Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. IRC25913 Environmental Coordinator in Craig, Colorado

Responsible for the monitoring, record keeping and reporting of plant operations to ensure environmental compliance of Craig Station. Responsible for understanding and applying regulatory requirements for the stack emissions, fugitive emissions, all chemical handling and reporting, stormwater, tanks, HVAC equipment, radiation and reclamation in order to maintain compliance. Must also understand and monitor the performance of the boiler, coal mills, SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), SNCR (Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction), baghouses and scrubbers for environmental compliance. Verify the accuracy of data and provide necessary reports to appropriate personnel and government agencies.


  • Responsible for compliance with all phases of the Clean Air Act including verifying the accuracy of data and monitoring the stack emission information, daily reporting, initial malfunction reports and notification to the government agency. Responsible for understanding and monitoring the performance of the boiler, coal mills, SCR, SNCR, baghouses and scrubbers for environmental compliance.
  • Title V- Accountable for all assigned Title V Permit requirements ensuing that they are completed correctly and in a timely manner. This includes addressing fugitive dust emission problems immediately. Also, must obtain and maintain certification for Method 9 Visible Emission Observations to ensure compliance and complete the required Title V Visible Emission Observations.
  • Assist with internal and government audits.
  • Responsible for chemical management, contracts, managing contractors, tracking, reporting, shipping, documentation, filing, disposal, audits and training for all regulated chemicals and waste streams. Responsible for a variety of reporting and managing, such as, but not limited to, Contractor Chemicals, TIER II, TRI (Toxic Release Inventory), Universal Non-Hazardous, Environmentally Hazardous and Hazardous Waste. Responsible for PCB, asbestos and lead accumulation and disposal. Responsible for proper chemical management and routine inspections for Craig Station and contractors. Assist and advice the Haz-Mat Team in proper procedures for handling of spill material and cleanup.
  • Responsible for complying with the Clean Water Act requirements. This includes permitting, sampling, inspections, maintenance, monitoring and reporting for the Industrial and Construction Stormwater Plans and regulatory requirements. May include assisting with and monitoring of the inlet dredging, ponds and groundwater projects.
  • Responsible for performing the aboveground tanks monthly and annual inspections, initializing and monitoring maintenance work, contracts, managing contractors, gauge calibrations and audits. Maintain compliance with applicable tank regulations.
  • Track and monitor maintenance on Craig Station HVAC Equipment. Ensure any leaks are addressed according to the regulations. Assist with the planning and implementation of the required training.
  • Radiation Program responsibilities - Complete and maintain the required certification and is legally responsible for serving as the Radiation Safety Officer. The Radiation Safety Officer is responsible for the Radiation Program with includes monitoring, inspecting, maintaining, reporting, disposing, posting, auditing and licensing requirements per the regulations and the Craig Station Radioactive Materials License. Coordinates and schedules the radiation training for certifying or refresher training of employees. Responsible for the monitoring and handling of contractor radioactive sources. Responsible for properly addressing any radiation concerns.
  • Coordinate the Craig Station reclamation projects which include weed spraying, mowing and seeding. Must complete bidding, contracts, assign work, review safety issues and determine progress and direction for the reclamation projects. Ensure all chemicals are properly handled and that waste is minimized.
  • Maintain current procedures and instructions for ensuring compliance with environmental regulatory related issues. Responsible for creating new related procedures and instructions, as needed.
  • Maintain and properly file necessary environmental compliance records.
  • Provide necessary assistance and response to environmental regulatory compliance concerns at Craig Station, including information requests and spill response.
  • Perform regular audits of environmental monitoring equipment, procedures, data and other compliance issues.
  • Ensure all necessary training is provided to Craig Station personnel to meet regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the annual budget.
  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.
  • Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.
  • Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
  • Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental, chemical, physical, or biological sciences or related area, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledgeable of the performance of the emission analyzers.
  • Working knowledge of related safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of D.O.T. and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) placarding systems. Knowledgeable in use of D.O.T. hazardous materials response book.
  • Ability to organize work, plan and implement broad programs.
  • Ability to motivate others to achieve goals and expectations.
  • Ability to interpret and administer labor agreements.


  • Eight (8) years of utility experience; four (4) years of experience in related environmental regulatory compliance field.


  • Must maintain certification as Radiation Safety Officer, Method 9 visible emissions observer, HAZMAT technician, or other required certifications.
  • 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.


  • Electric utility coal fired power plant experience 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 required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level up to 10 lbs., 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 job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and 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 inside and outside the power plant and is occasionally exposed to dust/dirt, fumes, chemicals, vibrations, noise, poor ventilation, working at heights, and exposed to electrical risks all common to working both inside and outside a coal fired power plant.

This job description is not all inclusive but rather serves as a general guideline of the current needs of the position and can be modified at the discretion of management to meet current business needs. Experience and education requirements are the primary basis for awarding this position, however substitutions that are essentially equivalent may be made as they relate to the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position.

Job Title: IRC25913 Environmental Coordinator

Location: Craig, CO, US

Base Location: HR7310 - Employee Services

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: Up to 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran