Building Engineer

State of Colorado Job Opportunities - Denver, CO3.5

Department Information


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 a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
Employee wellness programs
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Paid life insurance
Short and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities, and more
Our Culture & Environment
Our vision is that the people of Colorado will be safe, healthy, and prepared to achieve their greatest aspirations.

Through our core values listed below, CDHS staff are committed to:
Making decisions with, and acting in the best interests of the people we serve, because Colorado's success depends on their well-being
Sharing information, seeking input, and explaining our actions because we value accountability and transparency
Managing our resources efficiently because we value stewardship
Promoting a positive work environment, and supporting and developing employees, because their performance is essential to Colorado's success
Meaningfully engaging our partners and the people we serve because we must work together to achieve the best outcomes
Committing to continuous learning because Coloradans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow

This position resides in Office of Administrative Solutions/Division of Facilities Management. This work unit 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 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.

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, and Ridge View).

Description of Job

What You'll be Doing

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

This position monitors, adjusts and operates the High Temperature Hot Water Generators at J Plant as well as related equipment including fans, pumps, piping systems, valves, gauges, and computer based DDC systems, Emergency Diesel Generators, the Energy Management System and the Monaco D-21 Fire Alarm System etc. In addition, essential services such as electrical distribution, HTHW as an energy source that provides heating, hot water, process steam and emergency electrical power for the Ft. Logan campus. This position provides support for various equipment located at various sites around the state. Some examples are emergency generators, fuel tanks, fuel lines, mobile generators and other associated equipment. This position makes decisions regarding operation of equipment, set points, after hour calls and emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position


Requires possession of a valid and current City and County of Denver Stationary Engineer Certification


Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Four years of progressively responsible full-time work experience within Central Utility Plant Operations working with a large corporation such as a Hospital, Excel energy, Refinery, etc. (Part-time experience will be prorated). This experience must be clearly documented in your application.

Conditions of Employment
The successful candidate in this position will be willing and available to submit to the following conditions:
Must be 21 years or older.
Must will be willing to submit to and able to successfully pass a criminal background check, pre-employment drug screening, and pre-employment physical examination.
Must be willing to receive an annual influenza vaccination or provide documentation for a medical or religious exemption at the time of hire.
A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire.
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License and be able to travel independently throughout Colorado using personal transportation or a state vehicle.
Essential Services Designation - Must be available for call back to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay or interruption.
Must be willing to properly use, handle and properly respond to exposure to hazardous materials.
Must be available for shift work.

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.

Also, 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

Applicants are encouraged 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.

Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.

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.

Comparative Analysis Process

The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review and structured interview. Candidates who most closely meet the job requirements will move through successive stages of the process. Applicants will be notified of their status via email following each stage.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or or the contact listed on this announcement by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

For recruitment questions, please contact Jessica Bosick,