Petroleum Storage Tank Program Manager in Denver, United States

at State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted April 26, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Department Information

The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.

This is a values-driven organization, committed to teamwork, collaboration, accountability, adaptability, excellence, integrity and respect.

We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.

Description of Job
The Division of Oil and Public Safety's Petroleum Program exists to protect, educate, and regulate petroleum storage tank owners and operators in the areas of safety, prevention and cleanup of petroleum releases in order to protect citizens and the environment of Colorado.

As the Petroleum Storage Tank Program Manager, this position oversees Storage Tank Program operations and manages implementation of statutory mandates and regulations to protect human health and the environment. Ensures safe operations at petroleum storage tank facilities including underground storage tank (UST), aboveground storage tank (AST), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and the protection users of petroleum products in the areas of safety, accuracy, delivery and product quality, utilizing codes and standards and rules adopted by the Division of Oil and Public Safety.

Position must maintain strong knowledge of the Petroleum Storage Tank Program including regulation, statutes, guidance, policies and must be familiar with Colorado's Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations, Federal Environmental Protection Agency Regulations, and other state and local regulations for underground and aboveground storage tanks. Must have understanding and experience with the permitting, operation and maintenance of petroleum storage tanks and experience working with regulatory agencies and industry.

Position has supervisory responsibilities and will lead, coach, and manage teams of both field and office personnel. Position establishes the annual program budget and determines staffing needs and patterns. Position provides outreach with stakeholders including state, federal, and local government agencies, tank owners/operators, tank manufacturers, environmental consultants, private citizens, and interest groups regarding statutory and regulatory issues. Position is also responsible for leading strategic change management and process improvement efforts.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Management, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physical Science, or a field of study related to the work assignment and six years of professional experience in an environmental protection, petroleum storage tank installation or operations, geology, or engineering field which included:
Four or more years supervisory experience
Knowledge of underground and aboveground fuel storage tank systems
Strong knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado's Storage Tank Regulations
Experience complying with state or federal Storage Tank Regulations

Additional years of supervisory experience in petroleum storage tank system operations will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional education such as a masters or doctoral degree in a related field of study will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
Operational experience with underground and aboveground fuel storage tank systems
Experience working with multiple state storage tank regulatory agencies
Change management experience
Experience managing program budgets
Master's Degree in Business Administration or Management

Required Competencies:
Communication and interpersonal skills
Conflict management and diplomacy
Judgment and decision making
Team building skills
Time management skills
Technical skills (competency using common business software and hardware)

Conditions of Employment:
Must be a Colorado resident at time of application.
As a condition of employment, you must successfully pass a background check (both criminal and unemployment insurance benefit overpayments).


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, 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.

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 your 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.

Supplemental Information

Minimum Qualification Screening
A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Part-time work experience will be prorated.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.

Comparative Analysis Process – Structured Application Review
After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions (if listed) as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase. Any attachments such as cover letters, resumes or other documents that support your experience may also be reviewed during this phase.

Supplemental Questions
Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be rated based on your writing ability (spelling, grammar, and clarity of your writing) as well as the content of your answer.

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