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Environmental Officer - Office of Economic Development

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City and County of Denver

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The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

TheOffice of Economic Development (OED) is seeking an Associate City Planner inthe Division of Contract and Performance Management. We are looking for a creative individual with city planning or related professional experience to join a highly motivated team in support of housing, economic and neighborhood development projects receiving HUD investments.

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED)is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.

About Our Job

As an Environmental Officer

you will conductenvironmental reviews to result in recommendations that advocate 100% compliance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) environmental review regulations and laws. You will review, document and outline required mitigation (if needed) for 100% of the items on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental checklist for projects where an environmental review is determined to be done.

Additionally, in this Environmental Officer position, you will:

Conduct environmental reviews to result in recommendations that advocate 100% compliance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) environmental review regulations and laws.

Apply environmental regulations and laws to produce clear and convincing written documents, reports, charts and presentations relating to implementation of environmental plans, compliance, and similar activities.

Effectively engage in regular communication with various city units such as the Landmark Preservation Office, City Attorney's Office, OED Programs, Clerk and Recorder's Office, and Auditor's Office, as required.

Conduct research and onsite inspections to identify environmental problems, and perform analytical work which will contribute to the effectiveness of environmental plans, programs, and methods.

Identify and analyze problems; weigh relevance and accuracy of information; generate and evaluate alternative solutions; make recommendations.

Reviews, documents and outlines required mitigation (if needed) for 100% of the items on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental checklist for projects where an environmental review is determined to be done.

Maintains working knowledge of GIS system, environmental database, and ensures accurate and complete file management.

Determines and conducts appropriate level of on-site and off-site environmental reviews offering policy guidance, technical assistance, appropriate environmental review of assigned projects, and determinations of environmental compliance with applicable regulations.

Does due diligence reviews on land purchases by the city for housing, neighborhood or economic development purposes.

Supports working relationships with the State Historic Preservation Office, HUD regional office, and other agencies, departments, and organizations connected to historic and environmental compliance.

Drafts RFP, RFQ and RFI's for development projects, programs or initiatives. Conducts assessments of same.

About You

Our Ideal Candidate has:

Professionalexperience with HUD programs

Experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Experience with the National Historic Preservation Act

Experience working directly with the public and/or businesses on city planning issues.

Experience preparing a variety of visual materials including advanced graphics, maps, and charts to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information to a variety of internal and external audiences

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:

Education Requirement:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Engineering, or a directly related degree.

Experience Requirement:

One year of professional city planning, regional planning, or experience creating, drawing and rendering urban design plans and concepts.

Education/Experience Equivalency:

A Master's Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a directly related degree may be substituted for the experience requirement. A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification:

By position, requires a Class R Driver's License at the time of application.

About Everything Else

Classification Title

The official job classification is Associate City Planner [CE0371]

Assessments/Testing

: This position does not require testing.

Hiring Range

: Salary will depend on qualifications

Pre-employment Screening

An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions.

Probationary Period

This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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City and County of Denver
Website : http://www.denvergov.org/

Company Profile
The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 90 attorneys and approximately 90 staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Its clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, boards and commissions.

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