Colorado Department of Human Services
August 6, 2022
Denver, CO
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$66,444.00 - $97,260.00 Annually


Denver, CO

Job Type

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Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIC 05839 08/02/2022


8/16/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies, both part-time and full-time

This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

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Description of Job

Work Unit:

Within the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) leads and promotes the States behavioral health priorities, ensures that behavioral health services respond to the changing needs of communities, monitors State and local data, and continuously evaluates State efforts. In collaboration with other state agencies, the BHA is accountable for the delivery of behavioral health services in Colorado. It bestows a streamlined and efficient government approach to support quality care while minimizing the burden to providers so that they can focus on service delivery. The BHA is responsible for behavioral health policy development and effective collaboration with cross sector partners working in and around the behavioral health system and along the continuum from prevention to treatment and recovery. The BHA works in partnership with State agencies to reduce bureaucracy and fragmentation.

This position serves as the Staff Authority for the BHA and oversees all staffing activities. As a Staff Authority for BHA staffing, this position is responsible for reviewing, interpreting, disseminating, and/or implementing policies and procedures as it relates to staffing logistics for BHA Executive Leadership, Human Resources, and the BHA extended leadership team. Responsible for the development and implementation of processes to streamline and improve efficiency in the BHAs execution of its responsibilities in the areas of position descriptions (PDs), recruiting/selection, new hire onboarding, data management, retention, and employee engagement development. The duties of the role may involve coordinating, overseeing, facilitating, measuring, and reporting on all activities associated with these responsibilities.

Job Duties:

As the Staff Authority, this position advises and consults on all aspects of hiring and human resources for the BHA, including job evaluation, position description development, identifying of the correct job classification and updating/drafting position descriptions. This position is the delegated Staff Authority to determine if positions are Staff, Senior or Leading Authorities to ensure compliance with DPA regulations and requirements. Provides data pertaining to Staff, Senior and Leading Authorities within the BHA. Consults on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning. Conducts training for BHA leadership and staff on job evaluation and position description requirements and best practices. Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to BHA staff.

As the Staff Authority, this position is responsible for making pay recommendations for new hires, promotions/reallocations, demotions and transfers while managing the compensation structure and process to ensure that it aligns with DPA policy and practices. This position establishes a framework for applying compensation rules and practices consistently across the BHA. Works with the Job Evaluation and Compensation unit in wage and other compensation studies for program-specific jobs that are conducted by HR compensation staff. This position works closely with the BHA leadership on processes for in-range salary movements, compensation awards, temporary pay differentials, and signing and/or referral bonuses. Conducts compression analysis for identifying compression issues and determining potential compression increases for client groups. Conducts Equal Pay analysis on staff and current compensation.

As the Staff Authority, this position is responsible for reviewing, updating, inputting data, and approving Personnel Action Forms (PAFs) in the eClearance system to include the following queues: PD Review, HR Post, Select Candidate, HR Review, and HR Final Review. This position is required to review the PAF Waiting for Required Documents queue to ensure correct information is on PAFs before they are sent to the workflow. Evaluates and determines that PAF is completed with all required information and required documents prior to final HR approval. This position will effectively utilize Human Resource Systems to include e-Clearance, CPPS, HRDW, SkillSurvey and Neogov. In addition, this position will update various recruitment specific metrics and appropriate applications.

As the Staff Authority, this position is required to develop a training process, and to deliver the training to the BHA Team. This position is also required to monitor efficiency or gaps with new users, and suggest any additional training with the HR eClearance Administrator. When gaps are found in eClearance or Position Descriptions completed by staff, this position will provide training to that staff or team to increase the teams understanding and efficiency. This position will also provide Job Evaluation, Compensation and selection training to client groups and other HR Professionals.

Position required to travel, sometimes overnight, to conduct job duties. Other duties may be assigned.

This position uses their HR expertise to develop and evolve employee policies within the BHA to meet state/federal regulation and agency specific needs. Maintains compliance with federal and state employment law regulations. Partners with divisions/teams to build standard operating procedures (SOPs) in application of policies, and provides guidance on execution of SOPs.

Performs other duties as assigned to this position.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This position will be paid bi-weekly

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible, professional human resources administration and/or management experience in a fast paced environment. Experience must demonstrate partnering with management to fully support the HR needs of the organization to include the following content areas: recruitment and selection, management coaching and consultation, job evaluation, compensation, application of employment law, applying staffing plans, and employee relations.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a directly related field.


  • A combination of technical and professional work experience in human resources that provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor's degree.

  • A graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a closely related field may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

**Applicants using the education substitution MUST attach unofficial transcripts to their application. Applications requesting this substitution without providing the required transcripts will NOT be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in employee relations processes and procedures

  • Demonstrated experience performing compensation analysis and job evaluations

  • Experience working through complex employee relations issues

  • Ability to lead projects

  • Experience training staff in Human Resources practices and procedures

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing to submit to be able to successfully pass a standard background check.

  • Travel: Position required to travel, sometimes overnight, to conduct job duties

  • 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 their 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, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have thirty (30) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination. 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.


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 ( [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] ), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgment of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; 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.

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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:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions

    *Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

    information, go to .

    Our Values:

    We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

    Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

    We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

    Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

    We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

    Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

    We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    ADAA 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 [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or call 1-800-929-0791.


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