Air Quality Analyst Associate

Department of Public Health and Environment

Quick Summary

  • The Environmental Quality Air & Water Team has an opening for an Air Quality Analyst Associate. 


Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to promote healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. DDPHE oversees a number of services related to public health and the environment and is comprised of six divisions: the Division of Administration; Community & Behavioral Health; Public Health Investigations; Denver Animal Protection; the Office of Medical Examiner; and Environmental Quality. For more information on DDPHE’s programs and services, visit the DDPHE website at: Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.

Employment Requirement: City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

This posting will accept applications until Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

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Environmental Quality manages and reduces environmental risks and liabilities within the City. It aims to improve air, land, and water quality and to provide sustainable environmental stewardship of natural resources. The Division provides environmental benefits through assessment, policy development, service assurance, and stewardship initiatives for both private sector and municipal operations. The division is funded through the Environmental Services Enterprise Fund. Environmental reports, projects and additional information can be found at: DDPHE: Environmental Quality.

The Environmental Quality Air & Water Team has an opening for an Air Quality Analyst Associate.  Denver has a citywide air quality (AQ) monitoring network providing real-time and near-real-time AQ data, through a system of both low-cost, cutting-edge air pollution sensor technology and Federal Equivalency Monitors (FEM). The data from this system is primarily used to support Denver’s Love My Air program, which provides real-time air quality data in local public schools. Other projects include monitoring the impacts of construction activities along the Central I-70 Project using FEM-level instruments.

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead management of air quality monitoring network in Denver, which currently consists of approximately 50 PM2.5 and NO2 sensors, several FEM instruments (Swansea Air Monitoring Station), and experimental monitoring technology in partnership with local sensor manufacturers.

  • Lead quantitative and qualitative data analysis using air monitoring data or other environmental datasets, including common language summaries and visual display of analysis results for community involvement, management and elected official updates, and policy initiatives.

  • Support the Love My Air Program by developing and supporting new and existing materials for air quality programs and education in Denver Public Schools.

  • Help advance Denver’s EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with Denver’s values. 

  • Contractor management including leading bidding processes (RFP, RFQ) and managing contractor scope, contracts, and invoicing.

  • Along with all department staff, this position will actively participate on an emergency preparedness and response team to support DDPHE’s responsibilities outlined in the City’s Emergency Operations Plan.  This may require being ‘on-call’ from time to time to help respond to emergencies.  Additional training commensurate with assigned duties will be provided.

  • Other duties as assigned

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong interest and/or experience in air quality database management, statistical analysis, and data summary via tools such as PowerBI, R, or Microsoft Excel. 

  • Strong presentation skills, including community data sharing and education. 

  • Intermediate to advanced experience in air quality monitoring, particularly knowledgeable regarding monitoring technologies (low-cost sensors versus federal reference method monitoring). 

  • Experience in app development (UI/UX) and data dashboard displays. 

  • Previous employment and/or research experience in air quality monitoring equipment installation and maintenance, data quality and control, and/or analysis/summary of local air quality data preferred. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication. 

  • Fluent in Spanish and English. 

  • Be interested in the opportunity to build a strong professional network with air quality experts.  

  • Understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on under resourced communities. A proven ability to work with a diverse team, creating an atmosphere of trust and inclusiveness. 

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, or in a related field based on a specific position.

  • Experience Requirement: One (1) year of professional experience conducting research and analysis on a variety of environmental or public health issues or conducting environmental or public health inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.

  • Education and Experience Equivalency:  One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.

  • License/Certification Requirement: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.

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

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Resume / CV

  • Cover Letter

DDPHE Position Information & Application

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Job Profile

CE3351 Environmental Public Health Analyst Associate

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$62,488.00 - $103,105.00

Starting Pay

Based on education and experience.


Dept of Public Health & Environment

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

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DDPHE Position Information & Application