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Colorado Springs Utilities Environmental Coordinator – Industrial Pretreatment in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Environmental Coordinator – Industrial Pretreatment

Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory

Pay Range $30.00 to $34.00

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 9/14/21

Environmental Coordinator – Industrial Pretreatment

Colorado Springs Utilities Industrial Pretreatment (IPT) section is seeking an Environmental Coordinator knowledgeable in compliance programs related to wastewater regulations. In this job, your essential responsibilities will be significant industrial user permitting, coordination, oversight of monitoring programs, sampling, evaluating industrial user surveys, and various other tasks pertaining to the industrial pretreatment program.

If you are technically skilled, have a background in environmental regulatory work, have keen attention to detail, AND are a team player, then this is the job for you! As an Environmental Coordinator, you will use your technical skills and environmental knowledge in support of clean water and groundwater for Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. You will have the opportunity to work closely with business owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities to achieve the goal of compliance with wastewater regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing industrial permitting activities, permit issuance and management, facility inspections, reporting, sampling, enforcement, and providing support to permitted industrial customers.

  • Overseeing and coordinating sampling events and data management. Responsible for scheduling, tracking, and setting field quality assurance measures and controls required for IPT's monitoring activities. Coordinates with the laboratory on a routine basis regarding all aspects of compliance monitoring activities. Responsible for data management and compilation.

  • Performing complex investigative field work. Evaluating waste of non-domestic users. Verifying information provided by industrial users. Recommending and completing program compliance enforcement under the direction of the supervisor.

  • Providing outreach and technical support to industrial users and explaining program responsibilities. Maintaining thorough documentation of communications and interactions, including inspection reports. Compiling findings, issuing required actions, and tracking user responses.

  • Participating in various sampling events routinely to ensure field quality assurance (QA) and to provide training and other technical assistance as needed.

  • Managing files and evaluating environmental records to ensure compliance with permit and regulatory requirements. Complying with record management requirements, including management of confidential information.

  • Staying informed of applicable local, state, and federal regulations and guidance regarding industrial waste discharges as well as monitoring and reporting requirements.

  • Preparing and maintaining supplies and equipment, including vehicle upkeep.

  • Reviewing and evaluating requests for discharging various types of waste to the sanitary sewer system.

Who you are…

Qualified individuals will typically offer a bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of progressively responsible experience with environmental regulatory work. The ideal candidate will have experience in industrial pretreatment, wastewater compliance, wastewater treatment, or industrial hygiene. Knowledge of manufacturing processes as sources of industrial waste and/or an understanding of wastewater treatment are desired. This job requires acute attention to detail and substantial reading and comprehension skills. Professional writing skills and appropriate use of English grammar are critical. If you offer these skills and would like to be a part of a dynamic team of industrial pretreatment professionals, we want to hear from you!

Additionally, part of the role is sampling water and/or wastewater from various sources, and in this process, there will be associated handling of equipment and containers (including but not limited to small sample bottles, 5-gallon carboys, large autosamplers, etc.), as well as moving iron manhole covers; physical exertion, pulling and lifting is required.

Our Commitment…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families, through our comprehensive benefits program.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory