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Company: State of Colorado
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

This job announcement will serve as an application pool for available positions that now exist or may exist in the future. (Including both part and full time positions).

This position is paid bi-weekly.

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Physical Location:

Spring Creek Youth Services
3190 East Las Vegas
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

About the Division of Youth Services :

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, assessment, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.

Description of Job

Job Assignment:

The purpose of the work unit is to provide a statewide continuum of services and programs to access, treat, and control youth placed in its care for delinquent behavior.

The position performs fully-operational food production work in the DYS Food Services Department.

** Shifts will be scheduled between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and are subject to change based on the needs of the program.**

MEAL PREPARATION AND SERVICE. Properly prepares food that is attractive, appetizing, and of proper temperatures. Follows DYS menus and recipes in order to comply with National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and DYS policies and procedures. Enters data onto production worksheets. When recipe changes are required, documents changes and submits to facility food service manager. Sets up and tears down serving line as needed. Garnishes food on the serving line. Serves food in the proper quantities according to the DYS recipes.

SAFETY AND SECURITY. Anticipates and identifies potential safety and security problems and reports problems to the facility food managerial or supervisory staff. Recognizes safety hazards. Uses food service equipment properly. Follows good safety practices to reduce or prevent slips, trips, falls, burns, etc. Inventories knives and/or culinary utensils according to facility procedures to prevent loss. Follows facility key procedures and ensures that doors are kept locked to prevent escapes. Uses and stores chemicals properly. Follows DYS policies and facility procedures related to safety and security.

SANITATION. Follows proper sanitation procedures for the handling of food and the cleaning of the food service area. Cleans food services equipment and the physical plant of the kitchen on a regular basis, or as assigned, to keep them free of food particles, dust, and bacteria. Controls times and temperatures of food to prevent food borne illness. Complies with the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations.

INVENTORY CONTROL. Inspects food and food service supplies for accurate quantity and condition upon arrival to the facility. Rejects food and supplies that are inadequate. Stores raw food and food supplies utilizing a FIFO inventory method. Dates all food products upon arrival. Signs requisitions and submits to the facility food managerial or supervisory staff. Assists in taking a physical count of the inventory at least once a month. In the absence of facility food managerial or supervisory staff requisitions food and food service supplies.

TRAINING AND MEETINGS. Attends DYS and facility meetings to maintain and increase knowledge regarding procedural changes. Attends training to increase job knowledge and comply with DYS policies and procedures.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED. Performs other duties as assigned. My be required to work any shift, weekends, holidays, and OT to ensure adequate coverage to feed the clients.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed below to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience must be specifically documented in the work experience section of your application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application.


  • Two years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. (experience examples: hosting, serving, waiting tables, prepping, cooking, etc.) Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a pro-rated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.

    • NoneConditions of Employment:
      • Full Background -CDHS employees: Direct contact with vulnerable persons. CBI name check and fingerprint check, ICON Colorado court database, Medicare fraud database, Reference checks, Professional License Verification (if applicable), Drug Screen, PREA (Division of Youth Services Only), For those with direct contact with children: Trails check, For those with direct contact with adults at the Mental Health Institutes, Regional Centers and Veterans Community Living Centers: CAPS.
      • Must be at least 21 years of age.
      • Shift Work - Subject to assigned shifts, may be required to work breakfast, lunch, or dinner shifts.
      • Position is considered essential and you may be required to report to work during inclement weather
      • Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials - Various cleaning agents used in the kitchen.
      • Travel - May require floating to other DYS facilities to help with coverage, travel to meetings and training.
      • Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of the DYS Pre-service Training Academy, Field Training Program (FTO) and mandatory annual training in all subject areas.
      • Required Flu Vaccination, unless an authorized exemption is provided.
      • 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.
      • Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within thirty (30) business days of hire.

        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

        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 or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado's Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
      • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees, direct contractors, 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.


        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, US Mail, faxed or hand delivered 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 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 under Rules.

        Supplemental Information

        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.

        Email Address:
        All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from '' addresses. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address listed on your application is current and checked frequently.

        Selection Process

        How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

        Only online applications will be accepted.

        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.

        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.

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        Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.

        Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.


        -The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer-

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