Air Pollution Control Environmental Coordinator

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IMPERIAL COUNTY
CLASS TITLE: AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR
BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the direction of an assigned APC Division Manager, acts as the lead in non-attainment
planning efforts and rule development. Performs the more difficult and complex planning tasks
that includes, under guidance, drafting rules and regulations, environmental reviews to ensure
air quality CEQA related impacts are appropriately addressed.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Acts as the lead position of an assigned division. Under general direction, provides front-line
support and training of the planning staff specialists as well as review completed work prior to
forwarding to the APC Division Manager.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Provides technical guidance to APC Specialists; reviews and assists with planning and rule
development reports; trains APC Specialists in planning and rule development methods and
techniques.
Monitors city and county general plans.
Reviews environmental impact documents to determine the project’s impact on air quality.
Assists in development of guidelines for assessing environmental impact of development
projects and growth plans.
Prepares and reviews environmental reports to ensure compliance with District rules and federal
and state laws.
Implements advanced planning tasks and rule development research.
Participates in the preparation of the more difficult and complex attainment and/or nonattainment area planning efforts.
Assists with the emissions inventory maintenance.
Monitors development generated emissions data for accuracy and validity and coordinates
emission data audits.
Utilizes computer software modeling programs to determine air emissions associated with
sources of air pollution.
Researches and prepares various reports to record planning and rule development activities;
develops recommendations to the APC Division Manager.
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Responds to inquiries from local officials, consultants, and the public related to air quality
planning and rule development.
Plans and conducts research studies and prepares reports and recommendations regarding a
variety of air quality issues.
Coordinates project or program activities in specialized areas related to air quality planning,
such as transportation control measures, modeling, public education, and rule development.
Prepares materials for presentation to the Governing Board, consultants, and community
groups; makes public presentations.
OTHER DUTIES:
Perform related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Federal, State, and local air pollution control regulations (CEQA & NEPA)
Project management techniques.
Objectives, principles, practices, procedures, standards, information sources, and trends of air
quality planning and rule development.
Statistical analysis and mathematical concepts related to the environmental and air quality
planning process.
Terminology, symbols, methods, and techniques of environmental planning and rule
development.
Local government organization, functions, and practices.
Training principles and practices.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Operation of a computer and assigned software.
ABILITY TO:
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and
standards pertaining to environmental review and planning processes and rule development.
Conduct complex planning studies and activities.
Perform and coordinate activities, such as the collection, analysis, and preparation of reports
and recommendations.
Train staff in work procedures as assigned.
Read and interpret laws, policies, procedures, regulations, maps, specifications, site plans,
graphs, and statistical data.
Exercise sound independent judgment with established guidelines.
Prepare clear, concise, and complete technical documents, reports, and correspondence.
Apply sound scientific principles and techniques to a variety of air quality technical support
matters.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
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Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Plan and organize work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year college or
university in urban or regional planning; or related field and (2) two years air pollution control
planning and rule development experience equivalent to an APC Specialist.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid California driver’s license.
Must possess or be able to obtain a State of California Visible Emissions Evaluation
Certification. Must be willing to attend meetings outside of regular working hours.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Indoor and outdoor environments; subject to driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Physical abilities required include seeing to drive a vehicle, dexterity of hands and fingers to
operate tools and equipment, climbing stairs and ladders to change high-volume filters, working
in cramped or restrictive work space, hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Incumbents may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
May 2007
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