About this Position:
This position functions as the primary risk communications specialist for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. This position has direct contact with departmental leadership, external stakeholder groups and leaders, and the public. It is responsible for various risk and crisis communication and emergency preparedness efforts including, but not limited to, training, facilitating and coordinating communications efforts, project management, writing and editing news releases, talking points and other informational pieces. This position acts as a specialist for staff, handling strategic risk and emergency communications and messaging. It is a specialist responsible for highly complex and specialized communication, collaboration, and emergency response communication duties.
NOTE: This position is being reposted. If you previously applied for this position, your application is still being considered.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public's food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $104.7 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.
MDARD is committed to a department-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion program that builds upon our values and invests in our employees. We provide an inclusive culture through involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized.