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CDOC/Licensed Boiler Operator CSLTS I Denver

at State of Colorado

Posted: 2/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2250452
Categories: Customer Service
Keywords: support, service

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

Starting Salary for the Correctional Support Licensed Trades Supervisor I position is $3,984.00 per month. 
This position is located in Denver, CO. We are currently offering an additional $200.00 per month incentive pay for this location.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens.

Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow".

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and builds greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more effective and efficient.

In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;    

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;    

  • Medical and dental health plans;     

  • Short and long term disability coverage;    

  • Paid life insurance;    

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;    

  • Wellness program, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and more.

Description of Job

This Correctional Support Licensed Trades Supervisor I is the Boiler Operator with Stationary Engineer Certification an the Denver Correctional Complex. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensure the safety and security of the general public, staff and offenders; ensure efficient and effective operations of assigned physical plant areas and to train and supervise offender workers.  Position promotes the Colorado Department of Corrections Mission, Vision and Values while adhering to a high level of integrity and commitment.

Safety and Security - position maintains safety and security of facility and work sites; through clear and accurate communication trains and guides offenders in the proper use of controlled items, tools, equipment and chemicals; enforces security procedures by conducting work site searches, strip searches and offender shakedowns; monitors workplace environment and offender behavior, paying close attention to changes, inappropriate activity or potential problems; initiates verbal reprimands when warranted and, if necessary, physically controls offenders with the proper application of restraints or "use of force" techniques; monitors, supervises and escorts offenders according to facility policy and limits offender access to restricted areas; position performs offender counts and transportation; responds to emergency situations such as fights, fires and escapes according to agency policy and writes and submits required reporting. Through conscientious observation, clear communications and adherence to agency Administrative Regulations, facility Implementation Adjustments and the Code of Penal Discipline, position promotes a safe and secure environment. Position is subject to facility call back or working additional hours or shifts to maintain safety and security.

Supervision - provides supervisory duties for assigned offender workers; promotes a high level of performance by setting the work standard according to agency mission, vision and values. Trains and instructs staff and offenders in the appropriate use of all relevant tools, equipment and procedures to ensure efficient, safe and effective completion of assigned tasks; stresses safe work practices and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for self, staff and offenders; exemplifies a professional workforce that embodies honesty, integrity and ethical behavior.

Offender Supervision – participates in the interview and hiring process; trains offender workers in preventive maintenance, inspection and repairs for the boiler house and water treatment systems; monitors project progress, inspects work and ensures timely completion of tasks. Performs offender evaluations, tracks and calculates offender hours and pay, creates schedule and assigns tasks and resolves informal grievances according to agency policy; reduces offender idleness and creates real life work opportunities to prepare offenders for community reentry.

Position may provide supervisory duties for additional offender crews in the absence of another supervisor.

Operations – position ensures the safe, efficient, compliant and cost effective execution of assigned tasks and projects, the cleanliness of physical plant and equipment by performing "hands on" instructional work alongside offender workers. Position is responsible for facility central plant (boiler house) and water treatment plant; position also assists the HVAC specialist with the repair and maintenance of all climate control systems and, when needed, performing other building and grounds maintenance projects. 

Boiler House – monitors chillers, boilers, generator, water treatment and electrical switching devices; conducts testing, records results and performs any needed maintenance and/or repairs.

Position ensures a clean, safe and secure work environment through scheduled sanitation procedures, tool/key inventory control and compliance to applicable health and safety codes.

Position coordinates logistical support with other trades and shops in order to use resources efficiently; completes required documentation such as work orders and incident reports; ensures all work completed is in compliance with all applicable standards, codes, regulations and policy.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active Stationary Engineer Certification 
  • Four (4) years of experience in boiler operations performing preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance.

Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or degree through an accredited, non- correspondence vocational or trade school that resulted in demonstrated competencies equivalent to those learned through the required experience may substitute for experience on a year for year basis. Please attach transcripts if you are using this substitution.Transcripts must include the name of the institution, your student ID #, a listing of the course curriculum.

Required Competencies:
  • Self motivation
  • Tactful and diplomatic interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional discernment and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Determination to pay special attention to details and follow instruction
  • Ability to plan and implement a project from start to finish
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to effectively work with offenders through daily supervision and instruction while working in a variety of settings
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply security procedures
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations involving offenders or physical plant issues
  • Determination to follow policy and provide efficient, effective service while utilizing state resources responsibly
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders and work in high, tight and confined spaces
  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing


The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. Part or all of the analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to cut to a top group for additional assessment; or to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager and final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

In order to process a background investigation,  your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time).  Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.

**You are encouraged to print a copy of this announcement for your records**

Conditions of Employment: All job offers are contingent upon a satisfactory urinalysis (UA) within 24 hours of notification and a successful medical screening by a healthcare professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position, completed at the applicant's own expense.  Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the collection of specimens, testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC's consideration of application for employment.

  • Must be 21 years of age;

  • Possess a valid driver's license;

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED;

  • Have NO felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts, activity, and sexual behavior,  in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

  • Successfully pass all modules of the Colorado Department of Corrections Basic Training, to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;

  • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics;

    • Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;

    • Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;

    • Use arms, palms of hands, shins, and feet to deliver blows;

    • Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;

    • Swing a baton in a striking technique;

    • Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;

    • Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;

  • Positions that have direct contact with offenders may be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum

  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breeches in safety and security

  • Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;

  • Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;

  • Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;

  • Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and a congenial, personable manner;

  • Work with people of the opposite sex, diverse racial ethnic groups, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;

  • Communicate by talking, listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, assignments;

  • Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;

  • Willing and able to travel;

  • Willing and able to work various shifts, days, afternoons, graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;

  • TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant's background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges.

The CDOC has a zero tolerance policy and is committed to a drug and alcohol free work environment.  Our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws.  A drug test will be administrated to all new employees; employees must successfully pass.  Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.  

APPEAL RIGHTS: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process.  The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. As of November 12, 2013, the Board will be located at 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203.  The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.

Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked daily as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Corrections employee or from this email address  It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date, please contact the "Department Contact" listed in this announcement.


ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.