The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado
This is a grant-funded, term-limited position funded until 12/2022.
This position is funded by the Federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5).
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 excellent benefits:
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org 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
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
- Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs
Our Culture & Environment
Together, we empower Coloradans to thrive.
To serve Coloradans through bold and innovative health and human services.
The Colorado Department of Human Services will:
Make decisions with, and act in the best interests of, the people we serve, because Colorado's success depends on their well-being.
Share information, seek input, and explain our actions because we value accountability and transparency.
Manage our resources efficiently because we value responsible stewardship.
Promote a positive work environment to support and develop employees, because their performance is essential to Colorado's success.
Meaningfully engage our partners and the people we serve because we must work together to achieve the best outcomes.
Commit to continuous learning because Coloradans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow.
The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) provides collaborative leadership to align resources for children, families, and early childhood professionals to best prepare young Coloradoans for future success,through access to coordinated and quality early childhood programs and family support. The OEC's three overarching priorities include (1) all Colorado children are ready for school when entering kindergarten, (2) All Colorado children develop within positive, stable and nurturing environments free of toxic stress, and (3) All Colorado children have the supports necessary to successfully adapt to challenging or threatening circumstances. The OEC promotes equitable access to inclusive programs and services for all children from birth through age eight and their families. Divisions within OEC facilitate state and community partnerships that address the needs of young children and their families; provide professional development, technical assistance, and resources for personnel in early childhood care and evaluation; and provide leadership for systems development of early childhood and family support initiatives.
Description of Job
In December 2019, the OEC was awarded a $33.5 million federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal grant supporting activities beginning January 1, 2020 through December 30, 2022. Colorado Shines Brighter, the state's PDG B-5 initiative, is designed to strengthen state and local efforts to build, develop and expand high-quality early childhood programs so that more children from low- and moderate-income families enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school.
The Office of Early Childhood welcomes your interest in the PDG Evaluation Manager position. This position is responsible for managing evaluation-related activities under the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5), including contract management for evaluation, needs assessment and related projects. Additionally, this person engages internal and external partners to facilitate the collection, consolidation, and distribution of data products needed to ensure the successful and timely execution of evaluation activities. This position reviews the 2019 PDG Needs Assessment, Strategic Plan, Evaluation Plan, and PDG grant requirements and engages PDG-related OEC staff to design and recommend the process, cost and outcome evaluation strategies that encourage alignment, sustainability, cost-savings, and maximizes Colorado's understanding of the availability and quality of early childhood programs across the state. Finally, this position can nimbly engage in data management and analysis as needed to support the implementation of the PDG B-5.
Responsibilities in this position include:
Manage contractors for PDG B-5 evaluation, needs assessment, and related projects
Provide consultation to Colorado Shines Brighter Director and, as other staff as needed, to ensure the evaluation, assessment and reporting requirements of the PDG B-5 renewal grant are met. Facilitates timely and accurate communication among Colorado Shines Brighter Director and evaluation, assessment, and related contractors to support agreement, alignment, and attainment of goals and acceptance of deliverables
Partner with Research, Evaluation and Analysis Unit Manager, members of the PDG B-5 implementation team, other state staff and departments, state intermediaries and other partners to understand, align and coordinate evaluation efforts related to the strategies under the PDG B-5 renewal grant
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Education and Experience:
Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor's degree in sociology, political science, public policy, public administration, human services, early childhood, human development and family studies, or closely-related field.
Three years of experience in program evaluation that may include evaluation design, evaluation implementation, descriptive and inferential statistics, and project management.
Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Experience with Early Childhood
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration
Demonstrated experience managing large data sets
Demonstrated experience managing contracts or vendors
Demonstrated experience designing and presenting reports for a variety of audiences
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to pass a standard background check
Travel across the state to participate in stakeholder engagement activities. May be required to attend national grantee meetings
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.
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 www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at:
www.colorado.gov/spb. 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.
How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Applicants are required ed 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.
Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.
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.
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.
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