The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is a regional government agency, committed to achieving clean air to protect the public's health and the environment. The Air District accomplishes this goal through the regulation of stationary sources and various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.
The Air District's jurisdiction encompasses all seven counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Napa and portions of two others – southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma.
The District is currently conducting an open recruitment for the position of Principal Air and Meteorological Monitoring Specialist in the Meteorology and Measurements Division. There is one (1) vacant position. This is a full-time represented position.
DEFINITION Under direction, performs the most complex and highly specialized level of assigned air monitoring and meteorological data analysis activities and may supervise staff on a project basis or lead project teams; performs related work as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class provides the most complex and specialized air monitoring and meteorological data analysis activities in support of the District's goals and objectives. Incumbents are responsible for providing project supervision and/or team leadership for developing, implementing, and monitoring new and/or revised systems or programs. Incumbents are responsible for planning specialized air monitoring field and research studies, air monitoring and meteorological data analysis, and technical research and documentation. This work requires a high degree of initiative and independent judgement. The work performed has significant consequences on the operations of the Division in that it involves the development or revision of District-wide air monitoring and meteorological programs, policies and procedures, thus having a significant impact on the operations of the District. This class is distinguished from the Meteorology and Data Analysis Manager in that the latter has managerial responsibilities and supervises assigned staff on a continuing basis, including conducting performance evaluations.
Examples of Duties for this Position:
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only) Coordinates or provides a lead role in executing the most complex assignments relating to air monitoring field studies, data acquisition and analysis from air monitoring and meteorological studies, and database systems including both hardware and software systems.
Coordinates or provides a lead role in the design and execution of air monitoring field studies.
Develops and maintains reports interpreting the results of specialized meteorological and air monitoring studies.
Coordinates or provides lead direction to technical and professional staff in the data collection and archiving, and data analysis from meteorological and ambient air quality studies.
Provides a lead role on the creation and modification of technical procedures, manuals and documentation related to air quality and meteorological monitoring.
Uses air quality and meteorological databases and other programs to distribute data as required; writes programs to verify and process data.
Researches and recommends the acquisition of computer hardware and software for data analysis and visualization.
Prepares monthly reports summarizing air quality and related meteorology.
Prepares data for distribution for public and governmental data requests.
May provide direction, training, and work review to technical and support staff; prioritizes and follows up on work assignments to ensure timely completion.
May provide technical training and participate in program and staff development.
Advises staff on technical and regulatory issues.
Represents the District in meetings with the public, industry, and other agencies.
Designs, installs and uses software to manipulate databases on personal computers and servers, including graphic and tabular displays, and to expedite the analyses of various studies.
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills is:
Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in physics, meteorology or related physical science, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline and four (4) years of scientific research and related technical development experience, of which includes two years of air quality monitoring and meteorological experience.
Experience working with large air quality and meteorological datasets, along with a comprehensive understanding of how meteorology and air quality are linked, is highly desirable.
How to Apply & Selection Criteria:
How to Apply Interested individuals must submit a completed official BAAQMD application along with a chronological resume and the answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire to the District's Human Resources Office at 375 Beale Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94105 by no later than 5 p.m. on March 05, 2018. Applications are accepted online. Please visit our website at www.baaqmd.gov/jobs to apply or to download an application.
Resumes are required, but not in lieu of the required application materials. Postmarks, faxes, and E-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Supplemental Questions Instructions Individuals who apply for this position must respond to each of the required supplemental questions. Both paper and online applications must be received by the Human Resources Office no later than the time and date specified in this vacancy announcement. The responses to the supplemental application questions will be used in accordance with the procedures indicated under the Selection Criteria section.
Please limit your responses to one page per question. Do not combine your responses or reference your application, resume, or any other requested documentation that you have included with your application packet to answer a question. This information will be evaluated as is and may be used to determine those applicants with the most directly related experience, education, and training to continue in the selection process. It is very important to provide a concise, clear, legible, complete response to each question.
Selection Criteria Selection may be based upon a competitive examination consisting of a written exercise, interview, or combination of the two. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, an application screening and/or panel interview may be used to determine the most qualified applicants.
The District may hire from this recruitment process to fill future vacancies occurring within the next 18 months.
Persons with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations during the application and/or selection process should notify the Human Resources Office at (415) 749-4980.
David Minuk Human Resources Analyst II, Administration
About The Bay Area Air Quality Management District
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional government agency, committed to achieving clean air to protect the public's health, the environment and the global climate. The District accomplishes this goal through regulation of industrial facilities, regional planning efforts and various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.