Placer County

Director of Air Pollution Control (#19821)

$73.57-$91.89 Hourly / $12,752.13-$15,927.60 Monthly / $153,025.60-$191,131.20 Yearly



To plan, direct and review the activities and operations of the Air Pollution Control Department including enforcement of Federal, State and local air pollution control statutes and regulations; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors.


The Director level recognizes classes with full responsibility for the administration of a County department.


Receives policy direction from the Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors and general and administrative direction from the County Executive Officer.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned clerical, technical and professional personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures; provide staff leadership on policy planning for air pollution related activities. 
  • Coordinate department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the County Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors and the County Air Pollution Control District Board; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. 
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the department's work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; prepare long range plans, review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. 
  • Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the Air Pollution Control budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department. 
  • Represent the department to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. 
  • Direct the operations of the department with special attention to the fiscal, personnel, and administrative requirements. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


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: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in air pollution control enforcement and regulation, preferably with direct experience with a local government air district in Federal and State non-attainment status, including four years of direct supervisory, budget, program, and management responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, environmental health science, life science or a related field.

Required 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.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of environmental science as applied to evaluating and controlling sources of air pollution.
  • Fundamentals of land and transportation planning.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation, fiscal and personnel management, and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Managing automation efforts including the direction of systems development, maintenance, operational efforts and hardware and software inventory.

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct and control the administration and operations of the Air Pollution Control Department in Federal and State non-attainment status, in local government.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various personnel rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • Develop and implement department strategic plans and objectives to meet program regulations, fiscal constraints, and policy requirements.
  • Develop and implement department policies and procedures.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Successfully develop, monitor, control and administer departmental budget and expenditures.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and County policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including diverse interest groups including other governmental organizations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding the desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means.

CLASS: 19821; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 11/1/2001;