STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ENGINEER II
Class Code: 0160-21 Date Established: 10-01-82
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 04-13-05
BASIC PURPOSE: To assist in the performance of professional engineering analysis and evaluation of air pollution sources, emissions, permit plans and compliance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conducts inspections of all except the most complex types of stationary sources of air pollution to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
· Conducts source compliance pre-test meetings under proper supervision.
· Participates in source compliance tests to ensure compliance with emission standards.
· Assists in the investigation of alleged violations of air pollution regulations and prepares technical reports based on the investigation.
· Conducts routine permit application reviews and assists with more complex permit application reviews to ensure compliance with state and federal air regulations.
· Assists in the negotiation of compliance schedules to achieve compliance with state and federal air regulations.
· Performs routine air quality impact analysis and assists with more complex air quality impact analyses.
· Communicates with consultants, industrial representatives, public officials, and the general public on state and federal air regulations.
· Assists with stationary sources emission inventories.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
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 direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
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 coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
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: Two years' technical or professional engineering experience.
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. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and rules as they pertain to air pollution. 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