Colorado State CORRECTIONAL, YOUTH, OR CLINICAL SECURITY OFFICER I in Pueblo, Colorado

CORRECTIONAL, YOUTH, OR CLINICAL SECURITY OFFICER I

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CORRECTIONAL, YOUTH, OR CLINICAL SECURITY OFFICER I

Salary

$3,448.00 - $5,123.00 Monthly

Location

Pueblo, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIB 05427 04/04/2018

Closing

4/20/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP)

In partnership with patients, families and their communities, CMHIP provides quality services that assist patients in achieving their mental health and health care goals.

This work unit exists to provide a safe, security environment for all persons on the grounds of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo and within the surrounding community, by enforcing laws and regulations involving the custody of criminally insane patients of the institute and of convicted felons from the Department of Corrections and the Division of Youth Corrections.

In addition to a great location 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

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage

  • Vacation and Sick Leave

  • 10 Paid Holidays per year

  • State of Colorado's Work-Life Employee discount Program offers a variety of discounts on services and products to State employees

  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://www.tgslc.org/borrowers/public-service/

Description of Job

Job Assignment:

This position provides security, law enforcement and transportation services at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo. Position provides a safe, secure environment for all persons on the grounds of the CMHIP and within the surrounding community, by enforcing laws and regulations involving the custody of criminally insane patients of the Institute, and of convicted felons from the Department of Corrections, and the Division of Youth Corrections.

Job duties:

  • Ensuring the physical security integrity of the Robert Hawkins facility by patrolling perimeter fences, restricted areas, and building, on foot or in a vehicle

  • Detecting intrusion attempts through surveillance techniques

  • Providing entry control into the Robert Hawkins facility by means of employee/visitor identification procedures involving the use of identification cards, special passes, and visitor lists

  • Provides circulation control within Robert Hawkins facility by utilizing interior surveillance cameras and monitors to identify persons requesting access to other area and then operating the electric door control panels to allow that access

  • Provides interior security by patrolling the patient ward areas on either regular or irregular basis establishing preventive enforcement through officer presence

  • Precludes the introduction of contraband into the facilities by searching all incoming patients, visitors, packages, and/or containers of any kind and then apprehending and detaining all violators for prosecution

  • Retains custody of criminally insane patients and/or convicted felon patients during both on/and off grounds treatment and legal hearings by escorting the patients to and from such clinics and/or courts in full restraints, in accordance with Department Policies

  • Recovers custody of criminally insane patients who have escaped and/or civil Court committed patients, who have left without authority, by traveling to other jurisdiction, taking the patients into custody, and escorting them back to the institute

  • Provides security assistance to ward staff and Department police officers by assisting them in the physical control and/or restraint of dangerous, combative patients

  • Ensures validity and continuity in the security accounting and reporting system by accurately recording all pertinent security information in log books and by obtaining and preserving all essential patient documents

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Applicants must meet all of the following qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience must be specifically documented in the "Work Experience" section of your application.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or General Education Diploma, (GED).

Substitution:

None

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to work on-call, evenings, holidays, and weekends

  • Ability to work shift work as required

  • Must be 21 years old or older

  • Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license

  • Must have no felony convictions and no violent history

  • Must pass a drug screen

  • Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigations and a Federal Bureau of Investigations background check as a condition of employment. Included in the background check is a current and/or previous employer check. Your current and/or previous employers within the past 10 years at a minimum must be listed on your job application (most recent in descending order), even if the job or duties are unrelated to the position for which you are applying. Incomplete employer information (address, phone number, and supervisor) or omission of former employers may result in a disqualification of your application

Additional Information:

  • Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in dealing with persons with mental illness

  • Able to demonstrate problem-solving abilities

  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral

  • Previous experience working in a facility that serves mentally challenged individuals

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 www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. 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

Selection Process:

The selection process will consist primarily of a review of applications against the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position; however, additional assessment measures may be used depending on the number of qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed in comparison to all others in the applicant pool in order to identify a top group of up to 6 candidates who may be invited for a final interview. Applicants will be notified of their status via email.

THE CAMPUS OF THE COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO IS TOBACCO FREE