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Title:  Communications and Legislative Affairs Chief

Application Deadline Date:  10/11/2022
Req ID:  40421
Department:  Human Services Agency

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Commensurate with experience.


Join the executive team at the Agency of Human Services supporting six departments in communications and legislative affairs. Act as the spokesperson and key public contact for media. This position designs and implements communications strategies for the various Agency policy initiatives. This includes but is not limited to writing policy briefs and opinion pieces for state and national audiences; supporting internal Agency communications to build understanding, make connections, and align the Agency "big picture"; handling all public information and media inquiries; overseeing the work of all Agency social media and mass communications channels, including publishing memos and newsletters to the departments. This role involves extensive interactions with department leadership, directors and managers, other state government and partner agencies, and local, state and federal officials. Provides support for major legislative projects, planning and reporting.  Direct supervision is provided by the AHS Director of Policy.

Who May Apply

This position, Communications and Legislative Affairs Chief (Job Requisition #40421), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
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Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier