EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! Are you looking for a temporary job with a flexible schedule? The Colorado Department of Corrections is hiring temporary positions with a variety of shifts and schedules available.
Who May Apply: This is a temporary position. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.
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"
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
These temporary positions will provide offender supervision, as needed, in hospitals located in Denver. Positions will perform correctional officer duties to include maintaining the safety and security of offenders during hospital admission and placement. Positions supports the CDOC Mission, Vision and Values with integrity and commitment while preparing offenders for community reentry.
Positions respectfully communicate with offenders and their families, coworkers, supervisors, managers and the public; presenting a professional and dependable workforce. Positions must cooperate with other staff members and work as a cohesive team, while managing a diverse offender population.
Positions maintain the safety and security of the general public, staff and offenders; duties include, but are not limited to:
Monitoring and controlling access to the facility and restricted areas;
Operating a variety of security devices, equipment and alarms;
Controlling movement of offenders, escorting and transporting within hospital throughout daily schedules;
Conducting formal, informal and emergency counts;
Cross checking and maintaining movement logs;
Conducting searches for contraband (this may include canine, metal detector, pat, perimeter, strip and vehicle searches);
Inspecting facility and patient rooms to maintain health, safety and sanitation standards;
Utilizing proper protocols when responding to emergency situations, such as fights, medical emergencies, fires and escapes;
Following established tool and key control, ensuring proper storage and documentation;
Receiving and providing daily briefings;
Documenting incidents utilizing established reporting practices;
Communicating pertinent information to coworkers and supervisors.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Conditions of Employment:
If you meet the minimum qualifications of the job announcement you will be notified via email.
Strong work ethic, integrity and dependability;
Sound judgment and decision making skills;
Self control, strong sense of ability to work in stressful situations;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively cooperate with other staff members and inspire teamwork;
Ability to verbally communicate clearly and willingness to do so respectfully;
Knowledge of criminal justice systems regarding treatment of offenders and/or incarcerated individuals, which includes state statutes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA); and department Administrative Regulations, policy, standards and guidelines;
Ability to perform intermediate computer keyboarding skills and communicate via computer based email;
Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
Ability to study information and recount events in a written, comprehensive, legible method;
Ability to incorporate the CDOC mission statement while completing daily job duties;
Knowledge of and willingness to apply effective correctional methods to prepare offenders for community reentry;
Willingness and ability to respectfully communicate with offender families and the public;
Ability to effectively communicate and work with offenders through daily monitoring in a variety of situations;
Ability to control, direct and instruct inmates individually and in groups;
Willingness to respectfully work with a diverse population;
Ability to visually observe and audibly hear in order to observe changes, inappropriate activity, hazards or potential security breaches and verbally communicate pertinent information;
Ability to remain alert and observant throughout shift;
Ability to visually observe and monitor offender whereabouts and maintain an accurate count in assigned areas;
Ability to conduct searches (canine, general area, metal detector, pat, perimeter, strip or vehicle);
Ability to use fingers to detect attributes of objects such as size, shape and texture during searches and to manipulate security equipment;
Ability to safely operate and monitor ingress and egress mechanical doors;
Ability to learn about and utilize firearms, restraints, chemical agents, and security devices in a safe and professional manner;
Ability to learn to operate communications equipment in a professional manner (e.g., two-way radio, telephone switchboard, public address equipment);
Ability to use hands to seize, hold, grasp and turn objects;
Willingness to follow chain of command and established safety and security protocols;
Ability to quickly respond to emergencies (such as fights, medical emergencies, fires or escapes);
Ability to use physical force to control a situation;
Ability to climb stairs and walk on hard surfaces throughout shift;
Willingness and ability to work outside during inclement weather;
Willingness and ability to adhere to the CDOC Drug Deterrence Program.
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
State Of Colorado