Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 3

35 Hour (Hybrid)

Recruitment #221017-7113ES-001

Introduction



Do you have a passion for the environment and engineering?
Are you looking for truly meaningful work? 
If so, we may have the opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to fill two (2) Air Pollution Control Engineer 3 vacancies. One vacancy will have the opportunity to work within the Field Enforcement Unit and the other, within the Investigations Unit. Both of these positions will be located in Hartford, CT. 

About Us:

The CT DEEP is charged with conserving, protecting, and improving the natural resources and the environment as well as making clean, reliable, and affordable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in supporting economic development and job creation in Connecticut as well as fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state. 

Within the Bureau of Air Management (BAM), our mission is to protect human health, safety, and the environment and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut by implementing regulatory programs and supporting policies to advance clean air and climate change objectives, advance radiation safety, and promote public health. 

The Bureau consists of four divisions: Planning & Standards, Engineering, Radiation, and Enforcement.

Position Highlights: 

Within the Enforcement Division, the Field Enforcement Unit and the Investigations Unit are responsible for: 
  • Conducting on-site compliance evaluations of Title V/major, synthetic minor, and true minor sources of air pollution to assess compliance with state and federal air quality statutes and regulations. 
  • Conducting inspections in response to public complaints, stage 1 gasoline vapor recovery, open burning, violation notice compliance, and state order compliance. 
  • Implementing the Department's Geospatial Measurement of Air Pollution (GMAP) program. The GMAP program will involve the use of a motor vehicle outfitted with air pollution analyzers, metrological instrumentation, and GPS to conduct mobile monitoring of criteria air pollutants, air toxics, and greenhouse gases. The GMAP program will play an important role in enhancing the Department's responsiveness to residents' air quality concerns and in advancing the Department's commitment to community engagement and environmental justice/equity. 
Under general supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for performing the most technically complex duties within these functional areas, including training and mentoring training - and journey-level staff. The incumbent may lead the implementation of the GMAP program and other Field Enforcement Unit and Investigations Unit initiatives. 

This position will require routine in-state travel in support of the unit's work, e.g., conducting on-site inspections and GMAP surveillance. This position will require infrequent out-of-state travel for training and to attend regional and national work groups and conferences. 
This position will be located at DEEP Headquarters, at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT. This is a full-time, 35 hour per week, Monday through Friday position. This position may include opportunities for a hybrid schedule that includes telework. 

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. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Contact Information:

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

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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

Specific programmatic responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

• Independently conduct inspections of highly complex Title V facilities, such as chemical manufacturing facilities and hazardous air pollutant sources.
• Independently conduct inspections of large facilities with numerous, diverse, and/or unique emission sources.
• Independently conduct inspections of sources at which complex compliance issues have been identified or are believed to be occurring.
• Coordinate and conduct multimedia inspections with other divisions within the Department and/or with outside government agencies.
• Independently conduct inspections in relation to public complaints, stage I gasoline vapor recovery, open burning, violation notice compliance, and state order compliance.
• Independently interact with public complainants to ascertain the nature of the complaint, investigate the complaint, and explain the Department’s regulatory authority relative to the complaint.
• Quantify sources’ potential and actual emissions by reviewing/auditing emission and process data and by utilizing accepted emission quantification calculation methodologies and models. 
• Exercise a thorough understanding of air pollution control principles for all source categories.
• Write comprehensive and detailed inspection reports and compile documentation and evidence to support enforcement actions, as appropriate.
• Draft and recommend the issuance of Notices of Violation to address violations of federal regulations and state statutes, regulations, permits, and orders.
• Coordinate compliance activities with staff of the Enforcement Division’s Source Emission Monitoring, Administrative Enforcement, and Compliance Analysis and Coordination units.
• Provide comments on pending permitting matters before the Department.
• Train and mentor training- and journey-level staff.

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, 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

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience utilizing the principles and practices of air pollution control to conduct compliance evaluations of air emission sources; 
  • Experience analyzing air pollution data and quantifying actual and potential emissions utilizing emission calculation methodologies and models; 
  • Experience interpreting, applying, and enforcing air pollution control statutes, regulations, and permits and identifying and targeting sources for regulatory compliance purposes; 
  • Experience communicating technical, regulatory, and policy information pertaining to the air quality field to audiences verbally and in writing; 
  • Experience leading projects in the air pollution control field. 

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.