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Airshed Coordinator

Analyst 4

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: July 7, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 07046014029
Salary Range: $25.06 - $26.00 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

DEQ is committed to protecting human health and the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water.

 The Pocatello Regional Office is recruiting for an Airshed Coordinator.  This position is established at an Analyst 4 level and will be underfilled at an Analyst 3 level. Upon successful completion of a training plan and when minimum qualifications for an Analyst 4 level are met, the incumbent will be reclassified to an Analyst 4 and compensated accordingly.

If you applied under the announcement 07046024857 you do not need to re-apply

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The Pocatello Regional Office is hiring an Airshed Coordinator to implement Airshed Management in a seven County region. Will coordinate various activities and plans to ensure that federal, state, and local air quality goals are achieved; as well as work to maintain or improve air quality for the protection of human health.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement air quality program and projects
  • Maintain compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) which includes federally required SIP/Maintenance Plans
  • Coordinate and implement work assignments, public outreach and regional Crop Burning Program
  • Coordinate with metropolitan planning organizations, ITD, and local counties and cities to address air quality transportation issues
  • Maintain and manage grants and AQ data bases 
  • Coordinate with the air quality advisory (AQA) and the Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasting
  • Conduct smoke management for the region including the Crop Residue Burning Program
  • Serve as lead on special projects  

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in the physical or biological sciences, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Engineering, or related natural resources management field OR Education and/or experience equivalent to a typical four (4) year Bachelor’s degree. For example: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) semester hours in a subject required for the specific discipline, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or experience performing routine duties such as planning, research, regulatory development and/or implementation of components of environmental programs or media for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college. AND at least six (6) years of professional experience providing management, technical assistance, resource allocation, and policy interpretation to staff, special interest groups and the public.


    • Possession of a Master's degree in any of the above fields AND at least four (4) years of professional experience providing technical assistance, allocating resources, managing and/or developing programs; and interpreting policy to staff, special interest groups and the public.
    Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
    • Air Quality Airshed Management or Regional Program Implementation (3114): Requires possession of a college degree in Meteorology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, or closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree as described below; AND at least one (1) year of fulltime work experience supporting the implementation of air pollution control and air quality improvement strategies; conducting air emission inventories, or ambient air quality monitoring; working closely with a specific category of emission sources, such as industrial source testing, mobile source emissions and controls, or air quality characteristics of residential wood burning and controls; or experience in air pollution control involving interpretation and application of the Clean Air Act and environmental rules, such as reviewing, developing or implementing monitoring networks, inspection programs, environmental compliance with state and federal rules, emission inventories, receptor modeling, air quality improvement plans for nonattainment areas, construction or operating permits and smoke management programs.

    Desirable Qualifications (the education and/or experience below is not required but may increase your score):

    • Experience in program and/or project management
    • Experience in regulation, rule, and/or policy development
    • Experience preparing and present written and oral reports

    Exam: Checklist/Narrative. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is complete.

    How to Apply: Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When completing or updating your online application information, all items in the Application Checklist must be complete or your application may not be referred to the hiring agency. Complete Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type, and select the following:

    • Department of Environmental Quality under "Agencies"
    • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
    • Pocatello under "Cities"

    The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of drivers' license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.