Safety and Security Compliance Officer - #689532
State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Date: 1 week ago
City: Aurora, Colorado
Salary: $21 - $30 / hour
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
This position is open to current Colorado residents only.
Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies
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Description of Job
About the Work Unit:
This work unit exists to produce accurate and timely disability determinations for the residents of Colorado in a courteous and cost-conscious manner following Social Security Administration (SSA) rules and regulations. Disability Determination Services (DDS) receives applications from SSA and makes a medical eligibility determination using SSA’s criteria, found in the Program Operations Manual and Statistics (POMS) and judicial Social Security Rulings (SSRs). DDS is 100% funded by SSA. DDS gathers medical, psychological, functional, and vocational evidence to determine whether a claimant meets SSA’s medical eligibility criteria, and writes a justification rationalizing its determination
When the Social Security Administration (SSA) added protection for the disabled in 1954, Congress mandated that state agencies, not federal offices, be responsible for disability decisions. The DDS fulfills that directive for Colorado, under the umbrella of CDHS, and provides oversight of all disability determinations made for Colorado residents. All other states in the nation, including the outlying territories, have at least one DDS office making disability decisions for the citizens of their respective states. The Colorado DDS currently employs approximately 130 staff including 75 Disability Examiners and 64 administrative, supervisory, technical, and support positions
DDS receives its authority by law from the Code of Federal Regulations. By statue, DDS must adhere to mandated levels of accuracy (20 CFR 404.1643) and timeliness (20 CFR 404.1642) in its claim processing
About the Position:
This position acts as the DDS Safety and Security Officer ensuring the strict SSA security guidelines are adhered to. This position is responsible for planning and developing security and safety plans for the division. It approves DDS personnel applications for access to SSA systems and establishes, maintains and updates the DDS Security Plan. Conducts internal security self-reviews at least annually to ensure all security safeguards are being followed, and determines if new safeguards are needed. Monitors the security safeguards pertaining to all automated systems. Informs SSA of any security breaches, irregularities, problems or security related needs. Reports incidents and, where appropriate, works with the SSA Security Response Team to resolve incidents. Evaluates security procedures/measures in effect, conducts/provides training and orientation on all phases of security, and complies with security procedures provided by SSA. In addition, this position establishes, maintains and updates the DDS Security Plan which includes evaluating safety procedures/measures in effect, conducting and providing training and orientation on all phases of building and employee safety. This position conducts on-site inspections and verifies compliance with fire and safety rules, such as fire extinguishers and First Aid/CPR equipment and supplies. This position ensures compliance with safety procedures provided by SSA and notifies staff of best practices around risk management procedures. It also evaluates safety procedures and measures in effect and conducts and provides training and orientation on all phases of safety, and complies with safety procedures provided by SSA.
Summary of Duties:
Security: Approves DDS personnel applications for access to SSA systems. Conducts internal security self-reviews at least annually to ensure all security safeguards are being followed, and determines if new safeguards are needed. Monitors the security safeguards pertaining to all automated systems. Informs SSA of any security breaches, irregularities, problems or security related needs. Reports incidents and, where appropriate, works with the SSA Security Response Team to resolve incidents. Evaluates security procedures/measures in effect, conducts/provides training and orientation on all phases of security, and complies with security procedures provided by SSA. Participates in DDS Security Officer conference calls.
Safety Plan and Training: Plans, develops, maintains and updates the DDS Security Plan. Evaluates safety procedures/measures in effect, conducts/provides training and orientation on all phases of building and employee safety and disaster management. Rewiews, verifies and ensures all First Aid/CPR supplies are up to date and adequate to meet the needs of the onsite staff. Complies with safety procedures provided by SSA. Evaluates safety procedures/measures in effect, conducts/provides training and orientation on all phases of safety, and complies with safety procedures provided by SSA. Communicates and reinforces best practices for work settings for safety, risk management and ergonomics
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.
Experience in the following fields, Risk management, environmental safety, computer/network security.
Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis as shown below:
Knowledge of best practices for environmental safety and relevant system security procedures
Familiar with best practices in risk management and ergonomics
Demonstrated ability to de escalate volatile situations
Proficiency using basic computer software and email
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent customer services skills
Excellent decision making skills
Ability to work with a diverse constituency
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.
- The successful candidate in this position will be willing to submit to and able to successfully pass a criminal background check and HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12) federal credentialing. Tier 2, (which includes Fair Credit Report)- Completed by DDS
- As a condition of employment, effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to test at regular intervals if there is a State of Colorado employee mandate to serial testing in the future.
Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination. The offer is, therefore, contingent upon you attesting to your vaccination status with proof of vaccination within three (3) business days of the first day of work. Be advised that “fully vaccinated” means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact [email protected]
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 ([email protected]), 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
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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
11 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, training and more
Remote work arrangements for eligible positions
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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.
ADAA Accommodations: 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 [email protected] or call 1-800-929-0791.
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