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Air Pollution Control Specialist I

Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District
Grass Valley, CA Full-time
Posted on May 17, 2019

Air Pollution Control Specialist I

Salary: $45,676 - $55,515 Annual

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District is looking to fill two positions for Air Pollution Control Specialist I. One position will be located in Portola. The other position will be located in Grass Valley. Both positions must perform administrative and technical work in all the areas of air quality tasks, such as: compliance program activities, permitting activities, grant programs, air monitoring, data processing, outreach and education, air quality program planning activities, and perform related work as required.

Definition:
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of assignments to provide information and assistance with respect to inquiries and questions concerning the assigned area of air pollution control and related compliance; performing a variety of enforcement, compliance, air monitoring, and public educational duties, where assigned; and to perform related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Incumbents are expected to work under supervision on their area of assignment, which requires background and experience in air pollution control, and related District, State, and Federal rules and regulations. Must be able to follow procedures, work semi independently, deal well with the public and industry, and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.

Example Of Duties:

  • Duties may include all or part of the following, within a classification, as assigned by the APCO.
  • Conduct field inspections and investigations of existing and potential air pollution sources to insure compliance with all applicable air pollution rules and regulations.
  • Investigate citizen complaints, prepare carefully documented inspection reports, write legal enforcement citations for violations of air pollution rules and regulations, develop case files, work with the
  • District Attorney's office, present evidence, and appear as a witness.
  • Issue open burning permits. Develop and promote alternatives to open burning.
  • Review prescribed burn plans to assure elements are included to insure minimized smoke impact on the public.
  • Operate air monitoring equipment per a schedule, analyze collected air monitoring data, develop air monitoring reports, conduct special studies, and make recommendations as to sampling site locations, necessary equipment instrumentation, etc.
  • Maintain and calibrate monitoring and measurement equipment; oversee instrumentation audits, maintain monitoring parts and supply inventory; provide technical support.
  • Serve as the District representative on various committees, subcommittees.
  • Apply scientific methods and principles in the identification, study, and solution of air pollution problems.
  • Develop computer tracking systems to store, process, and retrieve data using a personal computer and a variety of software.
  • Develop recommendations, provide support, and implement strategies to reduce motor vehicle related air pollution. Areas of involvement may include clean/alternative fuels, zero emission vehicles, and other technology-oriented strategies consistent with the goals of the California Clean Air Act.
  • Assist with the development of new regulations by conducting surveys of the public, industry and other air agencies.
  • Conduct emissions estimates, complete emissions inventory reports, and other simpler tasks.
  • Must perform other duties as assigned.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.