Rural Outreach Specialist (Liaison III)
- Division of Community Engagement
- Position Number:
- LAA 00620
- Salary Range:
- $5,000.00 - $6,200.00 Monthly
- Apply By:
- Monday, August 1, 2022, 11:25 pm
- Work Unit:
- Outreach and Engagement
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Tuesday, July 5, 2022
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!
The Office of the Attorney General has an opportunity as a Rural Outreach Specialist in the Division of Community Engagement (DCE). This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional with passion for advocating for and connecting with rural Colorado communities. This Rural Outreach Specialist will engage with rural communities across the state to learn about, advocate for, and develop strategies to address and elevate the priorities, concerns, and opportunities facing rural Colorado communities related to the Department’s work. If you’re interested in being part of our awesome team of committed public servants, we invite you to apply so we can learn more about you!
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Rural Outreach Specialist will coordinate outreach programs designed to engage rural communities across Colorado and inform related Department of Law initiatives with an emphasis on resource development including related to opioid response and prevention. This position will serve as a departmental point of contact for external partners across rural Colorado, engaging on department priority topics that are most relevant to, and prioritized by, the rural communities including opioid response, water management, broadband and infrastructure development and access, youth wellness and education, public safety, and consumer protection. Duties include:
- Develop and conduct outreach with rural communities across the state, including traveling to and attending local events, spearheading and participating in digital and virtual events, hosting convenings around the state (in-person and virtually), and designing DCE and Department outreach to those communities
- Cultivate a network of rural partners, develop and advance meaningful ties to those communities and serve as a dedicated point of contact for this rural network; maintain an open dialogue to ensure relevant departmental resources are promoted across rural Colorado and that rural communities are consulted in efforts to inform our work
- Identify trends and decide when and how to make recommendations to Departmental professionals, including the Opioid Response Unit, on engagement opportunities and process improvement to engage rural Colorado
- Bring back the information ascertained through stakeholders and outreach, gather and analyze that feedback, and evaluate it relative to the Department’s practices and strategies
- Develop and independently manage efforts to connect rural communities with Department of Law and other state resources as well as offer assistance to pursue other state and federal resources and grants.
- Support departmental strategic projects and advocate for rural priorities in project development and implementation
Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in the Department of Law.
This position is open only to residents of Colorado.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
- Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in community/public engagement, communications, agricultural sciences, public administration, public relations, political science, marketing, or a closely related field AND
- Two years of professional experience
- developing strategies for community outreach and conducting outreach events, and working directly with stakeholders;
- OR two years of professional experience advocating for issues or communities in rural Colorado. This experience should be the primary purpose of (not ancillary to or an occasional part of) the assignment.
- Demonstrated connections across rural Colorado and a passion for rural advocacy
- Familiarity with or aptitude to quickly grasp state and local granting processes including providing grant technical assistance
- Experience developing relationships/network with community, including community-based organizations, and local governments
- Experience developing outreach strategies and conducting outreach events
- Experience providing strategic planning consultation/facilitation to stakeholders
- Demonstrated strong public speaking and communications skills
- Knowledge of state and federal resources (grants, available to rural communities)
- Strong written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
- Project management experience
- Experience creating community education materials and outreach materials
- Proficiency with MS Office suite
Professional experience developing strategies for community outreach and conducting outreach events will substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.
Conditions of Employment:
- Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
- Requires the ability to travel independently by vehicle
- 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.
The Office of the Attorney General offers challenging, interesting, and meaningful work. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.