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Colorado State Environmental Protection Specialist - 2446 in Denver, Colorado

Environmental Protection Specialist - 2446

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Environmental Protection Specialist - 2446

Salary

$65,796.00 - $82,236.00 Annually

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Public Health & Environment

Job Number

FAA02446-02/2020

Closing

9/28/2020 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This announcement will remain open until the end date listed above or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Be BOLD and make a real difference . . .

Do you desire a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a career position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to advance Colorado's health and protect the places we live, work, learn, and play. Our vision is to create a healthy and sustainable Colorado where current and future generations thrive.

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our tobacco-free campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Employee wellness programs and facilities

  • Extensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects

  • Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racks

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

  • Strong, yet flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off

  • Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees

  • Tuition assistance for college-level courses including Masters degree programs

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, and

  • A variety of employee resource groups

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/pslfFlow.action#!/pslf/launch

Description of Job

Work Unit

The purpose of the Federal Facility Remediation & Restoration Unit is to oversee the cleanup of federal facilities (primarily the Department of Defense (DoD)) located in Colorado. The Unit works with federal agencies, state and local governments, businesses, and the general public to ensure that federal facility cleanups or remedial actions are conducted in a manner, which is protective of human health and the environment, and are consistent with state and federal law. The Unit oversees the remediation and closure of regulated waste management units at numerous active sites, formerly used defense sites, or base realignment and closure sites. Remediation is necessary due to the contamination of environmental media from the improper management of hazardous waste or hazardous substances and are usually conducted pursuant to RCRA or CERCLA. The Unit provides technical assistance and approval regarding the proper management of hazardous waste; characterization of contaminated sites, and remediation of soil, surface water, and groundwater. The Unit also oversees the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Program. The purpose of this program is to assess injuries to the state's natural resources, collaborate with the Department of Natural Resources and the Attorney General to obtain settlements for damages resulting from natural resource injuries, review restoration proposals, draft contracts for funding approved restoration activities, and projects. The Unit seeks and fosters public involvement in selecting and carrying out actions, which are technically sound, cost-effective, and timely.

The Position

The position exists to represent the state's interests regarding compliance with federal and state law under CERCLA and RCRA at federal facilities in Colorado. The position provides technical support and oversight at federal facilities, ensuring that remedial actions satisfy the state's legal, regulatory, policy, and technical requirements; consider and address public input; incorporate agreements between other agencies with the jurisdiction of interest; are technically sound, cost-effective, and performed in a timely manner. The position requires regulatory expertise regarding the characterization and remediation of soil, surface water, and groundwater in order to make these determinations. In some cases, the position may require regulatory expertise (or the willingness to learn) regarding the characterization and removal of military munitions and munitions constituents. The position also provides onsite oversight of hazardous waste remediation activities to ensure the work performed is consistent with design specifications and drawings, work plans, and decision documents.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

6 years of full-time work experience demonstrating knowledge and experience providing technical oversight of the characterization and clearance of military munitions or unexploded ordnance, and munitions constituents. Proven technical knowledge of remedial actions including soil and groundwater cleanups. (Substitution)

OR

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, engineering (chemical, environmental), industrial hygiene, or a related field.

AND

Two (2) years of experience in demonstrating knowledge and experience providing technical oversight of the characterization and clearance of military munitions or unexploded ordnance, and munitions constituents. Proven technical knowledge of remedial actions including soil and groundwater cleanups. (Minimum Qualifications)

OR

Masters from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, engineering (chemical, environmental), industrial hygiene, or a related field may substitute for the professional experience on a year-for-year basis. (Substitution)

This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated

A copy of your transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications and Essential Competencies:

The preferred experience, competencies, and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:

  • Working with Colorado Hazardous Waste Act, the Colorado Solid Waste Disposal Sites and Facilities Act and regulations, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and other related environmental statutes and guidance.

  • Knowledge and experience providing technical oversight of the characterization and clearance of military munitions or unexploded ordnance, and munitions constituents.

  • Experience conducting technical reviews and/or inspections. Strong analytical and organizational skills, with keen attention to details

  • Knowledge and experience writing technical reports

  • Ability to interpret regulations and statutes

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and effective listening skills

  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with a wide range of customers

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Ability to collaborate and achieve consensus with a variety of customers and organizations

  • Experience providing compliance assistance

  • Ability to work well independently as well as in/with a team

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Ability to interpret and analyze data

Conditions of Employment

CDPHE-A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Human Resources office with an official disposition of any charges. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit to a background check if offered the position.

This position requires the travel of 10%-15% during the year for site inspections, stakeholder meetings, and meetings.

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist: The following must be submitted by the application deadline.

  1. A completed State of Colorado application submitted online via governmentjobs.com by the

application deadline.

  1. A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and

preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to

your governmentjobs.com application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date

and time of the announcement.

The Selection Process: Applicants will be notified at each step in the selection process via

email. Emails will come from info@governmentjobs.com.

  1. All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed

against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the

minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.

  1. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on

merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.

a. Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured

application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your

application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred

qualifications.

  1. A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring

manager.

Appeal Rights:

f you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the

position or that as a result of no longer being considered, you were discriminated against, you

may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel

Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to

challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State

Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge

of the action you are challenging. If an applicant seeks to have an allegation of discrimination

reviewed by the Board, that person must file an appeal (petition for hearing) within 10 days of

the action or receipt of any final written selection decision. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the

State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb. A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also applies to all charges of discrimination.

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