Employment Opportunity

Air Quality Specialist I-II
$5,567 – $7,266/Month

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District is establishing an employment list for an Air Quality Specialist I-II to fill a vacancy in the Monitoring section of the Planning Division with hybrid remote work schedule.  This vacancy may be filled at either level depending on the applicant’s qualifications.

The Position – The Air Quality Specialist I is the entry and training level class of the series. Incumbents work under immediate supervision and may perform routine tasks in land use and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, air quality and transportation planning, emissions inventory, air quality and meteorological monitoring and forecasting, implementation of special projects including grant and incentive projects, education and outreach.  Complexity of tasks increase over time as the incumbents become familiar with District rules and develop a working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws governing air pollution.
The Air Quality Specialist II is the fully experienced journey-level class of the series.  Incumbents work under general supervision while performing the more difficult and complex assignments requiring an in-depth working knowledge of District rules and the regulatory framework of air pollution control at both the state and federal level.

The Ideal Candidate – The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of local, regional, state and federal regulations and policies governing air quality control, and specifically the procedures and guidelines related to ambient air monitoring. The candidate will understand complex principles and practices used in air pollution analysis and control including physics, chemistry, mathematics, natural sciences, and meteorology as related to air quality management/air pollution control; scientific computer programming/modeling applications, research methods, and methods of statistical analysis related to measuring atmospheric conditions and pollution levels, methods of measuring stationary source emissions, chemical and physical characteristics of air impurities and their interactions with the environment; nomenclature, equipment, and quality assurance procedures used in air quality monitoring, data collection, and planning; and, air pollution control devices, industrial processes, and engineering calculations. The candidate will possess knowledge of electricity, electronics, mechanics and related mathematics as they apply to the use of air sampling instruments and related equipment. The candidate will possess the ability to safely install, operate, maintain, test, and repair air monitoring instruments and telecommunications equipment. Additionally, the candidate will be a skilled communicator, capable of interpreting and articulating technical and regulatory information. Knowledge and/or previous experience working in an air monitoring program is highly desired.

Position Requirements – Air Quality Specialist IGraduation with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in environmental or transportation planning, environmental science, meteorology, geography, atmospheric science, or a closely related field.
Air Quality Specialist II – Knowledge, education, and experience equivalent to that above and two or more years of professional experience in ambient air quality data analysis, air quality data management and software applications.

Other Requirements – Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver’s license.

Evaluation Process – Application materials will be reviewed for completeness to establish whether candidates meet the minimum qualifications of the position.  This determination will be based solely on the information provided by applicants in the requested materials. Applicants who best meet the minimum qualifications and receive a passing score of 70% on the supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the interview process.

How to Apply – Interested individuals must submit (1) a completed official SBCAPCD application signed by the applicant, (2) a detailed resume, and (3) complete the supplemental questions, no later than 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2022. Please visit our website at www.ourair.org to download an application. Applications may be emailed to [email protected], mailed or delivered to the District’s main office located at 260 N. San Antonio Rd., Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, attention Leticia Gomez. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 22, 2022. An eligible list for this position will remain in effect for three months from the date it is established.

 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the recruitment process must contact the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Human Resources department in writing of the type and extent of accommodation no later than the final filing deadline.

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To view the Air Quality Specialist I-II class specification, click here.
To view the Air Quality Specialist I-II job announcement in PDF format, click here.

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