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Colorado Springs Utilities Environmental Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Environmental Technician

Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory

Pay Range $26.00 to $29.00

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 8/5/22

Environmental Technician

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for an Environmental Technician . In this position, you will be responsible for performing technical support in coordinating, collecting, reviewing, validating, and/or tracking environmental quality field data to aid in studies and for regulatory compliance purposes. You will provide support to all four of our utility services (i.e., electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater).

Key Areas of Focus...

Groundwater Quality Monitoring

  • Be knowledgeable of common groundwater sampling techniques (such as low-flow / micro purge, peristaltic, and bailing) and environmental sampling procedures/protocols

  • Schedule, coordinate, and perform groundwater monitoring well measurements and sampling in accordance with set monitoring plans and environmental procedures. Maintain quality control throughout the sample collection process

  • Operate, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair environmental monitoring equipment (such as water quality meters and sensors, generators, air compressors, and pumps)

  • Manage environmental recordkeeping activities, including completing detailed field documentation and chain of custody

  • Maintain, transfer, and input data into databases

  • Work as a Team on regulatory-related plans and reporting activities

Stormwater Compliance

  • Be knowledgeable in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control and pollution prevention, and with the skills to assess site conditions that could impact stormwater quality and to assess the effectiveness of stormwater controls implemented in relation to permit requirement

  • Conduct stormwater inspections at construction sites and industrial facilities, and assist in the preparation and updates of stormwater management plans and permits

  • Interpret construction drawings and grading erosion control plans

  • Assist with regulatory documentation, recordkeeping, and reporting

  • Collaborate with Project Managers, construction crews, and plant personnel

Petroleum Storage Tank Compliance and Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

  • Be familiar with petroleum storage tank systems, SPCC Plan requirements, and related rules/regulations

  • Coordinate and perform routine petroleum storage tank inspections, and aid with compliance management

  • Assist with SPCC Plan inspections and plan updates

Other environmental tasks and projects, as assigned, may potentially include activities supporting or related to the planning and construction of electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater projects; compliance management of landfills (i.e., coal combustion residuals, biosolids, water treatment residuals, and construction & demolition debris) and process water impoundments; environmental site assessments and remediation; legislative and rulemaking matters; environmental permitting; and waste management.

Who You Are… We are seeking someone who: is self-motivated; takes personal responsibility for job performance; demonstrates sound communication and interpersonal skills; has strong organizational and time management skills; is adept at problem-solving, and is passionate about quality. As a member of our Team, it is important that you are someone who: gains the trust of others through honesty and integrity; has the ability to listen, learn and improve; has the willingness to coordinate with and take direction from project leads as required; and must be analytical, articulate and diligent. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who exemplify the following, so please make sure to highlight them on your resume/application:

  • Prior work experience in groundwater quality monitoring

  • A high school diploma/GED is required, and an associate degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, geology, natural resources, or similar is desirable

  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License (this position will involve both field and office tasks roughly 75% and 25%, respectively

  • Ability to perform outdoor field work involving occasional moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds), traverse non-paved terrains, and be exposed to weather conditions typical to the Colorado Springs region

  • Completion of the City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise’s approved “Stormwater Management and Erosion Control During Construction” training, the Colorado Division of Oil & Public Safety’s UST Operator Training, and/or OSHA’s 40-Hour Hazwoper course is beneficial

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel required. Skills with AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS are desirable

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 72D, 72E 43E1, 43E2, 43E3, 43EX, 4B031, 4B051, 4B091, 4B0X1 6460, 6463, 6465, 6467 9631, 9684

Our Commitment to our Employees…

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 rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available


  • 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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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

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Job Type: Environmental/Laboratory