Colorado State CDOC/Dairy Farm Supervisor CSTS I CCi in Canon City, Colorado

CDOC/Dairy Farm Supervisor CSTS I CCi



CDOC/Dairy Farm Supervisor CSTS I CCi


$3,800.00 - $5,649.00 Monthly


Canon City, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Corrections

Job Number

CFA 7685 7/2017


7/31/2017 4:00 PM Mountain

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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

Colorado Correctional Industries (CCi) is a cash funded, self supporting division of the Colorado Department of Corrections. CCi provides training and education for offenders in 60+ types of industries to include greenhouse operations, fishery operations, office furniture manufacturing, metal fabrications, printing and much more. CCi provides services to many government and non profit organizations with an emphasis on excellent customer service.

This Correctional Support Trades Supervisor (CSTS I) is a supervisor at the Dairy Farm in Canon City; position supervises the day to day operations and production work flow; ensures safety and security and supervises offender work crews. Ensures comprehensive training for offenders in all aspects of these fields in preparation for community reentry. Promotes the CDOC Mission, Vision and Values while ensuring safe, compliant and efficient operations.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides supervision, instruction, oversight, mentorship, and training of offenders; provides expertise in practices, products and procedures.

  • Provides quality packaged & raw milk to DOC kitchens and local cooperatives while supervising & training offenders in proper procedures and guidelines.

  • Coordinates and oversees products and production practices to ensure health and safety standards are met.

  • Directs daily activities, promoting positive performance; ensuring compliance with health and safety standards.

  • Contributes to profitability; meets established quality standards.

  • Diagnoses and medicates cattle according to guidelines;

  • Performs effective artificial insemination and provides comprehensive instruction during birthing process.

  • Determines probable causes of illness and determines best course of action to maintain health of dairy animals.

  • Performs hands on instructional work and equipment maintenance.

  • Motivates, reviews and evaluates offender performance.

  • Completes and creates documents and reports by gathering information and inputting information into electronic systems; ensures standard compliance.

  • Ensures the safety and security of the public, facility staff and offenders by evaluating work conditions; instructing staff and offenders in proper safety methods.

  • Provides custody, surveillance, supervisory, transport, shakedown and count duties; ensures proper key, tool, equipment and chemical control; ensures compliance of all policy/procedural guidelines; enforces safety/security procedures by conducting inspections, work site searches and monitoring the work environment.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Four (4) years of employment experience in professional, commercial dairy operations. Experience must be in large animal health, reproduction and nutrition.

Required Competencies:

  • Must be able to obtain AI certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to diagnose and medicate cattle according to guidelines.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of large animal nutrition.

  • Ability to motivate others to work cohesively in accomplishing tasks;

  • Ability to maintain industrial tools and equipment;

  • Ability to effectively work with offenders through daily instruction in a variety of situations;

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

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Exceptional discernment and decision making skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in training and supervising individuals in a commercial dairy environment.

  • Experience working in a correctional environment.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Degree in a related field from an accredited non-correspondence educational program may substitute for 2 years of the required experience; there is no substitution for the remaining 2 years of experience.



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. 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 State of Colorado 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.