Director of Environmental Services

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
Denver, CO
SALARY: $120,369.60 - $186,596.80 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 10/22/2020 05:00PM MST


Directs District activities associated with regulatory issues and engagement with state and federal regulatory agencies. Responsible for pretreatment/industrial waste control activities and analytical services. Works under the general direction of the District Manager. Provides direction to the Regulatory Compliance Officer, Water Quality Officer, Chief of Analytical Services and other staff.
  1. Manages the District’s environmental regulatory activities, including the monitoring of state legislation and state and federal regulatory agencies, development and presentation of District positions on pending legislation and regulations, and the coordination of District compliance efforts under its discharge permits, air permits, biosolids application programs, and state and federal regulations.
  2. Oversees the operations of the laboratory services within the Analytical Services Division including environmental monitoring and assessment, industrial pretreatment authority monitoring, hauled waste and contract laboratory work.
  3. Oversees the ongoing management of the Regulatory Affairs Division including the Compliance group and the District’s Industrial Pretreatment Program.
  4. Oversees the activities of the Water Quality Division, including preparation of the Annual Water Quality Report, fish surveys and sampling program.
  5. Reviews, approves and submits Discharge Monitoring Reports and Annual Biosolids and Pretreatment Reports.
  6. Manages the development, recommendation, and implementation of District policy, positions, and programs involving regulatory agencies. Works collaboratively with General Counsel to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.  
  7. Collaborates with other departments including Engineering, Operations and Planning and Innovation to provide regulatory guidance and laboratory services to support daily operations, construction and pilot projects as needed.
  8. Manages departmental administrative activities including participating with other department heads in 10-year programming, long-range planning, and strategic planning efforts; preparing the annual budget; and approving expenditures for Environmental Services’ activities. Participates as a member of the Senior Management Team.
  9. Serves on the Critical Incident Team and responds to critical incidents as identified in the Critical Incident Response Plan.
  10. Performs other managerial and administrative duties as assigned by the Manager.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in sciences, engineering, or related field, plus eight years of progressive experience complying with and interpreting of environmental regulations. Two years experience in a senior leadership role. Experience working with the CDHPE, EPA, or other regulatory agency. Excellent organizational, managerial, and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to coordinate interdepartmental efforts. 

Desired Qualifications
Master's degree. Knowledge of wastewater treatment operations. Thorough knowledge of regulatory agencies, processes, and procedures.