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CDOC Boiler Operator Supervisor CSTS I (Buena Vista) $5,750.00 New Hire Sign On Incentive!

Company: State of Colorado
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Department Information

$5,750.00 New Hire Sign On Incentive!

The Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the safety of our employees. The CDOC has been working with state and local partners to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the state prison system.

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;

* 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;

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

Who May Apply:

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

Job Location:

This recruitment is for the Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

The eligibility list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at this location.

Description of Job

This Correctional Support Trades Supervisor I (CSTS I) is a Boiler Operator for the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) at the Buena Vista Correctional Complex. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring the safety and security of the general public, facility staff and inmates; ensuring safe and efficient boiler operations and supervising and training inmate workers. This position prepares inmates for community reentry by promoting the Colorado Department of Corrections Mission and Vision 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 inmates in the proper use of controlled items, tools, equipment and chemicals; enforces security procedures by conducting work site searches and monitoring workplace environment and inmate behavior, paying close attention to changes, inappropriate activity or potential problems; initiates verbal reprimands when warranted and, if necessary, physically controls inmates with the proper application of restraints or "use of force" techniques; monitors, supervises and escorts inmates according to policy and limits inmate access to restricted areas; position performs inmate counts and transportation; responds to emergency situations such as fights, fires and escapes according to 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.

Operations - position ensures the safe, efficient, compliant and cost effective completion of all phases of boiler house operations; conducts regular checks, reads gages, works on water heaters, air handlers, heat exchange pumps and steam traps; ensures complete preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance on boiler and associated peripheral systems and equipment.

This position works closely with other trades such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical and general maintenance and may be required to assist in these areas.

Supervision - position provides supervision of assigned inmate workers; promotes a high level of performance by setting the work standard according to agency mission, vision and values. Participates in the hiring of inmates, trains and instructs inmates in boiler operations and proper use of tools and equipment. Creates schedules, assigns work and conducts job evaluations; monitors hours, posts wages and updates records. Exemplifies a professional workforce that embodies honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. Position provides real life, meaningful work experience to prepare inmates for community reentry.

Compliance/Budget - position ensures compliance with Colorado Boiler Code, International Mechanical Code, American Correctional Association and all applicable policy, regulations and standards; position tracks usage of tools, equipment and parts, expenses and waste in order to remain within allotted budget, uses due diligence to discover likely areas of inefficiencies to reduce waste and prevent theft.

Position may be required to work additional hours or shifts to maintain security;

Position works in close proximity to industrial equipment and in a relatively loud and busy atmosphere;

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience must be clearly described within the work experience section of your application to meet this requirement.

Four (4) years of employment experience as a utility plant or boiler operator performing preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance on steam or hydronic hot water boilers and associated pumps, motors and plumbing and/or installing and repairing boiler systems.


Four (4) years of employment experience installing, repairing and maintaining HVAC systems which must include hot water boilers or steam boilers above 15 psi.


Applicant may meet the four year requirement with a combination of work experience as follows:

A minimum of two (2) years of experience as described above may be combined with the following types of experience for a total of four (4) or more years.

Plumbing, Pipe-fitting and/or HVAC employment performing preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance or installations and repairs in residential, commercial or industrial facilities.

Correctional Experience - must be security related duties where primary responsibilities included detaining, controlling movement and escorting inmates in a prison facility; conducting counts and searches while monitoring inmate assignments and movement throughout the day.


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, the degree earned and the date awarded.

Required Competencies:

* Strong work ethic, integrity and dependability.
* Sound judgment and decision making skills.
* Strong communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and the ability to motivate co-workers and inmates to work cooperatively.
* Proficiency in boiler plant operations.
* Knowledge of and ability to perform predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance on the boiler and peripheral systems/equipment.
* Ability to trouble-shoot and ensure uninterrupted service in a high stress, security driven environment with mandatory reporting/logging guidelines.
* Knowledge of and ability to adhere to local, state and federal regulations and guidelines to maintain compliant operations.
* Strong desire to work cohesively as a team.
* Ability to effectively supervise inmates and prepare them for successful community re-entry.
* Strong desire to ensure organization and the timely, systematic completion of repairs and maintenance.
* Willingness and ability to maintain a safe and secure work environment and respond to emergency situations.
* Ability to pay special attention to details and determination to use state resources efficiently.
* Ability to perform intermediate keyboarding skills, manipulate electronic computerized programs and communicate via computer based email.
* Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
* Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;

Preferred Qualifications:

* Stationary Engineer Certification;
* Boiler Operator Certification;
* Experience providing supervisory/work lead duties making decisions or recommendations that affect the pay, status or tenure of subordinate staff or inmates;
* Related State of Colorado work experience.



The Assessment Process: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum Qualifications (MQ's). Applicants that meet MQ's will be included in the Comparative Analysis process. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis which may include, but is not limited to, a suitability screening, eSkills Assessment, oral assessment, written performance assessment or it may include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for 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 to 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 successful medical screening by a healthcare professional, certifying the candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the 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.

* Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDOC uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. CDOC does not sponsor non-residents of the United States.

* 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;

Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum during Basic Training and will be exposed while on assignment;

Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches 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;

Employees may be required to submit to regular serial testing and reporting for COVID-19.

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 is committed to a work environment free from illegal drugs and alcohol. Employees (see exception below) may use marijuana in their personal time but are prohibited from working while under the influence of any substance, including marijuana. A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.

Exception: Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified employees are prohibited from the use of marijuana. Health care professionals must check their licensing requirements regarding marijuana use.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department's action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

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 or if you have questions about this job announcement, please contact Tracy Reese and .


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Employee Relations Specialist, Ana Andersen, at or call 719-226-4401.



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