Responsible for the monitoring, record keeping and reporting of mine operations to ensure environmental compliance of the Colowyo Mine. Responsible for understanding and applying regulatory requirements to the reclamation, fugitive emissions, stormwater, tanks, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, ambient air monitoring network, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharges, seismographs, and waste handling to maintain environmental compliance. Must also understand the general mining process and the relationship to environmental compliance. Verify accuracy of data and provide necessary reports to appropriate personnel for environmental reporting. Field work to maintain environmental compliance is required.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Associates or advanced degree in a related discipline or equivalent relevant experience in Mining.
Obtain and maintain the following certifications:
Method 9 Visible Opacity reader
State of Colorado Class C Water Level Operator
State of Colorado Class D Industrial Waste Water Operator
State of Colorado Private Pesticide Applicator License
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.
Knowledge of or experience with AutoCad, Carlson, or other similar environmental management software is highly desirable.
Knowledge of surface mining operations and reclamation practices a plus.
Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions.
Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing.
Five (5) years of experience in related environmental regulatory compliance field.
Must maintain position specific certifications as required.
Willingness to travel, as required.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in environmental, chemical, physical, or biological sciences or closely related discipline – preferred.
Knowledge of surface coal mining environmental regulations desired.
Coal fired power plant environmental regulatory compliance experience desired.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is primarily required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, drive and walk on uneven ground, climb stairs and ladders and push/pull up to 50 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, good color vision, good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent works in an office setting as well as outside in an open pit mine environment and is exposed to uneven ground, inclement weather, dust/dirt, fumes, noise, and working at moderate heights.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.