This position is open to current Colorado residents only.
Be BOLD and make a real difference...
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, 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
Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to: http://www.tgslc.org/borrowers/public-service/
Description of Job
The Work Unit
The Disease Control and Public Health Response (DCPHR) Division is one of nine divisions within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The division serves Coloradans by providing high-quality, cost-effective disease control, laboratory, and public health preparedness and response services that promote healthy people in healthy places. Staff members focus on evidence-based best practices that protect the public from the spread of communicable diseases and the health impact of emergencies.
The position manages DCPHR’s new Technology Branch. The Technology Branch oversees strategic design, development, management, evaluation and funding of DCPHR’s technology ecosystem. The goal of the Branch is to facilitate evidence-based disease control and public health response activities through a healthy and holistic public health technology ecosystem.
The position manages DCPHR’s new Technology Branch and functions as a strategy leader, product and people manager, and problem solver for the technology, data, and IT systems that maximize positive impact and sustainability of the division’s disease control and public health response.
The position is responsible for deciding major objectives for the division’s disease reporting and public health response technology, and ensuring alignment of department technology strategy with division technology needs. This includes examining technology needs within and across DCPHR programs and public health stakeholders, ensuring interoperability of multiple health data systems, developing and maintaining infrastructure to support interoperability between multiple public health information systems and data partners, and developing policies and procedures around public health data systems. The position increases alignment of OIT efforts with DCPHR’s technology goals through leading effective governance, instituting a robust innovation program focused on technology, fostering and promoting project/change management, negotiating and monitoring service level commitments, managing DCPHR technology prioritization processes, and ensuring the timely delivery of DCPHR systems and change orders. The position is responsible for overseeing DCPHR technology budget, procurement, contract, and staffing decisions, as well as managing the staff of the branch and their development.
Competencies for Success in this Position:
An accomplished, dynamic leader with a proven track record of achieving results and demonstrating the following competencies:
Strategic leadership, demonstrating critical thinking skills, including the ability to ask questions, listen, and be curious about the true impact of the work, while exploring strategic alternatives, and advising new directions.
Results-oriented, with focused attention to organizational performance and excellence. Driven toward achieving strategic objectives using data and organizational performance management systems to course correct when necessary.
Exceptional operational management skills, with intentional attention to details of systems, policies, procedures, efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence. Ability to problem solve and execute improvements.
Leader of people and teams who can inspire and motivate a diverse staff by fostering successful autonomy and a work environment that is positive, inclusive, and supportive of team cohesion.
Ability to be decisive and successfully execute decisions while fostering team-based and participatory approaches to decision-making.
Values and strives to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion through all aspects of the work.
Politically astute, demonstrating the ability to successfully navigate politically complex situations while maintaining critical relationships and sensitivity to public opinion.
Excellent communication skills using appropriate modes and frequency to foster clarity of direction and expectations among employees and stakeholders, transparency, and effective change management related to complex technology concepts.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
- Nine (9) years professional program management experience oversight of public health, health, human services, or information technology. Experience must include establishing goals and objectives, as well as developing and managing a budget to achieve program goals and objectives. This experience must be substantiated within the work history section of your application. The words, "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be pro- rated. (Substitution)
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health administration, health informatics, information technology, information systems management, or closely-related field; AND Five (5) years of professional program management experience oversight of public health, health, human services, or information technology. Experience must include establishing goals and objectives, as well as developing and managing a budget to achieve program goals and objectives. (Minimum qualifications)
**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.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health administration, health informatics, information technology, information systems management, or closely-related field; AND three (3) years professional program management experience oversight of public health, health, human services, or information technology. Experience must include establishing goals and objectives, as well as developing and managing a budget to achieve program goals and objectives. A copy of your transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. (Substitution)
The preferred experiences and skills are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:
Building and managing public health informatics teams;
Success using various IT project/product implementation methodologies;
Applying public health principles and strategies in a professional setting, ideally related to public health content areas of disease control or emergency response;
Successfully developing and implementing digital transformation or information technology strategic plans;
Leadership experience in a multicultural environment;
Supervising, coaching, and mentoring of professional staff, including supervision of multi-level managers;
Building and maintaining diverse partnerships, establishing collaborative goals, and resolve conflicts;
Managing complex operational systems of work, including implementation of policies, procedures, and monitoring;
Using organizational performance monitoring systems, such as the 4 Disciplines of Execution;
Navigating high profile, visible, politically charged, and/or controversial situations in a professional setting.
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. Conviction does not mean automatic disqualification and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 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.
- Must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the state up to 5% of the time including during inclement weather and overnight stays.
Critical Status: Must be willing to be on-call in the event of an emergency, (e.g., bio-terrorist attack, chemical attack, disease outbreak or all hazards) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Critical Status: Must be willing to be on-call in the event of the activation of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Applicant Checklist: The following must be submitted by the application deadline.
- A completed State of Colorado application submitted online via governmentjobs.com
- Transcripts (if applicable);
- Supplemental questionnaire.
- 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.
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.
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. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 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 at email@example.com or call 303-692-2060, option 5.