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Workplace Violence and Legal Coordinator - Human Resources Specialist IV

Colorado State Denver, CO
  • Expired: November 15, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Workplace Violence and Legal Coordinator - Human Resources Specialist IV

Workplace Violence and Legal Coordinator - Human Resources Specialist IV


$5,322.00 - $7,790.00 Monthly


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IHA 06447 11/06/2019


11/18/2019 11:59 PM Mountain
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Department Information

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 rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:
+ Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans
+ Medical and dental health plans
+ Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
+ Paid life insurance
+ Short- and long-term disability coverage
+ 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
+ Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
+ BenefitHub state employee discount program
+ CafeWell employee wellness program
+ Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

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

Description of Job

This position coordinates the Department's workplace violence program. Position coordinates HR's responsibilities and obligations surrounding appeals, settlements and CORA requests.
+ Implements and administers the Department's workplace violence program.
+ Investigates complaints of workplace violence and implements and maintains an effective threat assessment process.
+ Provides guidance and training to CDHS staff, acting as the subject matter expert for workplace violence.
+ Receives appeals and coordinates with appointing authority, HR staff, and AG to ensure appropriate documentation is provided to AG in a timely manner. Assists with collecting information requested under discovery. Collects records and data items required to be responsive.
+ Position coordinates requests for information related to settlements and litigation.
+ Position ensures any settlement conditions are met, including removing or adding documents to the personnel file, coordinating settlement payments with the payroll office and any other specific requirements.
+ Coordinates CORA requests that require HR response and ensures responsive documents are gathered timely.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications
+ Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
+ Three years of professional experience in Law, Human Resources, Compliance, or a directly related field.

+ 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
+ Experience administering a civil rights or Human Resources program. Specific experience with workplace violence desired.
+ Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
+ Experience conducting investigations and writing cohesive and clear investigation reports.
+ Demonstrated experience ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and defending an agency's position regarding such.
+ Demonstrated experience interpreting and securing compliance with internal policies and procedures.

Conditions of Employment:

+ Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with 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.

Supplemental Information

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.

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

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. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

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.


Colorado State


Denver, CO