Public Involvement Planning Specialist - Denver, CO
This position exists to ensure that the most complete qualitative social
information (in the form of public input) is available to inform decision-making,
policy and planning processes of the Division of Parks and Wildlife and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission.
This position exists to ensure that the most complete qualitative social information (in the form of public input) is available to inform decision-making, policy and planning processes of the Division of Parks and Wildlife and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. The position provides support to CPW branches and regions to support agency staff in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing public engagement strategies. Collaboration with Policy and Planning staff, particularly the Public Involvement Specialist IV position, is expected.
- Provides general support/project management for a broad set of statewide public involvement/policy and planning activities, including such tasks as organizing meeting logistics, data entry and analysis, recording meeting minutes, conducting secondary
- Compiles/analyzes public involvement outcomes and summarize in reports, presentations, and other materials that may be shared internally and externally.
- Supports regional and statewide public involvement activities to inform the management of wildlife and Colorado’s state parks to build trust for CPW, address conflict, build awareness for CPW’s work and enhance shared stewardship of our wildlife and park resources.
- Coordinates with managers, field staff and subject matter experts to identify public involvement needs and support implementation as needed.
- Designs, directs, monitors and evaluates agency public involvement processes to gather public opinion information that will help inform agency policy, regulations and management activities.
- Applies public involvement methods with consideration for each situation, the issue being addressed, and the intersection with current regulations, policy, planning and social science activities.
- Identifies and addresses potential barriers to stakeholder participation, such as timing, travel needs, language and other accommodations.
- Establishes and maintains effective communication links between field personnel, the public and decision makers.
- Trains and advises CPW personnel on how to plan for and conduct public involvement processes.
- Provides a wide array of support services including the preparation of written outreach materials, the design and facilitation of public meetings and the development of web content.
- Applies community partnership best practices to engage underserved and underrepresented communities.
- Facilitates communication between internal and/or external stakeholders to effectively gather information. Confer with stakeholders to clarify issues, identify underlying concerns, and develop an understanding of their respective needs and interests. Provide facilitation services to agency staff to assist with internal decision-making, planning or policy
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment such as wildlife management, outdoor recreation, public engagement, natural sciences, social sciences (sociology, psychology), policy, planning, public administration or a related field and at least two years of related professional experience.
- Experience using qualitative and quantitative research methods that includes survey
implementation and online survey tools.
- Experience with ArcGIS is beneficial
- You may be required to provide your education-related transcripts if requested for verification of your qualifications.
- Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for year basis.
- Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for year basis.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
- Application Required - completed for this announcement.
- Cover letter Requested - uploaded as an attachment to your online application.
- Resume Required - uploaded as an attachment to your online application.
- Resumes and Cover Letters WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.
The Assessment Process
The Colorado Constitution requires all appointments and promotions in the state personnel system be made according to merit and fitness. 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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. Resumes and Cover Letters WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.
Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the assessment process will consist of a Structured Application/Resume Review. Utilizing your application materials, the review is 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 and in comparison to all other applicants for this position.
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