STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ENGINEER I
Class Code: 0159-18 Date Established: 07-01-72
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 04-13-05
BASIC PURPOSE: To assist in the performance of routine professional engineering analysis and evaluation of air pollution sources, emissions, permit plans and compliance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conducts inspections of routine types of stationary sources of air pollution to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
· Participates in source compliance pre-test meetings under proper supervision.
· Observes source compliance tests to ensure compliance with emission standards.
· Conducts routine permit application reviews and air quality impact analyses.
· Observes the negotiation of compliance schedules to achieve compliance with state and federal air regulations.
· Assists with stationary sources emission inventories.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Environmental preferred; other engineering degrees considered with appropriate environmental background).
Experience: No experience required.
License/Certification: Possession of a driver's license and/or have access to transportation for statewide travel.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Initial employment requires the ability to pass a baseline medical examination consistent with the recommendations of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of commercial and industrial operations and processes particularly as they affect the emission of atmospheric pollutants. Knowledge of the types, operation, characteristics and proper application of air pollution control devices. Knowledge of the techniques and instruments used during source and general atmospheric sampling. Knowledge of basic engineering principles as applies to air pollution. Knowledge of the principles of combustion. Knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry and calculus. Ability to utilize technical equipment in source and general atmospheric sampling and to conduct technical investigations applying engineering principles and procedures. Ability to make computations and calculations involving the application of air pollution engineering mathematics. Ability to analyze and present technical data in clear, concise engineering reports. Ability to climb laddered structures to 200 feet or more. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government, local, professional and non-professional groups and individuals as well as the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04