CDOC Journeyman Electrician Lieutenant CSLTS II (Limon)

State of Colorado | Limon, CO

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Posted Date 6/06/2024
Description Salary: $5,709.00 Monthly

Location : Limon, CO

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: LCF 9542 CSLTS II JE 6/2024

Department: Department of Corrections

Division: Prison Operations

Opening Date: 06/06/2024

Closing Date: 6/20/2024 4:00 PM Mountain

FLSA: Determined by Position

Type of Announcement: This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

Primary Physical Work Address: Limon Correctional FacilityLimon, CO

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Department Contact Information: Tracy Reese: or 719-723-3962

How To Apply: Please submit an online application for this position at Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.

Department Information

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 Limon Correctional Facility
The resulting eligibility list may be used to fill future vacancies at this location.
Description of Job

This Correctional Support Licensed Trades Supervisor II (CSLTS II) is a Journeyman Electrician at the Limon Correctional Facility, a Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) prison facility in Limon, CO. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring the safety and security of the general public, staff and inmates; ensuring safe, efficient and effective electrical operations and supervision/work lead duties of assigned staff and inmates.

Position promotes the CDOC Mission, Vision and Values with integrity and commitment, creating real life work opportunities to prepare inmates for community reentry. Through conscientious observation, clear communication and adherence to agency Administrative Regulations, facility Implementation Adjustments and the Code of Penal Discipline, position promotes a safe and secure environment.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Maintain safety and security of facility and work sites;
  • Clearly and accurately communicate to train staff and inmates in the proper use of controlled items, keys, tools, equipment, chemicals and procedures;
  • Conduct work site searches, monitoring workplace environment and inmate behavior;
  • Initiate verbal reprimands when warranted, and if necessary, physically control inmates with the proper application of restraints or 'use of force' techniques;
  • Provide supervision or work lead duties of assigned staff, promoting a high level of performance by setting the work standard;
  • Promote safe construction/work practices and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
  • Participate in hiring process;
  • Implement (or provide worklead input) in Performance Management Program (PMP) for assigned staff;
  • Coach and mentor staff regarding agency processes, encouraging a cohesive team, career development and ensuring the completion of annual training;
  • Resolve conflict and informal grievances at the lowest level possible;
  • Ensure safe, efficient, compliant and cost effective electrical systems and their preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance;
  • Plan projects by reviewing work order, reading blueprints, anticipating challenges, researching historical data and obtaining vendor price quotes;
  • Coordinate logistical support with the other trades and shops, utilizing resources efficiently, assigning tasks, inspecting work and ensuring timely completion of projects;
  • Ensure strict compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) and all other applicable regulations, policy, guidelines and standards, keeping accurate and timely records;
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies;
Position is subject to the following: Working additional hours/shifts to maintain safety and security; supervising/work lead duties of other crews in the absence of another supervisor and/or assisting other trades/crews on additional projects; working outside during inclement weather; climbing stairs, ladders and working in high, tight or confined spaces.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:Experience must be clearly described within the work history and job duties section of your application to meet this requirement. Please note that any work experience less than full time will be prorated.

License - Active Journeyman Electrician license issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

Experience - Five years of employment experience performing preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance and/or installations of electrical systems.

Required Competencies:
  • Ability to create a cohesive team while mentoring and motivating assigned staff;
  • Self motivation;
  • Tactful and diplomatic interpersonal skills;
  • Exceptional discernment and decision making skills;
  • Ability to delegate effectively;
  • Comprehensive understanding of CDOC Performance Management Program (PMP) policy;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong work ethic, integrity and dependability;
  • Determination to pay special attention to details and follow instruction;
  • Proficiency in electrical systems and electronic devices;
  • Ability to read blueprints, conduct relevant research, create material and labor list with cost estimate and implement projects from start to finish, while coordinating with other trades and shops to use resources efficiently;
  • Willingness and ability to effectively communicate while working with staff and inmates individually and in groups, providing verbal and/or written instructions, monitoring project progress and compliance, in a highly regulated environment with firm deadlines and mandatory reporting and record-keeping regulations;
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations involving inmates (such as fights, fires or escapes) or electrical systems;
  • Willingness and ability to effectively work with inmates, providing a skill and preparing them for community re-entry;
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs and work in high, tight and confined spaces;
  • Determination to follow policy and provide efficient, effective service while utilizing state resources responsibly;
  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to create accessible documents and technical content that follows plain language guidelines with accessibility in mind.

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 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


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 719-723-3998.



The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information:

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  • I so acknowledge.

Do you currently possess a Journey (or Master) Electrician License issued by the State of Colorado? If yes, please attach your license to your application.
  • Yes
  • No

Please provide details of the types of electrical work and projects you have performed.


This position supervises subordinate staff and inmate crews. Please provide details of supervisory experience you have and/or describe what the key components to being a successful supervisor are.


Certification and Confidentiality Statement
I certify that:

--I understand that this, my completed Application, the attached Supplemental Questions, and my responses are confidential and that I have neither consulted with others nor received assistance in the preparation, writing, or editing of my responses and the information contained herein is in my own words and was prepared and completed solely by me and only me.

--All the information I have provided herein is true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and is made in good faith.

--I have not communicated the confidential information of this, my Application and the attached Supplemental Questions in any way to other candidates, potential candidates, subject matter experts, or any person.

--I understand that if the confidential information in this, my Application and the attached Supplemental Questions and/or my responses, are found to have been falsified, plagiarized, or shared in any way, I may be disqualified or removed from the position if appointed.
  • I agree to the terms and conditions of this Certification and Confidentiality Statement.
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