Legal Coordinator - Technician IV
State of Colorado
Remote or Denver, CO
Open to Colorado Residents Only
Review New COVID Compliance in the Conditions of Employment - Effective September 20th, 2021
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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:
* Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org 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
* BenefitHub state employee discount program
* Employee Wellness program MotivateMe
* Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, remote work, training and more
* Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs .
We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.
Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.
We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.
Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.
We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.
Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.
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.
Description of Job
* This position is a term limited position estimating to end two years from the date of hire*
This position has primary responsibility for coordinating and tracking all of HR's responsibilities and obligations related to appeals, settlements, AG's Office requests, DPA cases, EEOC complaints, CCRD Complaints, and CORA requests; receives appeals, settlements, litigation holds, legal charges, and coordinates with the appointing Authority, HR Staff, and the AG's Office to ensure appropriate documentation is provided in a timely manner; assists with collecting information requested under discovery, collects records and data items required to be responsive; ensures all 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 detailed; assists the CDHS CORA Manager with HR's obligations related to CORA requests, assists the Civil Rights Manager with sensitive records management and tracking, develops and improves training and identifying and communicates trends in employee civil rights claims and issues with potential legal implications for CDHS. Duties include:
* Legal Coordination and Tracking
* Records Tracking and Management
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
* Four (4) years of professional experience in Law, Human Resources, Compliance, or a directly related field.
* Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis
* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
* Experience working in a customer service or customer-facing role.
* Ability to effectively communicate by phone, email, fax, mail, and in-person with all stake holders in legal proceedings.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and grasp complex issues rapidly and accurately.
* Experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment working directly with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
* Ability to establish rapport and work cooperatively with various levels of the organization.
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
* Ability to be resilient, flexible and creative in approaching complex problems.
* Familiarity with applicable federal and state laws, regulations and state statutes.
* Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Google Mail, Google Docs, Excel, Power Point, Adobe, and similar software
* College Degree in Business, Law, or applicable area of study.
* Experience managing sensitive or legal records.
* Experience working for a government entity that provides services to the public.
* Experience working in a customer service or customer-facing role.
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.
* Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance. Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine, as defined by the State of Colorado's Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.
An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department's action.
For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.
How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
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.
Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.
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.
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.
For recruiting questions, please contact email@example.com
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this
commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable
accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application
process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the
employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested
accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require
reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing
for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-929-0791.
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first- ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.
$42k-59k yearly est.