This is highly responsible administrative and professional managerial work. An employee in this class assists the Air Quality Program Chief in the establishment of objectives, required planning, effective utilization of material and personnel resources, budgeting and program review and evaluation. Important responsibilities include the establishment and maintenance of effective policies and procedures, efficient overall administration, establishment of good working relationships with community groups and the public. Work is accomplished through administrators, engineers, scientists, or technical personnel in such disciplines as planning, evaluation and reporting, computer processing, technical services, source testing, engineering, enforcement, or air pollution episode control. Independently administers a major phase of the Air Quality Program under the general supervision of the Air Quality Program Chief who reviews work for program accomplishment
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the objectives, principles and practices and legal requirements of air pollution control.
Knowledge of industrial and commercial plants, process equipment, fuels and fuel-burning equipment as they may affect the emission of air-borne pollutants.
Knowledge of current developments in the field of air pollution control.
Knowledge of types, operation, characteristics and proper application of air pollution control devices.
Knowledge of the principles of administration and management.
Knowledge of Federal, State and County rules and regulations pertaining to air pollution control.
Ability to direct, supervise and evaluate a large group of professional, technical and office employees.
Ability to assemble, analyze and translate raw technical data into clear, concise reports or recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, public and private officials, and the public.
Ability to express oneself effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to operate a computer console and learn various software packages.
Ability to travel to and from work locations to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Ability to respond to emergencies.
Five (5) years of responsible professional experience in engineering, air pollution control, industrial hygiene, the physical sciences or in environmental health engineering, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. At least one of the two years of supervisory experience must have been in the field of engineering, air pollution control or industrial hygiene;
A Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in civil, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical or chemical engineering, environmental health engineering, or the physical sciences.
Possession of a Master’s Degree in industrial, mechanical, metallurgical or chemical engineering, the physical sciences or in environmental health engineering will be accepted in lieu of one year of non-supervisory experience. A doctorate in civil, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical or chemical engineering or environmental health engineering, or the physical sciences, or a valid Pennsylvania Professional Engineer License (PE) will be accepted in lieu of two years of non-supervisory experience.
About Allegheny County Health Department
Allegheny County Health Department's (ACHD) mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable. We strive daily to assure quality public health services to more than 1.2 million county residents. In September of 2017, we became a nationally accredited public health department.
Great progress has been made to improve the health of our community; however, there is still much to be done to make Allegheny County the healthiest county in the nation. We continue to face many challenges, including air quality, smoking, obesity, lead exposure, chronic disease and overdoses. Our Plan for a Healthier Allegheny (PHA) highlights important issues and brings together stakeholders across multiple sectors to address our top priorities. The PHA sets the stage for health improvement.
ACHD strives to support healthy behaviors, improve environmental health and build a culture of health in all 130 municipalities in our county.