Term-limited Drinking Water Compliance Specialist-227
Term-limited Drinking Water Compliance Specialist-227
$51,900.00 - $57,648.00 Annually
Department of Public Health & Environment
9/24/2018 11:59 PM Mountain
This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
This announcement will close on September 24, 2018, or once 75 qualified applications are received, whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
This is a term-limited position and employment cannot be guaranteed beyond October 31, 2021.
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:
Strong 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
Employee wellness programs and facilities
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
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
Description of Job
This position resides within the Drinking Water Compliance Assurance Section (DWCAS). The DWCAS is responsible for regulating over 2,000 public water systems and for ensuring that compliance and enforcement activities are conducted in accordance with the Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations (CPDWR).
About the Position
This is a term-limited full-time Environmental Protection Intern position. The Environmental Protection Intern is the entry level in the Environmental Protection class series. Although tasks are similar to those of the higher levels, assignments are structured and performed with direction and assistance from others. The position carries out established work processes and operations by learning to apply and follow procedures, techniques, rules, and regulations. Once training has been successfully completed, the position may be moved to the next level in the Environmental Protection class series.
This position performs compliance (excluding field-based work) and enforcement work for the DWCAS.
Compliance activities include the following:
Establish and communicate monitoring requirements in accordance with the CPDWR.
Follow procedures, rules, and regulations to ensure that compliance data are received, reviewed entered, and responded to appropriately.
Review submitted data and reports.
Determine compliance with assigned rules for each system and communicate that status internally and to the water systems.
Investigate discrepancies/issues in reported information by reviewing information and communicating with water systems.
Respond appropriately to detected violations based on self-reported data.
Develop and deliver training and other tools to help systems attain and maintain compliance with these regulations within the scope of responsibility.
Prepare case records for formal enforcement actions; support follow-up of formal enforcement; and maintain State compliance records. Develop guidance documents to enhance systems' understanding of federal/state rules.
Enforcement activities include the following:
Review enforcement referral information.
Review compliance status of regulated entities.
Investigate and research compliance issues of regulated entities.
Coordinate enforcement activities with the drinking water program staff, to ensure that enforcement actions are timely, appropriate, and well-supported.
Prepare enforcement actions.
Enforcement follow-up, penalty calculation, and case settlement.
These activities are accomplished by working with regulated entities, their technical and legal consultants, and other interested parties to prevent or mitigate instances where unacceptable levels of pollutants pose a risk to human health. This position conducts the necessary technical, administrative, and legal research to prepare formal enforcement actions and are responsible for determining intermediate steps that bring violators into compliance
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
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:
Environmental or public health regulatory experience
Practical experience doing environmental or engineering field work.
Knowledge of the Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations.
Experience working with databases
Experience working with standardized procedures and making decisions based on the standardized procedures
Prior experience working in a professional office environment
Knowledge of the operations and/or design of drinking water plants.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to make timely judgments and decisions.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent conflict resolution skills
Strong customer service skills
Ability to multitask and effectively prioritize work activities
Conditions of Employment
Must be willing and able to independently travel overnight approximately 1-4 times per calendar year. The purpose of the travel is to attend meetings and conduct site visits. May be required to operate a state vehicle. Position may be required to travel out of state for training and/or to represent the Section at conferences or workshops.
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.
On Call Status: Must be willing to be on-call in the event of an emergency (e.g. bioterrorist attack, chemical attack, disease outbreak, or all hazards) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Applicant Checklist: The following must be submitted by the application deadline.
A completed State of Colorado application (including answers to all supplemental questions) submitted online via governmentjobs.com
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.
A copy of your college/university transcripts. Transcripts can be attached to your governmentjobs.com application.
If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214 attached to your governmentjobs.com application.
The Selection Process: Applicants will be notified at each step in the selection process via email. Emails will come from .
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.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
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.
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 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 A standard appeal form is available at: 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: . Phone: . The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also applies to all charges of discrimination.
E-Verify: CDPHE uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDPHE does not sponsor non-residents of the United States.