Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer

Environmental Protection (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220518-6326EE-001

Introduction



Are you a proven leader with a passion for the environment and engineering? 
If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for a Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer to join our team within the Planning & Standards Division's Air Monitoring Group at 9 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT!

About Us: 

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

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 the state, regional and national levels. 

Position Highlights: 

Some key responsibilities of this role include: 
  • Serving as a supervisor over Air Pollution Control Engineers; 
  • Overseeing engineering studies to develop and implement the state's enhanced ozone monitoring plan; 
  • Updating and making recommendations for routine quality control and quality assurance procedures; 
  • Establishing a comprehensive training program; 
  • Budgeting for air monitoring equipment and service contracts.
This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, working a Monday to Friday schedule with the opportunity for teleworking a portion of the week.  

*The salary range above may increase effective July 1, 2022. 

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

Application Process:

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

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.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

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.

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

Contact Information:

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 this class is accountable for supervising a staff engaged in engineering studies related to air pollution control.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

• Serving as the supervisor over employees performing duties within field and laboratory operations;
• Prioritizing, overseeing and reviewing unit work;
• Overseeing 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 data acquisition and management system;
• Overseeing special purpose monitoring studies, including community-based monitoring initiatives;
• Updating and making recommendations for routine quality control and quality assurance procedures used for the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of air pollution monitoring equipment;
• Preparing memorandum and correspondence as needed;
• Establishing a comprehensive training program to ensure staff understand and adhere to standard operating procedures for the proper operation of monitoring instrumentation and the associated data acquisition system;
• Budgeting for air monitoring equipment purchase orders and related service contracts; and
• Maintaining equipment inventories, tracking expenditures and identifying cost reduction strategies while meeting federal mandates. 

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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

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience developing environmental programs and leading staff; 
  • Experience managing priorities, schedules and deadlines for environmental projects and programs; 
  • Experience analyzing air quality study results and making recommendations based on findings; 
  • Experience with air quality data, including data acquisition systems; 
  • Experience establishing equipment and service procurement contracts and tracking purchase requisitions; 
  • Experience communicating environmental issues with external and internal groups, including engagement with public officials, stakeholder groups, and the general public; 
  • Experience with environmental protection programs or projects pertaining to ambient air quality monitoring;
  • Experience with equipment used to monitor air pollutant concentrations and meteorological conditions. 

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.