Air Quality Dispersion Modeling Analyst
Open for Recruitment: August 31, 2017 – September 14, 2017
Announcement # 07044014134
Salary Range: $22.68 – 24.00 – Plus Competitive Benefits!
DEQ is committed to protecting human health and the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water.
The Air Quality Division is filling a position for a Air Quality Dispersion Modeling Analyst. This position will provide technical, policy, and planning support for air quality modeling. They will also provide support for permitting, compliance ,and enforcement programs.
Provide expert technical review of dispersion modeling analyses for permits
Facilitate meetings and interact with facilities on stationary source modeling issues.
Provide technical content for public comment and quality assurance for permits
Remain current on new developments in atmospheric dispersion modeling
Interact with facilities to provide guidance on the performance of atmospheric dispersion modeling
- 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 any combination of 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 in completing multiple tasks such as policy research, data collection, interpretation, analysis, and preparation of reports and written documents for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college. AND, at least four (4) years’ experience managing and implementing, projects or component(s) of programs that are environmental, regulatory, or administrative in nature, where you were required to routinely perform program or project planning; provide technical assistance to staff, special interest groups and the public; and provide policy and/or regulatory interpretation and/or development.
Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; AND/OR each two (2) years of qualifying work experience as described on the announcement may be equivalent to one (1) year of undergraduate education. Note: Course work requirements are based on curriculum from an accredited college or university.
Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
- AIR – Air Modeling (3112): Requires knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles of air quality modeling techniques that has been gained through successful completion of a college degree in Meteorology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental or Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field;
education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree as described below; AND at least one (1) year of full-time work experience operating computerized air dispersion models to predict dispersion of air pollutants.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENCY: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of
undergraduate education; AND/OR each two (2) years of qualifying work experience as described on the announcement may be equivalent to one (1) year of undergraduate education. Note: Course work requirements are based on curriculum from an accredited college or university.
- Able to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours
- Some period of heavy reading and typing
- Occasional travel may be required
- Must have valid driver’s license
Desirable Qualifications (the education and/or experience below is not required but may increase your score):
- Experience in program management.
- Experience in regulation, rule, and/or policy development.
- Experience preparing and presenting 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 below 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”
- Boise under “Cities”
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