Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 3

35 Hours

Recruitment #210108-7113ES-001

Introduction

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, DEEP, has an exciting job opportunity.  We are seeking an Air Pollution Control Engineer 3; this opportunity is open only to current agency employees.  The position is with the Bureau of Air Management, Planning and Standards Division, Data Management and Network Planning Group. This position will be responsible to lead the quality assurance laboratory, audit program, and quality assurance implementation and documentation efforts for Connecticut’s ambient air quality monitoring network under the direction of a supervisor or other senior staff. Quality assurance laboratory oversight duties will include, but not be limited to: procuring and maintaining the various calibration and audit standards, and certifying transfer standards based on primary standards, as required to meet the specified data quality objectives for Connecticut’s ambient air quality monitoring program. Quality assurance certification duties will consist of complex calibrations and verifications performed to manage the measurement uncertainty in comparison to defined metrological standards, such as those employed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Audit program duties will include overseeing audit program implementation and ensuring compliance with federal regulations and ambient air monitoring program audit plans and procedures.

This position provides a unique opportunity to join a team committed to improving air quality in Connecticut by ensuring data generated by the Connecticut ambient air quality monitoring network is scientifically valid for use in assessing compliance with national ambient air quality standards and achieving Connecticut’s other clean air goals. This position will also assist with developing analytics to support communication tools for air quality data users including the regulated community, academia, environmental advocates and the general public.

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Mon - Fri. and will be located at DEEP’s Windsor Lab.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Applications that are untimely, incomplete or inaccurate will not be considered.  Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

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; prepares penalties; 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of sources and types of air pollution and methods of control; knowledge of laws and regulations concerning air pollution engineering and control; knowledge of data collection and analysis techniques; knowledge of instrumentation and techniques for monitoring air pollution; knowledge of quality assurance plans; knowledge of industrial, mechanical and chemical processes; knowledge of engineering related computer applications; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to design, calibrate, troubleshoot and maintain telemetry, air pollution monitoring, meteorological monitoring and electronic data handling equipment; ability to evaluate cost effectiveness of air pollution control equipment; ability to utilize computer software; some lead ability.

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

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. For State Employees one (1) year as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 2 or two (2) years as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's of Science in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental or Physical Sciences, or Environmental Engineering or a related engineering discipline;
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with spreadsheets;
  • Ability to lead staff in a fast paced technically oriented work environment;
  • Experience applying federal and state laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Ability to prepare clear and technically sound reports and presentations;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently;
  • Familiarity with evaluation of quality control measures in data collection and data validation procedures;
  • Experience working with ambient air monitoring equipment, calibration equipment and multiple metric standards in accordance with relevant regulatory protocol.

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 risk of injury, physical harm, discomfort and to moderately disagreeable working conditions on occasion.

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.