SPRING HILL, Kansas
Edwards AFB, California
Greensboro , North Carolina
United States - Nationwide
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Kissimmee , Florida
Location: Diamond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $85,884.48 - $115,416.36
ABOUT THE JOB
This recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which we expect to fill multiple current and future Assistant Air Quality Specialist/Air Quality Specialist vacancies, during the life of the list.
The South Coast AQMD is seeking individuals to fill a current vacancy in the Indirect Source Rules Implementation Unit and potential future vacancies in multiple units of the Planning, Rule Development, and Implementation division. Under general direction of a Program Supervisor, these Assistant Air Quality Specialists/Air Quality Specialists will be responsible for the development of rules and implementation of programs to address air quality issues.
Duties for these positions may include, but are not limited to:
These are alternatively staffed classes, as the duties performed are similar and vary primarily in the degree of complexity of assignments, the depth of knowledge required, and the independence of action with which duties are performed. Positions are allocated at the Air Quality Specialist level. New staff may be hired at either level, depending on their qualifications and the needs of South Coast AQMD. Individuals hired at the level of Assistant Air Quality Specialist are eligible for consideration for promotion to the next level upon successful performance of assigned duties for the required minimum period of time.
ASSISTANT AIR QUALITY SPECIALIST
Annual Salary Range: $72,803.28 - $97,850.64
The Assistant Air Quality Specialist is the entry-level class in the professional air pollution control series. Incumbents perform assignments within established guidelines to develop sufficient knowledge and further experience for advancement to the Air Quality Specialist level. Initiative and judgment are required to perform air quality evaluations, analyses, planning and rule development activities, and other assignments.
AIR QUALITY SPECIALIST
Annual Salary Range: $85,884.48 - $115,416.36
The Air Quality Specialist is the experienced, journey-level class in the professional air pollution control series. Incumbents perform the more responsible, varied, and complex work. Air Quality Specialist is distinguished from the next higher class of Program Supervisor in that the incumbents of the latter class either supervise a unit of professional and technical employees or are responsible for the development and oversight of specific programs involving more independent and complex professional work.
IN GENERAL, AIR QUALITY SPECIALISTS PERFORM THE FOLLOWING DUTIES:
Works with engineers, planners, other environmental professionals, Information Management staff, and other personnel to develop and implement methods and techniques for the analysis and evaluation of air quality studies and plans.
Applies mathematical, statistical, and engineering modeling and analytical techniques to the analysis of research and survey data; prepares graphs, charts, and statistical summaries from derived data; determines appropriate data collection methods for use in research projects; and may assist in determining methods for more complex studies.
Assists in developing or develops recommendations concerning air quality management programs, plans, and rules and prepares related reports and correspondence.
Assists in preparing technical analyses and recommended positions on proposed and pending legislation relating to air quality management.
Reviews and analyzes a wide variety of environmental documents; conducts air quality impact analyses and assessments; and writes or coordinates the writing of Environmental Impact Reports.
Evaluates economic impacts of air quality regulations and develops economic incentives to achieve designated air quality standards.
May assist in organizing and participating in workshops and meetings, and provide consultation and advice to individuals and businesses in matters related to area of expertise.
May assist in preparing and making presentations on proposed rules, rule amendments and other air quality-related projects and studies.
In addition to the Minimum Qualifications that follow, the most competitively qualified candidates will also possess the following:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, planning, or the physical, social, or biological sciences, depending upon the functions of the assigned unit.
ASSISTANT AIR QUALITY SPECIALIST: No experience is required.
AIR QUALITY SPECIALIST: Two years of technical air quality or professional analytical experience that would demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position to which assigned.
One or more professional disciplines, such as chemistry, toxics, statistics, economics, environmental planning, or engineering, with emphasis on its relationship to planning, rule development, or engineering activities; principles, methods, and procedures of environmental review, planning, rule development, or air quality monitoring, including related instrumentation; air quality regulations and review process; air quality modeling; emissions calculations; PC software applications commonly used in the field; research methods and techniques, including statistical and computer applications for data analysis; professional report writing; and State, federal, and local programs, guidelines, and code regulations related to air quality management.
SKILL OR ABILITY TO:
Compile, analyze, and interpret technical air quality data; learn and apply District air quality regulations to stationary and mobile source monitoring; monitor and evaluate the performance of consultants; oversee stationary and mobile source monitoring projects under minimum supervision; maintain accurate records of air quality planning, research, monitoring, or rule development projects and prepare clear and persuasive reports and recommendations; represent South Coast AQMD interests at public, professional, and internal meetings and communicate with a variety of technical and professional air quality and legal staff; maintain current knowledge of applicable federal, State, and local regulations and technical or scientific developments; provide expert testimony, advice, and counsel in a specialized field; apply appropriate computer-based analytical techniques to complex air pollution control problems; develop new techniques and approaches to the solution of complex air pollution control problems; proficiently use PC and mainframe software applications common to the field and to the general business environment of the South Coast AQMD; read, understand, and follow verbal and written directions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective relationships with all those contacted in the course of work.
APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:
*You MUST submit acceptable documentation for all education claimed on your application. Acceptable documentation consists of an unofficial copy of your transcripts/equivalency evaluation attached to your application. At a later date, candidates under final consideration will be required to arrange for original, official transcripts (or equivalency evaluation, if applicable) to be mailed directly from their college/university to South Coast AQMD, documenting all education claimed on their application.
Job applications must be completely filled out. A resume cannot be substituted for the required information. Be sure to detail any education, training or other relevant coursework that would make you a particularly strong candidate.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Application packages, including responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, will first be screened, and the most competitively qualified candidates will be invited to the next step of the process, which may include a writing exercise, oral assessment and/or panel interview (weighted at 100%).
Following the oral assessment and/or interviews, a ranked eligible list is expected to be created, from which current and future vacancies at this level may be filled, during the 6-12 month life of the list. Only those who demonstrate they are among the most competitively qualified, at each successive step of the selection process, will be advanced to the next step. (Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to the next step.)
Pursuant to Section 4(g)(3)(d) of the Personnel Rules, this eligible list may be used to fill current and future Assistant/Air Quality Specialist vacancies, in any South Coast AQMD department, during the 6-12 month life of the list.
South Coast AQMD reserves the right to add, delete, and modify any elements of the selection process as deemed appropriate, based on the number and quality of applicants at each step.
Important note for potential candidates who do not have the continued and unrestricted right to work full time in the United States: If you currently, or will in the future, require sponsorship (i.e., H1-B Visa) in order to maintain your right to work in the United States, please be aware that decisions regarding sponsorship for maintaining a right to work in the United States are made on a case-by-case basis. You are welcome to participate in this recruitment process, but there is no guarantee that a job offer with the requested sponsorship will be made to you.
Please call Human Resources at least one week in advance if you might need an accommodation at any step during the selection process.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Human Resources Department at (909) 396-2800.