Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 2

Air Engineering Division

Recruitment #211117-0164EE-001

Introduction



Do you have a passion for air quality and air pollution control? 
If so, we encourage you to consider joining our team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has an opportunity for an Air Pollution Control Engineer 2 to join our small and effective team within the Engineering Division/Stationary Source Control Group of the Bureau of Air Management, located at DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, CT. 

Our Mission: 

DEEP is responsible for conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and environment of Connecticut as well as making cheap, clean and reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. 

With the Department, the Bureau of Air Management maintains and improves the air quality of Connecticut and complies with state and federal air quality mandates and clean air goals. 

Position Highlights: 

Our dynamic team within the Air Engineering Division is dedicated to solving complex air quality issues concerning stationary sources, while considering air pollution control technological constraints, economic considerations, policy goals and regulatory/statutory requirements. 

The individual in this position will work full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with some opportunity for teleworking. 

Some of the projects this position will work on include: 
  • Devising regulatory constraints to limit emissions resulting from the operation of data centers in the state; 
  • Developing new regulations concerning use and control of ionizing radiation and moving those regulations through the regulatory adoption process; 
  • Updating regulatory requirements to limit nitrogen oxide emissions from the state's trash burning plants; 
  • Development of information and policies to transition to a higher level of ozone nonattainment. 
What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact with DEEP
            

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.


The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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 any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Management, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in engineering studies on the effectiveness of stationary and mobile source air pollution controls; works with air pollution monitoring, source test or continuous emission monitoring equipment and enforces air pollution regulations. When assigned to enforcement, performs complex engineering reviews and legal casework development for regulatory enforcement pertaining to air pollution control including analysis and evaluation of sources and abatement plans, preparation and issuance of state orders, development and issuance of non-compliance penalties and case presentation at hearings.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

The role of this position is to review and analyze new federal regulatory proposals to understand the impact on the state’s regulated industries and develop written comment to influence the final rule; work in cooperation with other operating units within the agency regarding developing state regulations; participate in regional and national clean air organization committees and workgroups focused on creating new emission reduction clean air strategies; prepare reports, correspondence and presentations; research air pollution control equipment capabilities and costs and prepare recommendations; review, compile and present data; process new regulations and amendments towards adoption through the eRegulations system; review input to and analyze results from air pollution predictive models; represent Division at meetings and conferences; and perform related tasks as required.

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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 equipment and operation of telemetry, meteorological and electronic source test and continuous emission monitoring and data handling equipment; knowledge of engineering computer applications; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.
Enforcement: Knowledge of civil law and economics are additional requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience as an engineer or scientist in an air pollution control program or as an engineer or technician in installation, operation, calibration, modification, maintenance and repair of chemical, mechanical, meteorological and electronics equipment and instruments.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental or Physical Sciences, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline; 
  • Experience working with spreadsheets and analytical tools; 
  • Experience analyzing and applying federal or state laws and regulations; 
  • Experience applying the Clean Air Act and associated federal regulations; 
  • Experience preparing clear and technically sound reports, presentations, communications and other documentation; 
  • Experience in research, using analytical and problem solving skills; 
  • Experience working independently as well as with a team to reach a goal; 
  • Experience with administrative law, particularly regulatory adoption. 

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, or 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.



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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.