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Colorado State CDOC Utility Plant Operator I (Limon) in Limon, Colorado

CDOC Utility Plant Operator I (Limon)

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CDOC Utility Plant Operator I (Limon)

Salary

$4,277.00 - $6,080.00 Monthly

Location

Limon, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Corrections

Job Number

LCF 9310 UPO I 2/2021

Closing

3/8/2021 4:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

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. For more information, please visit our website CDOC COVID - 19 FAQ and Updates.

Who May Apply: Colorado residents who meet the minimum requirements listed on this announcement.

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;

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;

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

Description of Job

This Utility Plant Operator is a Boiler Operator at the Limon Correctional Facility. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring a safe, healthy, comfortable, and secure working and living environment for staff, visitors, and inmates at the Limon Correctional Facility, through the implementation of timely, efficient, and correct operation, modification, maintenance, and repair of the facility physical plant (electrical and water distribution systems, water treatment systems, electronic and mechanical systems, heating and cooling systems, grounds, structures, laundry, and office-living-work areas). This position maintains the Limon Correctional Facility's entire physical plant. Position promotes the Colorado Department of Corrections Mission, Vision and Values while adhering to a high level of integrity, commitment and providing excellent customer service.

Position maintains safety and security of facility and work sites; through clear and accurate communication trains staff in the proper use of controlled items, tools, equipment and chemicals; enforces security procedures by conducting work site searches; monitors workplace environment, paying close attention to changes, inappropriate activity or potential problems; 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.

Position ensures the safe, efficient, compliant and cost effective execution of assigned tasks and projects and the cleanliness of physical plant and equipment. Position is responsible for facility central plant (boiler house).

Position assures proper operation of the LCF Central Plant by constant monitoring, testing, recording, certifying and completing corrective, preventive, predictive maintenance on chillers, boilers, generator, water treatment system and electrical switching devices. Position may require working additional shifts and or hours to ensure safe and secure operations.

Position ensures a clean, safe and secure work environment through scheduled sanitation procedures, tool/key inventory control and compliance to applicable health and safety codes.

Position coordinates logistical support with other trades and shops in order to use resources efficiently; completes required documentation such as work orders and incident reports; ensures all work completed is in compliance with all applicable standards, codes, regulations and policy.

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 minimum qualifications.

Four(4) years of employment experience in utility plant operations performing preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance.

Utility plant operational experience includes: modification, maintenance, and repair of the physical plant such as electrical and water distribution systems, water treatment systems, electronic and mechanical systems and/or heating and cooling systems.

Substitutions:

Completion of formal education at an accredited, non-correspondence trade/vocational school, college or university that resulted in demonstrated competencies equivalent to those gained through the required experience may be substituted for the experience on a year for year basis. If you are using education as a substitution, you must attach transcripts showing the name of the institution, your name and student ID, the degree and date awarded.

Required Competencies:

  • Strong work ethic, integrity and dependability;

  • Sound judgment and decision making skills;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Determination to pay special attention to details and follow instruction;

  • Proficiency in utility plant operations;

  • 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;

  • Ability to plan and implement a project from start to finish;

  • Ability to read blueprints;

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively cooperate with other staff and offenders and inspire teamwork;

  • Ability to effectively respond to emergency situations (such as fights, fires, medical emergencies and escapes);

  • Ability to pay special attention to details and determination to use state resources efficiently;

  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language;

  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Utility plant employment experience within the last five years.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Application and Assessment Process: Your application will be reviewed to determine if it meets the Minimum Qualifications (MQ's). If it does meet the MQ's, it will be included in the Comparative Analysis process. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The analysis for this position may include a suitability screening and other types of assessments.

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 upon 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 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 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 may 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.

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 drug and alcohol free work environment. Our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.

APPEAL RIGHTS: 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 https://spb.colorado.gov/. A standard appeal form is available at: https://spb.colorado.gov/. 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 info@governmentjobs.com 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 tracy.reese@state.co.us .

SCHEDULED DATES OF POSSIBLE APPLICANT ASSESSMENTS (I.E., EXAMS, ORAL BOARDS, WRITTEN EXAMS) WILL NOT BE MADE UP. IF YOU FAIL TO SHOW AT THE APPOINTED DATE/TIME, MAKE-UPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

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.

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, Julia Valadez, at doc_employeerelations@state.co.us or call 719-226-4445.

ALL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITIES AND BUILDINGS ARE TOBACCO FREE.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PROTECTED CLASSES TO APPLY.

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