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Company Name :- State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Position Name :-
Company Location :- Pueblo, CO
Job Category :- Jobs in general
Full Job Description :-
This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
n eligible list established with this recruitment may be used to fill other similar positions within the Colorado Department of Public Safety in the next 12 months.
Our Mission – Engaged employees working together to safeguard lives and to provide diverse public safety services to local communities.
Our Vision – Creating safer and more resilient communities across Colorado.
Our Core Values – Unity, Honor, Service
Visit our website to learn more about the work we do to keep Colorado safe! CDPS is an equal opportunity employer. See our EEOD Utilization Report (2020)
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) consists of five Divisions: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The Executive Director’s Office (EDO) provides administrative and management services to the operating divisions of the department.
COLORADO STATE PATROL The mission of the Colorado State Patrol is to ensure a safe and secure environment for all persons by utilizing the strengths of its members and providing professional law enforcement services that reflect honor, duty, and respect. Through high visibility, strict enforcement, maximum resource deployment, and community education, the CSP promotes safety, protects lives, and preserves state highways using the programs described below:
Traffic Safety – enforces motor vehicle and all other Colorado laws on 8,400 miles of highway and 57,000 miles of county roads, including selective enforcement actions, saturation patrols, crash investigations, and educational safety programs.
Communications – provides a professional communications system for members of the Patrol, other state, local, and federal agencies, and Colorado residents.
Criminal Interdiction and Automobile Theft – proactively investigates motor vehicle theft and related offenses, inspects Vehicle Identification Numbers, interdicts illegal drugs, and gathers intelligence to support state and national homeland security efforts.
Hazardous Materials Enforcement – enforces permitting and routing rules, develops safe transportation rules and regulations, and provides timely response and mitigation for hazardous materials events on-roadways.
Executive and Capitol Security – provides 24-hour security at the State Capitol and Capitol Complex, and security for the Governor, First Family, visiting dignitaries, and public demonstrations.
Smuggling and Trafficking Interdiction Section – enforces the state’s human smuggling and human trafficking laws on Colorado roadways.
Port of Entry and Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program – collaborates with industry to support safe transport of materials on commercial motor carriers in Colorado.
Aircraft Program – supports traffic enforcement activities and transports state officials and employees.
Victims Assistance – provides direct services to victims of highway traffic crimes in accordance with the Victim Rights Act.
WHY JOIN US
Our employees are proud of their work and believe their work is important and valued by the public.
CDPS is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity of backgrounds and ideas.
In addition to rewarding meaningful work, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes:
Excellent work-life programs, training, and professional development opportunities;
Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
Medical and dental options (for permanent employees and their dependents).
Short and optional long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave.
Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) available in every region of the state.
EcoPass for qualifying State employees that work within the RTD service area.
Reduced college tuition (CSU Global, DeVry University, University of the Rockies)
Life insurance that includes legal resources and discounts.
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Description of Job
ABOUT THE WORK UNIT
This unit exists to assist in the provision of a safe and secure environment in the State of Colorado by ensuring the security of thousands of pieces of crucial, non-replaceable criminal evidence as it pertains to the collecting, handling, packaging, transporting, storing, managing, releasing, and destruction of said evidence.
Collection, Handling, Packaging, Transporting, Storage, Managing, Releasing, and Destruction of Property and Evidence
This position will represent the CSP as the technical expert in all manners regarding the collection, handling, packaging, transportation, storage, management, release, and destruction of all evidence as related to criminal and civil cases.
This position will communicate and interact with CSP personnel and personnel from other agencies to maximize the effectiveness of the CSP and will treat internal and external customers with dignity and respect, using consistent and appropriate written and verbal communications and behaviors.
This position will be on call 24/7 to respond to an evidence facility to assist in cases involving large quantities or items of evidence that are too large to fit into and be stored in any of the temporary holding facilities, or for items of evidence that need special handling, such as DNA, wet/bloody items that need to be dried properly, etc., This position will assist all officers with the proper collection, handling, packaging, and transportation of all evidence. This position will be required to travel to outlying troop areas, where evidence is being temporarily held, and retrieve the evidence following proper protocols. This position will then transport the evidence, in a vehicle designed to securely hold evidence for chain of custody issues, back to the central evidence storage facility for the region. This position will be responsible for the management and storage of all pieces of evidence following approved and legal guidelines for evidence, ensuring the integrity of the chain of custody, proper packaging and storage in accordance with all CSP policies and procedures, International Association of Property and Evidence (IAPE) guidelines, and Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Evidence Handbook procedures in order to preserve the evidentiary value and integrity of the criminal evidence. This position will be responsible to transport evidence to court for trials, to CBI or other approved laboratory for testing, or to another law enforcement agency with a legally valid reason to view the evidence. The Evidence Technician will ensure the integrity of the chain of custody by transporting the evidence as necessary and requested by the District Attorney’s (DA) Office or a CSP Trooper. This position will be responsible for researching confidential databases, including but not limited to, NCIC/CCIC, Colorado Courts, ATF Gun Traces, and CSP maintained systems, to investigate the status of all cases involving evidence held by CSP and determine whether or not the property and/or evidence is eligible for disposition. This position will be responsible transporting monies seized or found to an approved bank or credit union. This position is also required, upon orders from the court, to return money to a victim/owner.
This position requires a working knowledge of the State of Colorado financial transaction process and the system used for its control.
This position is required to travel to other central evidence facilities and temporary evidence facilities across the State, at least twice a year, to conduct a scheduled inspection of another central evidence facility to ensure that accountability measures are maintained and that items are protected from damage, loss and deterioration.
This position is required, on an as needed basis, to assist in the performance of a complete inventory of all items stored in a district’s evidence facilities as assigned by the Evidence Manager.
This position is required to be available to assist, as needed, in audits as required by the policies and procedures of the CSP.
Training and Instruction
This position is required to assist at the CSP Training Academy to instruct the cadet troopers during their basic training classes and/or other trainings for troopers in the proper collection, handling, packaging, securing, and submission of evidence as approved and prescribed by policy, procedures, guidelines, and best practices depending the evidence type that has been collected. This may include, but is not limited to, information from the CBI Evidence Handbook or other publications on handling DNA, firearms, drugs, clothing, blood products, other bodily fluids, trace evidence such as fingerprints, hair fibers, etc. The evidence technician will continually update their skill sets through active participation in professional groups, trainings, seminars, and conferences. They will also remain current in advances in technology by reading forensic literature, journals, and websites.
Courtroom Testimony/Transporting for Court Proceedings/Evidence Viewing
This position is required to travel to the courts and judicial districts within their region, to honor subpoenas, to present professional and articulate testimony in criminal court, and represent the CSP as a subject matter expert. The testimony could include, but would not be limited to, collection, handling, packaging, chain of custody, transporting, storing, and managing of evidence, as well as the training and procedures of the CSP in regards to evidence.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)
Three years experience researching confidential database, cataloging information and clerical responsibilities.
Three years of course work from an accredited educational institution in any field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to work in a high volume environment;
Ability to accurately and efficiently enter data;
Strong attention to details;
Ability to handle repetitive processes;
Ability to focus;
Strong organizational skills;
Ability to perform active work;
This position is required to obtain Certification through the International Association of Property and Evidence (IAPE) or another approved course in the handling, preservation and storing of evidence according to industry standards. This must be obtained within 18 months of the start date.
Experience with evidence handling in a law enforcement agency preferred but not required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
A valid current driver’s license is required to perform the duties of this position. This position is required to drive a state-owned vehicle to gather evidence from temporary facilities within the region.
This position is requires to move up to 40-50 pounds from one location to the next occasionally.
This position frequently lifts and carries items or containers that may be heavy or require lifting above the shoulders. This position also requires frequent walking, pulling and pushing.
This position is required to be available to respond to the central evidence facility to assist troopers in booking large quantities of evidence.
This position may be required to handle, package and store evidence items that could be considered hazardous. Drug testing equipment contains caustic materials or acids as do the dangerous drugs themselves. Although infrequent, it is possible for this position to have direct exposure to hazardous materials.
Requires successful completion of a background investigation that includes a polygraph exam, a background investigation and a drug test.
Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.
Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
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 www.colorado.gov/spb. A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. 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.
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from “state.co.us” and “email@example.com” addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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 Public Safety 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 ADAAA CDPS POC firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – RECRUITMENT TIMELINE INFORMATION
Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission. Therefore, additional information may not be solicited or accepted after your application has been received.
All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may proceed to the next step. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
The comparative analysis may include an online skill assessment.
For an overview of State of Colorado application process and application tips, please view this video.
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