Senior Risk Management & Innovation Analyst - Denver Sheriff Department

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Public Safety Risk Management and Insurance Claims

Job Description

About Our Job

City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado, comprising many divisions with over 1,000 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. Operations include two jail facilities (Van-Cise Simonet Detention Center, Denver County Jail), security for the District and County court system buildings, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, a Community Corrections and Work Release facility, a vehicle impound facility, and security at Denver Health Medical Center.

The Denver Sheriff Department is seeking a Senior Risk Management & Innovation Analyst to join the Risk Management and Innovation Unit. This is a civilian position that will be located at the Denver Sheriff Training facility at 5440 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO 80216. It will include occasional travel to other Denver Sheriff Department facilities within the city (pool cars are available for use as needed).

Job responsibilities will include:

Working as an integral member of the Risk Management & Innovation Unit, which is part of the Performance Management and Strategy (PMAS) team. PMAS also includes the Data Analytics Unit and supports the DSD in providing process improvement, innovation studies, solutions implementation, risk assessments, data reporting and analysis, dashboarding tools, and other projects related to agency performance.

The Risk Management and Innovation unit is an internal group of problem solvers that take on a wide variety of tasks and special projects, especially those requiring collaboration across multiple units or divisions. These tasks tend to fall within four core functions:
  • Problem Solving and Innovation Support: When agency-wide challenges or potential risks are identified, Risk Management & Innovation analysts work directly with leadership and functional units to facilitate a full assessment of the issue, design solutions, support the unit in implementing them, and measure future improvement. Day to day, this can include providing project management oversight, conducting research, facilitating workshops and process improvement events, partnering with subject matter experts to design new programs and policies, providing implementation support and tracking benchmark metrics after implementation.
  • PEAK Partnership: Serving as liaisons and internal champions for DSD's partnership with Denver's PEAK Academy (an internal process improvement team that works with agencies to train employees in lean innovation methodology). This includes managing DSD participation in PEAK trainings, providing support to PEAK academy graduates, tracking potential innovations, and identifying new opportunities to leverage the partnership.
  • Risk Assessments: Partnering with operational units across the DSD to proactively review unit procedures, identify potential problems and areas of vulnerability, score each risk, and report it back to the unit's command and senior leadership team for mitigation.
  • Performance Management Support: Supporting the agency's performance management infrastructure by helping to prepare reports and participating in performance management meetings.

This role will work as an independent contributor on the team and will report to the Risk Management & Innovation Manager. They will act as a lead analyst on complex projects and will need to be comfortable working independently, taking initiative and making decisions related to project management. They will also need to use creativity to tackle difficult problems, while collaborating effectively with multiple stakeholders.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in conducting process improvement studies, performance risk assessments, or applying continuous improvement methodologies, including Lean, Six Sigma, PEAK Academy, or similar
  • Organizational and time management skills, plus the ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with concrete deadlines
  • Experience in government, law enforcement, or another public sector field, particularly in roles involving compliance, auditing, process improvement, or the application of legal and procedural requirements.
  • Specific experience with jail operations, jail accreditation or the broader criminal justice system
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to navigate sensitive situations while remaining positive and productive
  • The ability to interact positively, professionally and diplomatically with people at all levels, including people with diverse backgrounds, and in a variety of functional roles
  • Strong communication skills, both written and in person; comfortable presenting to groups (to include executive leadership) and facilitating sensitive discussions among employees with diverse perspectives
  • Technological literacy, as well as the ability (and desire) to quickly learn and gain proficiency with a wide range of applications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel and PowerPoint)

We realize that your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Management, Social Sciences, or a related field that emphasizes analytical skills and/or an interest in public service
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in administrative, management, and operational analysis work which must have included analyzing management problems and recommending solutions and implementation strategies
  • One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2253 Management Analyst Senior
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$66,164.00 - $109,171.00

Starting Pay
Based on education and experience

Denver Sheriff Department

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