Job Posting: General Manager

Prison Industry Authority

General Manager
General Manager

$12,865.00 - $14,459.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/23/2020

Job Description and Duties

The California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) is seeking a General Manager (GM) to lead development and operations of correctional industries, agricultural, and service enterprises. This includes the operational oversight of over 100 manufacturing, service and consumable enterprises and providing life-changing opportunities for incarcerated individuals, under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), to learn relevant, marketable job skills. CALPIA is looking for an organizational leader who has an entrepreneurial spirit, strong fiscal experience, and brings a career background of product development and cost control excellence. The ideal candidate will be adept at working effectively with legislative leaders, Prison Industry Board members, and community stakeholders. The incumbent will be an exceptional leader who has a passion for changing the lives of those who have served their time, giving them a second chance to become a positive contributor to society.

If you have experience in manufacturing, with a history of producing profits, overseeing complex budgets, leveraging your emotional intelligence, political savvy - and you have a desire to improve the lives of thousands while saving tax payers millions - then this job is for you.

The GM is appointed by and reports to the Prison Industry Board (PIB) and is an at-will position. The GM spends approximately 60% of their time working from CALPIA's headquarters in Folsom, CA. The GM acts as the Chief Administrative Officer for the PIB, regularly travels throughout the state of California to work and partner closely with the 35 CDCR adult institutions, and meets with major customers, suppliers, internal and external stakeholders, members of the financial community, and the public.

The GM provides leadership and policy oversight to the organization through the ongoing development of the organization's vision and long-term strategic plan, defines the culture, provides people and team leadership, and ensures the organization operates as a growing, profitable business enterprise and social program that benefits incarcerated individuals and constituents across California. The GM oversees an approximate budget of $250 million, leads nine executive level staff, and supports offender assignments in manufacturing, agricultural, consumable, service and support functions, including warehouse and administration.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    General Manager
    General Manager
    $12,865.00 - $14,459.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information

    The California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) is a self-supporting state agency that provides productive work opportunities and job skills to offenders to reduce recidivism and increase public and prison safety.


    California Prison Industry Authority Recruitment Video

    California Prison Industry Authority Recruitment Video (Spanish)

    Department Website:

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 10/23/2020

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Prison Industry Authority
    Attn: Human Resources
    560 E Natoma Street
    Folsom, CA 95630

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Human Resources
    560 E Natoma Street
    Folsom, CA 95630
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
    • Master's degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics, criminal justice or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
    • 5+ years of executive-level experience in the correctional manufacturing industry.
    • 5+ years of executive-level experience in the correctional field or related experience.
    • 5+ years of executive-level experience in the manufacturing business line.
    • Successful experience with a productive operation, and have demonstrated appreciation of the challenges associated with prison management.


    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The salary range for this position is $154,380 – $173,508 annually. In addition to base salary, State benefits include:

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • CalPERS Safety Retirement of 2% @ 50 (Age at Retirement) Benefit Factor
    • $50,000 Basic Life Insurance

    Health, dental, and vision benefits are vested for 50% retirement at ten years, and fully vested at 20 years.

    Additional State employee benefit information can be found on CalHR’s website here.

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    Human Resources
    (916) 358-2696

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Coordinator
    (916) 358-2696
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Personal Leave Program

    NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions of salaries is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at

    Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

    Position is subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing pursuant to 2 CCR § 599.960.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail