APCD Manager - Monitoring

Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Until Filled
(805) 654-2563

The County's 1,873 square miles include 1,846 square miles of land with 42 miles of coastline which is home to the fol­lowing cities and points of interest: Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura as well as national protected areas such as parts of the Angeles National Forest, Channel Islands National Park, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Living here you may enjoy numerous year-round activities ranging from walking on the beach to enjoying a concert in a park or sailing to the Channel Islands or hiking in the Los Padres National Forest. Ventura County is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the San Buenaventura Mission, art galleries, and a state-of-the-art Civic Arts Plaza.
The District is classified as a Special District within the County of Ventura agencies. Division 26 of the California Health and Safety Code establishes the District's structure, operating procedures, and authority.  The District provides a full range of air pollution control activities, including permitting, facility inspection, air quality attainment planning, rulemaking, air quality monitoring, and incentive programs. The District shares responsibility with the California Air Resources Board for ensuring that all state and federal air quality standards are achieved and maintained within Ventura County.
The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) has a staff of just under fifty employees including inspectors, engineers, planners, technicians, and support staff.  The District works with business and industry to reduce emissions from new and existing sources.  The District is divided into six (6) divisions which include Administrative Services, Engineering, Information Systems, Monitoring, Compliance, and Planning, Rules and Incentives.

Under general direction of the Air Pollution Control Officer/Executive Officer, the APCD Manager – Monitoring plans, organizes, and directs air monitoring functions of the District for the Monitoring Division. This individual provides expert professional assistance to District management and staff in air quality monitoring, instrumentation and related engineering matters, and formulates recommendations for division policies and procedures, and other duties as assigned. This classification serves as a member of the District's management team.

Job Requirements

Must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
The typical qualifying education and experience may normally be obtained by five (5) or more years of experience in Air Pollution or a closely related field;
Completion of a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Meteorology, Engineering, or a related field, and two (2) years of experience in Air Pollution or a closely related field;
One (1) year of supervisory experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license
If a college degree is being used to qualify verification of the degree is required within three (3) days of the closing of this recruitment.  
  • Submit your college diploma, and/or transcripts/grade reports from an accredited college or university which shows your name, the conferred date and the major area of study. 
  • Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  • If you need additional time to submit your diploma or transcripts, contact the analyst conducting the recruitment for an extension. 
  • Degree(s) from a foreign institution require an academic credential evaluation to determine the U.S. equivalency.
  • If the name on this documentation is different from the name on your application, include documents that show the name change (e.g., a marriage certificate). 

Experience within a California Air Pollution Control District: 
  • Managing of remote ambient air quality monitoring stations;
  • Performing forecasts of meteorological and air quality;
  • Participation within an agricultural burn program;
  • Performing data review and validation, data acquisition and communication;
  • Performing quality assurance for activities.

Physical Demands:
Work is performed in an office environment, in the field, and in a laboratory. It may require occasional exposure to hazardous conditions and moderate physical exertion and agility. Typical physical tasks may include, but are not limited to, climbing ladders while carrying equipment; moving gas cylinders of up to 80 lbs. (with assistance); pushing/pulling up to 200 lbs. (with assistance); raising and lowering towers of up to 10 meters in height weighing up to 400 lbs. (with assistance); walking; bending; sitting; stooping; reaching; and squatting.

Filing Deadline:  Open until filled.

This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it.  The first review of applications is anticipated to take place on or around January 18, 2021, and will continue until the pool is sufficient to meet business needs.

Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs .  A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129.  Our address is County of Ventura Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants:  Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work Experience portions of the application and supplemental questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications to determine eligibility.  A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible.  If interested, please click here for additional information.
All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. This questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position.
All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the stated requirements are met. Applicants meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the recruitment process.
A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
NOTE: In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of six (6) months.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (Temporary and Fixed-Term) Intermittent and Extra Help vacancies. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
The selected candidate may be subjected to a thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Katie Reynolds by e-mail at katie.reynolds@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2563.

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