STATE OF COLORADO
invites applications for the position of:
Director of Vocational
A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement.
Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.
PRIMARY PHYSICALWORK ADDRESS:1575 Sherman Street, Denver CO 80203
SALARY:$6,841.00 - $10,816.00 Monthly
SALARY NOTE:Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are
typically made at or near the range minimum.
FLSA STATUS:Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
CLOSING DATE:07/01/13 05:00 PM
JOB TYPE:Full Time
Note: The closing date for this announcement has been extended. If
you have already applied, you do not need to re-apply.
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)strives to provide the most efficient,effective and
elegant services to our customers. Services are elegant when both the provider and the customer feel
uplifted by their interaction. Daily, our commitment is to be “people who help people."
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists persons with disabilities to succeed at work and to
DVR is committed to helping our employer partners find candidates who are skilled, loyal, and committed
to your success.
- Continually growing and improving
- DVR believes that treating all persons with dignity and respect results in services and outcomes of the
- DVR believes that the quality of our staff isessential to the success of our clients.
- DVR believes that any action taken by our employees has a direct impact on the successful
accomplishment of our mission.
- DVR employees are committed to strive to accomplish and effectively represent the collective Vision,
Mission, and Values and to continually improve their performance outcomes each year.
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
CDHS is seeking a seasoned executive-level leaderto serve as the Director and highest program
manager for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The individual in this position directs the
daily operations and the Division’s work units, develops the Division’s mission, goals, and strategic
objectives, and develops long-term and short-term strategic plans to meet the objectives. Oversees
budget, policy, performance improvement, and communications strategies, and represents the Division to
The Director will oversee the following DVR programs:
Vocational Rehabilitation - assists individuals with disabilities to obtain employment.
Independent Living Centers - promote a philosophy of independent living, including consumer
control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system
Business Enterprise Program - assists qualified legally blind business persons in managing food
service operations in state, federal, and some private facilities.
Traumatic Brain Injury Program - develops a system of care in Colorado to address the needs of
individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
DVR is also assisted in its work through the Statewide Rehabilitation Council, an advisory group that is
staffed by the DVR Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree.
Experience:Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience leading a large, complex
organization that must have included at least:
Two (2) years of experience successfully leading and supervising subordinate managerial staff,
Two (2) years of professional public or business administration experience that included
establishing organization structure, developing strategic work plans, budget development and
control, setting goals and objectives to achieve program results, and fostering a team
The preferred candidate will exhibit:
A Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation,Public or Business Administration, Human
Services, or other advanced degree in a related field.
Additional depth and breadth of job-related experience beyond the minimum qualifications above.
Professional experience leading human services programs (especially vocational rehabilitation
services) at a statewide level.
Highly Desirable Characteristics:
Ability to work effectively with key stakeholders, speak and write authoritatively and compellingly,
resolve communication problems, negotiate, and manage competing interests.
Ability to work well with constituents regardless of position and authority, contribute to governing
boards and committees, and adhere to clear lines of responsibility and accountability.
Proven experience in budget, financial, and contract management.
Proven experience in policy analysis, development, and implementation.
Flexibility in leadership through performing and/oroverseeing the analysis of complex human
resources, financial, or administrativemanagement, policy, and program issues.
Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment.
Proven ability to provide strategic direction and ensure an effective work structure to maximize
productivity and achieve goals.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and public speaking skills.
Ability to problem solve and execute decisions.
Ability to work in a complex political environment.
Proven experience in overseeing and executing data-driven performance management and
outcome-based systems and initiatives.
Conditions of Employment
Candidates must pass a Colorado Background ofInvestigations background check, a Federal
Bureau of Investigations background check, and drug screen.
Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and résumé to their application.
The selection process will consist primarily of an application review in which all applications are evaluated
against the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position to identify a top group of candidates to
move forward in the selection process. Candidates will be notified of their status via email.
Please be aware the application review is based solely upon the information provided in your
application packet, including the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of your
application. It is imperative that you provide extensive detail in these sections of your application.
You should specifically address how, and in whatcapacity, your work experience satisfies the
minimum requirements or allowable substation requirements, preferred qualifications, and special
qualifications of this position.
Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated
or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for
employment at CDHS.
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.
IF NOT APPLYING ON-LINE, SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Please submit your application online and supply a valid email address. All communication will
be through email. If you do not have access to a computer to submit your application online,
please contact the HR Specialist listed on thisannouncement. Faxed, late, paper, or emailed
applications will not be accepted nor considered.
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:
METHODS OF APPOINTMENT:Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this
announcement is expected to be from the eligiblelist 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.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Position #IHA 00055 05/08/2013
DIRECTOR OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. If you are a current or previous Colorado State employee, please provide the following information for
each state job worked: the department, job title, dates of employment.
* 2. Describe your leadership role(s) in a large, complex organization. Include the size and a description of
the organization and number of years experience in each role.
* 3. Describe your experience bringing together diverse stakeholders to drive change. Include your role(s),
length of time in the role(s), and give at least two specific examples describing the stakeholders, how
you facilitated the work, and the outcomes.
* 4. Describe your experience using data to improve performance. Include your role(s), length of time in the
role(s), and give at least two specific examples explaining the data used, the decisions made using the
data, and the outcome.
* Required Question