ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) consists of five Divisions: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The Executive Director's Office (EDO) provides administrative and management services to the operating divisions of the department. This includes the Executive Director and Deputy Director; and the staff in the Financial Services Section; Human Resources; the Planning and Resource Development Unit; Logistics Services; Compliance and Professional Standards; and also includes the School Safety Resource Center; and the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information Systems (CICJIS) unit.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
The Executive Director's Office is the backbone of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, providing effective administrative and management services to the Department's five operating divisions. In addition to administering central functions such as financial services, human resources, rulemaking support, and government relations, the EDO houses the Colorado School Safety Resource Center and the Colorado Criminal Justice Information Systems (CICJIS). The EDO includes the following:
- The Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director – Oversee strategic direction and operations for the department.
- Financial Services – Provides accounting, procurement, budget, payroll, payment and other financial services to support the operations and programs of CDPS divisions.
- Human Resources – Supports recruitment, hiring, evaluation, benefits management, personnel actions and all other typical human resources functions.
- Planning and Communications Unit – Oversees strategic planning, public information, open records, internal communications, and legislative relationships for the Department.
- Fleet and Facilities Management – Manages and maintains CDPS vehicles and facilities.
- Compliance and Professional Standards – Develops policies, assesses and manages risk, ensures compliance with state and federal requirements, conducts internal audits, oversees Rules Administration, and conducts professional standards personnel investigations and administrative reviews.
- Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information Systems – develops cost-effective information sharing services to provide access for criminal justice agencies while maintaining information security. CICJIS is a collaborative program designed to facilitate information sharing at key decision points in the criminal justice process. There are five participating CICJIS agencies: the Department of Corrections, Judicial, the Colorado District Attorneys Council, the Division of Youth Corrections, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
- Colorado School Safety Resource Center – assists local schools and communities to create safe and positive school climates for pre-k through higher education schools in Colorado.
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated employees of the Colorado Department of Public Safety. In addition to a rewarding and meaningful career, CDPS offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
- Two PERA retirement plan options plus optional 401k/457 plans
- State sponsored medical and dental plans. Paid basic life insurance and short term disability
- Optional additional life coverage and long-term disability coverage
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- Employee wellness programs and incentives
- Subsidized RTD FlexPass and free parking at most work locations
- Training options for continued professional development
- Reduced college tuition through CSU Global, DeVry University, and University of the Rockies, and the CDPS Tuition Reimbursement Program
The CDPS Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) provides strategic leadership and management of all aspects of human resources functions with the goal of advancing CDPS's workforce. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the CHRO works collaboratively across all CDPS Divisions by guiding the development and implementation of innovative and comprehensive human resources strategy in support of CDPS's Mission, Vision and Core Values.
The CHRO builds and maintains strong relationships with key stakeholders and fosters a high-performance culture of excellence by creating, designing, and leading strategic human resources initiatives. This position provides leadership in advancing CDPS success as well as developing the policies and best practices necessary to maintain a positive, supportive and fair working environment that attracts, develops, supports and retains a qualified, high performing, diverse and inclusive workforce.
The CHRO will possess a broad human resources knowledge, expertise in strategic, collaborative and consultive services; a sophisticated approach to organizational leadership, and technical expertise in key areas of human resources. This leader will also bring experience leading human resources staff and programs in a complex organization.
The CHRO will demonstrate the core competencies and personal traits necessary for success, including intelligence, sound judgment, strong problem solving skills, diplomacy, political savvy, a direct and open communication style and decisiveness.
This position is not part of the classified personnel system and serves at the pleasure of the Deputy Executive Director. A waiver of retention rights will be required.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
This role requires an individual with experience contributing to an organization's strategic direction through a significant human resources leadership role, typically the top human resources executive, and a proven record of leading transformational change.
A bachelor's degree is required plus ten years progressive management experience in human resources or related field, as well as:
- demonstrated proficiency in HR practices in several functional areas of a human resources unit: talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, HRIS and records, employee relations, organizational development, and learning and development.
- demonstrated ability to engage and lead a team of human resources professionals by providing a vision and actionable strategies that allows individuals to optimally perform individual responsibilities, professionally develop and achieve HR goals.
- Graduate-level degree – Human resources, public administration or other applicable area of study is desired
- Professional experience implementing process improvement
- Experience in state government specific to human resources
- A history of building multidisciplinary teams
- A successful record of promoting and ensuring accountability
- In depth knowledge of Colorado personnel rules
Highly Desirable Skills & Competencies:
- Ability to work effectively with key stakeholders, speak and write authoritatively and compellingly, resolve communication problems, negotiate, and manage competing interests
- Flexibility in leadership through performing and/or overseeing the analysis of complex human resources, financial, and administrative management, policy, and program issues
- Proven record of building and managing teams and creating successful work environments
- Ability to be accurate and thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail
- Experience evaluating and analyzing projects, programs and financial information to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency
- Exemplary problem solving skills including the ability to identify and analyze problems, use sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions, find alternative solutions to complex problems, and can distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments
- Demonstrated strong communication skills – written, oral, and interpersonal
- Strong project management skills and able to lead multiple high-profile projects forward and effectively leverage available resources to drive results
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
- Proven ability to provide strategic direction and ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve goals
- Demonstrated above average proficiency with 2010 Microsoft Office Suite
- Demonstrated above average proficiency with Google Mail, Calendar, Drive and Docs
A master's degree may substitute for two years of the required experience as defined above. Any combination of professional management experience which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.
Driver's License - Must be able to obtain and maintain a Colorado driver's license.
Travel - Position will require occasional overnight travel.
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.
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 CDPS Human Resources at 303-239-4427 or CDPS_HR@state.co.us 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.
THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS
- Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications and highly desirable skills and competencies as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase.
- The top group of qualified applicants will be invited to an assessment interview process that will include members of executive management, internal and external stakeholders. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for February 21, 2019 and will take place in Lakewood, CO.
- The final step of this process will be an executive interview, which is tentatively scheduled for February 25, 2019.
Please attach a cover letter and resume to your online application.
CDPS is an equal opportunity employer.