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Cdoc/Journeyman Plumber Denver Cslts I 5/2017

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State Of Colorado Denver , CO 80208

Posted 4 months ago

Department Information

This announcement has been extended to August 31, 2018 at 4:00pm

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 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 Correctional Support Licensed Trades Supervisor I (CSLTS I) is a Journeyman Plumber for the Denver Complex, a Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) prison facility. Primary responsibilities include ensuring the safety and security of the general public, staff and offenders; supervising an offender work crew and ensuring the safe, efficient and compliant completion of all preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance of plumbing systems for the facility.

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, keys, tools, equipment and chemicals; enforces security procedures by conducting work site searches; 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 or work lead 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 construction 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 in order to ensure appropriate placement on work crews and training needs are met; trains offender workers in all aspects of plumbing operations ( i.e., correct methods, tool use and care, reading blueprints, planning a project) 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 completion of assigned projects by performing "hands on" instructional work alongside offender crew. Position is responsible for facility plumbing maintenance, to include design, installation, daily maintenance, remodel and repair of all facility plumbing. Position plans projects, estimates supplies, equipment needs and cost and makes recommendations to improve efficiency and appearance; completes job layout based on design and function of project, prioritizes tasks, assigns duties, orders supplies and ensures timely implementation while coordinatinglogistical support with other trades and shops in order to use resources efficiently; monitors progress and quality of work; completes required documentation such as work orders and incident reports.

Position may be assigned to assist other trades supervisors and crews.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

License - active Journeyman or Master Plumber license issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

Experience - Four years of employment experience performing preventive, predictive and corrective plumbing maintenance in a residential and/or commercial setting.


Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualification -

  • Work experience with an emphasis on commercial, industrial or correctional settings;

Required Competencies for Success in this Position:

  • Strong work ethic, integrity and dependability.

  • Innovative problem solving skills.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and the ability to motivate others to work cooperatively.

  • Proficiency in a wide variety of plumbing operations/repairs/maintenance.

  • Knowledge of and ability to maintain compliance and use equipment and tools safely and skillfully.

  • Ability to effectively supervise offenders and prepare them for successful community re-entry.

  • Strong desire to work cohesively as a team.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and ensure timely completion of projects in a high stress, highly regulated and security driven environment, with firm deadlines and mandatory reporting requirements.

  • Strong desire to ensure organization and the systematic completion of assigned tasks.

  • 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.


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 on a satisfactory urinalysis (UA) within 24 hours of contingent offer and a successful medical screening by a health care professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Both the UA and the medical screening will be completed at the applicant's expense (cost is approximately $100). Out of state applicants must perform their UA either pre or post offer at the direction of the department. 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 PPCT (Pressure Point Control 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 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.

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 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.




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State Of Colorado