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AIR QUALITY PERMITTING ENGINEER

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/11
Posting End Date: 2024/07/25
Category: Environmental Services
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 28.00
Maximum Salary: 37.50
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM Mountain Time on the posting end date. 

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.

This position may be eligible for a moving/relocation reimbursement. Moving bonus criteria must be met in accordance with the State of Idaho Moving Policy. 

This position may be eligible for a sign on/bonus.

This position may be eligible for hybrid telecommuting in accordance with the Statewide Telecommuting Policy. Telecommuting may be subject to successful completion of probation.

Positions established at the staff engineer level may be underfilled at the associate or engineer-in-training levels. After successfully completing a training plan, meeting the minimum qualifications for the staff engineer level, and receiving a professional engineering license, the employee will be reclassified and compensated as a staff engineer.

Position:

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring an Air Quality Permitting Engineer for the State Office located in Boise.

Responsibilities:

· Technical and regulatory support for the Air Quality Program and air quality permits:

- Review air quality permit applications for compliance with air quality rules and regulations to issue air quality permits.

- Draft air quality Permits to Construct, Tier I operating permits, and Tier II operating permits and associated explanation of permit requirements.

- Assist the regulated community on air quality permit application requirements.

- Coordinate draft permit reviews with regional offices and participate in permit hand-off meetings.

- Participate in the public comment process by providing project details at informational meetings and written responses to public comments.

- Visit industrial facilities and assist on air quality permit requirements, such as monitoring and record keeping to comply with regulatory requirements.

- Support the Air Quality Division on special projects with air emissions sources.

- Provide technical peer review and mentor less experienced engineers.

- Provide updates to the permit supervisor for all assigned projects; ensure that permit issuance deadlines are met.

- Respond to public records requests.

 · Air quality compliance and enforcement technical support:

- Assist the compliance and enforcement program on compliance determinations for regulated facilities.

 · Regulatory tracking and policy support:

- Track changes in federal permitting and compliance requirements, interpretations, and guidance.

- Review state and federal rules, provide updated regulatory information, and propose rule change needs to the program manager.

- Provide technical support for drafting rules and technical backup documents for the rule making process. Implement established program policies.

- Draft policies, guidance procedures, and technical documents for the permit program.

 · Air Quality Division integration:

- Work with regional offices, technical services, and other programs within the Air Quality Division to review source test reports.

- Develop new rules, guidance, and policies that will meet the goals of the air program and support airshed management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Engineer, Intern: $28.00 -$29.00

Graduation from a four-year Engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) PLUS within six (6) months of hire receive certification by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers as an Engineer Intern 
OR Certification as an EIT from another jurisdiction that included graduation from a four-year engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) 
OR graduation from a four-year engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) PLUS verification that the candidate has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. 

Engineer, Associate: $29.00 - $31.25 

Certification by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers as an Engineer-in-Training OR certification from another jurisdiction that included graduation from a four-year engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET): AND A Valid driver's license; AND Two years of E.I.T. experience: reading and interpreting engineering plans, specifications, and standards on projects; interpreting and applying federal, state, and local laws, when applying standard engineering principles and practices; coordinating field work and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards.

Experience: analyzing, interpreting and applying federal, state and local laws when applying professional engineering principles and practices; writing technical engineering reports; evaluating, selecting and adapting standard engineering plans, specifications and standards in completing projects; coordinating field work and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards. 

Engineer Staff: $33.00 - $37.50

Licensure: Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE); or eligible for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12; 
 
AND 

Valid driver's license. 

Experience: analyzing, interpreting and applying federal, state and local laws when applying professional engineering principles and practices; writing technical engineering reports; evaluating, selecting and adapting standard engineering plans, specifications and standards in completing projects; coordinating field work and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards. 

Desired Specialty Minimum Qualification

Have obtained at least one (1) college level course related to air pollution control systems; Federal Clean Air Act rules and guidelines applicable to air pollution emitting facilities; and/or developing air emission estimates or inventories.

OR:

Six (6) months work experience involving interpretation and application of aspects of the Clean Air Act (such as implementation of air pollution control or air quality improvement strategies, conducting air emission inventories, conducting ambient air monitoring, developing air permits or permit applications, or conducting compliance inspections) or the application of other environmental rules.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time.

Ability to bend and reach for filing purposes.

Some periods of heavy reading and typing are required.

Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes.

Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain.

May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials

Other Requirements:

· Valid driver’s license

· Occasional travel required

 Benefits:

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.

 EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

 About Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ):

DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution. As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.

The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver's license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

 

  To protect human health and the quality of  

Idaho's air, land, and water.  

www.deq.idaho.gov  

If you have questions, please contact us at:  

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (208) 373-0333 


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