About Our Job

 

Denver Public Works is seeking an accomplished legislative affairs professional with demonstrated success in government relations, public affairs and constituent services. This position will play a key role in shaping and executing legislative initiatives that enhance the Department's external relations with the City and County of Denver and state legislative bodies.

Legislative Services

·         Plans, develops, and coordinates legislative initiatives on behalf of Public Works.

·         Assists agency staff in translating legislative needs into appropriate ordinance formats.

·         Tracks and troubleshoots ordinance requests throughout the legislative process.

·         Monitors legislative/policy discussions and provides updates to appropriate staff as needed.

·         Regularly attends and participates in Council and committee meetings and state legislature and committee meetings and meets with community and other stakeholder groups, as needed, in support of Public Works.

·         Identifies and arranges for appropriate staff to appear at meetings as needed.

·        Demonstrates an understanding of agency programs, trends, priorities, target audiences, and success indicators.

·        Provides effective consultation and strategies related to legislative matters to the Chief of Staff.

 

City Council and State Legislature Liaison and Constituent Services

·         Serves as a main point of contact for Denver City Council, Mayor’s Office staff, State Legislature and State Legislative Office Staff on any and all concerns or questions about Denver Public Works.

·         Tracks requests for information and assistance from elected officials and constituents and ensures appropriate response.

·         Researches governing policies, procedures and laws and responds, resolves and/or refers complaints appropriately.

·         Provides regular updates to PW Management on City Council and State Legislature activities, proposals, issues and concerns.

·         Supports PW communications on any given topic by providing Council, the Mayor’s Office and State Legislature with information consistent with messaging provided to the media and the public.

 

Other Duties

·         Assist the PW Communications team in developing, editing and reviewing division communications and providing special project support.

·         Provide social media and marketing support as needed.

·         Prepares presentations, position papers, and talking points for PW Management, City Council, Mayor’s Office and State Legislature staff.

·         Identify need for and initiate special projects in a timely manner.

·         Create and engage in public speaking opportunities as required.

About You

 

The successful candidate should have outstanding written communication skills, be well organized and able to initiate appropriate internal/external legislative initiatives in support of the department’s vision and strategic goals.  The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and abilities to present information in a clear, credible, and persuasive manner.  The successful candidate should have broad knowledge and experience of government relations and demonstrated attention to detail, creativity, initiative and timeliness. Experience with Denver City Council, State Legislature or other legislative bodies helpful.The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience administering programs for a government agency.
 

Computer skills: proficient in Word and Excel and willing/interested to learn additional computer skills as useful to accomplish the job. 

 

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: 

Baccalaureate Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Business, or a related field.

Three years of experience acting as an administrator or a full performance level professional in communications, marketing, and public relations including demonstrated spokesperson duties in times of proactive outreach and crisis and a focus on community relations and outstanding customer service delivery.

Education/Experience Equivalency:

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements. 

 

About Everything Else

 

Job Profile

CA2308 Administrator II

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Position Type

Unlimited

 

Pay Range

Pay Range $76,307.00 – $122,091.00

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