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Air Pollution Control Division Director - 00758

Employer
Colorado State
Location
Denver, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Air Pollution Control Division Director - 00758
$13,500.00 - $14,500.00 Monthly

Location

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Public Health & Environment

Department Information 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.

Be BOLD and 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 Coloradans. 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, local shopping center, Glendale City Set, and a bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
  • A tobacco-free campus with free parking, conveniently located near RTD bus lines, a local shopping center, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. CDPHE is also committed to flexible, remote work options.
  • 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.
  • Flexible 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 Master's degree programs.
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules.
  • A variety of employee resource groups.
Description of Job
Work Unit:

The Air Pollution Control Division is charged with safeguarding the public's health by preventing harmful exposures to air pollution, reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, and promoting environmental justice in disproportionately impacted communities. The division utilizes policy, programming, scientific analysis, partnerships, and regulation to meet federal ambient air quality standards and community air quality needs. Colorado seeks to be a national leader with regard to innovative air quality strategies, including climate action.

About the Position:

Colorado is seeking a forward-thinking, visionary leader to direct the highly complex work of the Air Pollution Control Division. This position works closely with the department's executive leadership and the governor's office to develop and implement an air quality policy agenda to control pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The role requires innovative, creative problem-solving, and convening diverse stakeholders and scientific experts. This position determines resource needs and directs resources; oversees division personnel, leading change and driving for results; promotes innovation and scientific advancement; administers authority delegated by the EPA; implements federal and state statutes including the Clean Air Act; oversees rulemaking and administration of the Air Quality Control Commission; and develops new programming to control pollution, address climate change, and respond to emerging community air quality needs.

This position leads the modernization and expansion of the division with more than 200 talented employees including scientists, engineers, technicians, administrators, and environmental specialists performing a variety of activities such as regulatory functions, scientific and data analysis, permitting, monitoring, inspection, technical and compliance assistance, community engagement and enforcement activities to achieve the desired public health and environmental outcomes.

The position partners with other state agencies and organizations such as the Colorado Energy Office, Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Colorado Department of Transportation, and Regional Air Quality Council to advance bold air quality goals such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions with specific targeted reductions and reducing ozone precursors to attain national standards.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
There are two ways you can qualify for this position:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental sciences, public health, public administration or closely related degree AND Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience in environmental compliance particularly related to air quality programs, and two years leading and managing a large, multiple-level organization through subordinate level staff. This experience must include:
  • 2 years of professional public or business administration which included establishing organizational structure, developing strategic work plans, budget development and control, setting goals and objectives to achieve program results and fostering organizational health.

OR A master's degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university in engineering, environmental sciences, environmental law, public health, public administration or closely related degree; AND Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in environmental compliance particularly related to air quality programs, and two years leading and managing a large, multiple-level organization through subordinate level staff. This experience must include:
  • 2 years of professional public or business administration which included establishing organizational structure, developing strategic work plans, budget development and control, setting goals and objectives to achieve program results and fostering organizational health.

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.

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:

  • A master's degree in environmental science, public policy, public administration or juris doctorate
  • An effective leader and change agent, proficient in the field, and who can translate vision to action.
  • Experience successfully managing an organization of similar size, scope, mission and/or complexity to the Air Pollution Control Division.
  • Politically astute; understanding and appreciating differing viewpoints; sensitive to public opinion and the necessity for clarity and transparency in all external stakeholder engagement.
  • A demonstrated commitment to facilitating engagement with and equitably and empathetically responding to Colorado communities and stakeholders with scientific, evidence-based and data-informed actions.
  • A results-focused, "roll-up-the-sleeves" professional who has strong strategic and critical thinking skills to envision, motivate and create as well as implement solutions to complex, interpersonal, process and systemic challenges in a fast-paced environment.
  • A personal commitment to and values consistent with environmental protection, the promotion of public health, and environmental justice, coupled with the ability to strike an effective balance with the needs of community, commerce and industry.
  • Genuine; possessing the gravitas to engender respect and a genuine connection with others, including the public, a diverse array of stakeholders and members of the scientific community.
  • A tinkerer who embraces the need for continuous process improvement and encourages creative and innovative solutions from all levels of the organization.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; the presence to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex and emotionally charged issues to diverse groups of stakeholders; a natural "connector" who enjoys meeting with and building rapport with stakeholders.


Conditions of Employment:
  • This position requires independent travel approximately up to 10% of the time to complete job duties.
  • A pre-employment background and financial background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.
  • Critical Status: As a condition of employment, candidates must be willing to be available in the event of the activation of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
  • Critical Status: As a condition of employment, candidates must be willing to be available in the event of an emergency, (e.g., bio-terrorist 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.


Special Condition of Employment: Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Please do not provide an attestation or vaccination documentation with your application. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance. Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine, as defined by the State of Colorado's Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Supplemental Information
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 resume. A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. A copy of your transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Required attachments must be uploaded to your colorado.gov/jobs application. Required supplemental information 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@governmentjobs.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 will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager and interview panels.
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.

ADAAA Accommodations:

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator at cdphe.humanresources@state.co.us or call 303-692-2060, option 5.

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