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Tehama County Air Pollution Control District

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time / Limited-term position with a sunset date of 6/30/23

Salary: $1,404.80 – $1,710.40 Biweekly

The ideal candidate has knowledge of the methods and techniques in the collection and analysis of data as well as basic terminology and concepts in air pollution control. The candidate must have the ability to conduct limited field pre-inspections and collect, compile, analyze, and interpret data.

The Air Pollution Control Aide is a seasonal classification where under supervision, incumbents learn District policies and procedures; perform limited field pre-inspections; perform technical and specialized air quality functions associated with applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; utilize basic analytical techniques; and assist with office related duties. Incumbents assist para-professional and professional staff by performing a variety of general work and pre-inspections which requires basic technical / scientific knowledge, and interpersonal communication skills.

Examples of Duties

Conducts on-site pre-inspections associated with grant incentive programs | Provides information and responds to inquiries regarding District rules, regulations, and procedures as related to the Agricultural burn, prescribed burn, and related programs | Responds to callers regarding complaints and/or requests to burn | Conducts research using standard reference materials, interviews, and field observation | Assists in the compilation and analysis of statistical and other types of air quality information | Completes or assists in the completion of short-term projects, reports, or presentations | Prepares memos, reports, and informational material for use by staff, the Governing Board, industry, or the general public | Performs a variety of general office duties such as filing, answering phones, logging information, responding to inquiries and completing routine forms | May represent the District at meetings with the public, industry, and other agencies | Operates a variety of vehicles and special equipment, including set up and maintenance; operates and calibrates various pieces of air monitoring equipment, gasoline station test equipment, power and hand tools, measuring devices, etc. | Responsible for assigned vehicle; reports maintenance issues to appropriate agency staff

Education, Experience & Licenses

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

• Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester units of college-level coursework in the physical sciences, life sciences, computer science, mathematics, business, or a closely related field
• One (1) year of experience performing data collection, analysis, data verification, and report preparation in a technical field

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

• Requires a valid California driver’s license

Recruitment Information

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The department is currently recruiting for one (1) Limited Term vacancy.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Limited Term Air Pollution Control Aide, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact:

Joseph H. Tona, Air Pollution Control Officer

530-527-3717 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None

About Tehama County Air Pollution Control District

The Tehama County Air Pollution Control District is committed to protecting the health of the public through incentive programs, planning, education, air quality monitoring and enforcement. We strive to provide unsurpassed public service and are committed to listening, engaging and involving the citizens of Tehama County. We hold ourselves accountable to the public by working with stakeholders to reach a balance that protects our air quality and the values, needs and aspirations of the public. The Tehama County APCD advocates commitment to a standard of professional behavior which exemplifies the highest level and ideals of professional service.

We value our employees and believe that engaged employees produce high quality work resulting in greater public satisfaction. Every position is a key position at the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District would like to hear from you.