act 2000. Both employees and officers are required to
uphold and comply with the State Service Principles (Section 7) and the Code of Conduct (section 9). Further
information about this is on the Department of Justice website or in Commissioner’s Directions.
The department is committed to high standards of performance in the application of contemporary management
practices and principles including workplace health and safety and workplace diversity. The department recognizes and
uses the diversity of the community it serves. In doing this it acknowledges the individual differences that can contribute
to the capacity of a person to perform the inherent requirements of the duties. All employees are expected to participate
in maintaining safe working conditions and practices and to promote and uphold the principle of fair and equitable
access to employment/promotion, personal development and training and the elimination of workplace harassment and
The department is committed to the introduction and application of information management systems and solutions to
improve its capacity to meet its objectives. Consequently the successful applicant may work extensively with screen-
Smoking is prohibited in State Government workplaces and vehicles.
Medium Rigid Driver Licence.
Current First Aid Certificate.
Fork Lift Truck Licence.
Relevant qualifications in Management, Vocational Education or Training.
Knowledge and experience in Commercial Laundry Operations.
The Commissioner has determined that the person nominated for this position is to satisfy a pre-employment check
before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.
The following checks are to be conducted:
1. Conviction checks in the following conviction areas:
crimes of violence
sex related offences
serious drug and alcohol related offences
crimes involving dishonesty
serious traffic offences
2. Disciplinary action in previous employment
3. Identification Check