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CSP Executive Security Officer

at State of Colorado

Posted: 2/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2340343
Keywords: emergency, response

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information


Our Mission - Engaged employees working together to safeguard lives and to provide diverse public safety services to local communities.

Our Vision - Creating safer and more resilient communities across Colorado.

Our Core Values – Unity, Honor, Service

Visit our website to learn more about the work we do to keep Colorado safe!


The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) consists of five Divisions: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The Executive Director's Office (EDO) provides administrative and management services to the operating divisions of the department. 


The mission of the Colorado State Patrol is to ensure a safe and secure environment for all persons by utilizing the strengths of its members and providing professional law enforcement services that reflect honor, duty, and respect. Through high visibility, strict enforcement, maximum resource deployment, and community education, the CSP promotes safety, protects lives, and preserves state highways using the programs described below:

  • Traffic Safety - enforces motor vehicle and all other Colorado laws on 8,400 miles of highway and 57,000 miles of county roads, including selective enforcement actions, saturation patrols, crash investigations, and educational safety programs.
  • Communications - provides a professional communications system for members of the Patrol, other state, local, and federal agencies, and Colorado residents.
  • Criminal Interdiction and Automobile Theft - proactively investigates motor vehicle theft and related offenses, inspects Vehicle Identification Numbers, interdicts illegal drugs, and gathers intelligence to support state and national homeland security efforts.
  • Hazardous Materials Enforcement - enforces permitting and routing rules, develops safe transportation rules and regulations, and provides timely response and mitigation for hazardous materials events on-roadways.
  • Executive and Capitol Security - provides 24-hour security at the State Capitol and Capitol Complex, and security for the Governor, First Family, visiting dignitaries, and public demonstrations.
  • Smuggling and Trafficking Interdiction Section - enforces the state's human smuggling and human trafficking laws on Colorado roadways.
  • Port of Entry and Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program - collaborates with industry to support safe transport of materials on commercial motor carriers in Colorado.
  • Aircraft Program - supports traffic enforcement activities and transports state officials and employees.
  • Victims Assistance - provides direct services to victims of highway traffic crimes in accordance with the Victim Rights Act.


  • Our employees are proud of their work and believe their work is important and valued by the public.
  • Our supervisors do a great job managing employees, providing clear expectations, treating employees with respect and providing timely feedback.
  • We value a high work-life balance.
  • CDPS is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity of backgrounds and ideas.

In addition to rewarding meaningful work, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Excellent work-life programs, training, and professional development opportunities;
  • Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
  • Medical and dental options (for permanent employees and their dependents).
  • Short and optional long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) available in every region of the state.
  • Subsidized RTD FlexPass and free parking at most work locations.
  • Reduced college tuition (CSU Global, DeVry University, University of the Rockies)
  • CDPS Tuition Reimbursement Program.
  • Life insurance that includes legal resources and discounts.

For a complete review of the benefits we offer, please click on this link.

Description of Job


Ensure that state buildings are secure 24 hours a day seven days a week. Conduct interior and exterior security tours of state buildings. Identify unauthorized personnel and problems such as fire, water leaks, vandalism etc. Interact with authorities and tenants in emergency situations. Provide services to tenants that include; unlocking doors, motorist assist, after hour escorts to private vehicle, flying ceremonial flags. Operate the magnetometers and x-ray screening machines at the Judicial Building and the State Capitol. To provide a safe and secure environment for all tenants and the general public who work or visit state operated building within the Capitol Complex

  • Conduct interior and exterior security tours of state buildings and surrounding grounds on foot or, at the discretion of supervision on a patrol bicycle. Screening of person/packages for buildings with the Capitol Complex that has these security measure in place.  Identify problems areas and unauthorized personnel. Identify alarms indicating possible fire, water leaks or other problems relating to state property. Identify safety hazards. Provide services to tenants such as after hours escorts to vehicles for Capitol Complex tenants. Submit work orders to the DPA maintenance staff relating to various items such as burned out lights, inoperative locks, leaking faucets that could lead to flooding to name a few. Report any unusual or suspicious activity throughout the Capitol Complex. Secure all exterior entrances, dock doors, windows etc. Follow up with periodic checks throughout the shift to insure that all buildings remain secure Perform both single and tandem patrol in a mostly self supervised atmosphere
  • Must be familiar with all security systems in the command center. Must be able to multi task between answering phones and radio dispatch.             
  • Interact with police/fire/maintenance personnel in emergency situations. Be able to notify the proper support personnel.
  • Lower State and National flags at the Judicial Building and State Capitol as required. Process all orders for special requested flags at Capitol and insure proper handling of same.
  • Maintain all issued security equipment to ensure proper functioning of equipment at all times.


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


This position is open only to current Colorado state residents.
Must be at least 18 years of age 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Ability to write reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong while on duty;
  • This position may require flexibility in work schedule including third shift and weekend work
  • Excellent listening skills and an ability to follow multi-step directions with attention  to detail
  • Provide customer service that is mutually acceptable to job order and customer while still being efficient with time management
  • The ability to problem-solve and know when to go to supervisors with questions or concerns
  • Requires a valid Colorado Driver's license. 
  • Must be willing to take job related formal training courses.
  • This position includes physical demands that include: vision, hearing, stooping, standing, kneeling, crouching and crawling. If you have questions regarding the physical demands, please contact Human Resource at (303) 239-4462.
  • This position operates 24hr/7day a week. You will be required to work dayshift, swingshift and graveyard shifts.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to pass an extensive background investigation that includes a polygraph examination and drug testing.  If you have used marijuana within the last 12 months or any other illegal drug within the last five years, you will be disqualified. Hired employees are subject to random drug testing.
  • The background investigation is based on the following criteria, including but not limited to: driving history, criminal behavior/history, alcohol use/behavior, drug use/behavior, and integrity.  If you omit any material fact on your application, testing materials, or during the background interview or polygraph, you may be disqualified.
  • If any disqualifying information is discovered at any stage of the selection process, you may be removed from consideration.  If you fail to follow instructions during the polygraph exam you may be removed from the process.
  • Position may require occasional travel to the State Patrol Academy.
  • This position is FLSA non exempt.  This position is entitled to overtime pay.  The applicant must be willing to accept compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay.

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, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

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 CDPS Human Resources at 303-239-4427 or 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.

Supplemental Information

  • Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission. Therefore, additional information may not be solicited or accepted after your application has been received.
  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
  • If you are a military veteran you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Member 4 Copy, and VA disability letter if available/applicable at the time of application so we can determine if you are eligible for veteran's preference points.  Military personnel who are stationed outside of Colorado may be eligible for this position by submitting the completed DD-2058 "State of Legal Residence" form.
  • All qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the online exam on March 1-5, 2019. 
  • The top scoring group will be invited to participate in the oral exam scheduled on March 14 and 15, 2019. The exam will be held in Denver.