Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 2

Air Planning and Standards Division

Recruitment #211117-0164EE-002

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 Planning & Standards Division's Air Monitoring Group within the Bureau of Air Management, located in Windsor, CT. 

Our Mission: 

DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and reliable energy available 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. 

Within the Bureau of Air Management, our mission is 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. 

Position Highlights: 

Our dynamic team within the Air Monitoring Group is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the state's ambient air quality monitoring network. This network provides scientifically valid data on air pollutant levels in Connecticut's ambient air and this data informs many policy decisions on both the state and national levels. 

The individual in this position will work full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
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

• Performing engineering studies to develop and implement the state’s enhanced ozone monitoring plan, which will include: research, selection, procurement siting and testing of ozone and ozone precursor monitors
• Implementing and maintaining the computerized environmental information system;
• Conducting and performing analysis of data for special purpose monitoring, including community-based monitoring initiatives;
• Reviewing air pollution data for validity, maintain records of work performed and supplies used;
• Updating and making recommendations for routine quality control procedures used for installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of air pollution monitoring equipment;
• Attending classroom training, workshops or seminars to maintain and grow knowledge of the latest technology, information, research, within the field of air monitoring;
• Performing acceptance testing of new equipment and preparing reports on findings;
• Preparing memorandum and correspondence as needed.
• Preparing air quality data to be reported to the federal government;
• Retrieving data from computer terminals and compiling data for analysis of daily performance determinations;
• Validating data by analyzing data reports and graphs and site computer acquired air quality information.

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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:
  • Experience independently managing projects; 
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data; 
  • Experience using analysis to solve work related problems; 
  • Experience completing work on a timely basis, using time effectively, and working in an organized manner given competing demands consistently; 
  • Experience with sample collection techniques and procedures, calibration standards; basic properties of calibration gases; 
  • Experience reading, understanding and applying written procedures concerning the installation, servicing, repairing, and maintaining electronic sensors measuring air pollutant and/or meteorological concentrations or conditions; 
  • Experience reading and understanding the procedures and techniques utilized in the operation of personal computers as they apply to the ambient air monitoring network; 
  • Experience reading and understanding schematics, diagrams, and service manuals; 
  • Experience summarizing information, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings; 
  • Experience using personal computers and standard software packages;
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisors. 

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.