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The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill a Statewide Air Operating Permit Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 4) position. The position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
The Statewide Air Operating Permit Coordinator position implements and coordinates the air operating permit (AOP) program for the state. This position coordinates the AOP program with: the Air Quality Program, the Nuclear Waste Program (NWP), the Waste 2 Resources Program's (W2R) Industrial Section, the Department of Health's (DOH) Radionuclides Program, the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), and Seven local air agencies. This coordination provides increased regulatory certainty for sources, while providing public health and environmental protection through the regular consolidation of requirements from multiple air permits into one location.
We are looking for applicants who are independent self-starters possessing excellent people skills; the ability to research situations and develop recommendations or make decisions; and the ability to communicate within a technical, policy or management framework.
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The mission of the Air Quality Program is to protect, preserve, and enhance the air quality of Washington to safeguard public health and the environment and support high quality of life. The federal Clean Air Act requires all states to have statewide operating permit programs for businesses and industries that are the largest sources of air pollution. An air operating permit contains all the permit requirements that apply to an air pollution source.
Some of the key work activities of the Statewide Air Operating Permit Coordinator are: •Serves as the statewide program coordinator on the AOP regulation (Chapter 173-401 WAC) and Washington's EPA approved program. •Develops interpretations and guidance for consistent implementation of the Air Operating Permit (AOP) program in AQP, W2R's Industrial Section, and NWP. •Works with EPA on enforcement policies to compliment the AOP program and enhance its effectiveness. •Develops recommendations for the AOP program subject to AAG review and AQPLT approval. •Coordinates with seven local air agencies, EFSEC, DOH's Radionuclides Program, Region 10 of EPA, members of the regulated community, and other states regarding policy direction and interpretation of AOP regulations. •Develops an AOP budget based on workload estimates that ensure AOP program sustainability, manages and tracks AOP source fees, reconciles program revenues and expenditures for fund accountability, and ensures timely billing and fee collection. •Oversees and performs AOP program evaluation to determine program effectiveness, including: ?Performing state-wide audits of local air agencies coordinating audits of Ecology AOP program. ?Coordinating audits of Ecology AOP program.
Coordinating implementation of audit results for a consistent state program.•Responds to financial/fiscal audits. •Coordinates and reports Ecology AOP data to EPA. •Represents Ecology on state and national committees. •Provides technical expertise and support to the rules unit on development of rules for AOP sources. This may include writing rules to implement federal and state statutes. •Identifies emerging regulatory implications of new federal rules and evaluating appropriate course of action. •Mentors newer AOP staff by contributing to the education and development of the staff. •Composes routine correspondence, draft documents, technical reports, analyses, processes, and procedures. •Develops, manages, and evaluates the Interagency Agreement between Ecology and Department of Health's Radionuclide Program and authorizes payment for radioactive air emission work at AOP sources regulated by Ecology (AQP and NWP). Registration and New Source Review programs:•Tracks NSR fee revenues and expenditures to evaluate success of cost recovery permitting fees, and report and/or make recommendations to AQPLT. •Works with the industrial regulatory policy specialist as directed to develop commercial and industrial policies
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The Next screening will be May 1, 2017. In order to be considered for the Next screening, please submit an application on or before April 30, 2017. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.