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The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado
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:
In addition to 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://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
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
About the Office:
The Office of Early Childhood was created with the intent to consolidate early childhood programs currently housed within the Colorado Department of Human Services and to coordinate and collaborate with other major Department of Human Services programs and initiatives. The Director's Office provides the overall administration of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood consisting of Division of Early Care and Learning and Division of Community and Family Support. The Office is responsible for managing an approximate budget of $150 million and approximately 100 employees.
About the Units:
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is Colorado's childcare subsidy program. CCCAP is a state- supervised, county-administered subsidy program primarily funded by the Federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The purpose of the CCCAP is to provide supports for low-income families by providing childcare assistance and promoting quality early learning environments. The CCCAP's goal is to build a childcare subsidy program that is child-focused, family-friendly and fair to providers.
The Child Care Quality Initiatives Unit includes programs that support high quality child care and teaching practices within licensed child care settings. These programs are tied to the Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). This system is embedded in child care licensing, so that those licensed child care programs serving children prior to kindergarten entry have a rating tied to their license.
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Unit provides financial assistance to eligible families to assist with child care costs. This program provides child care assistance to families who are working, searching for employment, or are in a training program. Funding through CCCAP is intended to support low-income families' access to stable, high-quality, child care while working to achieve self-sufficiency through these activities. Families should be free to choose the child care setting and schedule that is best for their child and their needs.
Description of Job
The Office of Early Childhood welcomes your interest in the Assistant to the Director of Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) and the Director of Child Care Quality Initiatives (CCQI) and the respective work units.
Responsibilities in this position include:
Provide technical assistance on departmental office processes and protocols, such as completing travel documents for CCCAP and CCQI
?Act as a liaison with other agencies and utilizes information and knowledge to resolve difficult or unusual situations
?Provide short and long-term project leadership and work-lead responsibilities (planning for events such as the CCCAP conference, statewide meeting coordination)
?Recommend, prioritize, and commit CCCAP and CCQI Administration for speaking engagements, functions, meetings, and presentations with private, non-profits, counties, state, and federal agencies and other stakeholders or groups regarding various programs and issues
?Coordinate meetings, prepares agenda, briefing or support materials for CCCAP and CCQI meetings, presentations, and speaking engagements
?Serve as Human Resources Liaison for CCCAP and CCQI
?Create, revise, and implement unit priorities related to workflow, coverage, correspondence, and timelines
?Provide administrative support to staff such as purchasing office supplies, managing computer leases, and making travel arrangements
Facilitate and monitor the Department's approval process for memos and various reports related to legislative and federal reporting ?
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Five years of general clerical or administrative service experience, which must include one year of Professional Administrative experience working within a Professional Office setting acting on / making decisions on behalf of management.
College, university or non-correspondence business school course work may substitute for experience on a year for year basis for up to two years of the general experience.
The following supplemental experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and may be considered in selecting the successful candidate:
Two years of high level/executive assistant experience
Superior oral and written communication skills
Prior professional experience working in state, federal or county agency
Experience working with highly confidential information
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications
Experience in electronic approval processes
Experience with GoTo Meeting, GoTo webinar and/or Adobe Connect meetings creation, technical assistance and support
Proven editing abilities in composing, editing and reviewing memos and documents
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions, conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any charges.
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.
Highly Desirable Skills & Competencies
Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and practices;
Ability to work and perform while operating within strict time constraints;
Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and effective reports, correspondence, policies, and other written materials;
Ability to locate and identify discrepancies utilizing spreadsheets and other written communications;
Ability to work effectively with key stakeholders, speak and write authoritatively and compellingly, resolve communication problems, and manage competing interests;
Ability to be thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;
Ability to identify and analyze problems, use sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions, find alternative solutions to problems, and can distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments;
Ability to set and prioritize workload, identify short- and long-term goals and develop strategies to achieve them; and
Ability to adapt behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles
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 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.
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 by phone 1-800-929-0791 or email email@example.com 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.
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support:
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