Public Involvement Planning Specialist

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

About the organization

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 42ā€‹ state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 350 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.


This position ensures 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 and collaborates with Policy and Planning staff.

This position provides a unique level of knowledge and expertise on if, when and how public involvement efforts should be a part of agency policy, planning and decision making as well as program and project planning and execution; works with other agency staff, primarily as a project leader, to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement public involvement strategies and processes; trains and advises CPW employees concerning public involvement theories, concepts and technical applications; provides expertise on the anticipated impacts of the public's attitudes, values and beliefs on current and future decision-making; evaluates public involvement outcomes and advises on the integration of those outcomes into decision-making or planning; and mediates conflicts and/or facilitates internal and external stakeholder processes to guide parties toward mutual agreement.


Minimum Qualifications
At least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in in a field of study related to the work assignment such as public engagement, communications, public administration, public policy, environmental policy, political science, human dimensions, law, business administration, natural resource management, outdoor recreation, parks administration or management, biology, ecology, environmental science, geography, forestry, range management AND at least three years professional experience in public involvement planning that includes the development, modification and application of public involvement theories, concepts, standards and techniques.


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.

Preferred Qualifications
Current or former State experience relevant to this position.

Required Competencies
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate through all avenues of communication (e.g., email, phone, website, in person, etc.)
Outstanding customer service skills which includes timely responses to all customers
High attention to detail
Ability to problem solve independently and as a team member
Being reliable and punctual
Ability to perform under pressure and on deadline
Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and internet research


$68,388.00 - $80,232.00 Annually

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