City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
Sep 21, 2020Full Time
About Our Job This position will accept applications until 11:59PM Monday, Sept 28th, 2020. This is a part time, grant funded position. The position is funded through 6/15/2021 but there is a possibility that this may be extended. This position will be working approximately 25 hours/week. The Mission of the Denver District Attorney's Office is to professionally and completely prosecute crimes and investigate potential crimes on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado, and in doing so, do justice, advocate for victims' rights and advise and consult in the deterrence and prevention of crime; to ensure the open, evenhanded and humane administration of justice. The office employs approximately 100 attorneys and 150 support staff, who are responsible for more than 6,000 felony and 12,000 misdemeanor prosecutions annually. The elected District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the City and County of Denver, and is responsible for the prosecution of violations of Colorado State Laws. The current Denver District Attorney is Beth McCann. The Outreach worker will be part of the Elder and At Risk Unit, housed within the Economic Crimes Unit of the Denver District Attorney's Office. The Outreach Specialist ("OS") will work closely with the other members of this Unit (Director, Investigator, Victim Advocate and Outreach Coordinator - Volunteer). The Unit already has an extensive outreach program to seniors, other community members and professionals within the City and County of Denver. The role of the OS will be to increase the reach of this program and to continue to develop the community interaction of the office. Applicants with fluency in one or more languages other than English will be preferred for this position. The responsibilities for this position are as follows: To develop a network and database of contacts within community based groups, local non-profits and other advocacy groups whose mission is to work with senior groups and other vulnerable populations across the City and County of Denver. To develop opportunities for outreach and increase the number of community groups partnering with the District Attorney's Office to prevent crime and educate the community, specifically more vulnerable populations; To develop and deliver regular presentations about fraud and scam protection to senior communities; To provide outreach and gather information on predatory practices existing within these communities; To refer individual consumer complaints for review to the Intake Division of Economic Crimes Unit where there is questionable or fraudulent behavior, and to work with the at-risk investigator as required; To provide and connect vulnerable victims to resources available, working in tandem with the Elder Victim Advocate. To foster meaningful connections within the community that ensure a level of trust in the DA's office as a safe haven to report crime. To develop opportunities and provide presentations at outreach destinations on other pertinent issues (Notario Fraud, Wage Theft) that are targeted to vulnerable populations. To collaborate on community events that reinforce and sustain the collaboration between advocacy groups, vulnerable populations and the Denver District Attorney's Office. To develop and create Spanish language outreach documents, and to build a database for distribution of outreach materials to this audience. Keep all records in relation to the grant-funded position, including data on outreach events, outreach documents created, and individual referrals gained through the position; to write quarterly reports to update on the progress of the grant; To work collaboratively with CFPI (Consumer Financial Protection Initiative) to provide referrals and be a resource for CFPI partner agencies. To attend meetings with CFPI and OFE (Office of Financial Empowerment) as needed; Occasional weekend and evening work may be required to provide services to community groups meeting out of hours Must be competent in Microsoft office, PowerPoint, and familiar with the basics of projection and presentation. Flexible, creative and enthusiastic personality, who is keen to build new programs, make new connections and involve the community meaningfully with the DA's Office through outreach. About You Our ideal candidate will have the following: Fluent in one or more languages other than English Competent in Microsoft Office programs Excellent relationship building We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate. Experience: Three (3) years of clerical experience at the type and level of an Administrative Support Assistant IV. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for two years of the minimum experience requirement, which doesn't allow for substitution for 1 of the 3 years About Everything Else Job Profile DA1190 Operations Assistant To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Oncall Position Salary Range $12.00 - $130,000.00 Starting Pay $24 Agency District Attorney The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.