[ES_JOBS_NET] Environmental Protection Specialist, Air Pollution Control Division, State of Colorado
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Oct 10 08:54:39 MDT 2014
*Environmental Protection Specialist *
State of Colorado-Denver, CO
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The Oil and Gas Unit in the Stationary Sources Program is located within
the Air Pollution Control Division and exists to monitor the compliance
of Oil and Gas operations (industries, processes, and associated
activities) with the Colorado Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act
and Air Quality Regulations promulgated by the Air Quality Control
Commission. The Unit prepares permits, conducts inspections and other
compliance activities, coordinates Oil and Gas initiatives including
regulatory and policy development, and performs all other Division work
related to the oil and gas industry. The unit provides other Division
staff, regulated industry/applicants and the public with
interpretations, clarifications, and policy guidance regarding air
quality regulations, standards, and requirements for Oil and Gas
sources. This position inspects and evaluates stationary oil and gas
sources that emit air pollutants and determine compliance with state and
federal regulations promulgated by the State Air Quality Control Act.
The position will also investigate citizen complaints and address public
health and/or regulatory issues related to stationary air pollution
emission sources used in the oil and gas activities. This position
documents the facts associated with inspections and investigations in
reports that meet or exceed EPA's minimum data requirements. When
noncompliance is identified, this position works under close supervision
to utilize a variety of options to bring the facility back into
compliance to ensure protection of public health and the environment.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or
university with a bachelor's degree in physical and/or biological
sciences, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, or a closely
An advanced degree in a related field and work experience demonstrating
competencies equivalent to the competencies learned through the
completion of the required education may be substituted for the education.
* Knowledge of Air Quality rules and regulations
* Experience writing technical documents
* Experience providing compliance assistance
* Experience communicating both orally and in writing to a wide range
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver's license.
* Must be willing and able to independently travel approximately 25%
of the time to complete inspections and investigate complaints
throughout the state. Travel may require evening and overnight stays.
* Must be willing and able to perform physically demanding job duties
to include: climbing, balancing, kneeling, walking on uneven
surfaces and reaching when inspecting facilities.
* Must be willing and able to occasionally withstand strong odors,
wear protective equipment (e.g. hard hats, Nomex suits or fire
retardant clothing, hearing and eye protection, etc) and be exposed
to a variety of weather conditions.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES, (KSA's):
* Knowledge and highly proficient in all Microsoft Suite applications
* Conflict Management Skills
* Negotiation Skills
* Problem Analysis and Decision Making Skills
* Ability to ensure that work performed meets standards for
timeliness, accuracy and completeness
* Superior verbal and written communication skills and effective
* Strong analytical and organizational skills, with keen attention to
* Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
* Strong organization and/or project management skills
* Ability to multi-task and identify systematic approaches to solving
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with all partners
* Ability to drive and support group, customer, and program initiatives
* Ability to work well independently as well as in/with a team
DESIRABLE WORK VALUES*:*
* Strong Work Ethic
* Dependable and Responsible
* Possessing a Positive Attitude
* Integrity and
A complete application packet must include:
# A State of Colorado*application*submitted online via CO Jobs. You may
attach a résumé to your application, but résumés or "see résumé"
statement will not be accepted in lieu of the application.
# A cover letter to include a technical writing sample. A writing sample
is a mandatory component of the application materials for this position.
*Note: writing samples may be no more than 5 pages in length. They may
include emails, or letters written to colleagues, or professors.
The Selection Process -- All applicants will be notified by email of
their status at each of the following steps.
# All applications that are received by the application deadline will be
reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement.
# Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and
promoted 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 and cover letter by a Subject
Matter Expert (SME) against the preferred qualifications.
3. A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an
interview with the hiring manager.
Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to
apply and participate in the selection process.
CDPHE IS A TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS.
WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED CLASSES TO APPLY -- EOE
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration
for the position, 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. 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 apply to all charges
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