Colorado State Performance Management and Data Visualization Specialist - 2059 in Denver, Colorado

Performance Management and Data Visualization Specialist - 2059



Performance Management and Data Visualization Specialist - 2059


$5,115.00 - $7,487.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Public Health & Environment

Job Number



4/30/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This announcement will remain open until April 30, 2018 or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Make a real difference . . .

Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado's people and the quality of its environment.

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our tobacco-free campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Employee wellness programs and facilities

  • Extensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects

  • Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racks

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

  • Flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off

  • Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees

  • Tuition assistance for college level courses including Masters degree programs

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, and

  • A variety of employee resource groups

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to:

Description of Job

The Work Unit:

The mission of the Office of Planning, Partnerships and Improvement (OPPI) is to collaborate across the public health system to further strengthen statewide infrastructure and capacity in order to ensure that all Coloradans have an equal opportunity to achieve their full health potential. The Office of Planning, Partnerships and Improvement exists to build capacity and improve performance of state and local public health agencies. Office staff members, based in Denver and on the Western Slope, work across the department and with local public health agencies, boards and organizations to foster collaboration and leverage resources to:

  • Lead Colorado's assessment and planning system for state and local public health.

  • Develop infrastructure to ensure all counties provide the core public health services and local public health directors meet the defined minimum qualifications.

  • Distribute funds to local public health and monitor contracts.

  • Provide technical assistance to state and local public health agencies for accreditation, assessment and planning, public health nursing, performance improvement and environmental health.

  • Coordinate department efforts for accreditation, performance management, quality improvement and strategic planning.

  • Provide professional development trainings to local public health professionals.

  • Represent the department in professional public health organizations.

  • Work as liaisons to help broker solutions and improve communications between CDPHE programs and local public health.

What You'll Be Doing:

This position serves as a dedicated performance management consultant and data visualization expert for the department. This position possesses knowledge of data collection methods and data systems and uses those for supported program evaluation, process improvement, and training and communication with both internal programs and external partners, primarily Local Public Health Agencies. The position focuses on using data and data trends to support programs, by providing analysis of, and generating aggregate and custom reports while following department branding standards and equity guidelines to ensure that data and information are shared and displayed appropriately. In addition, this position is responsible for generating reports to associated funding grants and state mandated reporting to associated advisory committees.

This position coordinates the monthly Performance Reporting Forums, department-wide meetings to talk about performance data and dashboards, and works with all divisions to promote and support the advancement of performance management in order to ensure programs have access to meaningful data that help to drive work towards desired outcomes and efficiencies in their work. This work entails meeting with division and department leaders and staff to assess their performance management needs (which could include determining meaningful and appropriate measures, creating dashboards in Tableau, or helping to set up reporting structures that promote learning and conversations around the data).

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in computer science, statistics, data analytics, health informatics, public health, health management, or a closely related discipline;


Three (3) years of full time professional experience in data management, data analytics, data visualization, public health, environmental protection, or related field that included an emphasis in performance management or data visualization.

This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.


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.

A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)

Preferred Qualifications and Essential Competencies:

The preferred experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:

  • Strong analytical skills; the ability to synthesize, interpret and report on complex or technical information

  • Demonstrated proficiency in data querying, analysis, reporting and dash boarding software (such as Tableau)

  • Excellent critical thinking and strategic thinking skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to initiate creative solutions to meet the needs of audiences with varying technical knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of data visualization best practices

  • Ability to interpret requirements and determine the best way to apply those to the systems we have to get the best results

  • Ability to apply data in reporting design and output

  • Experience in a public health or environmental setting

  • Documented experience with grant writing and reporting

  • Knowledge of Colorado geography and local public health system structure

  • Knowledge of National Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards and measures

  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, team oriented environment with independent initiative and flexibility

  • Demonstrated experience in project planning and management

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Google products (gmail, docs, sheets, etc.)

Supplemental Information

A complete application packet must include:

  • A completed State of Colorado application.

  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.

The Selection Process

  • 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.

  • Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.

  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position or that as a result of no longer being considered, you were discriminated against, 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. If an applicant seeks to have an allegation of discrimination reviewed by the Board, that person must file an appeal (petition for hearing) within 10 days of the action or receipt of any final written selection decision. 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 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.

E-Verify: CDPHE uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDPHE does not sponsor non-residents of the United States.