Colorado State Facility Assistant Director in Pueblo, Colorado

Facility Assistant Director



Facility Assistant Director


$4,995.00 - $8,093.00 Monthly


Pueblo, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IKA 01565 03/29/2018


4/21/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado.

About the Division of Youth Services:

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, assessment, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.

Division of Youth Services Vision: Achieving youth success and safer Colorado communities.

Division of Youth Services Mission: It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety utilizing a continuum of care that provides effective supervision, promotes accountability to victims and communities, and helps youth lead constructive lives through positive development.

We invite you to explore the DYS website and learn about the services provided to youth, families, and local communities in the State of Colorado at:

Description of Job

Summary of the position:

This position is responsible for the administration and management of all services/programs, finance and personnel for the agency. This position carries Appointing Authority delegation. This position must serve as the agency representative in the community. This position must oversee, develop, implement, and monitor goals and other measurement systems as necessary or required. The position must report as necessary or required about the status or progress of the agency. The position must faithfully implement DYS initiatives and ensure that programming adheres to the principles of evidence based practice. The position must provide direct supervision of other supervisory and management positions to possibly include YSSIII Supervisors, Youth Service Counselor III, Behavioral Health Positions, Mid Level Providers, or position(s), Program Assistant series staff, Contract staff, Community school staff (we do not have state teachers), and in some facilities a Clinical Director. This position must identify, manage and or participate directly in leadership and management efforts aimed at improving facility operations. The position must participate in or lead Division wide planning efforts as required. This position must be a part of the Assistant Facility Assistant Directors Group (ADG). This position provides indirect supervision to all remaining employees at the facility, and may serve as facility liaison to the Facilities Management Division, Division of Youth Services Committees or other community groups.

Specific Duties Include:

Supervision of direct report subordinate security staff as well as all other agency staff indirectly. Serve as appointing authority, as delegated the facility. Set performance standards, conduct performance planning and appraisal of staff, ensure that subordinate staff development needs are met. Initiate and conclude necessary corrective or disciplinary actions. Assure direct and indirect supervisory employees are performing supervision functions with their subordinates consistent with State, Department, Division and Facility expectations. Monitor and approve formal leave for staff and provide for formal and regular interval evaluations of direct report staff and ensure that all other subordinate staff are subject to same. Make recommendations for promotions. Apply criteria to approve, evaluate and determine appropriate use of personnel resources pursuant to the Colorado Code of Regulations, Department and Division Policy.

  • Decide on individual performance plans and conduct performance evaluations for subordinate staff and on process required for compliance for remainder of employees consistent with State policy.

  • Determine appropriate progressive discipline for all employees.

  • Decide on individual and group-based training for all employees.

  • Determine placement of State and contract staff in programs/processes according to agency need and/or best interest.

Provide programmatic planning, coordinating, monitoring, evaluation, and oversight to all facility functions. Responsible for Quality Control and continuous quality improvement for the entire facility. Provide internal oversight and respond to external auditing and review of facility programs and processes. Ensure programming for youth adheres to evidence based practice considerations. Ensure that programs meet salient needs of youth including varied recreation, religious interests, and other developmental needs. Provide for social skill development. Ensure programming provides for safe and secure environments for all youth. Provide for sound educational programming that is age appropriate and consistent with the Colorado Department of Education requirements. Provide for medical evaluation, support or treatment to youth in custody appropriate with their legal status and needs. Provide for adequate and continuing opportunities for youth visitation. Provide for clinical treatment services for youth who are committed to DYS custody. Such treatment services, where provided, must meet prevailing standards of care and are individualized to youth. Monitor and oversee all security and treatment functions, including those related to and detained youth. Maintain effective working relationships and communication with Judicial District representatives, School District Officials, Contract Providers, Detention Screening Agencies, Law Enforcement, DYS Client Managers, Professionals within the community, families and Regional Program Managers as needed to facilitate effective bed management in the facility and transition from facility. Maintain required staffing levels through recruitment, selection, training, scheduling and retention and according to prevailing standards or ratios.

  • Determine Critical Incident filings, abuse/neglect findings of agency.

  • Determine ongoing evaluative strategies for programs to affect positive change.

  • Deal with emergency/crisis situations as they arise whether they relate to youth , staff or the agency.

  • Develop and review Special Management Programs for youth that are posing risk to themselves or others.

  • Conduct hearings to resolve staff and student issues.

  • Deal with youth and/or staff grievance situations.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed below to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience must be specifically documented on your application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application.


High School Diploma or GED



Five (5) years of professional experience in the juvenile justice system working with detained or adjudicated youth in a correctional setting, which must have included two (2) years of formal supervisory experience.

The supervisory experience must have been over staff in a residential facility serving adjudicated and/or detained youth.


College education in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Correctional or Police Science, Criminology, Human Servi ces, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology or closely related field will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience overseeing or providing psycho educational programming, treatment programming and/or behavioral interventions for high risk youth.

  • Development and management of safety/security practices and systems.

  • Experience developing cohesive teams.

  • Experience with quality assurance and quality improvement.

  • Experience with system development and management.

  • Experience supervising staff of all levels.

Please be sure to provide the following information in your application:

  • Total number of years supervised for each position held

  • Total number of employees supervised in each role

  • Total number of units supervised for each position

Essential Competencies:

Oral communication skills, administration and management, customer service, public safety and security, complex problem solving, judgment and decision making, critical thinking, personnel management, supervision skills, time management, written communication skills, leadership, analyzing data, computer skills and high level of integrity.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to work on-call, evenings, holidays, and weekends.

  • Must be 21 years old or older.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado drivers license.

  • Must have no felony convictions and no violent history.

  • Must pass a drug screen.

  • 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.

Appeal Rights:

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.

Supplemental Information

After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.

Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Human Services employee or from this email address It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date, please contact the "Department Contact" listed in this announcement.

The Assessment Process:

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.

Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.


If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were terminated for disciplinary reasons, or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.


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.