[ES_JOBS_NET] Environmental Protection Specialist Intern, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Tue Mar 27 13:45:06 MDT 2018


Environmental Protection Specialist Intern - 02118

$4,240.00 - $6,207.00 Monthly
Denver, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Department of Public Health & Environment
Job Number
4/2/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This announcement will remain open until April 2, 2018 OR until we have identified a qualified applicant pool of 50, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are encouraged to submit applications early.

Make a real difference . . .

Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for 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 fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado's people and the quality of its environment.

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<http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=DPA-DHR%2FDHRLayout&cid=1213025229644&pagename=DHRWrapper> 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<http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DPA-DHR/DHR/1236690495481>
*        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: http://www.tgslc.org/borrowers/public-service/
Description of Job

The Work Unit:
The Regulatory Development and Assistance (RDA) Unit exists to develop and implement regulations for stationary sources that emit air pollutants and odorous gases into the atmosphere; to assist stationary sources with complying with regulations, policies and programs as set forth by the Clean Air Act and promulgated by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Air Quality Control Commission and the Department; and to develop partnerships with other agencies and the regulated community to advance environmental and public health goals through the development of innovative policies, programs and environmental projects. The RDA Unit is housed in the Air Pollution Control Division's Planning and Policy Program.

What You'll Be Doing:
This position works to conduct regulation development activities and provide outreach and compliance assistance that affect stationary sources of air pollution. The purpose of this position within the RDA Unit is to protect and maintain environmental and public health by helping to develop, interpret, and implement regulations and policies; helping to provide regulated entities with outreach and compliance assistance regarding federal and state rules, regulations and policies; working in partnership with other federal, state and local agencies to develop policies and projects that address air quality and other environmental concerns and issues at the national, state and local levels; reviewing federal policies and guidance to assure the relevancy of information and policy directives for Colorado sources and sectors; working individually and as part of the team to assist Division and local health department staff in understanding, interpreting and applying federal and state regulatory requirements and policies during stakeholder meetings, inspections, permitting activities, testing, enforcement and other Division activities.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications
*        Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy & Management, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, Geology, Air Pollution Control, Biology, Chemistry or Engineering, or related field.

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 combination of professional environmental experience demonstrating the competencies equivalent to competencies learned through completion of the required education may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.

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:
*        Experience conducting on-site field inspections,
*        Knowledge and experience providing compliance assistance,
*        Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations,
*        Experience interpreting and applying environmental regulations,
*        Experience writing technical documents,
*        Knowledge and experience communicating both orally and in writing to a wide range of partners,
*        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all partners, and
*        Ability to work well independently as well as in/with a team.

Conditions of Employment
*        Must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the state up to 10% of the time including during inclement weather.
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
2.      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 at 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.
2.      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.
3.      A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

Appeal Rights: 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<http://www.colorado.gov/spb>. A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb<http://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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