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Colorado State Central Heat Plant Supervisor - Utility Plant Operator II - Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado

Central Heat Plant Supervisor - Utility Plant Operator II - Pueblo




Central Heat Plant Supervisor - Utility Plant Operator II - Pueblo


$4,941.00 - $5,985.00 Monthly


Pueblo, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IHA 03550 11/18/2020



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Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

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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 ( (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 rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits ( :

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan ( ( 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

  • 10 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

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

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Our Culture & Environment

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.

About Division of Facilities Management:

"Daily, our commitment is to be "people who help people"

This unit exists to maintain facilities and support systems, assure that the facilities and support systems are maintained according to all applicable regulatory standards’, provides a safe sanitary environment for clients and staff. Meet the facilities needs of the Department of Human Services Southern Region customers. Manage available resources to provide a physical environment at the highest quality possible.

Facilities served are: CMHIP, DOC, PRC DYC (Zeb Pike, Spring Creek and Pueblo Youth Services Center) and the four nursing homes in the southern district. Total Facilities are approximately 2 million sq. ft. at multiple sites.

Description of Job

This position is directly responsible for the supervision and direction of 10 FTE Heat Plant staff who operate steam boilers with service to the CMHIP campus.

Schedules staff work assignments, assigns heat plant project work and sets work expectations to provide the highest levels of customer service. Coordinates with Operations Manager and Area supervisors in re-allocating plant personnel for alternate maintenance assignments during Natural gas boiler operations. Responsible for obtaining maintenance department staff for after-hour, weekend, holiday, etc. that are needed to perform call back maintenance work.

Develops productivity goals and monitors staff productivity.

Develops, implements and evaluates employee performance evaluations and mid year reviews. Measures daily performance of staff and implements improvement strategies. Plans training of employees to maintain standards of the industry, including all safety aspects of job assignments.

Provide documentation to support recommended corrective and disciplinary actions. Addresses employee complaints and resolves informal grievances. Positions start the hiring process, interview applicants, and recommend hire, promotion, or transfer

This job description outlines the principle duties and in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position.

  • Supervise and perform the operation, installation, repair and maintenance of high pressure steam boilers both coal and natural gas, DCS, PLC’s the qualitative and quantitative analysis of all process fluids entering and leaving the steam plant, by utilizing accepted methods of titration, comparative and qualitative analysis to obtain the desired results.

  • Supervise and perform the operation, installation, repair and maintenance of all environmental emission control systems to insure a safe environment at all times, which includes proper operation of coal handling and ash removal systems and proper handling and clean-up of same. Ensures Regulatory requirements are maintained, current and submitted to regulatory entity on time i.e. Title V, OPS, MS4, SPCC compliance, APEN and EIA submission’s

  • Supervise and perform the operation, installation, repair and maintenance 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.

  • Verifies and analyzes daily and monthly labor requirements. Accurately track departments indirect and direct labor distributions and ongoing productivity analysis in accordance with regulatory and departmental expectations/standards.

  • Procures supplies and materials. Plans material requirements for maintenance activities. Reviews warehoused material inventory, shop inventory and truck inventories.

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

  • 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.

  • Oversee the 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.

  • When required operates, tests, and maintains diesel powered emergency electric generator in accordance with manufacturers specifications and The Joint Commissions standards. Maintains grounds area, surrounding buildings, and operates state vehicles. Based on heat plant labor requirements, this position performs general work order maintenance when staffing demand at the heat plant doesn’t require two or more operators.

  • Ensures proper PPE are utilized.

  • Travels to facilities in a state vehicle to execute the daily needs of the business.

  • Manage heat plant budget allocations per fiscal year. Assure inventory management maintains adequate stocking inventory and supplies needed for specific heat plant services and functions. Manage budget variances by allocation and collaborate with DFM-SD Budget manager to adjust budget values based upon ongoing and projected expense rates. Research different supplies and equipment from vendors to procure at the lowest cost. Develop requests for the planned replacement and purchase of critical heat plant needs. Position is involved in the preparation, presentation, and justification of budgets. Maintains and manages budget resources and procurement card transactions.

  • Manage and monitor vendor contracts for within the southern district Heat Plant. Ensure that contract vendors are delivering the services as per the executed state contract in force. Provide specifications for each contracted services when they become due to rebidding at various intervals.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Six years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position, two of which must have been at the journey level.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Applicant must possess a valid stationary engineer license “A” or equivalent (ASOPE Facility First or Second Class, ASOPE power Plant PE Master Chief, Chief or First Class, NIULPE power engineer 1,2,3, Denver Stationary Engineer, Denver Boiler operator Class.

  • 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.


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:

  • Pre-employment Physical – post offer screening to include dynamic strength testing, eye exam and physical - All job offers are contingent on a successful physical exam which also includes a lift and range of motion test provided by a designated health care professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDHS and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from this process and the use of this information in connection with CDHS's consideration of application for 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing required

  • Shift work, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year operation

  • 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


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.

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

Selection Process


Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.

Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Comparative Analysis Process

The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review, and a structured interview depending on the number of qualified applicants.

For Recruiting questions, please contact

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.

ADAAA 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 or call 1-800-929-0791.

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.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer