PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for supervising a staff engaged in engineering studies related to air pollution control.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is restricted for use as a unit or section leader responsible for the regular supervision of at least three (3) Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineers, as well as other technical and engineering staff.
Receives general direction from an Environmental Protection Director, Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises engineers, technicians, and other lower grade employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff;
- Provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations;
- Determines priorities and plans unit work;
- Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
- Develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards;
- Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
- Prepares reports and correspondence;
- Supervises and performs complex engineering review and analysis of plans and specifications for establishment of new or modified stationary or mobile sources which affect air quality;
- Supervises engineering studies of effectiveness of air pollution control equipment and instruments;
- Develops recommendations (including regulations) for improvement;
- Supervises preparation of reports on types, concentrations, and dangers of source emissions;
- Supervises compilation of data and preparation of exhibits/presentations;
- Supervises, recommends, and performs the preparation of administrative and judicial remedies for resolving noncompliance;
- Supervises preparation of noncompliance penalties;
- Plans and supervises installation, operation, calibration, maintenance, and repair of air sampling, meteorological, and related telemetry and data processing equipment;
- Supervises siting of air sampling and meteorological instruments;
- Supervises staff involved in development, maintenance, use, and modification of air pollution program-related computer models;
- Supervises source testing and review/analysis of source testing plans and data;
- Supervises the review of modeling results;
- Plans and supervises quality assurance programs for air pollution and related instruments and data;
- Plans and supervises continuous emission monitoring activities;
- Supervises on-site inspections of air pollution sources to determine nature/magnitude of emissions and status of compliance;
- Supervises investigations of complaints from the public;
- Represents Air Compliance Unit at meetings and conferences;
- May testify in hearings and court cases;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- relevant agency policies and procedures;
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations;
- sources and types of air pollution methods of control;
- Knowledge of
- data collection and analysis and quality assurance techniques;
- instrumentation and techniques for monitoring air pollution;
- equipment design and operation of electronic telemetry, meteorological monitoring, and data handling equipment;
- industrial, chemical, and mechanical processes;
- engineering-related computer applications;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communications skills;
- Ability to
- evaluate cost-effectiveness of air pollution control equipment;
- utilize computer software;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience as an engineer or scientist in an air pollution control program or as an engineer or technician in the installation, operation, calibration, modification, maintenance and repair of chemical, mechanical, meteorological and electronics equipment and instruments including three (3) years directly related to air pollution control.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been working at the lead level in an air pollution control program.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 3.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training in applied mathematics, biological or physical sciences, engineering, meteorology, public health or statistics may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- A Master's degree in applied mathematics, biological or physical sciences, engineering, meteorology, public health or statistics may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 3 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on-site conditions and to some discomfort from year- round weather conditions.
- The classification of Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer is assigned to Salary Group FS 29a.
- Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 30.
- The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan FE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer in Salary Group FE 29 approved effective July 01, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-178