Colorado State CDOC Community Parole Officer - Durango and Montrose in Other (see primary location below for details), Colorado

CDOC Community Parole Officer - Durango and Montrose



CDOC Community Parole Officer - Durango and Montrose


$3,540.00 - $6,720.00 Monthly


Other (see primary location below for details), CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Corrections

Job Number

CPO 82755 82753 Western Region


7/28/2017 4:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is being announced for Western Region Area geographic location only - to include Durango and Montrose. The eligible list established will be used for the Western Region geographic area only. Other geographic locations will be announced separately. If you have applied in the past and would like to be considered, you must re apply for this position and geographic location.

NOTE: We currently have an opening for Community Parole Officer in Durango and Montrose.

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 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 - 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.

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;

  • Tuition Reimbursement;

  • Wellness Program.

INCENTIVE PLAN: Community Parole Officer positions for Durango and Montrose are eligible for participation in the CDOC Incentive Plan and are eligible for incentive pay of $200/month.

SALARY: Although the full range of the classification is provided, job offers are typically made at $3,828/month.

WHO CAN APPLY: This opportunity is only available for Colorado state residents who meet the minimum qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.

Description of Job

This position is part of the Division of Parole. This work unit exists to manage and supervise offenders on a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, 365 days per year basis to provide public safety and opportunities of successful re-entry of offenders returning to community placement in the Division of Adult Parole. Re-entry support services collaborate with this setting. This unit ensures compliance with Federal and state statutes, DOC Regulations, Parole Board conditions and agreement, Code of Penal Discipline, community corrections standards, Interstate Compact Rules and Regulations and other established rules/standards for the supervision of these offenders.

Some position's work location may be in a state prison facility. This may involve the following activities: educating offenders on community supervision terms and conditions, and assisting them in pre-parole and case planning, in collaboration with DOC case managers, clinical, pre-release and re-entry staff. This position may also coordinate transitional meetings between the pre-release program and the community supervision and reintegration unit by scheduling meetings and establishing agendas. Position conducts field based activities in preparation for an offender's release to include conducting pre-release field investigations and interstate compact transfers to verify and evaluate the offender release plans and recommend special conditions tailored to individual needs. Position may recommend pre-parole investigations be modified or alternative plans be pursued based on conditions discovered during the investigation.

Some position's primary work location may be in the community working in the field. Field investigation may include home visitation, job verification, school enrollment assistance, verifying applications for Medicaid and appointments made prior to release for critical treatment services etc. This position may provide transportation to the parole office from the facility for offenders releasing from administrative segregation status or for offenders whose mental health conditions are severe enough to require such assistance.

Note: Certain identified positions may conduct the activities in this section much more frequently to include providing cognitive behavioral interventions with facility based offenders. Some positions may do these activities 100% of their time.

The primary duties and responsibilities will be as follow:

  • With the direct supervision of a team leader or supervisor, this position applies evidence based assessment case planning and supervision techniques set by policy and standards of practice.

  • This position directs assessment, treatment planning and supervision of community based offenders by analyzing case material and interviewing offenders to update the Colorado Transition Accountability Plan by incorporating community supervision conditions and updating offender's goals.

  • Position monitors offender compliance and progress by overseeing employment, drug treatment and screening, restitution payments, residential status, and specialized treatment programs consistent with the community supervision plan and Division contact standards and may escort them to specific activities.

  • Position interacts with offenders and uses motivational interviewing and other evidence based practices to reinforce pro-social behavior and develop an offender effective problem solving skills and goal attainment.

  • Position provides crisis intervention, personal counseling and guidance to offenders in resolving interpersonal, familial and financial problems to enhance offender success and better ensure public safety.

  • Position responds to offender non-compliant behavior by investigating violations, and imposing appropriate sanctions consistent with the CVDMP (Colorado Violation Decision Making Process) or community violation matrix, most of which are managed in the community and do not require arrest.

  • Position is responsible to present a variety of evidentiary hearings to include COPD (Code of Penal Discipline) hearings, Parole revocation hearings, YOS (Youthful Offender System) revocation proceedings, and Interstate Compact probable cause hearings as well as serving as a hearing officer for COPDs conducted on residential and CRCF (Community Return to Custody Facility) offenders in compliance with due process standards.

  • Attend training and develop skills in evidence based supervision techniques to include motivational interviewing, assessment and case planning, and cognitive behavioral interventions.

  • Maintain proficiency in use of firearms, arrest control techniques, CPR, first aid. Has a thorough understanding of use of force compliance with certification State Statue and Department of Corrections policy.

  • The position requires periodic on-call or call backs after hours on a 24/7 basis.

  • Pursuant to C.R.S. 16-2.6-101, position will function as a PEACE Officer and will make arrests and transport offenders.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in human behavior, criminal justice, or related field. (You MUST upload a copy of your unofficial college transcripts with your name, college name, degree and date conferred with this application, in order to receive credit).

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have no felony convictions or domestic violence history.

  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Peace Officer Standards Training Certification (POST) from the Post Board (you MUST attach a copy of your POST certification at the time you submit your application) and a current, valid State of Colorado driver's license. The website for any information regarding Colorado POST is:


A combination of college course work in human services, criminal justice or a closely related field of study and/or professional level work experience (part-time experience will be prorated) in the area of counseling, social work, or securing offenders against their will in law enforcement, which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.

A master's or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in human services, criminal justice or a closely related field will substitute for the bachelor's degree.

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION for the Colorado POST Certification.

Required Competencies:

  • Strong leadership skills;

  • Exceptional interpersonal/customer service skills which demonstrate respect for others;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to reach a variety of audiences;

  • Highly effective critical thinking/decision making/complex problem solving and analytical skills;

  • Strong organizing, planning and prioritizing skills;

  • Keen ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility;

  • Strong initiatives and self motivation;

  • Precise attention to detail;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in a diversity of roles;

  • Ability to work diplomatically and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds;

  • Ability to act as an offender advocate determining the most efficient and effective methods to achieve parole planning goals;

  • Negotiation skills;

  • Ability to foster a positive and open attitude in an evolving social and cultural workplace;

  • Strong computer skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in a human behavior field;

  • Experience working with hard to serve clients;

  • Experience working in a correctional environment;

  • Experience with public speaking;

  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing;

  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices and Interventions for the successful re-entry of offenders;

  • Knowledge of law enforcement, corrections and parole operations;

  • Broad knowledge of social perceptiveness, human behavior, attitudes, motivation and its applicability in the rehabilitation of offenders.

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.

  • Due to the critical nature of the work assignment and emergency response issues, applicants may be required to live within 60 minutes, under normal conditions, of work location;

  • 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 breach 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.


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


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.