Placer County

Air Pollution Control Engineer - Assistant (#14216)

$31.78-$39.70 Hourly / $5,508.53-$6,881.33 Monthly / $66,102.40-$82,576.00 Yearly

Air Pollution Control Engineer - Associate (#14217)

$36.79-$45.95 Hourly / $6,376.93-$7,964.67 Monthly / $76,523.20-$95,576.00 Yearly


DEFINITION

To perform professional engineering duties in the administration and enforcement of Federal, State and local air pollution control statutes and regulations; and to assist the public in providing information in understanding and complying with air pollution standards and regulations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Assistant Air Pollution Control Engineer 
This is the entry level class in the Air Pollution Control Engineer series.  This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.  Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level.  Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.  Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Associate Air Pollution Control Engineer 
This is the full journey level class within the Air Pollution Control Engineer series.  This class is distinguished from the Assistant Air Pollution Control Engineer by the assignment of the full range of duties assigned.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and they are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Assistant Air Pollution Control Engineer
Receives general supervision from the Principal or Senior Air Pollution Control Engineer.

Associate Air Pollution Control Engineer
Receives direction from the Principal or Senior Air Pollution Control Engineer.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide engineering analysis and evaluation of new source air pollution control engineering plans, permit applications and modifications to permit requests for compliance with various air pollution control standards.
  • Research, process and evaluate applications and permit renewal requests according to engineering and air pollution control standards and make recommendations regarding approval, denial or issuance of warnings or violation notices; conduct field inspections, samplings and emissions tests as necessary.
  • Identify, research, and prepare new and amended air pollution control regulations for submittal and approval by appropriate air pollution control agencies.
    Provide information to the general public, commercial, industrial and agricultural concerns and consultants regarding air pollution control requirements, permit processing and associated engineering standards. 
  • Make engineering calculations to determine emission rates and permit fees; prepare flow charts, drawings and sketches of process and related equipment as installed; compile and calculate emission inventory data; prepare reports and studies for department use and to various regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate with other County departments and other public agencies; meet with applicants as necessary and correspond with them or their representatives regarding permit or project status.
  • Assist in developing and preparing policy positions related to air pollution for the Board.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant Air Pollution Control Engineer

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: No professional experience is required.
 
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in air pollution, environmental, chemical, mechanical, petroleum or combustion engineering or a related field.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
 
Associate Air Pollution Control Engineer Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of responsible air pollution control engineering experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Air Pollution Control Engineer with Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in air pollution, environmental, chemical, mechanical, petroleum or combustion engineering or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of within one year of employment, a California Air Resources Board Visible Emission Certificate.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
     

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Assistant Air Pollution Control Engineer

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of engineering as applied to evaluating and controlling sources of air pollution.
  • Principles and practices of algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  • General application of current Federal and State air pollution statutes.
  • Computer software spreadsheet and data base applications.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; statistics and statistical analysis and advanced mathematical calculations.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job.  Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe air pollution control activities and problem solve when appropriate; understand, interpret and explain applicable statutes and regulations.  Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; regularly lift heavy weight.  Intermittently walk, stand, climb, kneel and bend while in the field.
  • Operate various testing and sampling equipment.
  • Compile, analyze and evaluate technical data using sophisticated computer spreadsheet and data base applications and prepare recommendations and reports based on such data.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Obtain information through interview and work firmly and courteously with the public.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action.
  • Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, postage meter and photocopy machine.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 

Associate Air Pollution Control Engineer

In addition to the qualifications for Assistant Air Pollution Control Engineer:

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, State and local statutes and/or regulations governing air pollution control.
  • Operation, policies and procedures of the Air Pollution Control Department.

Ability to:

  • Independently interpret and enforce air pollution control statutes and regulations.
  • Independently assess various air quality permit applications and air pollution control engineering plans and specifications to determine compliance with air pollution laws and regulations.
  • Perform studies and analyses; prepare reports, draft rules and regulations.
     

CLASS: 14216; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 10/1/1997;
CLASS: 14217; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 10/1/1997;