Iowa Department of Administrative Services IDOC Chief of Staff in Des Moines, Iowa
IDOC Chief of Staff
IDOC Chief of Staff
$93,288.00 - $132,828.80 Annually
Des Moines - 50313 - Polk County, IA
238 Corrections - Central Office
11/30/2023 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact
Johana Herdrich 515-725-0027
Submit resume and cover letter to Johana.Herdrich@iowa.gov, by 8:00 am on December 1, 2023.
This position is the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) Chief of Staff that serves under the broad direction of the Director of the DOC, and is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the departmental strategy for all communications, public relations, messaging, and collateral information to consistently articulate the vision, mission and values of the DOC. This position is the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information to internal and external stakeholders. This position assists the director in duties as outlined by Iowa Code 904, and in designing and implementing the department’s strategic plan and priorities.
Serves on the Department’s Executive Management Team and collaborates with Deputy Directors, Wardens, District Directors and other DOC Administrators on Departmental strategic planning, policy direction and operational issues.
Directs and/or coordinates the development of the following: Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Report and Annual Data Plan ensuring that the goals and objectives contribute to the achievement of the mission of the department and the State of Iowa.
Acts as DOC point of contact for all media and public inquiries, as well as oversees external communication on behalf of the director. Develops press releases and serves as the DOC spokesperson with the media.
Develops and manages communication via the DOC website and social media accounts.
Responds to correspondence on behalf of and as delegated by the Director.
Prepares written and visual presentations for the Director to use in various forums, e.g., Board of Corrections meetings, legislative committee meetings, national conferences, speaking engagements, etc.
Provides oversight/assistance and expertise on grant writing and collaborative technical assistance applications which support and promote DOC goals and objectives.
Serves as the Legislative Liaison for the department and liaison to the Governor’s Office.
This position is the primary contact for elected members of the Iowa Legislature and their respective caucus staff for matters related to the department. This position also serves as the liaison to the legislature on matters regarding changes to Iowa Code during legislative session. Legislative Liaison also drafts changes to Iowa Code on behalf of the department in coordination with Department’s Legal Counsel. This position prepares summaries of code changes that could impact CBC’s and/or the department to internal stakeholders, and coordinates with external stakeholders in processes that may impact departmental or criminal justice code. This position also works with federal offices and entities should changes in federal law present impacts on the department.
This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Corrections . Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.
Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to six years of full-time professional-level work in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management.
2) A total of ten years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience.
3) All of the following (a, b, and c):
a. Four years of full-time professional-level work experience in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management; and
b. A total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and
c. A total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, public health, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.
4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as an Executive Officer 3 or two years of full-time work as an Executive Officer 2 or comparable specific management-level position.
For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/ExecutiveOfficer4-00713-90713.pdf) .
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238 Corrections - Central Office
Jessie Parker Building
512 E 12th St
Des Moines, Iowa, 50319
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