Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

EP Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer

Recruitment #210217-6326EE-001

Introduction

Are you passionate about the environment and interested in keeping it clean and safe? Here is a job for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an EP Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer within the Bureau of Air Management.

DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as advancing policies to achieve more reliable, affordable and sustainable energy for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

DEEP Mission:

Within the Bureau of Air Management (BAM), our is mission to protect human health, safety, and the environment and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut by managing air quality, radioactive materials, and radiation. The Bureau consists of four divisions: Planning, Engineering, Radiation, and Enforcement.
  
Other important information:
  • Location: Bureau of Air Management, Planning & Standards Division, Mobile Sources Group located in Hartford, CT.
  • Work Schedule:  First shift, Monday thru Friday (35 Hours)
  • Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan and multitude of other benefits.
The Role:

This position will supervise the Mobile Sources Group (MSG) in the Planning & Standards Division.  The primary duties of the incumbent in this position will be to supervise MSG staff and oversee the review and analysis of engineering studies associated with mobile source emissions and related state and federal rules.  

The MSG is responsible for assuring effective implementation of various mobile source programs established under state and federal law pertaining to on-road and non-road mobile sources, transportation fuels including gasoline, diesel and alternative and/or renewable fuels, the idling of vehicles, and developing negotiated programs to provide needed emission reductions and support the transformation of Connecticut to more sustainable transportation modes such as transportation electrification.  

The selected candidate will lead the MSG in conducting technical analyses in key federal clean air regulatory proposals including federal standards for on-road heavy-duty vehicles, California vehicle emission standards for medium, heavy and light-duty vehicles and other critical upcoming rulemakings for locomotives, oceangoing vessels and aircraft.  

This position requires in-state and out of state travel and advocacy for Connecticut’s air quality interests in a wide array of forums.  The MSG supervisor must also work effectively and closely with partners in the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles on a variety of projects.

The selected candidate will participate in both regional and national workgroups focused on evaluating the emission reduction benefits of various clean air strategies for the mobile sector and quantifying and communicating those emission reduction benefits to diverse stakeholders statewide as well as state and federal agencies and other states.

Leadership Profile

  • Leadership and supervisory abilities including experience in overseeing a highly skilled technical workforce, defining expectations, establishing measurable goals, performance and productivity;
  • Ability to critically analyze technical data, mobile source control programs and program options;
  • Considerable ability to read and interpret federal and state legislation and a consistent track record of being efficient, organized and completing work in a timely manner, given competing demands;
  • Working knowledge of mobile emissions modeling, transportation conformity, mobile source emissions inventory development and related inputs and the process by which these inventories are developed and modified for use in various state and federal planning requirements;
  • Experience in conducting, and compiling technical regulatory analyses to evaluate the air quality impacts;
  • Ability to successfully manage and implement statewide projects and programs designed for the mobile source sector;
  • Ability to identify problems and opportunities in a timely manner and develop innovative strategies and approaches to effectively address them; and
  • Experience with grant administration, state procurement requirements and an ability to negotiate program parameters and implementation agreements among stakeholders.

Selection Plan

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

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

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Erica McGuinness at erica.mcguinness@ct.gov

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

  • Assess air quality impacts of proposed mobile source regulations or programs;
  • Analyze existing state and federal air quality policies, statutes, plans and regulatory; programs review new and revised federal regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written policies formulate responsive mobile source and fuels policy options;
  • Provide technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public;
  • Schedule, assign, oversee and review the work of staff;
  • Review and analysis of engineering studies;
  • Develop work plans and determine priorities;
  • Conduct performance evaluations;
  • Develop project plans to implement mobile source control programs;
  • Develop project plans to implement and administer federal or state grant programs under both the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and the Volkswagen Settlement;
  • Participate on technical committees of DEEP, SIPRAC, EPA, NESCAUM, MARAMA, OTC, MANE-VU, NACAA and other technical organizations;
  • Prepare and review technical publications and guidelines;
  • Serve as a spokesperson and leader on Connecticut’s mobile source agenda. 

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

  • Minimum of Eight (8) years of experience as an engineer or scientist in an air pollution control program;
  • Experience in a supervisory and project management role;
  • Experience in and a thorough understanding of the Clean Air Act and Connecticut’s air quality laws;
  • Experience in and a working knowledge of principles and practices of air quality management programs;
  • Experience in air quality control program planning;
  • Experience with mobile source programs related to on-road, non-road, fuels, alternative fuels;
  • Experience in computer and statistical analysis knowledge skills;
  • Experience organizing teams to achieve daily tasks and leading troubleshooting assignments;
  • Experience providing project updates and relaying information to multiple customers. 

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.



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