Colorado State CDOC Life Safety Coordinator in Pueblo, Colorado

CDOC Life Safety Coordinator



CDOC Life Safety Coordinator


$4,117.00 - $6,026.00 Monthly


Pueblo, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Corrections

Job Number

CAA 15060 4/2018 - Pueblo


5/1/2018 4:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is located in Pueblo, Colorado

Who May Apply: Residents of the state of Colorado

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;

  • Tuition Reimbursement;

  • Wellness Program;

  • 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

The Life Safety Coordinator position will create, implement and maintain safety program practices that assure compliance with American Correctional Association Standards, as well as compliance with all federal, state and local fire codes, health standards and hazardous materials regulations by observing operations, conditions, incidents, procedures or physical surroundings and equipment. Specific duties include but are not limited to:


  • Ensures staff have access to, are trained to, and understand the facility emergency plan, must possess thorough knowledge of the facility emergency plan and hot spot locations;

  • Provide annual updates to fire prevention, hazardous material and worker safety operations procedure manuals;

  • Create lesson plans and instructs on fire work safety, hazardous materials, self-contained breathing apparatus usage, suppression equipment, officer survival techniques and first aid;

  • Assesses facility need and compiles budget requests for equipment and supplies essential to the safety program;

  • Monitors compliance with American Correctional Association Standards as well as compliance with federal, state, and local fire codes, health standards, hazardous materials requirements and safety standards;

  • Conducts fire/evacuation drills and fire suppression equipment checks;

  • Advises the management staff of inspection results and facility needs to meet standards and codes;

  • Reviews new construction renovation plans (in-house, capital equipment, controlled maintenance) for life-safety issues;

  • Schedules and inspects the facility for hazardous conditions relating to fire, hazardous materials and worker safety;

  • Recommend corrective action or take immediate corrective action when unsafe conditions pose imminent danger to life or property;

  • Ensures annual fire inspections are completed and appropriate plan of action is initiated if deficiencies are noted;

  • Investigates all fires and work site accidents to determine the cause and origin.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business, occupational health, health administration, industrial hygiene, public health, industrial arts, industrial relations, hazardous materials, risk management or a related field. You must attach a copy of your transcripts for your application to be considered. Your transcripts must contain the name of the college/university, type of degree received, date degree was conferred, your name, and student I.D. number or Social Security number.


Two years of professional work experience in a risk management, occupational health, life safety field or professional experience with code enforcement with a municipality. Experience must include inspections and staff training. The experience must be specifically documented on your application.

Professional work involves exercising discretion, analytical skill, judgment and personal accountability and responsibility for creating, developing integrating, applying and sharing an organized body of knowledge that characteristically is: uniquely acquired through an intense education or training regimen at a recognized college or university; equivalent to the specialized field and continuously studied to explore, extend and use additional discoveries, interpretations, and application and to improve data, materials equipment, applications and methods.


A combination of work experience in the above mentioned areas which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree, but not for the required experience.

A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in the areas listed above may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one or two years of general experience respectively. If using a master's degree as the substitution, must have one year of the required professional experience.

Required Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a comprehensive facility-wide program;

  • Ability to interpret and/or explain complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;

  • Impeccable organizational skills and compelling attention to details;

  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience training others on life safety concerns;

  • Experience speaking to large groups;

  • ICC Certified in Portable Fire Extinguishers (maintenance/servicing);

  • Confined Space Entry Certified;

  • Certified Trainer in Confined Space Entry;

  • Asbestos Contractor/Supervision Certification;

  • Certified Asbestos Building Inspector;

  • Experience in the operation and/or maintenance of electronic fire/smoke detection systems.



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 upon a satisfactory urinalysis (UA) within 24 hours of notification and a successful medical screening by a health care 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 State 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 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

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, 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.

Supplemental Information

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