Indoor Air Quality Program Manager (#MDAZ05)
$55,182.00 Yearly Min / $68,978.00 Yearly Mid / $82,774.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

This class is responsible for planning, developing and managing the statewide Indoor Air Quality Program, Underground Storage Tank Program and Asbestos Abatement Program.

Nature and Scope

The incumbent reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for developing and managing the indoor air quality program, underground storage tank program and asbestos program to establish standards to minimize contaminants within State-owned and leased facilities/property. The incumbent conducts complicated and technical investigations through data collection and research analysis to assess and evaluate health hazards and implement proper control and remedial measures. Work includes collecting samples of dust, gases, vapors, microbiological contaminants, carcinogens, air borne blood pathogens, temperature, noise and other potential toxic materials for analysis and investigating the adequacy of ventilation, equipment, materials and other conditions which may affect employees health, comfort or efficiency. Work also involves the negotiation of agreements for professional services and includes the review and approval of contracts, plans and specifications for environmental mitigation. The class incumbent provides technical guidance to management, labor organizations, governmental agencies and civic groups regarding indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, asbestos and health related problems as well as participating in training to instruct employees in matters pertaining to their work areas. 

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Plans, develops and implements the statewide Indoor Air Quality Program, Underground Storage Tank Program and Asbestos Program which includes asbestos abatement licensing.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, administrative, and contractual employees.
  • Oversees the contractual work performed by professional service firms to ensure compliance of contract specifications.
  • Investigates and recommends corrective action to determine the need for negotiated agreements for professional services.
  • Reviews and approves contracts, plans and specifications for environmental mitigation and provides consultation services to outside agencies on environmental issues. 
  • Reviews and recommends change orders.
  • Drafts laws, rules, regulations, standards and procedures pertaining to programs.
  • Conducts investigations including industrial hygiene surveys and on site facility inspections for all environmental mitigation, health risk assessments in occupational and/or residential settings to ensure compliance with all federal and State regulations and standards and to determine the occurrence of disease or injury.
  • Recommends strategic plan initiatives and budgetary recommendations.
  • Conducts training with DAS and other State agency employees to coordinate a complaint process and disseminate information.
  • Coordinates and consults with other DAS professional to incorporate asbestos, underground storage tank and indoor air quality standards in statewide construction projects and purchasing of environmentally friendly products.
  • Assess health hazards by interpreting scientific and technical data, evaluating information, projecting long and short term objectives and evaluating effectiveness of control measures.
  • Approves asbestos applications for licensing submitted by contractors, professional service firms and training providers and recommends to Division Director issuance of license.
  • May present expert testimony in court cases and other administrative proceedings involving environmental violations.
  • Gives presentations before interest groups, departments, schools and other interested parties upon request regarding occupational health and safety, indoor air quality, asbestos and industrial hygiene.
  • Maintains a variety of records such as investigative findings and recommendations and prepares activity and project status reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class. 

  • Knowledge of OSHA, ASHARA, EPA, ASHRAE, NIOSH and state rules, regulations, principles, practices, methods and their purpose and applications.
  • Knowledge of Indoor Air Quality contaminants such as microbiological growth, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide and other hazardous chemicals and conditions, including their synergistic effects and their impact upon workers in the work environment.
  • Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of environmental and engineering principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of State, department and division goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of State budgetary cycle and fiscal policies.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project administration
  • Knowledge of contract administration.
  • Knowledge of the calibration methods and techniques for various environmental equipment.
  • Skill in interpreting and presenting scientific information and rules and regulations.
  • Skill in technical writing.
  • Skill in determining proper control measures to control contaminants.
  • Skill in compliance procedures.
  • Skill in operating technical environmental sampling equipment.
  • Skill in conducting and evaluating training.
  • Skill in conducting indoor air quality investigations.
  • Skill in prioritizing multiple project responsibilities effectively.
  • Ability to plan, assign, review and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.
  • Ability to evaluate analyses and recommend viable solutions to protect public health.
  • Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis and interpret scientific data.
  • Ability to calibrate technical environmental equipment.
  • Ability to determine appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and provide sound recommendations and decisions.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and schedule environmental construction related projects.
  • Ability to research and determine the most stringent interpretation of the law or regulation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships and associates, environmental professional services firms and contractors, engineering and architectural firms and State and federal officials.
  • Ability to manage a professional team.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Indoor Air Quality Program Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: 

  1. Three years experience in interpreting environmental and occupational safety and health laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  2. Six months experience in program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  3. Six months experience in contract administration which includes overseeing the development and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications; managing bid openings; awarding and executing contracts.
  4. Six months experience in collecting samples of dust, gases, vapors, contaminants, carcinogens, air borne blood pathogens, temperature, noise or other potential toxic materials.