This position is located in Colorado Springs and is open only to Colorado state residents.
The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) 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 rewarding, meaningful career, state employment offers:
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus 401K and 457 plans;
Medical and dental health plans;
Paid life insurance;
Short and long-term disability coverage;
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time;
Training opportunities and more.
Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.
Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.
Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services
Description of Job
This position will perform professional services to include project management, master planning, facility programming, regulatory agency approvals, design guidelines, construction standards, construction budgeting, contractor/consultant selection, code compliance reviews, design reviews, ensures compliance with legislative intent, as well as a leading role in coordination with private sector design consultants and coordination of engineering disciplines for "in-house" projects.
The primary job duties include, but are not limited to:
Conceives, develops, and has "on-point" responsibility in the detailing of new projects, including Capital Construction, Controlled Maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Life Safety.
Advises Project Representatives and Project Managers in resolution of project problems.
Leads private sector design teams by interpreting the program/space requirements of various projects and reviews Schematic Design, Design Development, and Contract Documents to ensure compliance with design program and budget.
Provides quality assurance for new project requests ensuring design parameters are consistent with existing Department guidelines and standards, and with legislative intent.
Establishes strategic planning and Facilities Master Plan. Leads responsibility for implementing and maintaining the physical plant record for the Department.
Develop site and Office of Primary Responsibility specific facility master plans.
Research and write facility program plans and collaborate with private sector design professionals to assure compliance with the design program and construction management.
Prepares and evaluates requests for qualifications/proposals for professional services.
Coordinates end users' wants and needs with overall Department strategic plan to assist the design teams in producing a project that can be justified and ultimately receive the appropriation necessary to implement.
Performs other job related duties as assigned or required.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
You must possess and maintain a license as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Examiners of Architects. (You must attach a copy of your Architect license with your application.)
Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings or other structures;
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technician plans, blueprints, drawings, and models;
Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Highly effective critical thinking/decision making/complex problem solving skills;
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and prioritize;
Keen ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility;
Strong self motivation;
Proficient in various software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Auto Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD);
Excellent attention to detail.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in Architecture or similar related field;
Direct experience assessing facility conditions and identifying maintenance and/or repair activities;
Experience that demonstrates prioritizing physical plant modifications;
Experience negotiating project specifications;
Experience developing operating strategies, plans, and procedures;
Experience preparing financial documents, report and budgets for projects;
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BY THE CLOSING DATE SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative 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 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 upload (attach) it.
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 complete the Department of Corrections Basic Training upon hire;
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.
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test will be administered at any part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.
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 www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. 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.
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
SCHEDULED DATES OF POSSIBLE APPLICANT ASSESSMENTS (I.E., EXAMS, ORAL BOARDS, WRITTEN EXAMS) OR INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE MADE UP. IF YOU FAIL TO SHOW AT THE APPOINTED DATE/TIME, MAKE-UPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
ALL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITIES AND BUILDINGS ARE TOBACCO FREE.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PROTECTED CLASSES TO APPLY.
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.
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