Colorado State Project Manager-615 in Denver, Colorado

Project Manager-615



Project Manager-615


$49,404.00 - $72,312.00 Annually


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Public Health & Environment

Job Number



5/24/2018 9:00 AM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This announcement will remain open until May 24, 2018, at 11:59 pm OR once we have received 30 qualified applicants, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are encouraged to submit applications early.

Make a real difference . . .

Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado's people and the quality of its environment.

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our tobacco-free campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Employee wellness programs and facilities

  • Extensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects

  • Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racks

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

  • Strong, yet flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off

  • Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees

  • Tuition assistance for college level courses including Masters degree programs

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, and

  • A variety of employee resource groups

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to:

Description of Job

The Work Unit:

The purpose of the Grants and Loans Unit (GLU) is to administer grant and loan funds in accordance with state and federal requirements. Grants and loans are provided to Colorado communities for public health and water quality related projects. These funds include the:

  • Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (WPCRF) and Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) which provides low-interest loans and pre-loan grants to local governmental agencies for water quality and drinking water related projects;

  • Small Communities Grant Fund provides grants to communities with a population less than 5,000 for public drinking water system and improvements and domestic wastewater treatment plant improvements;

  • Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF) which provides grants for stormwater, non point source and wastewater treatment projects and to communities directly impacted by water quality violations;

  • Small Systems Technical Training 8: Assistance (SSTTA) grants which provides grants for drinking water projects for public and private not-for-profit drinking water system improvements;

  • Natural Disaster Grant program which provides grants for water and wastewater projects that have been impacted, damaged or destroyed in connection with a natural disaster (up to $17 million annually when appropriated).

What You'll Be Doing:

This position will act as a project manager administering the federal Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (WPCRF) and Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) grant/loan programs, and other federal and state funding grant programs. The purpose of this position is to assist communities with meeting their regulatory compliance, project development, financing, construction, and project closeout. This effort includes community outreach, which identify and evaluate the resources available to communities to effectively and efficiently address water quality and drinking water infrastructure improvement needs.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field


  • Two years of professional experience in project management.

This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.


  • A combination of work experience in project management, construction management, contract management, public policy, or environmental management may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.

  • A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Environmental Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, environmental science, or a closely related field may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one year of the professional experience in project management.

Preferred Qualifications and Essential Competencies

The preferred experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:

  • Project management that is directly related to capital construction infrastructure;

  • Experience in contract administration, especially related to construction projects;

  • Demonstrated work experience with the State of Colorado procurement/contract requirements;

  • Experience providing programmatic/procedural oversight to ensure compliance with statute, regulation, or rule;

  • Proven analytical skills that demonstrated a process improvement;

  • Knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project management software, and/or scheduling software;

  • Experience in strategic planning efforts, policy development, and/or business process refinement;

  • Ability to apply critical thinking and skills to solve problems and make decisions;

  • Ability to compose technical written material, including instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables;

  • Exceptional planning, organization, and time management skills;

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills;

  • Effective in conveying information verbally.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.

  • Must maintain ability and willingness to independently travel approximately 10-20% of the time.

  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Human Resources office with an official disposition of any charges.

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist: The following must be submitted by the application deadline.

  • A completed State of Colorado application submitted online via

  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.

  • If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214 attached to your application.

  • If using education to qualify, a copy of your college/university transcript attached to your application.

The Selection Process: Applicants will be notified at each step in the selection process via email. Emails will come from

  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.

  • Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.

  • Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.

  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position or that as a result of no longer being considered, you were discriminated against, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. If an applicant seeks to have an allegation of discrimination reviewed by the Board, that person must file an appeal (petition for hearing) within 10 days of the action or receipt of any final written selection decision. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.