The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) is currently hiring a commissioner and a deputy commissioner. The BHA, which was created on July 1, 2022, is a Cabinet member-led agency within the State of Colorado, housed within the Department of Human Services, and is designed to be the single entity responsible for driving coordination and collaboration across state agencies to address behavioral health needs. The BHA is instrumental in achieving the State's vision to have a comprehensive, equitable, accessible, affordable, and effective continuum of behavioral health services that meets the needs of all people in Colorado in the right place, at the right time, to achieve whole person health and wellbeing. Learn more about the BHA.
As member of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet, the BHA commissioner is responsible for leading the development of the state’s vision, strategy and implementation of behavioral health-related policy and select programming from prevention to recovery. The commissioner leads these efforts through the development of effective cross-sector, cross-department relationships that lead to a stronger, more efficient, more accessible, and more person-centered behavioral health system.
The commissioner is ultimately accountable and responsible for ensuring that behavioral health services delivered by the public sector as well as commercial payers are comprehensive, evidence-based, high quality, equity-focused, and easily accessible for all Coloradans. The BHA commissioner is accountable and responsive to local government and to communities, elected officials and to the people of Colorado.
Salary: $207,900.16 annually
BHA deputy commissioner
This position directly supervises systems, programs, initiatives and the core work of the BHA, including the development of behavioral health technology infrastructure and data analytics in order to inform and execute strategy and policy. In addition, this position may serve as acting commissioner in the commissioner’s absence.
This position provides strategic leadership, direction and accountability for the operations of the systems, programs and initiatives under the BHA. Extensive behavioral health program and evaluation expertise needed to provide subject matter expertise for behavioral health at the agency. This position works closely with other leadership members and directly supervisors all employees in the divisions reporting into them.
Salary range: $110,477 to $158,980 annually