APCD Supervising Air Quality Specialist – Planning/Rules

Ventura County Air Pollution Control District

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.

The APCD Supervising Air Quality Specialist, under general direction of the APCD Manager, Planning/Rules, performs professional air pollution control tasks related to air quality emission inventory development, maintenance, and review for federal annual and triennial reporting; and state implementation plan development for regional and statewide air quality standards. This position also plans, directs, coordinates, schedules, assigns, trains, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, analytical, planning, communication and interpersonal skills; work equally well independently and as a member of a team; establish and maintain excellent cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies and the public; be computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Excel, Word, and Access and other APCD software applications. 

Job Requirements
Considerable experience in air pollution control leading to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities.
The required knowledge and abilities can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, or a closely related technical or scientific field
At least one (1) year as an Air Quality Specialist II, or equivalent.
Necessary Special Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
Must be willing and able to make technical presentations to boards, commissions, committees and the public.
Intermediate proficiency with Word, Excel and Access.
Developing and maintaining air emissions inventories
Performing air emissions data estimation, analysis, and interpretation
Assisting in the formulation of Air Quality Management Plans and related planning efforts
Establishing and maintaining excellent cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies and the public
Experience with software specific to the Ventura Air Pollution Control District including advanced proficiency with Word, Excel and Access.

Experience with area and point source emissions inventories.

Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
To apply on-line refer to web site: www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
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.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications.  A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met.  Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position.  Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
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 providing all information requested. Examinees must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list. 
If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, a T&E will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra help vacancies for this and similar positions only in the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Katie Reynolds by e-mail to katie.reynolds@ventura.org or phone (805) 654-2563.

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