Job Announcement - Colorado Division of Emergency Management Public Information Officer (PIO)

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is seeking a Public Information Officer (PIO) within the Division of Emergency Management.  This role will provide information to the public, media, partners and stakeholders on the state's responsibilities regarding all hazards preparedness, natural hazards mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery in support of local governments, special districts, private sector and volunteer partner entities within Colorado.

The Public Information Officer position is open only to Colorado state residents and closes August 12, 2011.  The primary physical work address is in Centennial, CO.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to,

  • Advising and coordinating the state's public information activities before, during and after a state disaster emergency.
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive public information program, including providing education and increasing awareness of emergency preparedness.
  • The position develops and implements the Division's internal and external communications plans; maintains the Division's internet presence as a communications tool for all target audiences utilizing Content Management System (CMS), Google Blogger, Facebook, and Twitter and develops and distributes weekly information reports.

For more information, see the Public Information Officer, DEM Position Announcement or contact Susie Esparza, Department of Local Affairs Human Resources, at or at (303) 866-5884.