Director of Environmental Programs at De...
The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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Denver International Airport (DIA) is looking for a Director of Environmental Programs to join our team.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to lead an Internationally recognized aviation environmental program that has an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and is in the process of establishing a sustainability management plan.

The Director of Environmental Programs reports to the Deputy Manager of Aviation – Planning & Development and will lead our team of 13 professionals who are highly effective and focused on environmental compliance, design, implementation and remediation in a very complex environment involving Federal, State and Local regulations from multiple agencies. This focus on environmental programs demonstrates executive recognition of environmental program priority as our safety programs are handled by a separate division. We are looking for the next individual to continue our leading-edge initiatives through:
  • Continued program success demonstrated via regulatory compliance
  • Inter and Intra-Departmental collaboration at multiple levels
  • Regulatory Agency communication and coordination
  • Conference participation and presentations
  • Organizational membership and leadership roles
Denver International Airport offers exceptional opportunities as the scale of our operation spans 53 square miles, over 1.5 million square feet of terminal space and a 50 million annual passenger capacity. We are ranked as the 4th busiest airport in the nation and 10th busiest in the world. This reflects noteworthy complexities as we handle all environmental aspects of planning, design and implementation for: air, trash, recycling, oil and gas, solid waste, storage tanks/facilities and water management. Additionally, we are getting ready to break ground on a substantial expansion project which includes a major ground transportation component involving commuter-rail. The geographic size of our operation provides us with a continual opportunity for new design work that few airports enjoy.
Denver is known for great living: we enjoy over 300 days of sunshine annually and tout a population reflecting some of the healthiest, most highly-educated and vibrant people ranked in the US. We also have the additional benefit of our beautiful location being nestled against the Rocky Mountains.

Besides our great location and people, as an employee of Denver International Airport, we are privileged to enjoy progressive leadership, very competitive benefits and an environment that believes in supporting its employees.
We’re looking for the individual who brings substantial environmental regulatory knowledge, technical implementation knowledge, a genuine enthusiasm for environmental programs, demonstrated management/leadership skill and a passion for networking at all levels. Aviation Environmental knowledge will be considered a substantial plus.
Interested ? Please review the requirements of the role and present your qualifications for consideration.

Job Responsibilities:
Provides regular communication to multiple levels of subordinate and senior management Represents the department in explanation and presentations regarding strategic and technical plan decisions, actions and recommendations to internal and external audiences EMS / 14001 Management Representative: maintains EMS and ISO 140001 certifications which includes direct responsibility for internal / external reviews, management reviews, continual improvement, education and outreach Sustainability Program: responsible for program development, implementation and maintenance Prepares, presents and manages the operational budget Contract management from initiation through resolution Responsible for personnel management including: hiring, coaching, mentoring, annual reviews and discipline Champions organizational change and best practices that support continuous improvement, including devising new strategies for new opportunities Recommends projects, programs and procedures to achieve strategic and organizational objectives Coordinates and collaborates with legal representatives Promotes employee retention and prepares staffing plans to meet organizational requirements Develops, guides and manages training and performance plans for subordinate supervisors Recommends, develops and manages all environmental compliance initiatives and reporting
The formal job description is listed under Job Specifications on our website:

Required Experience (Minimum):
Three years of professional experience managing environmental programs
Three years of experience managing professional staff
Experience developing and delivering environmental program presentations
Environmental regulatory knowledge that spans more than one level of government (Federal, State, Local) and/or more than one agency (FAA, EPA, CDPHE, etc)

Preferred Experience:
A minimum of 5 years experience managing a large-scale aviation environmental program including professional level Supervisors and Staff
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Environmental Regulation Expertise
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Regulation Expertise
CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) Regulation Expertise
City and County of Denver Regulation Expertise
EMS (Environmental Management System) program management
ISO 14001 Certification experience / program management
Sustainability program development and management
Industry Organization(s) membership, participation and presentations

Required Education:
Baccalaureate Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry or a related field. Equivalency: Two years of the appropriate type and level of experience will serve as an equivalency to one year of education. (For example, if a Baccalaureate Degree is required, eight years of additional relevant experience can be substituted.)

Required Certification:
Completion of the Career Service Authority (CSA) supervisory training course prior to completion of the probationary period

Additional Information:
We offer a very competitive benefits package including: Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs) Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave) Paid Holidays Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan) Flex Spending Account RTD EcoPass Discounts Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance Domestic Partner Programs Wellness Center & Classes (Webb Building location)

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Classification Title : Manager 1 (Environmental Programs) CE2168
Working/Functional Title : Director of Environmental Programs
Pay Grade : 818E
Compensation Range : $88,755.00 - $141,586.00
Agency : Aviation
To Apply : please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit
Testing : Supplemental Questions
Probationary Period : The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check, employment verification, education verification and complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining career status with the City.
Recruiter : LF