In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Management this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in engineering studies of the effectiveness of stationary and mobile source air pollution controls involving air pollution monitoring equipment and the enforcement of air pollution regulations.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
WORKING LEAD LEVEL: The incumbent reports to a supervisory level class and is assigned full time lead responsibilities over employees in a unit while performing unit work activities. Assigned lead responsibilities may include the activities outlined below in the first paragraph under Examples of Duties. A working lead level incumbent reports to a supervisor and normally is assigned lead responsibility for a unit with a minimum of two (2) other engineers or technicians. For supervisory type duties performed by a working lead, the final/"sign-off" authority is vested in the supervisory level employee to whom the lead employee reports.
ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL: The incumbent independently performs professional project and/or program management tasks with limited review from supervisory staff. They are responsible for overseeing and coordinating an entire project or program with statewide or regional impact or in a district where program or project size and complexity warrants. The nature of the work performed is critical and sensitive requiring direct contact with state, federal, municipal and/or industrial officials, boards and consultants. Decision making is based on many variables and directly impacts the outcome of the program(s) or project(s).
Receives general direction from an Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer or other employee of higher grade.
Leads engineers, technicians, chemists and other lower grade employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Reviews and analyzes complex engineering plans and specifications for establishment of new or modified stationary or mobile sources which may affect air quality;
Performs engineering studies of effectiveness of air pollution control equipment and instruments;
Develops recommendations and regulations;
Prepares reports on types, concentrations and dangers of source emissions;
Compiles data and prepares exhibits/presentations;
Prepares assessment of administrative and judicial remedies for resolving noncompliance;
Plans installation, operation, calibration, maintenance and repair of air sampling, meteorological and related telemetry and data processing equipment;
Sites air sampling and meteorological instruments;
Develops, maintains, applies and modifies air pollution program related computer models;
Performs source testing;
Reviews and analyzes source testing plans and data;
Designs, develops, implements and maintains the computerized environmental information system;
May plan and oversee continuous emission monitoring or quality assurance program for air pollution and related instruments and data;
May testify in hearings and court cases;
May represent unit at meetings and conferences;
May perform on site inspections of highly complex sources of air pollution to determine nature/magnitude of emissions and status of compliance;
May investigate complaints from public about air pollution matters;
May review modeling results;
Performs related duties as required.
WORKING LEAD LEVEL:
As assigned by a supervisor, may distribute, prioritize, oversee and review unit work;
May provide staff training and assistance;
May conduct or assist in conducting performance evaluations;
May act as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and standards;
May prepare reports and correspondence;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of sources and types of air pollution and methods of control;
laws and regulations concerning air pollution engineering and control;
data collection and analysis techniques;
instrumentation and techniques for monitoring air pollution;
quality assurance plans;
industrial, mechanical and chemical processes;
engineering related computer applications;
oral and written communication skills;
design, calibrate, troubleshoot and maintain telemetry, meteorological monitoring and electronic data handling equipment;
evaluate cost effectiveness of air pollution control equipment;
utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) 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 two (2) years directly related to air pollution control.
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.
For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 2 or two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 may be substituted for the General 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 risk of injury, physical harm, discomfort and to moderately disagreeable working conditions on occasion.
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 Air Pollution Control Engineer 3 (35 Hour) in Salary Group ES 26 approved effective July 20, 2023. (Revised to update terminology) Final No. 23-317