Environmental Compliance Technician

Salary – $56,971.20 – $72,904.00 Annually
Location – Westminster, CO
Job Type – Full-time Benefited, 40 hours/week (1.0 FTE)
Department – General Services
Job Number – 22-00043
2/7/2022 8:30 AM Mountain

POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATIONThe Environmental Compliance Technician is a technical position that assists in implementing policies, procedures, auditing protocols, and management/mitigation programs to ensure the City’s operational compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations. Under the guidance of Westminster’s Environmental Analyst, the Environmental Compliance Technician will support the compliance program by working with internal stakeholders, responding to resident’s disposal questions, submitting state required deliverables, and promoting health and safety initiatives.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must attach a cover letter and resume (maximum of two pages for each document) to the online application at time of submittal. The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee’s fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Laotian or American Sign Language (ASL).

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES/GENERAL COMPETENCIESThe mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City’s core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the General Services Department, which is to champion our City’s mission by providing quality support and services to City departments, employees, and citizens. General Services provides a broad spectrum of amenities to city staff and residents, including a municipal court, city-owned facility and vehicle maintenance, and messenger and printing services.

Every employee is accountable to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority
  • Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback
  • Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization’s mission and vision
  • Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior
  • Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner
  • Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility, and take calculated risks when appropriate
  • Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization
  • Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered
  • Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives
  • Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences

Citywide – Every employee in this position is accountable to:

  • Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments
  • Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development
  • Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks
  • Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions
  • Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrate accountability for work, and take ownership in job performance
  • Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product

Job Specific – Every employee in this position must be able to:

  • Utilize a working knowledge of:
  • federal, state, and local chemical health and safety, air, water, solid waste, hazardous waste, and above/underground storage tank regulations
  • environmental management systems
  • personal computer software applications, potentially including the geographical information system (GIS)
  • Exercise independent judgment in prioritizing assigned projects
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City management, employees, and the general public
  • On occasion, travel to various City facilities to assist with meetings, trainings, inspections, compliance monitoring, and related tasks
  • Work on several projects simultaneously and able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Work independently with minimum supervision while working collaboratively throughout the city
  • Display strong organizational and time management skills


JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONSEssential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

  1. Provide staff support for environmental compliance and safety projects
  2. Complete contract requirements, including document preparation, on-time submittals, and collaborating with the City Attorney’s Office if needed
  3. Complete state and federal required submittals and document updates related to environmental compliance, including spill prevention, the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-to-Know Act, and air permitting items
  4. Respond promptly to citizen disposal and recycling issues and questions
  5. Complete environmental requests related to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)
  6. Oversee administrative functions of an intern program, like collaborating with academic institutions and submitting required internal paperwork, if an intern program is pursued
  7. Complete and manage assigned projects with varying levels of supervision by use of time management and task prioritization
  8. Maintain regular and punctual attendance

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in initiating environmental compliance directives
  2. Assist with additional tasks as needed, including, but not limited to, writing, cartography, data analysis, and completing work order items
  3. Enhance skills in technical writing and review of technical documents
  4. Develop communication skills in both written and oral capacities for a variety of audiences

Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City’s discretion.POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications

  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, hazardous waste management, chemistry, engineering, biology, physical science, or closely related field, or one (1) to three (3) years of experience in environmental program compliance
  • Ability to obtain the 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Operations certification within one year of hire
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • A valid driver’s license and safe driving record


  • Experience in the following areas: Environmental Management Systems, recycling programs, proper waste disposal, and/or municipal operations

Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
Work is sedentary in nature and requires sufficient physical stamina and strength for:

  • Constant sitting to perform daily tasks; occasional walking through a multilevel facility to retrieve information; frequent standing, sometimes for extended periods
  • Frequent squatting, reaching above shoulder, and twisting to file documents and lift supplies and material; occasional bending, kneeling, climbing, balancing, and reaching below shoulder to store documents, material, and supplies
  • Constant light grasp, fine manipulation, and handling to perform daily duties; occasional firm grasp to safely use equipment
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, and pushing and/or pulling of up to ten (10) pounds to move material and supplies; occasional lifting and pushing and/or pulling of up to twenty-five (25) pounds with dollies and carts

Work is mostly performed indoors with the potential for some outside site visits. This is primarily sedentary office work. Must demonstrate the ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including the ability to retrieve information from various locations in the office when needed. The position requires some communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies. Fieldwork may include exposure to unfavorable weather or road conditions, high volume traffic, construction sites, and rough and undeveloped natural terrain.
Required Materials and Equipment
Personal computers, keyboards, calculators, telephones, copy machines, and other standard office equipment, and AED machine.


  • Background checks will include employment references and criminal history, and when applicable, credit check, driver license record, and education verification
  • Drug screen
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the United States

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