Air Quality Specialist I
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled. First review closes May 14, 2021
STARTING SALARY: $4,600 monthly*
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) is recruiting for one air quality specialist position to fill a vacancy in Olympia, Washington. We are looking for candidates who bring environmental programs knowledge, skills, and experience along with passion, inspiration, and a strong desire for excellence.
Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit: (A) an ORCAA job application; (B) resume; and (C) a letter of interest detailing your experience and qualifications referencing specific duties and qualifications of this position. Applications are available on ORCAA’s Web site www.orcaa.org, ORCAA’s office – 2940 Limited Lane NW, Olympia, or by calling (360) 539-7610 to request an application be mailed to you. Statements such as “see resume” or failure to include a letter of interest for this position will be considered incomplete. Failure to submit a complete application package will result in disqualification from further consideration for this position.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial application deadline for first-round screening is May 14, 2021. The agency reserves the right to fill the position any time after the initial screening date. Due to COVID, applicant interviews may be via Zoom.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Robert Moody at (360) 539-7610 extension 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB SUMMARY – Air Quality Specialist I
An Air Quality Specialist I is responsible for investigating air quality complaints and inspections of businesses that emit air pollution to determine compliance with federal, state, and local air pollution control regulations. This work is done under the direct guidance of the Compliance Supervisor and under supervision of the Compliance Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Responds to and investigates complaints; completes and submits reports and inputs pertinent data into Agency database
· Answers questions from the public about federal, state, and local regulations
· Assist clients with obtaining permits and notification
· Conducts inspections of businesses with oversight and guidance from supervisors. Interacts with business representatives regarding compliance and gathering data
· Issues Notices of Violation for alleged infractions, as appropriate; completes and submits reports; inputs data into Agency database
· Provides expert testimony and/or summary reports during hearings and public meetings
· Assists and supports other programs within the agency, which may include but are not limited to:
An Air Quality Specialist I perform most of their responsibilities in direct contact with other members of the Agency, the public and others in the air quality field. This individual must be able to move freely throughout our building, the business and residential community. An Air Quality Specialist I must possess full use of their body as they may be required to climb, stoop, crawl, and jump while doing their job. They must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, although infrequently. Due to the level of authority and accountability involved, this individual must be able to make sound judgments, based on a clear assessment of the facts, looking at both long and short-term ramifications. An Air Quality Specialist I must be able to read, examine for errors and comprehend materials and equipment ranging from specialized gauges and instruments to letters and memos to government regulations and be able to explain these materials to others who may not possess the same level of technical expertise. This individual must have excellent vision. Most work is performed in a quiet to moderately noisy environment, generally free of hazards. Local travel is frequently involved. Due to extensive work with the public, vaccinations may be required.
The best person for the job will be an effective verbal and written communicator; able to organize multiple priorities; able to work with a wide variety of people (sometimes angry people); can meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
Prior experience in air quality or another environmental field is preferred.
An associate degree is desirable, but related experience may be substituted year for year.
A valid Washington State driver’s license is required.
EMPLOYEE STATUS DESIGNATION
Nonexempt; fulltime; regular; salaried
*This is the proposed salary contained in the FY2022 draft budget.