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AIR & CLIMATE ECONOMIST

Employer
State of Colorado
Location
Denver, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Government
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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JOB
Be BOLD and make a real difference . . .Do you desire 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 career position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Coloradoans. Our mission is to advance Colorado's health and protect the places we live, work, learn, and play. Our vision is to create a healthy and sustainable Colorado where current and future generations thrive. 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, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer: Employee wellness programs and facilitiesExtensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjectsBike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racksDistinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State systemStrong, yet flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plansMedical and dental health plansPaid life insuranceShort- and long-term disability coverage11 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time offMentoring program with opportunities for mentors and menteesTuition assistance for college level courses including Masters degree programsExcellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, andA variety of employee resource groupsWe 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: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/pslfFlow.action#!/pslf/launch

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The State of Colorado is a national leader in addressing climate change and air pollution. The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has an opportunity for an individual to lead our economic analysis necessary for further development and implementation of measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air pollutants, and provide technical support on a variety of climate related issues.The Climate Change Program of the Air Pollution Control Division is recruiting for an economist to develop economic and cost-benefit analysis related to the development of GHG and other air quality measures of the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) consistent with the state Air Act and and the implementation of a GHG credit tracking system. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Prepare economic impact analysis, cost benefit analysis, economic forecasts and other related work to understand interests and needs, and to ultimately inform development and implementation of any GHG emission reduction strategies and programs.Support development of plans for stakeholder engagement and plans to solicit information to inform development of emissions control measures.This position also supports the development of GHG inventories, emission reduction strategies and emission reduction tracking activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
This position may be filled at either an Economist II or III level.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in economics, environmental science or studies, sustainability, mathematics, public administration, or a related disciplineANDTwo or three years of demonstrated experience quantifying economic benefits and costs resulting from projects and policies.SUBSTITUTIONSAn advanced degree (Master's or Doctorate) from an accredited college or university in economics, environmental science or studies, sustainability, mathematics, public administration, or a related discipline may substitute for the experience on a year for year basis.ORSix (6) or seven (7) years of demonstrated experience quantifying economic benefits and costs resulting from projects and policies.In addition to the minimum requirements, the successful candidate in this position will have the following experience and competencies: Broad understanding of environmental economics, policies, strategies, initiatives, federal and Colorado regulations, trends and emerging issues regarding greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutantsDemonstrated proficiency or prior research or employment applying models and using analysis software to analyze environmental and economic data and factorsAn advanced degree (Master's or Doctorate) from an accredited college or university in economics, environmental science or studies, sustainability, mathematics, public administration, or a related disciplineThe successful candidate will serve as a witness in Air Commission hearings and other settings, and will have excellent oral and written communication skillsStrong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to work independently applying a variety of technical skills and innovative thinking to solve complex problemsA team-player able to be flexible and work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environmentCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTA pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.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
The following must be submitted by the application deadline.A completed State of Colorado application submitted online via governmentjobs.com. ResumeCover LetterPlease note the experience must be substantiated within the work history section of your application. The words, "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be pro-rated.The Selection ProcessAll 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 apply 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: 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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