Correctional Services Specialist I-Eligibility List

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Community Corrections
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US-CO-Fort Collins


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.


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 which offers the opportunity to train for a career in criminal justice. 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.


Successful candidates will work with Larimer County Criminal Justices Services 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.


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.
  • Alternative Sentencing Department Only:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement.  Driver's with a current CDL will be required to register with the DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse as part of a conditional job offer.


This is a divisional posting for the Correctional Services Specialist I position, which will be used to create an eligibility list for future vacancies.  The eligibility list will be utilized 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 job is a DOT regulated position, if selected for this job title and offered a position within the Alternative Sentencing Department, the candidate will be required to comply with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) regulations. As part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance, candidates offered a position at Alternative Sentencing must be registered in the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. Candidates that currently hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)at the time of the job offer may register in the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse at any time in this hiring process if not already registered. Candidates without a CDL or CLP at the time of the job offer must register once employed and in training, prior to moving into a safety-sensitive driving position.  To find out more information about the clearinghouse and how to register, click here.


An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. 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. 


All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

 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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