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Colorado Department of Human Services UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR I - $2,000 Sign-on Incentive - Division of Facilities Management - Denver in Denver, Colorado

UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR I - $2,000 Sign-on Incentive - Division of Facilities Management - Denver

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UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR I - $2,000 Sign-on Incentive - Division of Facilities Management - Denver

Salary

$25.67 - $36.50 Hourly

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number

IHA-05030 05/26/2023

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Division

AS - Facilities Management

Opening Date

05/26/2023

Closing Date

6/5/2023 11:59 PM Mountain

Primary Physical Work Address

4075 South Lowell Blvd Denver, CO 80236

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

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Department Information

This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

$2,000 Sign-on Incentive!*

Division of Facilities Management - Northern Division

The Division of Facilities Management exists to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and manage the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) facilities and campuses according to all applicable standards in a manner that promotes the CDHS mission of providing safe, sanitary and effective environment for clients, youth, residents, consumers and staff and enhances the quality of life in CDHS facilities and campuses and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The facilities managed by the Division of Facilities Management (DFM) include 1,400 acres of land and 349 buildings comprised of 3.8 million square feet. The North district facilities are Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL), 1575 Sherman, Wheat Ridge Regional Center (WRRC), Sunada (SLC), Satellite Group Homes, and the Division of Youth Services (Adams, Gilliam, Lookout Mountain, Marvin Foote, Mount View, Platte Valley, Prairie Vista YSC, and Ridge View).

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Description of Job

This is a full-time, in-person essential services position works various shifts with a special licensing requirement.

Please note: These working arrangements are subject to change.

This work unit exists to operate, maintain and manage the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Central heat plant, facilities and campuses according to all applicable standards in a manner that promotes the CDHS mission of providing a safe, sanitary and effective environment for clients, youth, residents, consumers and staff and enhances

the quality of life in CDHS facilities and campuses and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

This position exists to provide operations and maintenance functions for the facilities’ physical plant equipment located within the Heat plant structure, and outside factors, by performing essential operational functions, maintenance, cleanliness, preservation, scheduled and emergency repairs (electrical and mechanical) to insure effective,

operational practices to insure equipment longevity.

The Central Heat Plants monitors the Energy Management System (EMS), the Monaco D-21 Fire Alarm (a Life/Safety System), perform dispatch duties for service calls, coordinate maintenance functions that affect the EMS and to perform whatever administrative functions are needed to document regulatory compliance and task completion.

Primary Job Duties

  • Operation and maintenance of high temperature hot water generators using natural gas, and diesel, analysis of all process fluids entering and leaving the steam plant, by utilizing accepted methods of analysis to obtain the desired results.

  • To operate and maintain all environmental emission control systems to insure a safe environment at all times, which includes proper operation while burning natural gas or fuel oil.

  • Accomplishes assigned scheduled preventative equipment maintenance by following the guidelines established by the plant supervisor, Follows manufactures guidelines and equipment status.

  • Maintains plant cleanliness.

  • Ensure proper operation of plant machinery including valves, pumps, fans, turbines, electric motors, coal and ash handling system components, piping distribution system components and digital control system components.

  • Trouble shoot and repair to restore proper operation of plant machinery including piping systems, valves, pumps, fans, turbines, electric motors, coal and ash handling system components and digital control system component.

  • Monitors, adjusts and operates the High Temperature Hot Water Generators at J Plant; as well as related equipment to include: fans, pumps, piping systems, valves, gauges, and computer based Direct Drive Control (DCC) systems, Emergency Diesel Generators (usually called EGEN’s) as well as the Energy Management System and the Monaco D-21 Fire Alarm System etc.

  • In addition essential services such as electrical distribution, high temperature hot water (HTHW) as an energy source that provides heating, hot water, process steam and emergency electrical power for the Ft. Logan campus.

  • Monitors and maintains equipment in the central utility plant for the Lookout Mountain Youth Service Center (LMYSC) campus.

  • Provides support for various equipment located at the various sites around the state.

  • Some examples are emergency generators, fuel tanks, fuel lines, mobile generators and other associated equipment.

  • Answers phones from building tenants; directs calls and dispatches DFM personnel and others as necessary.

  • Coordinates and oversees after hours emergencies as required.

  • Provides appropriate notification to supervisory personnel and / or the management team. In particular the building J Plant Control Room is the North District Operations Center.

  • Monitor Apogee facility automation system for alarms that need to be addressed during 2nd and 3rd shifts.

  • Notify night truck mechanic or trade shop supervisor as appropriate of situations that need immediate attention.

  • Answer phones from building tenants during 2nd and 3rd shifts and determines which requests needs to be addressed immediately. Notifies night truck mechanic on 2nd shift or trade shop supervisors on 3rd shift.

  • When required operates, tests, and maintains diesel powered emergency electric generator in accordance with manufacturers specifications and Joints Commissions standards.

  • Maintains grounds area surrounding building, operates state vehicles all other duties as assigned.

  • Performs water testing and chemical treatment on HTHW generators, boilers, cooling towers, feed water, condensate, chilled water, condenser water systems and other testing as required.

  • Other duties as assigned to meet program objectives; including snow removal.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • 4 years minimum experience with steam plant operation and maintenance and possess a valid stationary engineer license “A” or equivalent.

  • Or be currently participating or have completed a Facility Approved training program or equivalent specific to steam high or low pressure boiler operation and maintenance. Training program must be complete within 12 months of hire.

Substitution:

  • Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship

program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous high-pressure coal fired steam boilers operations and maintenance experience.

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. Additionally, you will be required take and pass a drug screen.

  • Must be willing to receive an annual influenza vaccination or provide documentation for a medical or religious exemption.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing is required.

  • Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency

services to ensure health, safety, and welfare. Because we support 24/7 365 day client and patient care areas

  • Current and Valid Colorado driver's license

  • Travels to facilities in a state vehicle to execute the daily needs of the business at different site locations.

  • Exposure to hazardous materials – Fuels, Fuel by-products, lubricating oil and greases, chemicals used to both test and treat all waters associated with the plant.

  • Shift work, may be requested to work various hours for coverage outside normal business hours.

  • Special Qualifications – Applicant must possess a valid stationary engineer license “A” or equivalent or be currently participating or have completed a Facility Approved training program or equivalent specific to steam high or low pressure boiler operation and maintenance. Training program must be complete within 12 months of hire.

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

  • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients. 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 first dose prior to providing care.

  • 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, Moderna or Novavax vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

  • Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact CDHS_HumanResources@state.co.us

    Appeal Rights:

    If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

    An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

    For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#how-to-apply)

The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please contact karina.sanchez@state.co.us (annette.torrez@state.co.us)

*Sign-On Incentive:

Upon approval, a sign-on incentive based on position, ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 (prorated if a part-time position), will be given in three payments: within two pay cycles of when the new employee starts at CDHS, 180-day anniversary and 270-day anniversary with CDHS. These incentives will be available to the first 1,000 new employees in select high-need positions.

About Us:

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs) (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions

    *Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

    information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs .

    Our Values:

    We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans .

    Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

    We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

    Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

    We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

    Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

    We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    ADAA Accommodations: CDHS 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 Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.

    THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Toll Free Applicant Technical Support (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#technical-support)

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits

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State of Colorado

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Address

1575 Sherman St. Denver, Colorado, 80203

Phone

303-866-7100

Website

https://cdhs.colorado.gov

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