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Company Name :- State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Position Name :-
Company Location :- Denver, CO 80203
Job Category :- General
Full Job Description :-
This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
This announcement will remain open until April 26, 2022 Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early. Although a salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a TERM-LIMITED position and funding cannot be guaranteed beyond December 31, 2023 The incumbent in this position must be willing and able to resign on this date or when funds run out, whichever comes first.
Be BOLD and make a real difference . . .
Do you desire 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 career position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Coloradoans. Our mission is to advance Colorado’s health and protect the places we live, work, learn, and play. Our vision is to create a healthy and sustainable Colorado where current and future generations thrive.
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, 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
Strong, yet 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: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/pslfFlow.action#!/pslf/launch
Description of Job
The Work Unit:
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment serves Coloradans by providing high-quality, cost-effective public health and environmental protection services that promote healthy people in healthy places. Staff members focus on evidence-based best practices in the public health and environmental fields and play a critical role in educating people in Colorado so they can make informed choices. In addition to maintaining and enhancing our core programs, the department continues to identify and respond to emerging issues affecting Colorado’s public and environmental health. The COVID-19 Response Joint Information Center (JIC) CDPHE Policy and Content Unit provides a full range of communication services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic on behalf of CDPHE. The Unit executes strategic communication initiatives to improve the health, well-being and equity of all Coloradans and to promote public health guidelines and recommendations related to COVID·19 with stakeholders, the media, and the public. The Unit consists of staff uniquely experienced in behavior change communications, design, journalism, media and public relations, and traditional and digital marketing.
What You’ll Be Doing:
This COVID-19 Media Relations Manager (MCS V) supervises the media relations team for CDPHE’s COVID-19 response. Responsibilities include oversight of the media relations team, as well as conducting media outreach, responding to media requests, preparing talking points, preparing subject matter experts for interviews, and staffing in media interviews. This position will also plan, organize, and facilitate the JIC’s media availabilities, including scheduling, preparing slides, and preparing speakers. This position also supports additional content creation for COVID-19 response.
The COVID-19 Media Relations Manager (MCS V) is tasked with the following:
Identifies opportunities to promote public initiatives, and helps other personnel with incident communications, as needed.
Manages proactive and reactive media relations for the COVID-19 response and master talking points with approved messaging.
Write and edit press releases, op-eds, media advisories, media responses, and media pitches.
Coordinate with subject matter experts and CDPHE staff to draft and revise talking points and messages, scheduling and coordinating media interviews, . Updating the COVID-19 media tracker
Drafting talking points for spokespersons- preparing slides and talking points, writing and sending the media advisory and slides.
Monitoring the media interview.
Reporting out on the interview to the COVID-19 Response leadership.
Edit documents and reports as requested for style, punctuation, grammar, active voice, tone and readability. Corrects post-interview when necessary.
Develop compelling executive summaries, introductions and conclusions.
Research, develop and edit content for blogs, websites, and social media.
Provide expertise and consultation on messaging and content strategies.
Strategically disseminate content in collaboration with partners.
Ensure services and products delivered by staff are of superior quality, timeliness and quantity, and contribute to the unit work plan objectives.
Implement methods, procedures, and processes to improve workflow and productivity.
Provide feedback and coaching to staff on work and projects, train staff, and provide leadership on projects as necessary.
Approve time cards for hours worked and leave requests for paid time off.
Develop plans for training, career growth, and professional development to enhance staff knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Monitor and evaluate employee performance, and write each assigned employee’s annual performance plan and annual performance evaluation.
Maintain oversight on project management plans.
Review attendance, workplace behavior, communication, and competencies with assigned employees on a regular basis.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
OPTION 1 (Experience Substitution):
Eight (8) years of professional experience in marketing or communications, which must have included developing and implementing
*large scale communication plans and marketing campaigns
within a public health or government setting.
In addition, professional supervisory experience is required.
OPTION 2 (Combination of Education and Experience):
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, business administration, or closely related field
Four (4) years of professional work experience in marketing, editing, journalism, preferably related to public health communications and campaigns.
OR OPTION 3 (Advanced Education substitution):
An advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) from an accredited college or university in marketing, business administration, or closely-related field may substitute
One (1) year of professional work experience in marketing, preferably related to public health communications and campaigns. Experience must also include writing press releases, fact sheets, and talking points; project management, coordinating and organizing multi-disciplinary communications projects; developing and implementing communication standards; writing for public and professional audiences.
In addition, professional supervisory experience is required.
Large scale is defined as plans and/or campaigns that are in excess of a million dollars.
This experience must be substantiated within the work history section of your application. The words, “See Resume” will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be pro-rated.
A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)
Professional work experience (as described in the minimum qualifications) which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may substitute for the bachelor’s degree.
A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in communications, marketing, business administration, or other closely related fields may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree and one year of general experience.
A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
In addition to the minimum requirements, the
successful candidate in this position will have the following experience:
Press releases, e-newsletters, and other external communications written in plain language and in formats (including non-written formats) and languages suitable for diverse audiences – including people with disabilities, limited English proficiency, etc. – addressing and, as necessary, dispelling misinformation and barriers to mitigation practices.
Disseminate culturally and linguistically responsive COVID-19 information through various channels and media that will better reach disproportionately impacted populations.
Prior experience developing and managing
communications plans across various topics or issues simultaneously during the same time period.
Outstanding skills and abilities in
communications to audiences of varying levels within an organization, in groups, and individual settings as a representative of an organization.
Prior experience communicating with diverse audiences and an expert understanding of AP Style, plain language, people-first language, and health equity communications.
Prior experience working on a
community health, or non-profit issue.
Demonstrated experience in
collaboratively with internal teams, technical professionals, and national, state, and community partners.
Initiative and self-management; excellent
organizational skills; the ability to set, track, and accomplish priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity, knowing the status of activities at all times.
computer skills, including the entire Microsoft Office Professional Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google applications.
problem-solving ability along with the ability and motivation to
develop creative solutions.
analytical skills; the ability to synthesize, interpret, and report on complex or technical information, analyze data.
Strong attention to detail; ability to apply care, thoroughness, and high quality to every task using a concern for all areas and people involved.
A complete application packet must include:
A completed State of Colorado application.
A completed supplemental questionnaire.
If using education to qualify, or to demonstrate completion of preferred coursework, a copy of your college/university transcripts. Transcripts can be attached to your CO Jobs 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 and cover letter 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.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, 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. 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 www.colorado.gov/spb. A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your 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.
CDPHE has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural awareness. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds.
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