NOTE: The announcement for this position will close on November 15, 2018 or when 50 application have been received, whichever occurs first.

OPEN TO STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY
 
The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado, unless this requirement is waived by the State Personnel Board.  If the residency requirement has been waived for an announced vacancy, it will be noted on the job announcement and applications will be considered from individuals who are not residents of Colorado.  This announcement does not include a residency waiver.
 
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Our mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.  In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
 
Customer service is a key component for every position across state government.  We are focused on improving Efficiency (use of resources), Effectiveness (impact of our work), and Elegance (graceful service interactions).

COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE 

Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.

The work unit in which this position exists develops and coordinates the internal and external communication of the agency as part of the CPW mission to protect Colorado's natural resources and provide people with the opportunity to use and enjoy those resources. The section develops and delivers written, verbal and online materials to educate and inform Colorado residents and visitors to the state about natural resources and outdoor recreation. The Public Information and Website Section is responsible for media relations, public relations, customer call-centers, front desk services and maintenance of a website presence critical to the delivery of agency services and sales of agency products. It is a primary public face of the agency and advises agency leadership on communication matters.

 

DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

OPEN TO STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY

The position will be the primary point of contact for field web authors to help explain web processes and train staff on best practices in web authoring and content creation. This position serves as a member of the CPW web team, aids the Public Information and Website Section in problem solving, and is responsive to agency needs. This position will aid the two existing web positions in website analytics, homepage content design and website project planning. Under the direction of the Section Manager, this person will assist the web team in the implementation of a website operational plan. This position will work closely with the two existing web positions to train field staff in CPW website maintenance standards and provide regular outreach to maintain updated program information on the CPW website.  As a technical expert in web content management and design, this person will play a critical role in helping CPW achieve large-scale outreach and awareness goals laid out by the agency Strategic Plan.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Website Page Content Redesigns  50%
Under the guidance of the Public Information and Website Section Manager and the website objectives, this position will assist in managing new web page project and content requests, which expand upon and enhance program information and accessibility to the public. This person will work as part of the redesign team to ensure CPW's strategic priorities are met by working with agency staff to gather, rank and disseminate information based on target audience and agency priorities. This person will be responsible for tracking projects, managing OIT requests, content needed and reporting out to the Section Manager and web team on project progress.

Manage and Maintain Web Author Database and Staff Training Program  25%
This position will be responsible for designing and maintaining regular trainings to ensure accountability and accuracy of the CPW website. This position will also be responsible for the creation of a web-authoring database to track current authors. The position will work closely with agency supervisors to ensure each program has a Subject Matter Expert designated to review and provide updates to web content.

Review and Update Content for Readability and Audience Based on Program and Section Needs  15%
Interpret complex scientific concepts into web-based material that is understandable by a general audience. Review, refine, revise amd update current web material on a regular and timely basis

Develop New Content   5%
Research and write recreation-related, park-related or wildlife-related content for Web publication. Independently writes and edits materials for the web using proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, style and tone in accordance with accepted professional standards and agency publication, design and style guidance.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS, CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & APPEAL RIGHTS:

NOTE: The announcement for this position will close on November 15, 2018 or when 50 application have been received, whichever occurs first.

OPEN TO STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Web Design & Development, Marketing, Communications, Public Policy, Public Relations, Journalism or another field of study directly related to the assignment and three years of professional full-time experience in website content management which included CMS theme development and web application development and implementation.

Substitutions
A combination of professional work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.

A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study directly related to the work assignment may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one or two years of general experience respectively.

Conditions of Employment 

  • Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire.
  • Must possess and maintain a Colorado driver's license
  • Must be willing and able to attend semi-annual statewide meeting of the Public Information and Web Branch, which may be held outside of the Denver Metro area and require overnight travel. As the agency is statewide in nature, the position may occasionally travel to other agency office locations for overnight work assignments.

Required Competencies

  • Professional level marketing, web design and development skills
  • Strong written skills with an ability to produce web and blog content quickly
  • Exceptional communication skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a concise and understandable manner.
  • Organizational understanding of current affairs with the outdoor recreation and natural resource professional field relationship-building skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Desired Characteristics and Attributes

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics and attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, energetic, optimistic, positive attitude
  • Proactive, takes initiative, self-motivated
  • Great work ethic, disciplined, conscientious, thorough and diligent
  • Organized and professional
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer-service mindset, respectful, helpful
  • Adaptable and open to change
  • Possesses good problem solving ability and uses good judgment
  • Self-confident and self-aware
  • Honest, trustworthy, dependable

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Public relations experience in a government role
  • High level of written and oral communications skills
  • Relationship building skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Organizational understanding of current affairs with the outdoor recreation and natural resource professional field

Appeal Rights 
It is recommended that you contact the Human Resources Specialist listed below to resolve issues related to your possession of minimum qualifications.  However, if you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
 
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
 
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process.  The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
 
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb.  If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
 
 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

The Colorado Constitution requires all appointments and promotions in the state personnel system be made according to merit and fitness.
 
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER OF INTEREST AND RÉSUMÉ AT TIME OF APPLICATION
 
Application materials will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position.
 
Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the assessment process may consist of a Structured Application/Résumé Review.  Utilizing your application, résumé and cover letter, the review would be a comparative analysis against the listed required competencies, job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and job fit.  It is imperative that you provide adequate detail on your application, résumé and cover letter to describe how you meet and/or exceed the requirements for this position. 
 
Comparative analysis factors to be assessed:

  • Technical Competence – Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.
  • Depth and Breadth of Experience – Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement; varied and not one dimensional; and demonstrate progressively higher level of responsibility with a wide range.
  • Job Fit – Experience will be evaluated to determine how well your past experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position.  Current experience is preferred.

 
Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments.  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 in future steps in the assessment process.
 
Toll–Free Applicant Support – Technical Help
If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with technical issues.   Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.
 
 

 
HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
 
TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: 
An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement.
 
IF NOT APPLYING ON-LINE, SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Online is the preferred method of applying. If you are unable to apply on-line for reasons other than technical issues, please contact Naomi Nigro at 303-866-2667 x 8644 prior to the closing date/time of the announcement.
 
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:
Naomi Nigro 303-866-2667 x8644 naomi.nigro@state.co.us
 
METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
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