[ES_JOBS_NET] Environmental Protection Specialist, Air Pollution Control Division, State of Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer 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 
related field.


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
    of partners


  * 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.


  * 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
    listening skills
  * Strong analytical and organizational skills, with keen attention to
  * Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  * Strong organization and/or project management skills
  * Self-motivated
  * 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


  * Strong Work Ethic
  * Dependable and Responsible
  * Possessing a Positive Attitude
  * Adaptability
  * Honesty
  * Integrity and
  * Accountability

Supplemental Information:

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.




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 
of discrimination.

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