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Colorado State CDOC Deputy Inspector General in Colorado Springs, Colorado

CDOC Deputy Inspector General

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CDOC Deputy Inspector General


$7,642.00 - $12,385.00 Monthly


Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Corrections

Job Number



3/22/2021 4:00 PM Mountain

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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 and efficient.

In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • 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;

  • Excellent work-life programs, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and more.

Primary Work Location: The primary work location for this position is CDOC Headquarters in Colorado Springs; however, the position may be called to report and respond to after-hours emergency situations that occur at any facility in the State of Colorado.

Who Can Apply: Colorado residents who meet the minimum qualifications as listed on this job announcement.

Description of Job

The Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provides professional investigative resources to the CDOC and its facilities, employees, inmate population, the law enforcement community and stakeholders of the State of Colorado.

In support of the CDOC mission, vision, and value statements, the Deputy Inspector General will provide daily administrative/operational management over the OIG, serve a role on the department management team and report directly to the CDOC Inspector General.

Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement program goals, policy and directives; assist in the development of management plans in line with the departmental strategic plans and follow management directives as they relate to operations;

  • Collaborate with management staff in the development and oversight of the division's budget, ensure managers adhere to allocated budget, and assist in the development of contingency and supplemental requests;

  • Provide effective leadership to facility personnel and implement strategies which promote staff development and growth;

  • Support the Inspector General and exercise direct authority over daily operations, investigations and assign technical resources;

  • Direct supervision of chief investigators and second level supervision of others through performance management, evaluation of performance, initiates the hiring and disciplinary process, and assigns work schedules and job assignments;

  • Create and modify guidelines to comply with management objectives and the strategic plan;

  • Develop budget requests, recommend funding and ensure operational needs are met;

  • Provide training and professional development opportunities for managers and supervisors to include succession training. Mentor other division staff;

  • Testify in court. Defend the agency's position regarding policy, regulation and memorandum under cross examination by defense attorneys;

  • Assume the appointing authority responsibility for the IG, as delegated. Represent the IG and report to the executive team, when required;

  • Other duties, as needed.

Important information about this position:

  • Position is subject to and must successfully pass a law enforcement background investigation, integrity interview and psychological evaluation. A polygraph may be required.

  • Positions will be on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week on a year-round basis to any correctional facility in the State of Colorado.

  • Positions require a flexible schedule and the ability to travel extensively for periods of time for emergency situations or team operations.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Only applicants that meet the minimum qualifications below will be included in the comparative analysis process.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Management, Criminal Justice, Business, Public Administration, Behavioral Sciences or a closely related field. (Unofficial college transcripts must be uploaded with this application to be considered. Transcripts must include your name, college name, degree and date conferred in order to receive credit).

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EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of progressively responsible *professional correctional or business experience. This experience must include two (2) years of experience, which includes all of the following:

  • Managing large teams;

  • Development and implementation of organizational management strategies;

  • Budget development and oversight;

  • Establishing goals and objectives to achieve program results;

  • Policy and procedure development and implementation.

This experience must be detailed within the work experience section of your application. Resumes will not be accepted "in lieu" of detailed work experience.

*Professional experience 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 curriculum requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in or pertinent 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.

Substitution for Education: Experience 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.

A bachelor degree (or higher) that is not in a closely related field of study, may substitute up to 60 semester hours of core coursework on a year for year basis.

Substitution for Experience: An advanced degree from an accredited college or university in the above mentioned fields may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and general work experience on a year for year basis.

Required Competencies:

  • Must possess and maintain extremely high levels of confidentiality and integrity;

  • Ability to apply federal, state, and local statutes, rules, and regulations;

  • Proven organization, planning and prioritizing skills;

  • Excellent written and oral communication;

  • Public speaking skills with the ability to reach a variety of audiences;

  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language;

  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;

  • Exceptional interpersonal/customer service skills which demonstrate respect for others and with diverse professional experience and qualifications;

  • Significant negotiation and conflict resolution skills;

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

  • Strongly effectual organizing, planning, and prioritizing skills;

  • Exceptional ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in a diversity of roles and the ability to work with them diplomatically and effectively;

  • Strong interview and interrogation skills;

  • Established proficiency in position-related office technologies such as Microsoft Office Suite programs.

Preferred Qualifications: (Higher credit may be given for applicants with preferred qualification criteria)

  • At least one (1) year experience:

  • Supervising professional level staff. Supervision includes exercising span and control over others, performance management and feedback, and providing input that could affect pay, tenure or status; or

  • Professional program(s) oversight at the equivalent level of a Program Management I, which is managing an entire program area and/or unit;

  • Investigative experience in a corrections/law enforcement organization;

  • Experience interpreting complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines;

  • Broad experience conducting complex criminal investigations;

  • Experience applying criminal law;

  • Professional work experience in a complex political environment.


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 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 pass all modules of the Colorado Department of Corrections Basic Training, to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;

  • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive 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;

  • Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum during Basic Training and will be exposed while on assignment;

  • 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.

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 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

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 Department of Corrections employee or from this email address which may require a response within 24 hours. 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.


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Employee Relations Specialist, Julia Valadez, at or call 719-226-4445.