This position is open only to Colorado State residents.
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:
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 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
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 of Behavioral Health
Located within the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the State's behavioral health authority. OBH is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight for the public behavioral health system. OBH funds, supports and monitors numerous mental health and substance abuse community programs and providers, and reviews and designates the State's 27-65 providers. OBH also operates the Colorado Mental Health Institutes at Fort Logan and Pueblo. OBH executes the State's federal responsibilities as the State Mental Health Authority and the State Substance Abuse Authority for the purposes of administering federal mental health and substance abuse block grant funds.
Description of Job
About this Work Unit:
This work unit exists within the Data & Evaluation section of OBH, which exists to gather, analyze, interpret, and disseminate information about behavioral health service policy, regulation, quality, and outcomes. The goals of this unit are influenced by and/or are accountable to federal and state law, regulation, policy, funding and trends.
This position serves as the staff authority on mental health treatment data for a broad set of populations that include: children, youth, adults, older adults, as well as specialty populations. This position is responsible to ensure that the Office is able to meet all of its federal, legislative, and internal reporting deadlines, and their main tasks will consist of data extraction, analysis, interpret, explain observed trends in data, and disseminate findings to internal and external stakeholders. This position builds community knowledge about the public behavioral health system through implementing effective approaches for data management, data preparation, analyses, interpretation, and data visualization.
Monitors policies and procedures related to behavioral health data collection, data management, validity/reliability determinations, and analysis. These tasks require independent functioning and decision-making as well as the ability to implement and adapt established, standardized policies and procedures from both the state and federal perspectives. This position identifies data integrity issues, and makes recommendations on how to fix any existing data issues. This position utilizes large data sets (possibly with millions of rows of data) and must be familiar with cleaning and merging large and complicated databases. This position uses their knowledge of mental/behavioral health, research methodologies to make recommendations about the types of analysis that are possible with the quantity and quality of data available.
This position serves as a developer for regular reports and dashboards. This position is
responsible for choosing variables, appropriate calculation with consultation/input from the OBH Data and Evaluation Director and Evaluation Manager.
Reviews behavioral health indicators and determines trends.
Decides the most expedient and appropriate analytical tools to use in a given situation.
Draws upon their familiarity with behavioral healthcare to help interpret findings and contextualize them into meaningful, real-world implications and impacts.
Determines the best methods by which to leverage existing data points to meet OBH's strategic reporting requirements.
Make decisions surrounding analytic methodology, data visualization best practices, and coordinates with internal and external partners to determine the best method to post data to internal or external sources.
Determines the methods and frequency to conduct dashboard audits to ensure accuracy and data integrity.
Determines the best way to communicate limitations of data and analysis and what can be interpreted from
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Three years of professional experience in a public health, human service, or behavioral health field extracting data from large relational databases; three years experience with data analysis, interpretation, and data visualization
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in statistical analysis, computer science, public administration, public health, social science, or closely related field.
Additional appropriate experience, as outlined above, will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Additional appropriate education, as outlined above, will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis at the discretion of the program.
The ideal candidate for this position would have three years experience extracting data from large relational databases; three years experience with data analysis, interpretation, and data visualization;
Experience creating data visualizations in Tableau, performing data extraction from large relational databases using SQL
Experience Performing statistical analysis in SPSS /R,
Experience with applied program evaluation, experience with behavioral health services, or data pertaining to behavioral health services.
Masters degree statistical analysis, computer science, public administration, public health, social science, or closely related field.
Conditions of Employment:
Travel to provider sites within the state of Colorado. Potential Travel to finance/contract related meeting within the metro area.
Colorado Driver's License
Standard Background – Name check, TRAILS, CMS and JBITS
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. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.
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.
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.
The Assessment Process:
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.
Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.
If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.
Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.
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