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Job Title: Division Director, Aging and Adult Services
Type: Full Time
Category: Administrative & Office Work
Location: Denver, CO (US)
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Division Director, Aging and Adult Services
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Department Information

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 Aging and Adult Services (AAS) Division is one Division within the Office of Community Access and Independence of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Aging and Adult Services Division provides leadership and direction to 64 county departments of social services regarding the Adult Protective Services program, Administer the State Plan on Aging and work with 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) regarding the development and implementation of public policies. Services and programs of the AAS Division include protective intervention from abuse, neglect and exploitation; and a range of services to older persons, such as caregiver, nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention, senior employment, supportive services, elder abuse prevention, legal assistance, and ombudsman services.

In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
  • Medical and Dental Health Plans
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • State of Colorado’s Work-Life Employee discount Program offers a variety of discounts on services and products to State employees
Description of Job

This position functions as the director and highest program manager for the Division of Aging and Adult Services (AAS) and directs the daily operation of three work units; the Adult Protective Services (APS) unit, the Finance and Data (FAD) unit and the State Unit on Aging (SUA). This position provides statewide oversight of Adult Protective Services programs and in 64 county departments of social services and 16 Area Agencies on Aging regarding policy, program, fiscal, administrative, data management, and evaluation activities related to the Adult Protective Services, Older Americans Act, Older Coloradoans Act, Old Age Pension, Aid to the Needy Disabled, Aid to the Blind, Burial assistance, Home Care Allowance and Adult Foster Care programs within CDHS/Office/Division parameters.

Duties include:

  • Determines the nature of the issues affecting at-risk adults, older persons, persons who are residents of long term care facilities, and adults and older persons with disabilities, and prepares papers to analyze issues.
  • Recommends strategies for addressing issues to the Executive Management.
  • Prepares annual Strategic/Operational plans.
  • Analyzes expenditure and staffing patterns for county programs and Area Agencies on Aging.
  • Analyzes funding and policy issues on behalf of county departments and Area Agencies on Aging and identifies options for addressing needs, including preparation of proposed budget decision items, legislative proposals, and regulatory changes.
  • Determines and implements methodologies to identify compliance issues in county departments and agencies and makes recommendations to address issues.
  • Develops and monitors contracts between the State programs and Area Agencies and Aging, and the State and contract agencies that provide Ombudsman and legal assistance developer services and works with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing on the contract.
  • Approves four-year plans of service and annual plan updates for the Area Agencies on Aging.
  • Oversees the development of training curricula and training certification programs for county departments, Area Agencies on Aging and Single Entry Points.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college oruniversity with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, social services or a field of study related to the work assignment AND
  • Five (5) years of professional experience leading a health and human services program which must have included:
    • Management of programs, data, policy development, establishing goals and objectives;
    • Developing and managing a budget to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Professional experience in the areas noted above which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.
  • A Master’s or Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in human services, public administration, social work, psychology, sociology, business, or closely related field can be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of experience.
Definition of Professional Experience:
  • Work that involves exercising discretion, analytical skill, judgment, and personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, and sharing an organized body of knowledge that characteristically is uniquely acquired through an intense education or training regimen at a recognized college or university; equivalent to the curriculum requirements for a bachelor’s or higher degree with major study in or pertinent to the specialized field; and continuously studied to explore, extend, and use additional discoveries, interpretations, and application and to improve data, materials, equipment, applications and methods.
Special Requirements : Must possess and maintain a current State of Colorado driver’s license. Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigations and a Federal Bureau of Investigations background check as a condition of employment. Included in the background check is a current and/or previous employer check. Your current and/or previous employers within the past 10 years at a minimum must be listed on your job application (most recent in descending order), even if the job or duties are unrelated to the position for which you are applying. Incomplete employer information (address, phone number, and supervisor) or omission of former employers may result in a disqualification of your application. Must Pass a Drug Screen. Essential Services Designation (required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay or interruption. Supplemental Information
Preferred Qualifications:
To be successful in the position the candidate must have:
  • Experience in outcome measurement for human services programs
  • Knowledge and experience with the state legislative process
  • Knowledge and experience in fiscal and budget analysis
  • Knowledge of principles of administration, organization, and management necessary to develop, analyze, evaluate, and implement administrative polices
  • Strategic planning
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Human Services policies, practices, and operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing (i.e., public speaking/written communication skills)
  • Principles of effective personnel practices and procedures, employee management, supervision, training and development.
Selection Process:
Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to help further define and differentiate the skills they bring to the position. Please remember that these items are a supplement to your application and do not replace it - you will still need to complete each section of the application in its entirety. Using phrases such as "see resume" will not meet the requirement for completing the application. The selection process will consist primarily of a review of applications against the minimum, preferred qualifications and your responses to the supplemental questions for this position. Applications will be reviewed in comparison to all others in the applicant pool in order to identify a top group of up to 6 candidates who may be invited for a final interview.
Depending on the size of the applicant pool, additional selection processes may be utilized to identify a top group of candidates. Applicants 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, especially the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of your application. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide extensive detail in these sections of your application. Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process. E-mail: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail.
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