This position will accept applications through Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver’s environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to promote healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. DDPHE oversees a number of services related to public health and the environment and is comprised of seven divisions: the Executive Director’s Office; Community Health; Public Health Investigations; Denver Animal Protection; the Office of Medical Examiner; and Environmental Quality. The Department’s programs are funded from many sources, including the General Fund, Environmental Services Enterprise Fund, state grants, federal grants, private grants, contracts, and donations. For more information on DDPHE’s programs and services, visit the DDPHE website at: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health.html.
Environmental Quality manages and reduces environmental risks and liabilities within the City. It aims to improve air, land, and water quality and to provide sustainable environmental stewardship of natural resources. The Division provides environmental benefits through assessment, policy development, service assurance, and stewardship initiatives for both private sector and municipal operations. The division is funded through the Environmental Services Enterprise Fund. Environmental reports, projects and additional information can be found at: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health/environmental-quality.html.
The Environmental Quality team within DDPHE has an opening for an Environmental Public Health Analyst II. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Manage the City’s liability during real estate transactions and/or land use changes to reduce the risk to human health, the environment and financial burden on the City and County of Denver (CCoD). Tasks may include:
- Conduct or assist with conducting Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESAs) projects including procuring environmental consultants through the existing On Call contracts to perform Phase I and II ESAs as required
- Manage all aspects of site-specific Phase I and II ESA projects from scheduling contractor, providing access, reporting deadlines, accuracy of reported information, invoice approval, etc.
- Perform file reviews of existing environmental information as requested by other agencies and provide a summary memo of findings to requestor.
- Develop materials management plans and cost estimates for work needed to appropriately manage risk to human health and environment, and control costs.
- Provide sister agencies and other departments with a summary via Memorandum of the Phase I and II ESA investigations
- Independently work with other departments, agencies, developers and consulting firms to take properties through the appropriate remediation programs (i.e. Oil and Public Safety (OPS) Leaking Tanks, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCUP), Superfund Sites, etc.)
- Assess redevelopment plans for potential environmental issues and provide recommendations for protecting human health, the environment and controlling remediation costs
- Provide technical assistance to CCoD departments for environmental compliance
- Provide strong oversight of consultants to control cost
- Prepare cost estimates for sampling and remediation activities
- Compile environmental information from multiple sources and evaluate the situation for environmental risk
- Effectively manage complex environmental projects and grants
- Effectively write grant applications, environmental reports, and requests for proposals
- Maintain knowledge of current environmental regulations including but not limited to RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, TSCA, VCUP, OPS, and CCoD Executive Orders.
- Communicate environmental issues and the department’s mission and goals with all levels of employees, consultants and developers
- Provide required reporting to Local, State and Federal regulators for environmental compliance and other required reporting requirements.
- Play an active role in the Department’s Emergency Response Program. Specific duties will include, but not be limited to, being a team member of the Risk Assessment team for the Department Operations Center in the event of an emergency response action.
- Other duties that may arise
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $73,157 – $117,051 per year, our target hiring salary for this position is between $75,157 – $95,104 per year, depending on education, experience and qualifications.
Our ideal candidate will have:
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Engineering, or other related Physical Science
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience in working with complex environmental issues and regulatory programs
- Experience with National Priority List (NPL) sites
- Experience with asbestos and lead based paint abatement / mitigation
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
- Education requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Engineering, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Natural, Physical, and Life Science or a related field.
- Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of professional experience conducting research and analysis on a variety of environmental or public health issues or conducting environmental or public health inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.
- Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
- License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application.
- Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
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CE2267 Environmental Public Health Analyst II
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Position Salary Range
$73,157.00 – $117,051.00
Dept of Public Health & Environment
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