CDOC/Laundry Supervisor CSTS I Denver

State of Colorado Denver, CO
Department Information

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 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;

* 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

This Correctional Support Trades Supervisor I (CSTS I) is a Laundry Supervisor at the Denver Complex, a Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) prison facility, located in Denver, CO. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring the safety and security of the general public, staff and offenders; training and overseeing offender work crew in laundry operations and ensuring the safe, efficient and compliant completion of assigned tasks. This position promotes the CDOC Mission and Vision with integrity and commitment.

Safety and Security - position maintains safety and security of facility and work sites; through clear and accurate communication trains and guides offenders in the proper use of controlled items, keys, tools, equipment and chemicals; enforces security procedures by conducting work site searches and monitoring workplace environment and offender behavior, paying close attention to changes, inappropriate activity or potential problems; initiates verbal reprimands when warranted and, if necessary, physically controls offenders with the proper application of restraints or "use of force" techniques; monitors, supervises and escorts offenders according to facility policy and limits offender access to restricted areas; position performs offender counts and transportation; 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.

Supervision – Position maintains safety and security by providing supervisory duties for assigned offender crew; promotes a high level of performance and security by setting the work standard according to agency mission, vision and values. Trains and instructs offenders in laundry operations in compliance with agency policy and regulation to include the proper use of all laundry equipment, sanitation standards and cleaning supplies; ensures adherence to established housekeeping and sanitation procedures in order to prevent injury and infection and stresses proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Tracks and calculates offender hours and pay, creates schedule, assigns tasks and inspects work; performs offender evaluations and reduces offender idleness, creating real life work opportunities to prepare offenders for community reentry.

Operations – Position maintains safe, secure and compliant laundry operations and equipment maintenance; prepares daily weight records, calculates daily consumption of supplies, maintains all laundry product inventory; maintains clothing movement records and documents all issues, losses, and exchanges to provide accountability for all clothing & linen.

Follows guidelines for the identification, accountability, laundering & wearing of authorized state-issued clothing in compliance with policy and regulations. Tasks include, but are not limited to: providing properly-fitted & properly-tagged set of state-issued offender clothing & laundry bag to all offenders undergoing initial admission process; maintains record of clothing issued, repairs damaged clothing & determines the serviceability of clothing & the necessity for exchange.

Position oversees and schedules regular housekeeping assignments for the work unit and monitors the safe use and storage of cleaning supplies, chemicals and tools.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Four (4) years of employment experience in a commercial, institutional or industrial setting (such as hospital, hotel, senior care living facility or correctional facility) operating commercial grade washers and dryers; laundry experience may be combined with commercial, institutional or industrial housekeeping or janitorial experience in order to meet the four (4) year minimum.


Applicant may meet the four (4) year requirement with a combination of work experience as follows:

A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a commercial, institutional or industrial setting (such as hospital, hotel, senior care living facility or correctional facility) operating commercial grade washers and dryers; may be combined with correctional experience for a total of at least four (4) years.

* Correctional experience must be security related duties where primary responsibilities throughout a shift, include monitoring and controlling offender movement throughout their daily schedules, discovering and preventing contraband and responding to emergencies; ensuring proper key/tool/chemical/equipment control, use,storage and accountability; advising offenders in matters concerning work, programs, appropriate behavior and decision making in order to prepare them for successful community re-entry.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Work experience in a correctional facility where primary duties included controlling movement and escorting offenders, conducting counts and searches and/or monitoring offenders throughout their daily assignments;

* Experience in a large scale, high volume laundry operation, utilizing commercial/industrial washer-extractors and heavy duty tumble dryers;

* Experience supervising staff;

* Experience in stain removal processes, textile repairs and alterations and ironing processes;

* Experience maintaining inventory and responsibility for unit procurement;

* Registered Laundry and Linen Director (RLLD) or Certified Laundry/Linen Manager (CLLM)

Required Competencies:

* Strong work ethic, integrity and dependability;

* Sound judgment and decision making skills;

* Proficiency in the operations of commercial/industrial washer and dryers.

* Ability to effectively maintain established inventory, monitor and track supplies and clothing and control chemicals;

* Ability to monitor equipment use and ensure manufacturer recommended maintenance and prompt repairs;

* Clear understanding of the safe use of cleaning supplies, chemicals and sanitation processes;

* Willingness and ability to effectively communicate while working with offenders individually and in groups, providing verbal and/or written instructions, monitoring work progress, quality and compliance, in a highly regulated environment with firm deadlines and mandatory reporting and record-keeping regulations;

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

* Willingness and ability to train, coach and mentor offender workers in order to prepare them for community reentry;

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

* Ability to in close proximity to industrial equipment.

Substitution - Formal education that resulted in demonstrated competencies equivalent to the competencies learned through the required experience (such as a degree in hotel or hospitality) may be substituted for the relevant experience. YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS showing institution name, program and dated completed and your student ID number, AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION IN ORDER TO HAVE EDUCATION CONSIDERED.


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 on a satisfactory urinalysis (UA) within 24 hours of contingent offer and a successful medical screening by a health care professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Both the UA and the medical screening will be completed at the applicant's expense (cost is approximately $100). Out of state applicants must perform their UA either pre or post offer at the direction of the department. 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 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 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.

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, 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 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.