Colorado State DCJ Implementation and Fidelity Specialist in Denver, Colorado

DCJ Implementation and Fidelity Specialist

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DCJ Implementation and Fidelity Specialist

Salary

$5,218.00 - $7,637.00 Monthly

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Public Safety

Job Number

RA 08996 12/18

Closing

12/27/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY

Our Mission - Engaged employees working together to safeguard lives and to provide diverse public safety services to local communities.

Our Vision - Creating safer and more resilient communities across Colorado.

Our Core Values – Unity, Honor, Service

Visit our website to learn more about the work we do to keep Colorado safe!

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 (CJIS) unit.

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) provides services to crime victims, conducts criminal justice research and analysis, and supports the management of offenders. The DCJ's range of statutory charges includes technical assistance, grants management, data collection and reporting, victim assistance, the creation of standards for community corrections, sex offender management, and domestic violence offender management. The Offices described below carry-out DCJ's multi-faceted responsibilities:

  • Office of Community Corrections - allocates state funding for community corrections facilities to local boards, audits providers to ensure compliance with standards, and provides technical assistance on the implementation of evidence-based practices in community corrections.

  • Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance - administers several major federal funding programs, including Justice Assistance Grants, the Juvenile Justice Formula Grant, and the John R. Justice Program, and operates the State Juvenile Diversion Program in conjunction with local prosecutors.

  • Office of Research and Statistics - serves as Colorado's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and, as such, collects and disseminates crime-related data for planning and enhancing the quality of Colorado's criminal and juvenile justice systems.

  • Office of Victims Programs - administers four separate federal grant programs and the State Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement grant program, develops and implements public policy and standards, reviews and resolves victim complaints about non-compliance with the Victim Rights Act, and provides staff support to the state Human Trafficking Council.

  • Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management - administers the Sex Offender Management Board and the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board, which develop and implement standards for the treatment of offenders and provide training for service providers.

  • Office of Evidence Based Practices for Capacity - increases the efficacy of professionals who work with offender populations by providing education, skill-building, and consultation about evidence-based practices and implementation science to criminal justice agencies.

WHY JOIN US

  • Our employees are proud of their work and believe their work is important and valued by the public.

  • Our supervisors do a great job managing employees, providing clear expectations, treating employees with respect and providing timely feedback.

  • We value a high work-life balance.

  • CDPS is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity of backgrounds and ideas.

In addition to rewarding meaningful work, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Excellent work-life programs, training, and professional development opportunities;

  • Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;

  • Medical and dental options (for permanent employees and their dependents).

  • Short and optional long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave.

  • Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) available in every region of the state.

  • Subsidized RTD FlexPass and free parking at most work locations.

  • Reduced college tuition (CSU Global, DeVry University, University of the Rockies)

  • CDPS Tuition Reimbursement Program.

  • Life insurance that includes legal resources and discounts.

For a complete review of the benefits we offer, please click on this link.

Description of Job

About the Work Unit

The Office of Community Corrections (OCC) is statutorily authorized to provide funding, regulation, and technical assistance to community corrections providers and boards throughout the State of Colorado. CRS 17-27-108 requires the OCC to administer and execute all contracts with units of local government, community corrections boards, or nongovernmental agencies for the provision of community corrections programs and services. The statute also authorizes the OCC to establish, enforce, and audit compliance with professional standards for community corrections programs operated by units of local government or nongovernmental agencies. Colorado state statute also requires the OCC to provide technical assistance to community corrections boards, community corrections programs, and referring agencies in the interest of compliance and system improvement.

Duties:

Implementation Planning, Training Needs Assessment , Preparation and Quality Assurance?

Leads and coordinates implementation team development with community corrections agencies to plan for training, coaching, fidelity measurement, skill building, and follow-up sustainability planning. Determines unique and site-specific challenges and barriers to implementation and identify opportunities for advancement of scientific implementation. The position will analyze and synthesize complex information by conducting training needs assessments to examine the number of trainees to be served, current skill levels, level of readiness for change, gap analysis, and strategic planning. Applies evidence-based options available to address the stated and observed needs and assess current level of knowledge of program implementation within each agency with regard to evidence-based offender management programming. Advises agencies in appropriate and applicable options. This includes education on effective implementation strategies and processes of evidence-based practices for correctional and treatment practitioners related to offender supervision, treatment, and re-entry. Designs implementation plan and develop training level categories that correspond to needs assessments and staff role in corrections and treatment; these may vary by agency and require tailoring to fit the specific circumstance. Because effective implementation requires attendance to operational details throughout the life of the project, ongoing technical assistance is an essential function of this position and includes regular adjustments and updates to the implementation plan.

Training Delivery and Group Practice Facilitation

Uses technical expertise to provide cross-agency training to designated entities and audiences, using and building consistent language, nomenclature, and methods. Training content needs to be dynamic, using myriad approaches based on adult learning theory research. Determines the process necessary to expose private, public, and nonprofit sector service agencies to evidence-based practices related to offender management. Provides technical assistance to individual agencies and implementation teams in the integration and implementation of evidence-based correctional and treatment interventions, tailoring the approach to each entity's unique needs. Coordinates training delivery with consultant subject matter experts and agency personnel as necessary. As part of the overall sustainable infrastructure building goal of the OCC, training agency trainers and coaches is essential to develop a cadre of field-level trainers from all agencies to work in conjunction with each other and with Implementation and Fidelity Specialists. This training involves clarifying the underlying rationale by educating criminal justice professionals on unfamiliar concepts and theories and goes beyond consistently repeating information that is available in another format. This requires travel throughout the State of Colorado to deliver training and group practice facilitation.

Interagency collaboration

Creates, organizes, and facilitates multi-site implementation team meetings and collaborations statewide. Collaborates with agency training staff, research staff, statewide steering committee, information technology staff, field-level agency staff, and agency administration. Builds and guides organizational support vertically (within an agency) and horizontally (across sites) for the implementation and support of evidence-based practices. Acts as interagency liaison at multi-disciplinary meetings and events. Attends meetings and trainings as required. Advises community corrections administration and other designated personnel of significant systems issues arising in the correctional or treatment settings.

Follow Up Coaching, Mentoring, and Fidelity Measurement

Provides mentoring and formal/structured coaching to all staff and agencies following the delivery of training. Provides technical assistance in addressing implementation issues to field-level staff. Conducts and facilitates the effective delivery of practice sessions and booster trainings. Coordinate the development of long-term learning infrastructures with information technology staff in order to deliver learning opportunities in a variety of dimensions across all areas of the state. Conducts one-on-one coaching on technical and adaptive learning processes based on the observations and formal measurement of actual program practices. Measures fidelity of the EBP model to report compilation and production and provide expert feedback based upon the fidelity measurement tools. Provides off-site coaching, mentoring, technical assistance, and problem solving.

The position will produce periodic reports of the EBP implementation activities related to fidelity measurement activities. The position will synthesize both quantitative and qualitative data from the sites to report on the fidelity of the EBP implementation initiatives. Priority will be placed on process measures that provide objective and meaningful information on fidelity indicators. The position integrates both quantitative analysis skills, qualitative data synthesis, subject matter expertise, and professional writing skills in order to produce information that aids the community corrections system in reaching and sustaining EBP fidelity overall. The position must have data analysis skills sophisticated enough to be able to discern through complex issues regarding fidelity measurement in the process evaluation. This requires travel throughout the State of Colorado to deliver coaching, mentoring, and fidelity measurement.

Other duties as assigned

The position will also perform independent lead work in data analysis and reporting on a periodic basis. The position will provide quantitative and qualitative (narrative) reports to the Unit Manager for the purpose of overall program monitoring. The position will also be required to participate in site reviews, audits, and trainings of community corrections facilities to understand practical issues and policy that may inhibit or challenge implementation of EBP during the project.

As the OCC continues to evolve, duties will continue to be adapted to meet the needs of the client base. The Implementation and Fidelity Specialist will need to possess inherent flexibility and be continually open to developing new skill sets and professional competence. Other duties may be assigned in the event public crises, disasters, system emergencies, etc.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)

Bachelor's degree from an any field.

Three years of professional experience working in a community based corrections field (community corrections, probation, parole, offender re-entry or institutional corrections).

SUBSTITUTIONS

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of the interaction between agencies responsible for correctional treatment.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a criminal justice and/or clinical behavioral health (e.g., social work, psychology, mental health, forensics) field.

  • A master's and/or doctoral degree.

  • Experience in a community corrections agency or system;

  • Knowledge and experience using evidence-based behavior change interventions in a correctional setting such as contingency management, risk/needs assessment, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapeutic interventions;

  • Experience in formal fidelity measurements of evidence-based practices;

  • Experience in creating formal written reports of performance in a correctional or similar system;

  • Experience in formal coaching, mentoring, and technical assistance related to evidence-based principles and practices;

  • Advanced degree;

  • Experience in multi-agency collaboration and conflict resolution with diverse agencies and groups;

  • Strategic problem solving experience;

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, mediation and negotiation skills.

  • Project planning skills and experience;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Ability to conceptualize and write protocols, presentations and policies;

  • Experience with data sets and data processing software (MS Excel, SPSS, MS Access);

  • Understanding of evidence-based correctional practices;

  • Ability to present in front of the various audiences.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Requires successful completion of a background investigation, polygraph as a condition of hire.

  • A valid Colorado Driver's License required.

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 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.

ADAAA ACCOMODATIONS:

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.

Supplemental Information

THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Applicant Please Note:

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. All communication regarding this recruitment will be conducted via email.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - RECRUITMENT TIMELINE INFORMATION

  • Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission. Therefore, additional information may not be solicited or accepted after your application has been received.

  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.

  • The interviews for this position will be held on January 14, 2019 (tentative).

  • If you are a military veteran you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Member 4 Copy, and VA disability letter if available/applicable at the time of application so we can determine if you are eligible for veteran's preference points. Military personnel who are stationed outside of Colorado may be eligible for this position by submitting the completed DD-2058 "State of Legal Residence" form.