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Company Name :- State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Position Name :-
Company Location :- Denver, CO
Job Category :- Jobs in general
Full Job Description :-
This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people does contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits package.
CDOT for All
CDOT’s strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.
Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service?
The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.
Description of Job
About the Position The Major Projects and Operations Strategic Communications Lead position will manage communications and public affairs strategies, tools and activities for Tier I projects across the state, such as the I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes project, I-70 Floyd Hill to Veterans Memorial Tunnels and I-270 improvements. The position will oversee strategic project communications, public affairs, strategic planning and internal communications for major projects. The Major Projects and Operations Strategic Communications Lead will reports to the Regional Communications Lead and is the expert in the exchange of information related to CDOT’s major mobility and capacity projects. The position will also have a collaborative reporting line to the Chief Engineer, Director of Maintenance and Operations and Tier I Project Directors for day-to-day implementation of communications strategies. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manages major incidents and maintenance and operations communications working with DMO and Traffic Management Centers, including strategic planning, implementation of tools and activities and coordinating and collaborating with DMO and CTMC staff;
Provides expertise in issue management, public engagement/involvement, public affairs, media relations, social media, event planning and web content;
Approves all media content and messaging prepared by consultant team; and communication-related expenses;
Ensures multi-cultural awareness as appropriate in communication materials;
Develop strategies for overal communications approach, sets guidelines for the day-to-day operations for the CDOT communications team, the consessionaire/contractor team and the Division of Maintenance Operations.
Serves as the primary spokesperson for project initiatives and interacting with the media regarding key issues and project milestones;
Hosts regular meetings, briefings, updates as necessary;
Serves as CDOT’s DMO communications liaison with Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and other emergency responders for incident management communications and to serve, as appropriate, on various task forces for different initiatives with attention to communications policy implications or discussions;
Produces and disseminates information immediately during major incidents, determining the appropriateness of information and deciding what will be released and when;
In the absence of the Director of Communications, acts as spokesperson, traveling to site of crisis if feasible and managing communications with media and public;
Delegates roles to various members of the Office of Communications.;
Other job duties as assigned.
Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday.
Travel required during work hours to the Region, project offices and onsite locations.
Required to operate CDOT vehicles.
Operate in a politically sensitive environment.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or a closely related field.
AND at least five (5) years of professional leadership experience in public relations and/or internal communications to include strategic planning and experience with issue management.
Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required Bachelor’s degree but not for the specific experience.
A Doctoral or Master’s degree in the above listed degrees will substitute for the undergraduate degree and one year of the required professional experience.
Please note: The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application ce section of your application. “See Resume” statements on the application or resumes in lieu of a complete application may not be accepted. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.
Conditions of Employment
Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.
A current valid driver license is required for all Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) positions which require operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination. 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 most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. (2/28/22)
Exceptional Applicant will possess the highest professional ethics and proven commitment and accomplishments in the following:
Comprehensive knowledge and experience of public relations, marketing, and communications, preferably in the public sector;
Years of State service experience related to the duties of this position;
Depth of experience in strategic external communications, transportation safety communications, program/project communications, internal communications;
Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of theories, principles, and best practices of public relations and communications;
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills and experience with writing a variety of communication pieces;
Polished oral communication skills;
Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
Outstanding leadership skills;
Ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Excellent time and project management skills;
Strong attention to detail;
Fluency in social media, Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), Google Mail, SAP, and ability to quickly learn other software systems.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green ‘APPLY’ button at the top of this announcement)
A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)
A cover letter that describes your interest in this position how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.
A detailed chronological resume.
If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from “state.co.us” and “email@example.com” addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado’s website.
The Hiring 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 materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
Be sure your application materials specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications sections as listed above. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.
A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement
If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant’s authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes:
social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
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.
CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or 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 Angelita Sims at Angelita.Sims@state.co.us or call 303-757-9225.
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.
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