Colorado State Program Coordinator, Community Prevention Programs in Denver, Colorado

Program Coordinator, Community Prevention Programs



Program Coordinator, Community Prevention Programs


$4,117.00 - $6,026.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIC 04900 03/07/2018


3/27/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This is a GRANT FUNDED position with no retention rights. Grant ends September 30, 2019 with a possible addition of 3 mos to close out grant ending in December 31, 2019

About Us

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans

  • Employee wellness programs

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities, and more

*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program For more

information, go to https://studentaidedgov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

Our Culture & Environment

Our vision is that the people of Colorado will be safe, healthy, and prepared to achieve their greatest aspirations Through our core values listed below, CDHS staff are committed to:

  • Making decisions with, and acting in the best interests of the people we serve, because Colorado's success depends on their well-being

  • Sharing information, seeking input, and explaining our actions because we value accountability and transparency

  • Managing our resources efficiently because we value stewardship

  • Promoting a positive work environment, and supporting and developing employees, because their performance is essential to Colorado's success

  • Meaningfully engaging our partners and the people we serve because we must work together to achieve the best outcomes

  • Committing to continuous learning because Coloradans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow

Located within the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the State's behavioral health authority OBH is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight for the public behavioral health system OBH funds, supports and monitors numerous mental health and substance abuse community programs and providers, and reviews and designates the State's 27-65 providers OBH also operates the Colorado Mental Health Institutes at Fort Logan and Pueblo OBH executes the State's federal responsibilities as the State Mental Health Authority and the State Substance Abuse Authority for the purposes of administering federal mental health and substance abuse block grant funds

Community Prevention and Early Intervention Programs is a work unit within OBH designated to address state and system-wide issues concerning funding, provision and delivery of primary prevention substance abuse and related services The Community Prevention and Early Intervention Programs provides technical assistance to Colorado consumers, providers, stakeholders, and the general public regarding services provided by the public substance abuse prevention system

This work unit ensures quality services for and advocates for priority populations identified in the federal Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant and other state and federal funding, distributes educational materials pertaining to general and specialized substance abuse prevention for use statewide

Description of Job

This position functions as grant support staff for the federal discretionary grant, Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS) and other related grant initiatives

Examples of Essential and Important Duties:

  • Project coordination from project inception all the way through project closeout

  • Strategic application of prevention theories and concepts to establish project guidelines that direct how prevention programs will be implemented in alignment with Office of Behavioral Health policies and procedures

  • Coordinate various aspects of grant reports and applications to ensure timely filing

  • Schedule periodic visits to Colorado's substance abuse prevention providers to conduct the following; audits service providers to ensure programmatic and fiscal contract compliance through examination of program operating policies/procedures, inspection of administrative and programmatic records, interviews with executives, managers and/or staff to document areas of compliance and deficiency, and subsequently identifies technical assistance needs

  • When warranted, impose and enforce corrective actions

  • Make recommendations whether to cancel a substance abuse prevention provider's contract with the State due to non-compliance

  • Review quarterly reports and evaluation data to determine compliance of contractual requirements

  • Promote understanding of substance abuse primary prevention and early intervention practices, and state of the art knowledge regarding prevention, treatment and recovery models;

  • Stay up to date on new and emerging best practices by attending and participating in discipline specific meetings, webinars, trainings, conferences, and collaborative learning opportunities, etc.

  • Work with grantees to identify training, technical assistance needs and provide fidelity monitoring on evidenced based programs

  • Represent OBH on different interagency and intra-agency groups and committees

  • Maintain a working knowledge of systems and funding that support provision of services to individuals within its specific area

  • Provide expertise regarding substance abuse prevention efforts, the delivery of prevention services, evidenced based program and practices

  • Perform contract monitoring duties with programs and contracts that fall within its area of expertise

  • Coordinate efforts of the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)

  • Report progress of the SEOW to the federal cross site evaluation

  • Utilize the federal management reporting system (SPARS) to ensure OBH compliance in meeting outcomes

  • Track progress of the SEOW within the SPF-PFS grant

  • Coordinating all meeting and event logistics including scheduling places or venues, food and preparing materials or setting up technology

  • Maintain records of meetings and provide program support: participating and recording meeting minutes, document development (MSWord, spreadsheets, MS Publisher, graphics); mass mailings and database management

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of grant reporting requirements, grant writing, and grant report writing

  • Extensive knowledge of contract management

  • Knowledge of evidenced based programming, specifically working with community coalitions and the evidenced based approaches chosen by coalitions

  • Knowledge of Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) discretionary Strategic Prevention Framework, Partnership for Success Grant (SPF-PF)

  • An understanding of community needs and involvement of community members in the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) planning process

  • Extensive working knowledge and experience in fidelity monitoring and stakeholder meeting facilitation is required

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment.

Two years of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.


Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.


Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself, this includes completing the job history of the application. Applications left blank, do not include your work history or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered in the minimum qualifications review.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process. 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.


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

A standard appeal form is available at: 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the impairment which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for CDHS to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation three days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for CDHS to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation for this assessment, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or or the contact listed on this announcement three days before the assessment date.