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Overview

Tehama County Air Pollution Control District

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

SALARY

(A-E Steps)

Air Pollution Control Specialist I:

$21.91 – $26.70 Hourly / $1,752.80- $2,136.00 Biweekly

Air Pollution Control Specialist II:

$24.19 – $29.47 Hourly / $1,935.20 – $2,357.60 Biweekly

Air Pollution Control Specialist III:

$26.70 – $32.54 Hourly – $2,136.00 – $2,603.20 Biweekly

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Under the direct supervision of the Air Pollution Control Program Manager, conducts routine inspections, investigations and evaluations of existing and potential sources of air contaminants in industrial, commercial and residential establishments for the purpose of detection, prevention, abatement and control of air pollution in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Performs related professional work as required.

Air Pollution Control Specialist I

This is the entry-level class in the Air Pollution Specialist series and under the supervision of the Air Pollution Control Program Manager learns to perform a wide variety of air pollution control functions. As skill is gained, supervision is reduced and an incumbent performs the required duties more independently. An Air Pollution Control Specialist I may expect to qualify for the next higher class of Air Pollution Control Specialist II. Determination of qualifying may differ depending upon requirements of the department.

Air Pollution Control Specialist II

This is the journey-level class in the Air Pollution Specialist series. Incumbent is expected to work more independently on the more complex air pollution control issues. An Air Pollution Control Specialist II differs from an Air Pollution Control Specialist III in that the latter is an advanced journey level position that works on more difficult and specialized assignments and may provide lead direction and training to subordinate employees.

Air Pollution Control Specialist III: 

This position is the advanced, journey-level class in the Air Pollution Control Specialist series reporting to the Air Pollution Control Program Manager. An incumbent in this class performs more difficult and specialized assignments and works with a higher degree of independence. This position may also represent the Air Pollution Control Program Manager before public, private and professional groups.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Air Pollution Control Specialist I/II

Enforces various federal, state and district laws, rules and regulations regarding air quality; Monitors, inspects, investigates and evaluates industrial and commercial sources of potential or existing air pollution contaminants; Prepares and updates engineering evaluations for Authority to Construct (ATCs) and Permits to Operate (PTOs) and issues permits; Evaluates submitted source test protocols and observes field source testing; analyzes data and calculates source emissions from comprehensive test results; Investigates complaints of potential violations; issues violation notices, warnings, or takes other corrective action as appropriate; Assembles evidence and prepares cases against code violators; provides court testimony, as required; Conducts training sessions and assists with air pollution control strategies at various establishments to facilitate compliance; Coordinates inspection / enforcement activities with other agencies, as appropriate; Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints regarding departmental programs and code requirements; 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.; Provides technical advice and assistance to regulated facilities, private industry, individuals, other agencies and counties as requested; develops and conducts public education programming for school children and adults; Performs various office duties as necessary, including preparing comprehensive and technical reports and correspondence, development of rules and regulations, copying and filing documents, entering data into the computer and maintaining computer databases, reviews incoming correspondence, answering the telephone, ordering supplies, attending meetings and training sessions, etc.; May coordinate special departmental programs or activities as assigned; Responsible for assigned vehicle, reporting maintenance issues to appropriate agency staff; Performs related work as required

Air Pollution Control Specialist III: In addition to the above:

Prepares and submits a variety of inspection, technical and other records and reports; Trains and provides technical leadership to subordinate personnel as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

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: 

All levels of the Air Pollution Control Specialist series:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Air Pollution Control Specialist I: One (1) to two (2) years experience in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, or a related field.  Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Air Pollution Control Specialist IITwo (2) to three (3) years experience in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, or a related field with at least one (1) of that being with a County Air Pollution Control Program. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Air Pollution Control Specialist III: Three (3) to five (5) years experience in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, or a related field.  Two (2) of those being within a County Air Pollution Control Program is preferred.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

All levels of the Air Pollution Control Specialist series:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.

Air Pollution Control Specialist I/II:

  • Requires state certification as a visible emissions evaluator within one (1) year of employment

Air Pollution Control Specialist III: 

  • Requires state certification as a visible emissions evaluator.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit www.governmentjobs.com and search for the job title.

The department is currently recruiting for one (1) vacancy as of 7/4/22.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an Air Pollution Control Specialist I/II or Air Pollution Control Specialist III, 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 | jtona@tehcoapcd.net

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANT / VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY / DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None