Stormwater Quality Investigator – City of Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

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About Our Job

Who We Are


The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $23.50-$32.00 an hour. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but is not limited to:

  • A guaranteed life-long monthly pension, once vested after 5 years of service
  • 457B Retirement Plan
  • 140 hours of PTO earned within first year + 11 paid holidays, 1 personal holiday and 1 volunteer day per year
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans effective within 1 month of start date

The Wastewater Management team is seeking a full-time, unlimited Stormwater Quality Investigator to join their team.


The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model. Employees work where needed, at a job site several days a week and off-site as needed. Employees must work within the state of Colorado on their off-site days.


In this position you can expect to work on site at the Wastewater Management Building.


What You’ll Do

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high-quality, safe, and equitable public infrastructure and services.

For more information, please visit the DOTI website.

DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:

  • DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need.  Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development
  • DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results

The Wastewater Management Division, part of the City and County of Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, maintains more than 1,500 miles of sanitary sewer and more than 800 miles of storm drainage underground lines and pipes.

As a Stormwater Quality Investigator some job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct full-performance level on-site investigations and inspections to ensure accurate compliance to city codes and federal, state, and/or local regulations relating to wastewater rules and regulations
  • Customer service and quick response to citizen complaints and/or concerns related to illegal discharge in the city storm sewer system, or other stormwater related issues
  • Inspect construction sites to ensure compliance with Construction Activities Stormwater Discharge Permit (CASDP) and associated management plans
  • Perform inspections of permanent post-construction water quality facilities to ensure compliance with operations and maintenance requirements
  • Review engineer plans to determine if pollution control considerations and devices are adequate, including on-site review of construction installation of pollution control measures
  • Investigate illicit discharges to the storm sewer system
  • Respond to city emergencies such as floods, spills, illicit discharges, or sanitary sewer overflows
  • Issue enforcement in verbal, written, notices, stop work orders, and summons and complaints against violators of city, state, and/or federal codes related to wastewater rules and regulations
  • Document and collect evidence, testify, and assist in the prosecution of offenders of city, state, and/or federal codes related to wastewater rules and regulation.

About You

What You’ll Bring

Our ideal candidate has some or all the following experience, skills, and characteristics:

  • Technical skills and knowledge to perform erosion and sediment control inspections
  • Possess good investigative skills, utilizing varied resources and analyzing and documenting field data
  • Effective communication and decision-making skills that achieve the goals and objectives of the unit
  • Ability to multi-task, as position requires adaptability to diverse tasks under deadline
  • Reporting experience with data using computer applications such as MS Office, including Teams; Workday, Accela and other asset management systems

Required Minimum Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED Certificate required plus college level course work in chemistry, algebra, and geometry.
  • Experience Requirement: Two (2) years of experience working with and explaining rules and regulations pertaining to storm and sanitary sewer systems which must have included experience interpreting engineering and architectural drawings and working with mapping systems.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement.
  • Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.

    Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.


Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until May 28, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than May 27, 2024 at midnight to ensure consideration.

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