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:

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

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

information, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/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

The State Board Administration work unit exists to comply with statutory requirements regarding the rule-making process pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act; to comply with the Social Services Code in staffing the State Board of Human Services in policy-making through the rule-making process; to communicate and coordinate input from county departments, providers, consumers, and other interested parties, stake holders and governmental entities, including the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Legislative Legal Services, the Office of the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, in the development of policies for the Department; and, to perform as centralized administration on behalf of all program areas within the State agency for maintaining historical rule-making records and documentation.



Description of Job

The Boards and Commission Liaison position resides in the Boards & Commissions unit of the Legislative Affairs and Communication office.  This position has primary responsibility for the coordination and management of all appointments to boards, commissions and councils. In that context the position is responsible for serving as liaison to the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions on Governor appointments to CDHS boards and to the Executive Director's Office on recommendations to the Governor's Office and for Executive Director appointed CDHS boards and external appointments.  

Major duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the Departments subject matter expert on administration of boards, commissions, councils and committees; 
  • Manage and coordinate the administration of all CDHS boards, commissions, councils and committees;
  • Provide training for each CDHS board, commission, council and committee. Ensure that the training is focused the scope and limits of the specific board's authority and on any questions or issues the members have and that it addresses any concerns about board functioning.
  • Provide review of bylaws and other operating procedures for each board. 
  • Maintain various records and generate various reports for all boards and commissions, councils and committees and external appointments made to boards in other departments;
  • Develop and train staff on the process and forms used for appointments and current Governor and Department policies regarding membership on boards, recruitment, appointment and terms;
  • Provide technical assistance to staff and boards regarding board issues and provides periodic reviews of board functioning and recommendations for addressing problems that arise;
  • Other duties assigned


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree 


  • Two (2) years professional experience performing liaison work, or community outreach in which the primary purpose of the position was to facilitate relationships and communication between government, committees, boards, commissions or similar community partners.


  • Professional experience in the areas noted above which provide 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 Business Administration, Communications or related field can be substituted for experience requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing. (Note: Written communications will be evaluated by the application materials submitted.)
  • Experience working within a county office or human services environment, coordinating services within the community and with committees, boards or commissions.

Highly Desirable Characteristics

  • Building Relationships
  • Customer Service
  • Adaptability
  • Planning and Organizing

Conditions of Employment

  • Position is exempt for overtime purposes and will involve a work schedule often over 40 hours per week.
  • Attend meetings around the State
  • Pass standard background check

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.


Definitions 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 a 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.


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.



Supplemental Information

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to help further define and differentiate the skills they bring to the position. 

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.

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


Comparative Analysis Process

The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review, and a structured interview depending on the number of qualified applicants.  


ADAAA Accommodations: 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 Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or bridget.clawson@state.co.us  by phone or email 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.

For recruitment questions, please contact Jessica Bosick, jessica.bosick@state.co.us
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