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Opportunity Title: Child Protection Systems Analyst
Location: Denver
Posted Date: 06/20/2018
Closing Date: 07/20/2018
Contact Information
Name: Karen Nielsen
Brief Description

**This is a courtesy posting for the Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman**

The salary for this position is $60,000 per year, with benefits.

Agency Statement:

The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman was established to improve the child protection system by serving as a resource to citizens, employing a complaint process for citizens to voice their concerns about child protective services and by making recommendations to the Governor’s Office, Colorado State Legislature and other stakeholders for system improvements.

Position Purpose and Objectives:

The Child Protection Systems Analyst position is two-fold. First, the analyst responds directly to constituents and stakeholders by helping citizens navigate the child protection system and making resource referrals. Second, the analyst examines information obtained in individual case reviews to inform recommendations for larger systems improvement.


This position requires any applicant to have substantial experience working with youth in a residential facility setting. This includes both state and privately-owned facilities that provide services to detained, committed, and/or Program Area 4 youth.

Applicants must exhibit a high level of knowledge regarding;

  • Conditions and outcomes for youth in residential care, including familiarity with both Volume VII licensing standards and the Division of Youth Services policies that inform facility safety, restrictive measures, and access to mental health care.
  • Basic understanding of the county/state child welfare system.
  • Colorado Division of Youth Services’ policies and procedures
  • Behavioral health systems

Minimal Educational/Professional Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (minimum requirement)
  2. 5 years’ experience working with public child serving systems including child welfare, Division of Youth Services, and behavioral health systems
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access

Specialized Knowledge:

  1. Colorado Rules Governing Child Welfare Human Services employees (Volume VII)
  2. Colorado Children’s Code

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Karen Nielsen

Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman

**Final Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample that demonstrates research and analytical abilities on a substantive topic.

Detailed Job Information
NOTICE! Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.
NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.
NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.
NOTICE! All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to background investigation prior to hiring.

INFORMATION ALERT: Judicial Department employees may not hold office in a political party, nor may they promote one political party or candidate over another in partisan political elections. Employees may hold not-partisan public office provided that there is no conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety with the duties performed for the Judicial Department. In all cases, it will be within the discretion of the Chief Judge of the judicial district to determine whether such a conflict exists. Employees shall seek the prior approval of the Chief Judge before seeking or assuming any such office. Work related to any office held may not be performed on Judicial Department time. Membership on a board or commission that requires registration or party identification as a qualification is not considered to be partisan political office.
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