Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

EP Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer

Air Bureau Engineering Division-Permitting

Recruitment #200130-6326EE-001

Introduction

 

At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment - and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.

The Bureau of Air Management Engineering Division’s Air Permitting Group is responsible for issuing construction and operation permits for equipment and processes that emit air pollutants.  The air permit process assures that new and modified sources of air pollution, when considered with background levels of air pollution, do not cause or contribute to violations of ambient air quality standards.  This involves reviewing the design, proposed operation, and raw material inputs to the emissions source to determine potential air pollution emissions and specify emissions control equipment and operational limitations to reduce those emissions.  

The Bureau of Air Management has a current job opportunity for a Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer within the Permitting Group.  This position supervises a group of Air Pollution Control Engineers responsible for processing air permit applications in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations.   

The position will work out of Hartford, CT.  

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (flexible).    

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.     

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006.

 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive.  Open to Agency employees.

Applicants invited to the interview may be required to submit additional documentations which support their qualification(s) for this position, including the most recent performance reviews, and/or supervisory references.

May be required to travel and attend evening meetings.  

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date.  Please regularly check your email for notifications.  Please also check your SPAM/Junk folders.  You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

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.

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.

Specific duties includes: 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 and recommends, staff involved in development, maintenance, use, and modification of air pollution program-related computer models.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of sources and types of air pollution methods of control; knowledge of data collection and analysis and quality assurance techniques; knowledge of instrumentation and techniques for monitoring air pollution; knowledge of equipment design and operation of electronic telemetry, meteorological monitoring, and data handling equipment; knowledge of industrial, chemical, and mechanical processes; knowledge of engineering-related computer applications; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; ability to evaluate cost-effectiveness of air pollution control equipment; ability to 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 is interpreted at or above the level of Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 3.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 3 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 1.)    Considerable experience with Clean Air Act Air Permitting programs;

 2.)    Considerable knowledge of sources of air pollution and the appropriate means to reduce emissions from such sources;

3.)    Supervisory training or experience leading staff or teams;

4.)    Considerable knowledge of state and federal stationary source air pollution control regulations, and

5.)    Considerable problem solving skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.