• Correctional Services Specialist I - One Vacancy and Eligibility List

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time - Regular
    Hiring Pay/Range
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Community Corrections
    Reporting Location : Location
    US-CO-Fort Collins
  • Overview



    The Correctional Services Specialist I supervises and monitors inmates or offenders placed under a court-ordered custody or alternative sentencing program. This is an entry-level position within the Correctional Services Specialist series. This class is used as a training class for incumbents typically without prior, or with little experience and knowledge in this field or area. Positions in this class work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. Work is characterized by development of basic and routine skills and knowledge required to perform the job, such as skills in conflict resolution and crisis intervention, understanding the workings of a correctional or detention environment, and understanding inmate or criminal behavior.


    This position is ideal for individuals looking for an entry-level career in the corrections or criminal justice field.  


    Successful candidates will work with Larimer County Criminal Justices Services Division at either the Alternative Sentencing Department or Community Corrections Department to supervise offenders as they complete a court-ordered custody or alternative jail program.  Tasks in this role vary based upon assignment but can include: supervision of offenders in a half-way house or work release facility, supervision of off-site work crews, monitoring offender living areas, monitoring and dispensing medication, conducting orientations to explain facility rules and procedures to offenders upon arrival at the facility, and numerous other tasks. Work in either Department will involve directly working with offenders in a criminal justice setting.

    If you are looking for an entry-level position in a fast-paced environment that offers opportunities for growth in the criminal justice field, this opportunity is for you.

    For a full job description to include: all duties, minimum qualifications and skills/abilities, please click the following link: Correctional Services Specialist I Job Description



    • Experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities preferred.
    • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Related education or experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
    • Maintain continuing education hours annually or as required.
    • Alternative Sentencing Department Only:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement.
    • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and criminal history background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

    This is a divisional posting for the Correctional Services Specialist I eligibility list, which will be used as positions within the Larimer County Community Corrections Department and the Larimer County Alternative Sentencing Department become available. 


    Both departments are 24/7 residential facilities. Successful applicants must be able to work evenings, weekends, and overnight shifts. Must be able to work holidays.


    May be subject to on-call/mandatory overtime.


    Assessment testing will be administered.


    This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

     We would love to have you join our team!

    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.


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