Environmental Engineering Associate II
Workplace Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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The Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air Quality is seeking qualified applicants for a newly created Environmental Engineering Associate II position in Anchorage. This position supervises our Anchorage permits section, which is responsible for efficiently reviewing permit applications, crafting construction, and operating conditions that are necessary to protect Alaska's air quality. Also, this section issues final permits for new and existing industrial sources.
As a permitting team leader, you will use your leadership skills, problem solving ability, and basic good judgment to ensure that the section and its contractor produce timely, technically accurate permitting decisions. As a permit technical expert, you will stay current with developments in the field of air quality and the state and federal requirements under the Clean Air Act, make technical decisions, and advise senior management on policy decisions related to air quality management. Your supervisory role will require effective delegation of duties to senior staff and one-on-one mentoring of new staff, as well as the normal, day-to-day tasks common to all supervision. Finally, as a member of the air permits management team, you will prepare and track budgets, spending plans, and performance measures and ensure the overall success of the Air Permits Program and Air Quality Division.
Some of the specific, day-to-day tasks you can expect in this position include, but are not limited to:
Answering questions and directing staff in interpreting state and federal regulations and statutes
Leading meetings with permit applicants who are preparing an application
Scheduling and assigning work to staff
Applying your engineering knowledge to review applicant claims about the cost or effectiveness of control equipment or the accuracy of modeling predictions
Reviewing staff work, including ensuring accuracy
Answering public questions or comments on proposed permits
Reviewing new or proposed federal regulations and preparing comments for consideration by upper management
Briefing upper management on permitting decisions
Managing contracts
Preparing and tracking spending plans
The successful applicant will have some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience (You must explain in your cover letter how your training and experience demonstrate that you possess all of the traits listed below. If you don't have training or experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply state so in your cover letter .) :
Experience with organizing and/or leading a team of professionals
Demonstrated, excellent organizational skills
Ability to make timely, good decisions under pressure
Knowledge in and/or experience with environmental permitting and regulations
Ability to clearly and concisely explain technical matters to a variety of audiences
Experience with training or mentoring
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience with leading meetings and/or public hearings and editing or authoring technical reports
Clear understanding of how this position fits into your career goals

View Class Specifications for this job:
Special Note:
Electronic and electrical engineering are not considered related branches of engineering for this job class.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree with a major in environmental engineering or a related branch of engineering from an institution accredited by ABET.

AND

Four years of engineering experience which included some lead engineering work and of which two years were equivalent to an Environmental Engineering Associate or Environmental Engineer I with the State of Alaska.

Or:
A bachelor's degree with a major in a branch of engineering from an institution not accredited by ABET.

AND

An Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate issued by a state or the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors; or verification of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

AND

Four years of engineering experience which included some lead engineering work and of which two years were equivalent to an Environmental Engineering Associate or Environmental Engineer I with the State of Alaska.

Or:
A master's degree with a major in environmental engineering or a related branch of engineering from a postsecondary institution with an ABET accredited master’s or bachelor’s program.

AND

Two years of environmental engineering experience equivalent to an Environmental Engineering Associate or Environmental Engineer I with the State of Alaska.

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