What We Do

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

Our Core Values Define Our Character, And Each Employee Is Expected To Embody These Values In All The Work We Do

At OIT, we recognize that "how" we deliver is as important as "what" we deliver.

SERVICE: Serving the people of Colorado
Intentionally and generously serving others for a better Colorado.

INTEGRITY: Demonstrating credibility and sincerity in our work
Inspiring confidence and trust in the Governor's Office of Information Technology through our personal conduct.

TEAMWORK: Collaboratively working together at OIT and across the state
Working cooperatively with others and engaging in constructive dialogue to overcome difficult challenges

RESPECT: Appreciating and acknowledging the role, diversity, and contribution of those with whom we work.
Consistently conducting ourselves in a way that shows regard and thoughtfulness to others.

COURAGE: Pushing boundaries to foster positive change
Proactively and positively pursuing the transformations necessary to address tough issues and drive innovation.

INNOVATION: FOSTERING NEW IDEAS
We foster new ideas. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask, "How can we do this better?" Then we take action and make a difference through novel processes and technology.

Why We Want You

We want your expertise, positive energy, drive to succeed and love of this great state as we work to elevate the expectations Coloradans have of their government.

What You'll Get From Us

At OIT you will find an opportunity to contribute meaningful work to support and serve Colorado residents. It's your chance to combine your love of technology with public service. Plus, you'll have great benefits, motivated team members, and opportunities for advancement.

Check out this video to see why our employees love working for the Governor's Office of Information Technology:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvsAxCwoxs&feature=youtu.be
Description of Job

Term Limited Position*** This position is term limited with a tentative end date of September 30, 2020. Term Limited positions are eligible for benefits. Term Limited positions may be extended.

The OIT Communications Office provides a full range of internal and external communications to support OIT's people, projects, products, and services. This team executes strategic marketing and communications initiatives to educate, inform, and engage a diverse stakeholder group including employees, customers, legislature, media, and the residents of Colorado. The team consists of staff uniquely experienced in business and technology communications, design, editing, media relations, branding, and marketing. The Communications Office also serves as the in-house creative services unit.

Joint Agency Interoperability (JAI) is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), and OIT to improve the state's data sharing IT infrastructure in order to make data available to the right person at the right time for the right reason. The project will initially connect four major IT systems to provide county caseworkers with a unified view of a person across Medicaid (CBMS), child support (ACSES), child welfare (Trails) and child care assistance (CHATS).

The Program Communications Manager is solely responsible for setting the communication strategy, developing the framework and executing the plan to provide clear, concise and timely communications between OIT, agency partners, and County health organizations. This role oversees the alignment of communication plans for technology initiatives with the business goals of OIT. The Program Communications Manager directs communication to stakeholders which include end users of OIT provided technology, technology steering committees and liaisons within state agencies, and executives within those agencies responsible for technology decision making. This position is accountable for establishing and maintaining a positive image of OIT through targeted, on brand communication.

Primary Job Duties

Communications Strategy, Development, and Management – Joint Agency Interoperability (JAI) program:

  • Develop and execute the communication strategy for JAI
  • Develop and execute effective communication plans for all projects and technical changes within the JAI program
  • Cultivate strong relationships with the JAI program manager and product owner to ensure that communication strategies continue to align with program objectives and project deliverables
     

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Execute on stakeholder engagement plans in support of the JAI program or projects
  • Schedule, plan agendas and lead JAI communication workgroup meetings
  • Responsible for the creation, collaboration and delivery of all communication workgroup tasks
  • Build strong relationships with state agency and county stakeholder groups to facilitate effective engagement activities

     

Communications Consulting And Program Support

  • Attend project leadership, steering committee and technical meetings
  • Prepare or review project and program documentation as required
  • Provide guidance to program leadership on communication best practices
  • Review or draft executive presentations, talking points and any content developed for public consumption including media interactions

     

Content Development And Delivery

  • Write, edit, review. and manage content for a wide range of communication for digital, print and video platforms in support of the JAI program and projects
  • Review and edit strategic reports and documents as needed
  • Translate technical content into understandable language for JAI stakeholders
  • Translate technical direction into plain language user guides and instruction sheets
  • Identify existing and explore new channels for content delivery to stakeholders
  • Ensure timely and targeted delivery of all communication content

     

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions Of Employment & Appeal Rights

Term Limited Position*** This position is term limited with a tentative end date of September 30, 2020. Term Limited positions are eligible for benefits. Term Limited positions may be extended.
 

  • This position, though titled manager, does not manage individuals but will manage the JAI communications program.***

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment which may include Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, or similar.

    Five years of professional experience in communications, public relations, marketing, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Professional experience creating audiovisual and designed collaterals for public information, marketing or advertising campaigns.

    Substitutions

    Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

    Training or certification related to the work assigned to the position will be considered as a substitution for the required experience and/or education.

    Successful Candidates Will Possess The Following Skills And Experience

    10 + years experience in strategic internal communication initiatives within a large, complex, matrix organization.

    Strong experience communicating technology-focused information.

    Passion for collaboration and knowledge sharing; strong project management skills with proven track record of managing multiple work streams with numerous stakeholders.

    Ability to simplify complex messages for different types of audiences and create content that reaches audiences across various channels.

    Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.

    Knowledge of AP writing style; thorough knowledge of writing, editing and graphics

    Supplemental Information
     

  • *This posting may be used to fill multiple positions and will remain open or be re-opened as needed until an adequate pool of qualified applicants is obtained. Positions may be filled using this posting before the posting actually closes**
     
  • ADA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the disability which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for OIT to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation several days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for OIT to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation.

    To request a reasonable test accommodation for this assessment, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the contact listed on this announcement several days before the assessment date.

    • Conditions of employment: A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or conviction of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.
    • Some details to be aware of: Former employees of the State of Colorado who have not left in good standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
    • Comparative Analysis Process: is the selection process used to identify the applicant that fits the job the best from a qualified applicant pool. Applications and applicants are compared to others in the pool to identify a top group. Applicants will be notified of their status in the pool via email.
    • Driver's License: Incumbent must possess a valid, state-issued drivers' license, as periodic travel to various locations in the Denver Metro Area may be required.
    • Travel- May require travel to locations throughout the state.
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