Census Outreach Coordinator- Project

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Jul 26, 2019
Temporary Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $28.60 - $31.53 Hourly

Job Description

The Position
The Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee seeks an Census Outreach Coordinator to support our efforts in maximizing participation in Hard-to-Count communities. This recruitment will remain open until filled.


The U.S. Constitution mandates that the U.S. Census Bureau conduct a general count of its population every 10 years. The next nationwide decennial census will take place in the early part of 2020. Local, state, and Federal governments use the decennial census for the purposes of apportioning their districts, and the Federal government uses it to distribute approximately $675 billion dollars in Federal funds annually among tribal, state and local governments to fund critical programs, social services and infrastructure projects. Contra Costa County depends on census data and Federal funds to deliver quality services to its residents.

The Census 2020 Initiative is comprised of a broad-based coalition of community organizations, advocates, the private sector, interfaith communities, and philanthropy all working together to inform, educate and mobilize all Contra Costa residents to get counted in 2020.

About the Role:
Working under the direction of the Contra Costa Complete Count Committee Chair's Chief of Staff, the Census Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the Initiative's activities. He or she will work in a fast-paced outcomes-driven environment interacting with County supervisors and staff, local elected, community and business leaders to facilitate a complete and accurate 2020 Census count in Contra Costa County.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Fluency in a foreign language of an immigrant community in Contra Costa County
  • Extremely detail oriented, organized, and process based
  • Experience working in fast-paced work environments, on campaigns, and, on teams
  • Deep relationships with Hard-to-Count communities, ex: CCC Subcommittee participants
This is a full-time, temporary position for 12-18 months commencing as early as September 2, 2019. Salary will be determined based upon experience. The Census Outreach Coordinator will report to the Chair of the Contra Costa Complete Count Committee.

This is an at-will position. The individual appointed to this position will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority.
Typical Tasks
  • Work with County Census staff on Complete Count Committee (CCC) meeting preparation/logistics and follow-up.
  • Coordinate with federal, State and regional organizations.
  • Staff the CCC subcommittees, track the development of work plans and related progress of subcommittees formed under the purview of the CCC.
  • Work with District Supervisor designees to plan and organize Regional Working Groups, including venue selection, inviting key partners, scheduling, and overall logistics.
  • Train, coordinate and administer a Speakers' Bureau to provide periodic census updates, presentations, and training to City staff and elected officials.
  • Contribute to talking points, e-newsletters, social media, and informational collateral.
  • Support community outreach and messaging by providing current and accurate information, connections, and resources.
  • Problem-solve and identify strategies and recommendations for the prioritization of projects, issues and activities that benefit the Initiative.
  • Work with multiple County departments, County staff, community partners, and others to develop and deliver key Initiative objectives.
  • Attend meetings, make presentations, conduct outreach and education activities including participating in events with a variety of interested stakeholders during and after regular work scheduled hours, including weekends.
  • Support keeping the County's Census website content up-to-date.
  • Support the development and tracking of a comprehensive Census 2020 implementation plan.
  • Maintain a centralized repository of information.
  • Develop a summary of process and lessons learned to inform the Census 2030 effort.
  • Additional tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, political science, business administration or other closely related field.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience, which included responsibility in one of the following areas: facilitating civic and community engagement activities and education; working with or for legislative groups or constituents; facilitating and promoting civic engagement through public speaking engagements with schools, community events or service organizations. One (1) year of such experience must have included direct responsibility for program and staff management.
Selection Process

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online atwww.cccounty.us/hrto complete a Contra Costa County application and short supplemental questionnaire.

The process may include one or all of the following: online testing, an additional supplemental questionnaire, and a structured panel interview, the results of which will result in a list of candidates to be forwarded to the County Administrator's office (CAO)for consideration. CAOmay conduct additional interviews before a final selection is made.

1. Application Filing:All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
2. Application Evaluation:Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.