Regulatory Compliance Associate/Specialist (Multi-Level Posting)

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
Denver, CO


CLOSING DATE:  03/04/21 05:00 PM

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver, CO - a nationally recognized leader among clean water utilities, provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services for 2.0 million people in the Denver Metro area.


GENERAL STATEMENT/ ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon candidate qualifications: 

Regulatory Compliance Associate ($57,699.20 - $80,787.20 annually)

Regulatory Compliance Specialist ($69,638.40 - $100,963.20 annually)

Performs a wide range of environmental compliance duties in the areas of water quality, air quality, storm water, reclaimed water, biosolids, Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), underground storage tanks (USTs),solid waste and hazardous materials and other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Works under the direction of the Regulatory Compliance Officer (RCO) and routinely performs work assigned by and/or under the technical direction of the Specialist and Senior Regulatory Compliance (RCS) positions, where applicable.



QUALIFICATIONS:

Regulatory Compliance Associate:
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree and a minimum of one year of experience as a regulator or in a position with some level of direct responsibility for facility compliance with federal or state environmental laws and regulations. Experience performing field inspections and audits for environmental compliance. General knowledge of Colorado or federal environmental laws and regulations. The ability to meet deadlines, to plan and coordinate work, and to write complete and accurate reports.  Proficiency with word processing software (MS Word, Google Docs, etc.), spreadsheets (MS Excel, Google Sheets, etc.), email clients (MS Outlook, Gmail, etc.), presentation software (MS Powerpoint, Google Slides, Prezi, etc.) and pdf software (Adobe Acrobat, etc.).  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people of varying backgrounds, knowledge and experience.  As assigned to for RCS staff coverage, the ability and willingness to respond by email, phone and/or in-person to environmental releases or other environmental incidents outside of normal business hours and work days.
 
Regulatory Compliance Specialist:
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in environmental, chemical or civil engineering, chemistry, or related scientific or engineering discipline and a minimum of two years of experience as a regulator or in a position with  some level of direct responsibility for facility compliance with federal and/or state environmental laws and regulations, OR a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of four years of experience as a regulator or in a position with  some level of direct responsibility for facility compliance with environmental federal and/or state environmental laws and regulations.  The ability to identify, evaluate, interpret and explain environmental laws, rules and regulations applicable to Metro District operations, reach valid conclusions and develop sound, comprehensive findings and recommendations. Experience with field inspections or audits for environmental compliance. Knowledge of Colorado and/or federal environmental laws and regulations. Interest in and ability to develop a working knowledge of domestic wastewater treatment process theory and operations. The ability to meet deadlines, to plan and coordinate work, and to write complete and accurate reports. Proficiency with word processing software (MS Word, Google Docs, etc.), spreadsheets (MS Excel, Google Sheets, etc.), email clients (MS Outlook, Gmail, etc.), presentation software (MS Powerpoint, Google Slides, Prezi, etc.) and pdf software (Adobe Acrobat, etc.). Strong mathematical and data analysis skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people of varying backgrounds, knowledge and experience.  The ability and willingness to respond by email, phone and/or in-person to environmental releases or other environmental incidents outside of normal business hours and work days.
 
 
Desired Qualifications
Four or more years of experience as a regulator or in a position with some level of direct responsibility for facility compliance with federal and/or state environmental laws and regulations.  Experience performing a broad range of activities necessary for the implementation of an environmental compliance program at a large wastewater utility, manufacturing or other heavy industrial facility.  Direct experience with all of the following: Colorado and federal air quality, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), SPCC, EPCRA and Solid and Hazardous Waste laws and regulations. A solid understanding of wastewater treatment process theory and operations.  Direct experience with NPDES sample collection. Knowledge of, proper sample handling and preservation methods and familiarity with 40 CFR 136.  Experience with continuous air monitoring equipment and methods.  Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or enrollment as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with the ability for PE licensure.