Jobs: Help us bring a fantastic Youth Advisor to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

This position is only open to Colorado state residents. This is a term-limited position and will not be funded beyond August 15, 2019. Youth and young adults between the ages of 16 – 20 at the time of filling out the job application for this position are encouraged to apply. This announcement will close on August 15, 2016 or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever comes first.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. TO APPLY: Youth Advisor – 5190

If you have difficulty with the link, please access the State of Colorado job website at

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Make a real difference . . .
Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people and the quality of its environment.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

 

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Description of Job

Youth Advisor

The Youth and Young Adult Unit at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is hiring a youth/young adult between the ages of 16-20. This part time position will work in partnership with staff, youth-serving organizations, other Youth Advisors and various young people from around the state.  The focus of the work includes, but is not limited to, providing youth perspective and recommendations to inform Colorado 9to25, data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and how other projects can better engage youth in their work.  We believe that young people have an expertise in the lives of youth and youth culture and by having them as a part of our team, we will improve the programs and policies that affect the lives of ALL of Colorado’s youth. This employment opportunity is limited to three full years and includes salaried pay, and paid benefits, such as paid holiday leave, sick leave, and health insurance.

If selected, you will have the opportunity to share your skills with various state and community leaders to help improve the opportunities and outcomes of young people statewide.  There will be strong support from staff to develop your own skills so that you can provide support and training to team members and assist them in achieving goals related to youth health and well-being.  This includes, but is not limited to, participating on the Colorado 9to25 leadership teams; assisting with the Colorado 9to25 website and social media tools; hosting presentations and learning opportunities for communities statewide; supporting the development and implementation of state and local policies; and making sure young people understand the data that is most meaningful to their daily lives.Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

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Minimum Qualifications:
Youth and young adults between the ages of 16 – 20 at the time of applying for the position, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to use social media tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and various other websites and know how to talk to, and work with, other diverse youth who are also between the ages of 16-20

Along with the minimum qualifications, it is important that individuals have…

  • Special interest and ability to use creative ideas to help connect people, organizations, and resources to benefit ALL young people in Colorado.
  • Ability and willingness to connect and partner with diverse communities
  • Ability to communicate effectively when working with people who may have differing opinions
  • Ability to manage time effectively

This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. “See Resume” will not be accepted. 

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SHOULD YOU BE SELECTED FOR THESE POSITIONS, YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT…

  • This employment will end on August 15, 2019
  • You must be willing to work 20 hours per week at our campus, located in Cherry Creek North, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Actual schedules will be determined if you are offered the job.
  • You must maintain the ability to travel independently throughout the Denver Metro area to attend meetings or group activities.
  • You must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as necessary.

Supplemental Information

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO BE CONSIDERED?

  1. A completed State of Colorado application.
  2. A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. Completely answer supplemental questions at the end of the application.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT…
After the closing date of this announcement, everything you submit will be reviewed by a group of staff members who with then determine the top group (6) of qualified applicants.  That top group will then be invited to participate in a formal interview process with a different set of individuals. They will determine who is the best fit for the jobs and make a job offer. The individual selected will then be required to attend a New Employee Orientation and complete payroll and Human Resources forms.

If you have difficulty with the link, please access the State of Colorado job website at

 

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