Under immediate or general supervision, learns to perform and performs engineering reviews of emission sources; evaluates permit applications for Authority to Construct (ATC) and Permits to Operate (PTO) and recommends approval or denial; reviews design of air pollution control equipment associated with industrial or commercial processes; evaluates emission inventory plans and reports; and performs related work as required.
The Associate Air Quality Engineer receives general supervision from the assigned lead person, supervisor, or manager. May exercise functional and technical direction over staff assigned to the classification of Assistant Air Quality Engineer and to others assisting the Engineering Division on projects.
The Associate Air Quality Engineer is the journey-level class in the Air Quality Engineer series in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of engineering assignments related to controlling industrial and commercial sources of air pollution, including special engineering studies and projects. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Assistant level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising more independent judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
Education and/or Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
A Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university with major coursework in environmental, chemical, mechanical, or petroleum engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline and two years’ experience as an Assistant Air Quality Engineer or equivalent; or three years of experience in air pollution control engineering or any combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.
The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has a mission of protecting human health and property from the harmful effects of air pollution, believing that every person has the right to clean air, every day, and seeks to achieve that goal in all of its work, from rulemaking to permitting, from enforcement to public education, and planning and monitoring.
The District works with the state and federal regulators to ensure businesses understand applicable laws and to make progress toward attainment of air quality standards. Above all else, the District is dedicated to working with the public to meet collective air quality goals.