Job Title: Air Quality Engineer/Planner/Specialist
Sacramento, CA United States
Engineering, Government and Policy, Other, Environmental
Air Quality Engineer/Planner/Specialist
The Sac Metro Air District has several exciting opportunities for qualified, enthusiastic individuals to contribute to the advancement of the Districtís Community Air Protection Program (CAP). The Program, established in response to Assembly Bill 617 (AB617), focuses on reducing exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution. District staff has already been working closely with community groups, community members, environmental organizations, and regulated industries to develop a new community-focused action framework for community protection.
Program Coordination Division
The Program Coordination Division is tasked with air quality planning, air monitoring, rule development, emission reduction credits and emissions inventory as its core functions. AB617 has expanded program requirements in all of these areas. Program Coordination has openings for one Air Quality Engineer, one Air Quality Specialist and one Air Quality Planner/Analyst. In concert with the specific qualifications listed in the respective job descriptions, the most successful candidates will possess effective and clear writing skills, strong presentation skills, understanding of impacts of air pollution on public health, ability to demonstrate initiative, excellent organizational skills, familiarity or experience in atmospheric science and its impact on air pollution and quantitative skills including statistical analysis.
Transportation and Climate Change Division
The Transportation and Climate Change Division works with public, private, and non-profit partners to reduce emissions in the Sacramento area through incentive programs and land use development review. To ensure equitable and efficient implementation of these programs, the Transportation and Climate Change division is seeking an Air Quality Planner/Analyst and an Air Quality Specialist. Duties include reviewing complex policies, mandates, and funding sources, and developing, implementing, and auditing programs within guidelines. Efforts may include the development and review of policy and procedure manuals, surveys, writing, editing and formatting various documents such as proposals, presentations, articles, brochures and contracts. Additional requirements include providing support with public outreach activities in the community and program website development, conducting site visits to encourage community engagement in low-income and disadvantaged communities, providing support for program development and future expansion. The individuals will be responsible for maintaining program information, marketing materials and business data and interacting with program partners, interns and contractors to ensure a quality and effective streamlined programs.
Typical schedule is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Schedules will include some weekends and evenings and work hours may be modified based on program needs. All positions are full-time, provisional/limited term appointments. Length of service beyond one year will be determined at a later date.
To Apply: Visit the Districtís employment page at http://www.airquality.org/About-Us/Employment
Sac Metro Air District is designated by EPA as part of the Sacramento Federal Ozone Nonattainment Area (SFNA), which is comprised of all of Sacramento and Yolo Counties, the eastern portion of Solano County, the southern portion of Sutter County, the western slopes of El Dorado and Placer Counties up to the Sierra crest, and includes four other local air districts.
Sac Metro Air District is responsible for monitoring air pollution within the Basin and for developing and administering programs to reduce air pollution levels below the health-based standards established by the state and federal governments.