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Colorado State Correctional Support Trades Supervisor I - Grand Mesa in Grand Junction, Colorado

Correctional Support Trades Supervisor I - Grand Mesa



Correctional Support Trades Supervisor I - Grand Mesa


$3,876.00 - $5,762.00 Monthly


Grand Junction, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IKA 01846 05/09/2019


5/28/2019 9:01 AM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

About the Division of Youth Services:

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, assessment, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.

Division of Youth Services Vision: Achieving youth success and safer Colorado communities.

Division of Youth Services Mission: It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety utilizing a continuum of care that provides effective supervision, promotes accountability to victims and communities, and helps youth lead constructive lives through positive development.

We invite you to explore the DYS website and learn about the services provided to youth, families, and local communities in the State of Colorado at:

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Description of Job

Job Assignment:

The purpose of the work unit is to provide a statewide continuum of services and programs to access, treat, and control youth placed in its care for delinquent behavior. The DYS Food Services Program includes all activities and responsibilities related to the management and oversight of food services to all detained and committed youth. In addition, DYS administers food services in compliance with the National School Lunch Program as outlined by the Federal School Lunch act. The Food Service Program maintains responsibility for the following administrative functions: establishing and monitoring food programs at each of the State's 10 facilities; auditing programs and services for compliance; developing and allocating resources for programs and providing administrative systems to support programs, such as, financial and budget management, and procuring systems; developing and implementing standard and special menu planning to address the needs of DYS's youth and to ensure future program and resource needs.

The position performs fully-operational work in the DYS food services department and has supervisory responsibility for youth participating in a food services work program and has supervisory responsibility for youth offenders. This supervision entails assigning and evaluating work, handling informal grievances, initiating corrective and disciplinary actions, and participating in the hiring and firing of the youth offenders. Positions are expected to train the offenders on skills and knowledge in their respective trade. The work includes responsibility for the security and control of equipment, tools, materials, and other resources. Positions are actively involved in the physical control of youth offenders assigned to them.

Job Duties:

  • Position has supervisory responsibility for youth participating in a food services work program and has supervisory responsibility for youth offenders. This supervision entails assigning and evaluating work, handling informal grievances, initiating corrective and disciplinary actions, and participating in the hiring and firing of the offenders. Work involves providing the direct care, safety, security and supervision of adjudicated and/or pre-adjudicated youth in a locked setting to include the kitchen on-site. Supervision for safety is a function of appropriate staff location, mobility and continual observation of youth in accordance with DYS Policy 10.4. Enforce established security rules and behavior of youth, orient youth to the unit/facility and agency rules and routines, and, intervene early in potentially or actively volatile situations. Provide immediate intervention in crisis situations. Employ sound judgment and emotional control when evaluating possible crisis in a timely manner taking into consideration the physical and mental well-being of all juveniles and staff. Participate in defusing and debriefing of all incidents pursuant to prevailing DYS Policy. Monitor movement of youth in unit or through agency, escort and transport to activities or appointments internal and/or external to the agency, conduct searches of persons, property or areas according to schedule or as needed. Ensure that pat searches are conducted by a same sex staff member, except in the case where a juvenile identifies as transgender or intersex, the search is to be conducted according to the juveniles stated preference in accordance with DYS Policy 13.9. Identify, document and seize contraband as directed or appropriate. Actively use effective communication skills, verbal de-escalation skills, and a strength based approach when interacting with youth and staff in a positive and respectful manner. When all other attempts to de-escalate youth have failed, adhere to the Youth and Staff Safety Protocols. Monitor, participate, support and enforce behavioral management plans for individual youth as directed (e.g. Behavioral Contracts, Special Management Programs). Actively supervise to support prevention of sexual contact in the facility, adhere to all PREA Policies and Federal Standards.

  • Prepare food properly ensuring correct temperatures are maintained, presentation is attractive and meals are appetizing. Follows menus and recipes and ensures the youth follow menus and recipes that comply with the National School Lunch Program (NSL), School Breakfast Program (BP) and DYS policies and procedures. Make appropriate substitutions that are in-line with NSL/BP guidelines, and ensure that the products are portioned correctly. Enter data into production worksheets. Prepare, serve, and clean after meal services with the assistance of youth enrolled in the vocational program. When recipe changes are required, document changes and submit report to facility food service manager. Responsible as a lead worker to delegate any prep, cooking, or cleaning to youth and/or support staff as needed. Serves food or ensures that food is served in the correct quantities according to the DYS recipes.

  • Anticipates and identifies potential safety and security problems and reports problems to the food service manager. Provides oversight, supervision, intervention, and evaluation of youth to assure the safety and security of property and staff. Recognizes safety hazards. Ensures that food service equipment is properly utilized. Enforces safety policies and practices to reduce or prevent slips, trips, falls, burns, etc. Inventory sharps, tools, and utensils according to facility policy and procedures to ensure safety. . Follows facility key policy and procedures to ensure doors are kept locked. Correctly notifies appropriate parties in the event of equipment failure and forwards the appropriate details to the supervisor (to include work order number, date and time of malfunction, and parties notified). Ensures that chemicals are stored and used properly. Trains youth on fire prevention and evacuation procedures.

  • Ensures that proper sanitation procedures are followed according to guidelines. Verify compliance by recording and documenting results. Ensures that food services equipment and physical plant of kitchen are cleaned on a regular basis as assigned to keep them free of food particles, dust, and bacteria. Controls times and temperatures of food to prevent food borne illness. Documents, as indicated by facility procedures, all necessary data relevant to daily kitchen operations and the prevention of food-borne illnesses in accordance with DYS Policy 10.7. Ensures storerooms are free of debris, organized, and are in compliance with state health regulations, DYS Policy, facility-specific procedures, and state audit standards.

  • Assists in taking a physical count of the inventory at least once a month. Requisitions food and food service supplies at least once a month and as needed in the absence of the facility food service manager. Inspects food and food service supplies for accurate quantity and condition upon arrival to the facility. Rejects food and supplies that are inadequate. Stores raw food and food supplies utilizing a FIFO inventory method. Date all food products upon arrival, ensuring date is visible. Signs requisitions and submits to the facility food service manager. In the absence of the manager submits the requisitions and invoices to the DYS food service program assistant. Understand food costs and how substituting products may affect plate costs. Assists with the delivery of orders throughout the week, place all food/paper products away, rotate stock, and ensure that all products are accounted for and correctly invoiced.

  • Attend and actively participate in all assigned training and successfully complete any/all testing or other requirements for such training. Maintain required certifications as appropriate. Successful completion may be known or recorded by score or demonstration of skill. Meet and keep current on all mandatory training pursuant to prevailing DYS Policy. Successfully complete DYS Pre-Service, Facility Training and Orientation process as a new employee. Maintain and support the Division's prevailing behavior management and intervention strategies.

  • Assists with the facilitation of the culinary program curriculum. Instructs youth on food service tasks by reviewing the information in relevant manuals, textual materials and watching and discussing food service videos, etc. Administers written and practical exams and tests relevant to the culinary program. CSTSIs are responsible for grading tests, evaluating an individual youth's performance, and documenting their progress through written, electronic, and/or personal communication to the food service manager, client manager, counselor, educational department, and/or treatment team. Prepares competency checklist for a certificate of completion which lists mastery of identified skills, manages a youth's individual file which contains their testing materials, completed certificates, and/or classroom materials the youth wishes to take with them upon their release. This position assists in the facilitation of any events relevant to the learning environment associated with the culinary program.

  • Performs Other duties and special projects as required. My be required to work any shift, weekends, holidays, and OT to ensure adequate coverage to feed the clients.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Four years of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.


  • Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process as this position is deemed to have direct contact with vulnerable persons. Felony convictions, conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any charges.

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license

  • May be required to work breakfast, lunch or dinner shift.

  • Position is considered essential and you may be required to report to work during inclement weather

  • Exposure to hazardous materials – Various cleaning agents are used in the kitchen.

  • Transportation of youth in state vehicles, travel to assigned trainings and/or alternate work sites.

  • Travel, to Meetings, training courses and to other locations may be required

  • Staff Uniforms

  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application.


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.

"ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date."

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.

Supplemental Information

The Assessment Process:

Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative 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 establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process. Current staff who have previously applied for the position under different announcements must reapply.

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