Colorado State EPS Intern - Field Inspector - 01099 in Denver, Colorado

EPS Intern - Field Inspector - 01099



EPS Intern - Field Inspector - 01099


$4,325.00 - $4,540.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Public Health & Environment

Job Number


Max Number of Applicants



12/14/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This announcement may be used to fill more than one vacancy.

This announcement will close on December 14, 2018 or once a qualified applicant pool of 60 has been received. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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 Colorado citizens. 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, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 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 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

  • Strong, yet 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, and

  • A variety of employee resource groups

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.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to:

Description of Job

The Work Unit:

The Compliance & Enforcement Program of the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) conducts compliance evaluations (i.e. inspections) and stack test oversight, reviews source submitted reports, provides compliance assistance, provides oversight of local agency contracts, and conducts enforcement actions as appropriate for stationary sources in Colorado. These responsibilities are divided into two functional units: Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement.

The Compliance Monitoring Unit conducts compliance evaluations, reviews source submitted reports, and provides compliance assistance for stationary sources in Colorado. The Unit also provides oversight of contracts with local agencies which may include inspections, complaint investigations and/or general open burning permits. The Compliance Monitoring Unit conducts stack test oversight for all stationary sources (including sources in the Oil & Gas sector) in Colorado. Finally, the Compliance Monitoring Unit issues general open burning permits throughout Colorado and is responsible for tracking and reporting source-specific inspection & enforcement data to EPA's website for oversight purposes.

What You'll Be Doing

Inspect and evaluate stationary sources that emit air pollutants and determine compliance with State and Federal regulations promulgated by the State Air Quality Control Act. Inspectors also investigate citizen complaints and address public health and/or procedural issues related to stationary air pollution emission sources. The facts associated with inspections and investigations are documented in reports that meet or exceed EPA's minimum data requirements. When noncompliance is identified the Division utilizes a variety of options to bring the facility back into compliance to ensure protection of the public's health and the environment.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Engineering, or related field.

A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)


Professional experience in environmental sciences or environmental health may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.

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:

  • Knowledge and experience communicating both orally and in writing to a wide range of partners.

  • Ability to analyze data and provide compliance recommendations

  • Ability to work well independently as well as in/with a team

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all partners

  • Knowledge and experience providing compliance assistance,

  • Experience conducting on-site field inspections.

Conditions of Employment

  • Maintain current and valid Colorado driver's license

  • Travel – up to 25%

  • 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.

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist: The following must be submitted by the application deadline.

  • A completed State of Colorado application submitted online via

  • Transcripts, official or unofficial

  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your application. Cover letters 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

  • 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, 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. 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 A standard appeal form is available at: 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.

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 ( by email 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.