Featured Job: Deputy Director of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

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This is professional administrative and engineering work in assisting the manager in directing programs and activities of the Natural Resources and Environmental Management Division.

Work involves:

  • Responsibility for assisting the manager in planning, implementing, and coordinating all division programs and activities including air pollution control, noise control, explosive blasting control, open burning control, asbestos emissions control, and storm water quality protection programs.
  •  Performance under general supervision with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and action.
  • Reviewed by a supervisor through conferences, reports and results obtained. Assists the manager in directing and administering diverse and comprehensive environmental programs and activities, such as air pollution control, noise control, explosive blasting control, open burning control, asbestos emissions control, and storm water quality protection programs.
  • Reviewing air permit applications from industries; evaluates pollution control equipment through analysis of process emissions, engineering evaluations of control equipment, and assessment of regulatory compliance; writes air permits which include emission limits, control equipment operational requirements, and applicable monitoring, testing and reporting requirements.
  • Performing source inspections at industrial facilities; determines compliance status through record reviews, observations of control equipment performance, observations during compliance testing, and evaluations of spill control measures; negotiates compliance schedules.
  • Performing computer air dispersion modeling to estimate ambient concentrations of pollutants, assess control strategies and set emission limits; reviews air monitoring network operations for conformance with monitoring objectives and compliance with guidelines and regulations.
  • Providing technical assistance to other departments on environmental matters; conducts environmental surveys; compiles mobile and area source emission inventories; prepares technical reports, documents and memoranda; develops outreach and program information materials.
  • Assisting the manager in preparing the division budget, grant applications and reports, assessing the impact of new federal and state environmental regulations, and in drafting local regulations.

Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Supervises the electronic submittal of compliance data to EPA; makes presentations to industrial groups and school classes; prepares status reports on air monitoring and public outreach activities; attends meeting on environmental matters; handles citizen complaints; performs related work as required.

Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Occasionally employee is exposed to potential chemical and physical hazards when conducting inspections at industrial sites. Work is essentially sedentary with occasional standing, walking, stooping, bending, climbing and lifting light objects. Work also requires physical dexterity in the frequent use of hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills using fingers, limbs and body in the operation of computers and a vehicle.

 Minimum Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Engineering or Scientific Discipline, or a related field from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Considerable experience in the management of air pollution control and water pollution control programs
  • Or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Considerable knowledge the methods, principles, practices and techniques of environmental engineering and their application to air pollution control, storm water protection programs, and other environmental control programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of ordinances, laws, rules, regulations and guidelines relating to air pollution control, storm water protection, noise control, open burning control, asbestos emissions control, and explosive blasting control.
  • Knowledge of pollutant transport and dispersion computer modeling.
  • Ability to analyze technical data, draw logical conclusions, and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise, coordinate and evaluate the work of subordinate employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinate employees, city officials, employees of other city departments, industrial representatives, officials of state and federal regulatory agencies, and the general public.


  • Certified in Visible Emission Observation – EPA Reference Method 9
  • Certified Facility Inspector for Asbestos Containing Materials
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Applicant selected must have or obtain certification in Visible Emission Observation – EPA Reference Method 9 and Facility Inspector for Asbestos Containing Materials within one (1) year of hire or promotion date.

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