Pay Grade: GN14
**Recruitment Range: $51,895 - $68,772**
This position is limited to DEQ - Department of Environmental Quality (formerly known as DENR) employees and eligible RIF candidates only. This applies to those employees that are subject to Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 of G.S. 126. This does not include employees of the legislative and judicial branches, the public school and community college systems, or other employees that are exempt from these Articles of the Human Resources Act.
Location of Position
This position is located at the Raleigh Regional Office at 3800 Barrett Drive in Raleigh, NC
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works with the state's citizens to protect and improve outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina for the health, benefit and economic will-being of all. The DAQ Raleigh Regional Office is one of seven regional offices serving the citizens of North Carolina in their local area. The regional offices operate and maintain a statewide network of air quality monitors to measure the level of pollutants in the outdoor air, issue permits to facilities emitting air pollutants, inspect industrial facilities for compliance with air quality regulations and assist the citizens of North Carolina with questions and concerns regarding air quality issues. To learn more about the Division of Air Quality and the regional offices, please visit our website at http://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality.
This position is a senior level engineering position with coordination duties. Responsibilities will include conducting air quality compliance inspections of the more complex (Title V) industrial facilities, determining permit applicability for various types of industrial facilities, evaluating emissions inventory reports and other periodic compliance report submittals, responding to citizen complaints, and conducting stack test observations. Duties may also include the review of air quality permit applications and tax certification requests, including the review of engineering drawings, engineering specifications, and industrial processes for the issuance of air permits. The engineer will be required to write air permits, technical reports, general correspondence, notices of violation, enforcement reports and other compliance documents, as well as serve as a technical advisor and consultant to air quality staff, industry representatives, local, state and federal agencies, and the general public. The engineer will be required to work in a team environment, both in the regional office and also through participation in projects with other departmental staff. Also, the person in this position may be required to give presentations to staff, stakeholders, and the general public.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit**
Qualified applicants must possess, and the application must clearly reflect, work experience that demonstrates the following:
A comprehensive knowledge of federal and state air quality statues/codes/regulations, including air quality program procedures, methods, practices, and their application to specific situations, as well as broad knowledge of industrial processes and air emission control technologies.
Strong and proven communication skills, both orally and in writing, to effectively and efficiently communicate detailed technical engineering information, air quality regulations, and applicable emission standards to various audiences. Applicant should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (such as Microsoft Word and Excel), DAQ's IBeam database, and possess the ability to learn new software packages.
The proven ability to coordinate and administer programs/projects, activities, and protocols, including managing resources, monitoring progress, and keeping projects on schedule.
The ability to use effective approaches for choosing a reasonable course of action, developing appropriate solutions, and reaching sound conclusions.
The ability to identify and analyze engineering designs, specifications, and plans to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and procedures.
Strong and proven leadership skills necessary to coordinate, facilitate, and participate in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks or assignments.
The ability to climb ladders, be comfortable with heights, walk long distances and be on feet for several hours at a time, and to properly evaluate environmental conditions using a good sense of smell, hearing, and sight. Applicant must maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license. Applicant will perform visible emission evaluations and must maintain visible emission certification.
A commitment to follow written policies and procedures and to maintain a safe working environment at all times.
Directly related air quality regulatory compliance experience.
Candidates that are interviewed may be required to complete a written skills test. Instructions will be given, and the exercise will be completed within a given 20-minute timeframe during the interview.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in an applicable field of engineering from an appropriately accredited institution and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualification May require registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.