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The Compliance and Enforcement Program of the Air Pollution Control Division conducts an array of compliance evaluations, reviews of reports, compliance assistance, oversight of local agency contracts, and conducts enforcement actions as appropriate for stationary sources in Colorado. These responsibilities are divided into two functional units: the Compliance Monitoring Unit and the Enforcement Unit. 
The Enforcement Unit implements the Division's enforcement program by reviewing noncompliance determinations referred for enforcement , initiating enforcement actions and negotiating/resolving such actions with regulated entities. Moreover, the unit is also responsible for evaluating submissions made to the Division under the Colorado Environmental Audit Privilege and Immunity Law.
The unit is currently seeking a developing professional with solid analytical and communication skills, a willingness to collaborate with others and, the ability to perform work responsibilities in a hybrid environment (remote and occasional onsite visits as appropriate). Ready to put your skills to the test? Well, an opportunity as an Environmental Protection Specialist Intern may be the right role for you!
This position performs duties under the direction of the supervisor that may include but are not limited to:
  • researching, drafting enforcement documents, and maintaining evidence and other information related to enforcement actions;
  • participating in negotiation and settlement of enforcement actions, and ensuring and facilitating the timely resolution of enforcement actions;
  • reviewing and evaluating requests for penalty immunity received pursuant to the Colorado Environmental Audit Privilege and Immunity Law.
  • evaluating assigned self disclosures submitted under Colorado’s environmental audit law. 
  • coordinates with technical staff, including permit engineers and field inspectors in evaluating scientific data submitted by sources;
  • making immunity and enforcement recommendations to the supervisor and management.
  • tracking the status of each assigned enforcement action and coordinating with the supervisor, other Enforcement Advisors, and other Division staff;
  • developing and maintaining appropriate tracking tools to analyze data and prepare summaries for management and ;
  • notifying the supervisor when backlogs or other productivity issues arise to ensure enforcement actions are initiated and resolved in a timely manner such that statute of limitations concerns are addressed.