City and County of Denver Minor Tobacco Operative in Denver, Colorado

Minor Tobacco Operative



Minor Tobacco Operative


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80204, CO

Job Type

On Call Regular


Environmental Health (EH)

Job Number



8/20/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

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About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. Where Denver Works.

Denver's Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DEH works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to ensure healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. Our mission is to create a city with a world class environment and healthy communities for all ages and incomes, and where the well-being of our pets also matters.

About Our Job

Salary: $12.53/hour

Hours: Weekends and after school

Average 5-15 hours per week (max 20 hours per week)

The City and County of Denver's Environmental Health Department is seeking a Minor Tobacco Operative to assist in conducting inspections for compliance with federal, state and local regulations banning the sale of tobacco products to minors.

The mission of the program is to enforce against the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors with respect to tobacco retail establishments.

Anticipated end date will be one month before Operative turns 18.

  • Conduct compliance inspections of tobacco retailers

  • Must have leadership abilities and be outgoing. This position will require initiative and flexibility

  • Some paperwork may be required as well, so basic writing, typing, spelling, and Reading comprehension is needed to fulfill this position

  • This position will require local travel to retail locations. The minor will be riding along with a county representative for all compliance inspections. This may include traveling in a car for several hours at a time as part of the inspection process. Participants must attend trainings and workshop as required

  • Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in a variety of situations

  • Ability to interpret reports and regulations and apply information accurately to situations

  • Must have parental consent and consent of school if work is done during regular school hours. Participants may be required to provide testimony in court of law

About You

Our ideal candidate:

  • Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action even in uncertain situations to accomplish organizational goals; causes change

  • Currently possesses a 2.0 GPA or higher

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you are:

  • An adolescent aged 16-17 only

  • A non-smoker/non-tobacco user (e.g. chewing tobacco)

  • Good at basic typing and writing

  • Readily available with minimal scheduling conflicts (school/extracurricular)

About Everything Else

Classification Title: Administrative Support Assistant I CC1480

Hiring Range: $12.53/hour

Assessments/Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

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.

Recruiter: TS

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