This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
This announcement has been extended through October 14, 2019.
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.
Make a real difference . . .
Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a healthier 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 contribute to its mission 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 at CDPHE. Our tobacco-free, walkable campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near the Cherry Creek bike path, Whole Foods, Glendale City Set, RTD bus lines, and the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
Health Links certified Family Friendly Business
Tuition assistance for current enrollment in college coursework
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules and a variety of employee resource groups
Employee wellness program including locker rooms, bike storage lockers, on-site yoga, and health insurance premium savings
Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees
?Internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system
Strong retirement benefits through the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
Medical and dental health insurance plans
State-paid life insurance and short-term disability and optional employee-paid long-term disability
10 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave, paid volunteer and parental academic leave, and educational leave
Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service?
Description of Job
To ensure the provisions of Colorado's State Implementation Plan relating to the permitting stationary sources are properly implemented; and, to develop appropriate air regulations for stationary sources.
The Operating Permits Work Unit exists to implement the requirements of the Federal and State Acts regarding Title V operating permits, including other Clean Air Act titles that must be implemented through the Title V program: Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM), Acid Rain, Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), Nonattainment New Source Review (NANSR), and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) programs. It helps ensure that Colorado correctly applies all necessary rules and regulations regarding major sources of air pollution as required under the Federal and State Acts. Permit application reviews include performing highly technical engineering analyses to determine applicable requirements, estimating emissions of air pollutants and evaluating air pollution control equipment. The unit provides other engineering staff, Division staff, applicants and the public with interpretations, clarifications, and policy guidance regarding air quality regulations, standards, and requirements for major sources.
The Construction Permits work unit implements the construction permit program, which includes reviewing, processing, and evaluating air pollution permit applications for major, synthetic minor, and true minor sources. Permit application review includes performing an independent and highly technical engineering analysis to estimate emissions of air pollutants. Evaluation of air pollution control equipment is performed in order to determine if the equipment is capable of controlling emissions to a level that will enable the applicant to comply with all applicable air quality regulations and standards. The unit also evaluates emissions offsets; determines applicable requirements such as Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards, updates emission inventories for new and existing sources, and provides input on revisions to regulations and standards as required. The unit provides other Division staff, applicants and the public with interpretations, clarifications, and policy guidance regarding air quality regulations, standards, and requirements for stationary sources. The unit also participates in LEAN activities to improve the Stationary Source Program's business processes, including air quality construction permitting.
The Oil and Gas permitting unit exists in the Stationary Sources Program 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. Like the Construction Permit Unit described above, the Oil and Gas Permitting Units implement the construction permit program, which includes reviewing, processing, and evaluating air pollution permit applications for major, synthetic minor, and true minor sources. Permit application review includes performing an independent and highly technical engineering analysis to estimate emissions of air pollutants. 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.
What You'll Be Doing:
This position supervises the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) Permit Program. This new Program will exist to house both the Construction Permit and Operating Permit Units and to provide subject matter expertise into the Division's Oil and Gas Team Permit Units (2). Responsibilities include administrative duties such as performance planning and review; budget preparation and tracking; directing and coordinating staff activities; coordinating with other work units; preparation of required reports; development of procedural memos and policies regarding the permit process; and development of regulations amendments/updates. Technical duties include: quality assuring permits to ensure consistency and appropriateness; working with staff on complex engineer problems; researching solutions to complex regulatory problems; and, networking with other states' programs and national organizations to ensure we are kept abreast of developments at the national level.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.
Three years of professional experience as a licensed professional engineer, including direct supervision of other engineers.
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.
Appropriate education in addition to that required for the professional engineer license will substitute for the required general experience on a year-for-year basis, but not the supervisory experience.
No substitution for current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.
Conditions of Employment:
Must be willing and able to independently travel up to 5% of the time.
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.
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:
Five (5)+ years of professional experience as a licensed professional engineer, including direct supervision of other engineers
Extensive experience developing and/or reviewing complex air quality permits (highly preferred);
Ability to mediate contentious situations and align staff to meet program or division goals;
Skilled at adapting to a changing matrix work environment requiring acceptance of new challenges and opportunities;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including coaching, conflict resolution, facilitation, and negotiation;
Strong organization and/or project management skills;
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation for diverse viewpoints as well as different communication and work styles in a multi-cultural and inter-generational environment;
Ability to identify and creatively resolve issues while exercising appropriate judgment;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all partners;
Ability to drive and support group, customer, and program initiatives;
Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations.
Applicant Checklist: The following must be submitted by the application deadline.
A completed State of Colorado application submitted online via colorado.gov/jobs by the application deadline.
A cover letter.
If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214 attached to your colorado.gov/jobs application.
Attachments must be uploaded to your colorado.gov/jobs application. Cover letters and resumes 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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.