Work Unit: The Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division (DCEED) detects, investigates, and responds to communicable diseases and the health effects of environmental and occupational exposures. The Division exists to reduce illness and premature death from specific diseases and conditions by the application of the methods of preventive medicine and epidemiology; specifically, the prevention and control of communicable diseases and their complications, the investigation of the incidence and prevalence of environmental and chronic diseases, and evaluation of potential risks posed by environmental toxicological exposures. The sexually transmitted infections, human immunodeficiency virus, and viral hepatitis (STI/HIV/VH) branch is within DCEED. The STI/HIV/VH Branch works to reduce disease transmission and ensure quality and medically accurate STI/HIV/VH-related prevention, care, and treatment services for all people in Colorado. Functions include public health surveillance of STI/HIV/VH; follow-up of persons newly diagnosed with a STI/HIV/VH infection to ensure adequate treatment; referrals and partner notification; access to care and treatment as appropriate; developing comprehensive prevention programs; and conducting program evaluation to enhance the use STI/HIV/VH data to direct prevention and care activities.
About the position: This position provides leadership and direction (strategic and administrative) to the STI/HIV/VH Branch. The Branch Chief directs the work of Program Managers in the Branch by applying the methods of organizational management, strategic planning, project design and implementation, work planning, and public health practice. This position works closely with Division leadership in developing, approving, implementing, and evaluating overall Branch and Division goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. This position represents the Branch, and in turn the Division, at local, regional, and national meetings.
Supervision: -Establish work schedules, monitor workflow, assign workloads, and provide training as necessary -Ensure quality and quantity of performance and that program objectives are met Work with staff to solve problems and to develop new skills -Write and review performance plans and evaluate employee performance -Resolve employee performance problems, disputes, and informal grievances and initiate corrective actions as needed -Review and approve leave requests and work time, recommend promotions, and sign personnel action forms -Initiate hiring process, provide Subject Matter Expertise to HR during the comparative analysis process, interview applicants, and make hire decisions -Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Department and Statewide policies and procedures
Leadership, Management, and Strategic Planning: -Establish a vision and set public health priorities for the section. -Determine Branch goals and objectives in alignment with evidence and projected public health impact -Develop, implement, and monitor Branch plans -Provide Branch guidance and programmatic management expertise. -Evaluate and report on Branch performance -Ensure Branch preparedness for outbreak investigation and response -Provide oversight of Branch resources and activities -Coordinate Branch-wide activities and services -Ensure appropriate and efficient service delivery and attention to customer service -Provide high-level input to Division leadership on policy and strategic planning efforts -Work closely with other Division branches and programs to ensure coordination and public health impact -Serve as the primary DCEED representative for all STI / HIV/ VH program issues -Develop and implement policies and procedures to improve the STI/HIV/VH program initiatives -Maintain current knowledge of STI / HIV / VH epidemiology, evidence-based interventions, emerging evidence, and best practices for high impact public health practice and epidemic control -Work closely with DCEED Operations to direct Branch budget development, maintain fiscal controls, and ensure appropriate funding allocation and expenditure -Collaborate with the DCEED management and leadership in coordinating activities for the Branch -Exercise authority in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all Branch activities
Grant funding and principal investigator: -Maintain working knowledge of key grantor programs and requirements, including CDC HIV grants and the HRSA Ryan White Program -Identify appropriate funding opportunities and lead Branch grant-writing efforts -Maintain performance on current grants, including assurance of meeting project deliverables, submitting complete and timely reports, and leading site visit activities -Ensure Branch representation in grantee meetings -Serve as the principal investigator for STI / HIV/ VH grants and cooperative agreements, and participate in principal investigator meetings -Ensure correct and complete compliance with grant provisions, regulations, and statutes. -Negotiate and defend budgets for the Branch with grantors, in collaboration with DCEED Operations -Ensure appropriate utilization of funds in accordance with federal, state and grant requirements, rules and regulations, in collaboration with DCEED Operations
Partnerships and Representation: -Ensure compliance with statute-or rule-mandated community partnerships and advisory boards; serve as co-chair of the Colorado HIV Alliance for Prevention Care and Treatment -Establish contacts and work closely with local, state, federal, and national officials and agencies to exchange information and data relating to STI / HIV / VH public health issues -Represent the Branch at local, state, and national meetings -Respond to requests for information and presentations from funding authorities, public health officials, health care providers, researchers and, as appropriate, by the media -Facilitate and/or establish institutional, agency and organizational partnerships to achieve the Branch's public health priorities for surveillance, care and prevention -Provide technical guidance on surveillance, care and prevention and collaborate with partners to improve the overall functioning of STI/HIV system in the state
THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in public administration, management, public health, health care administration, or other related field of study with relevance to STI/HIV/VH. AND -Six years of professional experience in public administration, management, public health, healthcare administration, or other related field, specific to STI/HIV/VH. Two years of experience must have included public or business administration, establishing goals and objectives, as well as developing and managing a budget to achieve program goals and objectives in the context of STI/HIV/VH.
Substitutions: -Additional appropriate experience, including substantial responsibility for leadership, management, administration, supervision, partnership development, and representation of team and institutional activities will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. -Additional appropriate education, including master's or doctoral degrees in public administration, management, public health, healthcare administration, or other related field of study with relevance to STI/HIV/VH, will substitute for the required general experience on a year-for-year basis, but not the two years of specific experience.
The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application. Your resume will not be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications; only the work experience section of your application will be reviewed to determine this. "See Resume" statements on the application will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated. A copy of your college/university transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)
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: -An advanced degree including master's or doctoral degrees in public administration, management, public health, healthcare administration, or other related field of study with relevance to STI/HIV/VH. -Additional years of experience with substantial leadership, management, administration, supervision, and partnership and representational responsibility. -Prior professional work experience in STI/HIV/VH, including grant-funded program implementation and/or grant-making activities. -Prior professional work experience and understanding of communicable disease epidemiology, disease intervention specialist field services, and STI/HIV/VH service provision. -Experience working with vulnerable populations and understanding of stigma and discrimination related to STI/HIV/VH. -Experience working with stakeholder groups or customer service issues. -Experience testifying before boards, commissions, or the legislature. -Experience in process improvement. -Proven management experience and/or a degree in organization management/development, public administration or related field. -Experience supervising senior level managers or second level supervisors and a staff with diverse professional experience and qualifications. -Proven experience in policy analysis, development, and implementation. Highly critical thinking with demonstrated talent for analyzing and assessing all sides of a question or an issue in order to make a more informed decision. -Demonstrated commitment to public and customer service. -Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects. -Proven relationship builder with unsurpassed interpersonal skills.
Conditions of Employment: -Must maintain ability and willingness to independently travel approximately 10% of the time. -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. -On-Call 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. -On-Call Status: Must be willing to be on-call in the event 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.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Applicant Checklist: The following must be submitted by the application deadline. 1. A completed State of Colorado application submitted online via governmentjobs.com by the application deadline. 2. A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your governmentjobs.com application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement. 3. If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214 attached to your governmentjobs.com application. 4. If using education to qualify, or to demonstrate completion of preferred coursework, a copy of your college/university transcripts. Transcripts can be attached to your governmentjobs.com application.
The Selection Process: Applicants will be notified at each step in the selection process via email. Emails will come from email@example.com. 1. 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. 2. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process. a. 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. 3. 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 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 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 applies 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.
HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement.
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METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
STI/HIV/VH Branch Chief-2127 Supplemental Questionnaire * 1. CDPHE: If you are a current or previous State of Colorado classified employee, please provide your Employee Identification Number (EID) in order to verify your current or previous employment. Your EID begins with 997 and is nine digits long. Please do not enter your Social Security Number. * 2. As a condition of employment, are you willing and able to independently travel approximately 10% of the time? Yes No * 3. CDPHE-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. As a condition of employment, are you willing and able to submit to a background check if offered the position. Yes No CDPHE-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. As a condition of employment, are you willing and able to submit to a background check if offered the position. Yes No * 4. CDPHE--This position requires On-Call Status: As condition of employment, candidatesmust 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. As a condition of employment, are you willing and able to comply with this requirement? Yes No * 5. CDPHE--COOP: This position requires On-Call Status as condition of employment, candidates 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. As a condition of employment, are you willing and able to comply with this requirement? Yes No * 6. Part of, or all of, the selection/comparative analysis process for this position may involve a review of the information you submit in your application materials. One of the documents required to apply for this position is a cover letter. Your cover letter should describe the extent that you possess the education and experience relating to the minimum AND preferred competencies for this position. Failure to include a cover letter may prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Have you prepared a cover letter and attached to your application? (If not, you may go back and do so now.) Yes No * 7. Part of the required application materials includes a copy of your college or university transcript to verify the education requirements. Unofficial copies from an accredited college or university are acceptable. Have you included your transcript(s) as an attachment to your application? (If not, you may go back and do so now). Please note: Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement. Yes, I have attached my transcript(s) that will be used to verify whether or not I meet the education requirement as announced. No, I have not attached the required transcripts to my application. I understand that if transcripts are not submitted, my fulfillment of the educational requirement will not be verifiable and I may not proceed in the selection process, unless I meet the allowable substitution. * 8. If you are a veteran, please attach your DD214 to your application. If you have a disability, also attach the letter issued to you from the Veterans Administration verifying that you are currently receiving monetary benefits or you that have a disability retirement. Did you attach a copy of your DD214 to your application? Yes, I have attached a copy of my DD214 to my application. No, I am not a veteran. No, I am a veteran, but I do not qualify for veterans' preference in selection. * 9. CDPHE-How did you first learn of this job opening? [ ] A current State of Colorado employee referred me [ ] A friend/colleague (non-employee) referred me [ ] State of Colorado jobs website (colorado.gov/jo bs) governmentjobs.com [ ] National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) [ ] National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) [ ] National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) [ ] Other 10. If you answered 'other' to how you first learned about this job, please specify where you learned about it.
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Additional Salary Information: -Strong 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
-Employee wellness programs and facilities
-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
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