Colorado 811 is the utility protection center for the state of Colorado. Working for Colorado 811 means you are helping to protect Colorado’s underground infrastructure.The Manager of Damage Prevention leads the Damage Prevention Department in their effort to promote the Colorado 811 mission of Damage Prevention and keeping Colorado safe. If you are a creative, innovative, and motivated individual looking to focus your talents in a meaningful and rewarding way then this is the team for you!


Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director


  • Provide goal and strategy recommendations for Damage Prevention Department
  • Establish and oversee stakeholder outreach goals for each territory
  • Track and provide cadence reports on department outreach efforts and outcomes
  • Develop innovative outreach programs with stakeholders
  • Promote damage prevention awareness and Colorado 811’s mission and services to stakeholders and the public to include but not limited to Damage Prevention Best Practices, Colorado One Call Law, Colorado 811 Operating Procedures, Excavator Handbook, and use of Colorado 811 services and web-based platforms
  • Coordinate stakeholder outreach for industry events such as expos, trade shows, and conferences
  • Assist stakeholders with coordinating notifications on large projects
  • Regularly attend Damage Prevention Councils and Joint Underground Utility Coordinating meetings
  • Collaborate on marketing campaigns and surveys
  • Collaborate with Contact Center and Member Relations departments to support stakeholder initiatives
  • Support Colorado 811 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program
  • Submit and approve departmental expense reports and invoices
  • Provide direct supervision and periodic review of Damage Prevention Department personnel
  • Oversee training of Damage Prevention Department personnel
  • Responsible for addressing all forms of time-off for department personnel and ensuring timecards are prepped for payroll
  • Submit other reports as required by ED and other departments
  • Perform other duties as assigned by ED
  • Uphold the Colorado 811 Mission Statement and Quality statement


  • Proficient in Colorado One-Call legislation
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively lead teams, groups of peers and individuals in small group settings and larger presentation situations
  • Excellent, above average, customer service technique, map reading skills & geographical knowledge of Colorado
  • Proficient and professional verbal communication and grammar skills
  • Ability to use digital team collaboration tools such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to find successes in an independent work environment
  • Ability to create and maintain business appropriate relationships with personnel from all levels of the organization and industry stakeholders
  • Ability to create and utilize proven efficiency practices
  • Ability to think and appropriately respond to emergency or stressful situations
  • Proficient keyboarding and mouse skills
  • Strong knowledge in use of current technological resources
  • Strong knowledge and application of current management philosophies and practices
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to sit or stand while performing job duties with minimum unavailable time
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures


Ten or more years of experience in related fields including utilities, utility locating, excavation, and damage prevention; public relations experience a plus


Four-year degree in public relations, business, or engineering field or equivalent experience required


  • Field remote position
  • Frequent local travel throughout state and occasional overnight stays
  • Occasional after hour and weekend travel, event participation and on demand communications
  • Company vehicle supplied for work related use only
  • Follow current dress code policy with expectation of more business appropriate attire and self-presentation beyond basic guidelines


Normal business hours with occasional after-hour and weekend travel and event participation


Salary; Exempt; annual cost of living increases and bonuses based on both defined expectations and observed performance. Contingent upon approved annual operating budget

Salary: $78,704.00 – $98,379.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account (HSA) plan options
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible schedule
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