Colorado State Patrol Security Officer Careers

Now recruiting - apply by 5 pm May 19, 2017

Becoming a Security Officer with the Colorado State Patrol means that you’ll play a vital role in ensuring safety and security. You will need to use your communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with the ability to remain calm under pressure, to think quickly on your feet and maintain a professional manner. Our excellence in recruiting, screening and training ensure that our Security Officers project the right image and high standards of the Patrol for our Capital and its members.
Security positions with the Colorado State Patrol Executive & Capital Security Unit are located at the State Capital (Downtown Denver) and they provide security to "observe and report" for the State Capital and some surrounding buildings. These are "UN-ARMED" positions. The following are a list of other duties that apply to these jobs:
  • Ensure that state buildings are secure 24 hours a day seven days a week. Conducts interior and exterior security tours of the state buildings and surrounding grounds, looking for problems such as unauthorized personnel, alarms indicating possible fire, damage to state property, safety hazards, etc. 
  • Use x-ray machines and magnetometers to screen for weapons and dangerous items at State buildings within the Capitol Complex. 
  • Secure all exterior entrances, dock doors, windows, etc. Follows up with periodic checks throughout the shift to ensure that the buildings remain secured. 
  • Provide services to the tenants of Capitol Complex by performing unlocks to offices, etc., so they may retrieve personal belongings, providing after hours escorts to vehicles,  so that may have access to their vehicle after hours. 
  • Submit maintenance work orders to DPA.  
  • Report any unusual or suspicious activity throughout the Capitol Complex. 
  • Interact with police/fire and rescue personnel in emergency situations where knowledge of state property and/or accounts of incident may be called upon. Notifies proper support personnel. 
  • Perform both single and tandem patrol in a mostly self-supervised atmosphere. 
  • Lower state and the U.S. flags at the Capitol Building as required and secures them properly. 
  • Monitor all security systems in the command center in addition to answering phones and radio dispatch.
  • Maintain all issued security equipment to ensure proper functioning of equipment at all times. 

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

Must have a current and valid Colorado Driver’s License.  Must be a Colorado Resident.  Also must be compliant with Colorado State Patrol Background Disqualifying Factors as a preferred qualification.  Please complete Supplemental Question Tab for potential disqualifying factors.

Conditions of Employment Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Must be willing to take job related formal courses.
  • This position includes physical demands that include: vision, hearing, stooping, standing, kneeling, crouching and crawling. If you have questions regarding the physical demands, please contact Human Resource at (303) 239-4544.
  • Applicants must be willing to be fingerprinted, successfully pass a polygraph, an extensive background investigation and a drug test. If you have used any illegal drugs in the past five years you will not be hired. Hired employees are subject to random drug testing.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to pass an extensive background investigation that includes a polygraph examination and drug testing.  If you have used marijuana within the last 12 months or any other illegal drug within the last five years, you will be disqualified.
  • The background investigation is based on the following criteria, including but not limited to: driving history, criminal behavior/history, alcohol use/behavior, drug use/behavior, and integrity.  If you omit any material fact on your application, testing materials, or during the background interview or polygraph, you may be disqualified. If any disqualifying information is discovered at any stage of the selection process, you may be removed from consideration.  If you fail to follow instructions during the polygraph exam you may be removed from the process.
  • This position is FLSA non-exempt.  This position is entitled to overtime pay.  The applicant must be willing to accept compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay.