Colorado State Child Development Systems Integration Specialist (#1879) in Denver, Colorado

Child Development Systems Integration Specialist (#1879)



Child Development Systems Integration Specialist (#1879)


$4,801.00 - $7,026.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Public Health & Environment

Job Number



11/21/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado residents and to employees at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

This announcement will close on November 21, 2018, or when an adequate pool (i.e., minimum of 25 qualified candidates), whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado's people and the quality of its environment.

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our tobacco-free campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Employee wellness programs and facilities

  • Extensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects

  • Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racks

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

  • Strong, yet flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off

  • Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees

  • Tuition assistance for college level courses including Masters degree programs

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

  • A variety of employee resource groups

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.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to:

Description of Job

The Work Unit

The Prevention Services Division works with public and private partners across Colorado to improve the health of all Coloradans. Division professionals develop, review, implement and evaluate public health interventions proven to promote healthy living, prevent chronic disease, protect against injury and ensure access to health care and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. The Division is committed to the professional development, collaborative effort and sustained wellness of its workforce.

The Prevention Services Division is actively building a workforce reflective of the diverse communities we serve. The Division strives to understand the needs of Colorado's communities and encourages contributions of stakeholders in identifying and solving public health problems. We are committed to providing a respectful, supportive and inclusive work environment that demonstrates our commitment to accept and respect individuals from all communities.

The Children, Youth and Families (CYF) branch is the organizational entity within the Prevention Services Division that plans, designs, implements, and evaluates public health interventions related to women, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, with a goal of maximizing the health and well-being of Colorado's maternal and child health population. Special emphasis is placed on evidence-based practices, data-based decision making, training, technical assistance, community partnerships, and integration of various branch program efforts to assure health outcomes are maximized. The branch consists of the following four sections: Maternal Wellness and Early Childhood Section, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Section, Maternal and Child Health Section, and Youth and Young Adult Section. This position is in the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Section.

The Position

This position provides population health and health systems expertise to improve developmental and social-emotional screening, referral and intervention processes for children throughout the state. This position provides leadership for the interagency Early Childhood Screening and Referral Policy Council to address statewide systems and policy changes for child developmental and social-emotional screening, referral and intervention systems, including coordination with other state agency partners, including but not limited to the Colorado Department of Human Services; the Colorado Department of Education; and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Leading this group includes responsibility for the development and implementation of a policy agenda to strengthen data linkages across agencies to increase the availability and accuracy of aggregate data. This position would bring these policy and systems change recommendations to CDPHE's eHealth Commissioner/CHED Division Director for strategic planning and implementation. Accomplishing these data linkages will require CDPHE and other state agencies to exchange and/or refine their data sharing processes and procedures.

This position also represents the Department on the Colorado lnter-agency Coordinating Council (the statutorily required advisory body for Part C Early Intervention program at the Colorado Department of Human Services). The early intervention program is a critical component of the system that supports children from screening to referral to intervention when developmental and/or social-emotional concerns are identified. By representing CDPHE on this council, this position has the opportunity to influence key decisions made to the early intervention program, as well as create opportunities for interagency systems change. This position develops and oversees the Pediatric Mental Health Access Program and the developmental evaluation pilot through contracts with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This position determines which deliverables to include that will most effectively impact statewide access to developmental and social emotional evaluation and intervention services.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public health, psychology, sociology, social work, public policy, public administration, nursing or closely-related field; AND

  • Three years of professional experience in identifying and coordinating the implementation of policy and systems change* strategies that required collaboration among multiple agencies focused on the early childhood population, including health, behavioral health or education systems that support developmental and social-emotional wellness in children.

*Systems change is defined as changes in organizational culture, policies and. procedures within individual organizations or across organizations that enhance or streamline access and reduce or eliminate barriers to needed services by a target population.

This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated. A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)


Work experience as outlined in the minimum qualifications above which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may substitute for the education.

A master's or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in the degrees listed in the minimum qualifications above may substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications and Essential Competencies:

The preferred experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:

  • Experience in navigating data sharing issues in alignment with HIPAA and FERPA;

  • Ability to navigate and establish strategic partnerships within the complex health, behavioral health, early childhood, and education systems;

  • Outstanding skills and abilities in verbal and written communications; ability to adapt a style to fit diverse audiences of varying technical levels, and at various levels within an organization, in groups and individual settings;

  • Demonstrates awareness of emotional triggers and how emotions impact thoughts, actions, and communications in the workplace; demonstrates ability conduct self in a controlled, focused manner, regardless of current emotional state; recognizes and acknowledges feelings, needs, and motivations of others;

  • Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches;

  • Demonstrated facilitation, organizational and project management skills;

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with others; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations; shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness;

  • Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, utilizes a solution based approach; perceives the impact and implications of decisions;

  • Experience with collaborative efforts at the state level and understanding of related public policy and systems efforts;

  • Skills to synthesize complex research into understandable and usable resources;

  • Ability to organize, motivate, and communicate with a large group to meet specified objectives.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or 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 and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Human Resources office with an official disposition of any charges.

  • Willing and able to travel up to 15% of the time. May include occasional overnight stays or out-of-state travel for conferences

Supplemental Information

A complete application packet must include:


  • A completed State of Colorado application;

  • Transcripts (if applicable);

  • Cover letter that outlines how your experience and education align with the minimum and preferred qualifications of the position;

  • Supplemental questions.

The Selection Process

  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.

  • Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.

  • Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.

  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

APPEAL RIGHTS: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position or that as a result of no longer being considered, you were discriminated against, 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. If an applicant seeks to have an allegation of discrimination reviewed by the Board, that person must file an appeal (petition for hearing) within 10 days of the action or receipt of any final written selection decision. 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 A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or 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.

E-Verify: CDPHE uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDPHE does not sponsor non-residents of the United States.

ADAAA Accommodations : 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 Britt Hoerauf by phone or email 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.