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Colorado State Sterling CDOC/ Correctional Officer I in Sterling, Colorado

Sterling CDOC/ Correctional Officer I

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Sterling CDOC/ Correctional Officer I


$4,560.00 Monthly


Sterling, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Department of Corrections

Opening Date


Closing Date



Determined by Position

Primary Physical Work Address

Sterling Correctional Facility, Sterling, CO

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

  • Description

  • Benefits

Department Information

Thank you for your interest in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Correctional Officer I applications are being accepted for facilities across the State of Colorado, including Sterling!

Please submit an application through our Statewide Correctional Officer I Job posting (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/3884854/cdoc-correctional-officer-i-statewide) . You may select Sterling on your application.

Click here to apply!

Colorado Department of Corrections Mission: We are a team of dynamic and diverse professionals building a safer Colorado by cultivating transformative opportunities for those under our supervision.

Our vision ..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow".

CORE Values

Community Safety

Dignity, Diversity and Respect


Collaborative partnerships

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:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;

  • Medical and dental health plans;

  • Short and long term disability coverage;

  • Paid life insurance;

  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;

  • Wellness program, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and more.

Who May Apply: This position is open to Colorado state residents and non residents. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado for all vacancies. Click here to apply! (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/3884854/cdoc-correctional-officer-i-statewide)

Description of Job

All applications must be submitted online through the (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/2971915/cdoc-food-service-supervisor-csts-i-2021?) Statewide Correctional Officer I job posting (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/3884854/cdoc-correctional-officer-i-statewide) .

The Correctional Officer I (CO I) positions maintain the safety and security of Colorado Department of Corrections' (CDOC) prison facilities throughout the state. Correctional Officers support the CDOC Mission, Vision and Values with integrity and commitment while preparing inmates for community reentry.

Correctional Officers respectfully communicate with inmates and their families, coworkers, supervisors, managers and the public; presenting a professional and dependable workforce. Positions must cooperate with other staff members and work as a cohesive team, while managing a diverse inmate population.

Positions maintain the safety and security of the general public, staff and inmates; duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and controlling access to the facility and restricted areas;

  • Manning an armed post (this requires annual firearms certification);

  • Monitoring facility perimeter, detaining unidentified pedestrians and/or vehicles;

  • Operating a variety of mechanical doors, security devices, equipment and alarms;

  • Controlling movement of inmates throughout daily schedules;

  • Escorting and transporting inmates in authorized state vehicles;

  • Monitoring visiting areas;

  • Conducting formal, informal and emergency counts;

  • Cross checking and maintaining movement logs;

  • Conducting searches for contraband (this may include canine, metal detector, pat, perimeter, strip and vehicle searches);

  • Inspecting facility and cells to maintain health, safety and sanitation standards;

  • Inspecting inmate mail;

  • Utilizing proper protocols when responding to emergency situations, such as fights, medical emergencies, fires and escapes;

  • Following established tool and key control, ensuring proper storage and documentation;

  • Attending roll call;

  • Documenting incidents utilizing established reporting practices;

  • Communicating pertinent information to coworkers and supervisors.

    Positions are subject to working additional hours and/or shifts to maintain safety and security.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

All applications must be submitted online through the (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/2971915/cdoc-food-service-supervisor-csts-i-2021?) Statewide Correctional Officer I job posting (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/3884854/cdoc-correctional-officer-i-statewide) .

Supplemental Information

All applications must be submitted online through the (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/2971915/cdoc-food-service-supervisor-csts-i-2021?) Statewide Correctional Officer I job posting. (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/3884854/cdoc-correctional-officer-i-statewide)