Public Information Coordinator

Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman

Denver, Colorado

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Date Posted June 08, 2022
Industry Public Relations, Government
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Part-time
Salary $30,000 to $35,000
Website http://www.coloradocpo.org

Description:

Position: Public Information Coordinator

Status: Part Time (20 hours per week)

Salary: $34,158 with Benefits

FSLA Classification: Exempt

Program/Department: Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman

Location: Denver, Colorado

Reports to: Deputy Ombudsman

AGENCY STATEMENT:

The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman (CPO) was established to improve the child protection system by serving as a resource to citizens, employing a complaint process for citizens to voice their concerns about child protective services and by making recommendations to the Governor’s Office, Colorado General Assembly and other stakeholders for system improvements.

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:

The position requires critical thinking skills, including the ability to research, analyze, synthesize and write. This position will assist in the development of and implementation of the CPO’s public education and outreach programs. Primary responsibilities will include content analysis and development, publication and promotion of agency products and public education of agency services, findings and ongoing work.

Essential functions of this position include:

QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in communications, journalism, public relations, public administration or other related fields. Experience in news media is highly desired. Experience in communications, education or public administration or a like field may be substituted for experience in the news media.

Applicant must have excellent verbal communications skills, adhere to deadlines, work collaboratively with CPO staff and maintain an appropriate level of professionalism.

Advanced writing skills are essential for this position. The qualified applicant will be required to demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of writing, including proper organization, appropriate sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and editing.

Proficiency with Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite programs, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other applicable social media platforms is required.

*Final applicants will be required to submit a writing sample that demonstrates research and analytical abilities on a substantive topic. Applicants will also be required to engage in a “real-time” writing exercise that illustrates the applicant’s ability to accurately summarize issues and write in a succinct, colloquial manner.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The successful applicant in this position must be willing and available to submit to the following conditions:

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:     

No supervisory responsibilities. Responsible for one’s own work product.

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to knielsen@coloradocpo.org. Please include “Public Information Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will not be accepted through any other state or government website or application process.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022.

 

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