Environmental Scientist – DAQ

Website Utah Dept of Environmental Quality

Environmental Scientist – DAQ

Salary $20.35 – $42.34 Hourly
Location Salt Lake County, UT
Job Type Full Time
Agency 480 Department of Environmental Quality
Job Number 15942
Closing 5/24/2018 11:59 PM Mountain
Job Description
If you would like an opportunity to join a team of passionate individuals who work hard to safeguard Utah’s environment, this is the job for you.

Job Description
The Air Quality Policy Section of the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is seeking to hire an Environmental Scientist with experience in developing and managing long-range environmental plans and in project management. The individual hired will manage and coordinate the development of air quality plans, including State Implementation Plans (SIPs) that meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act, federal regulations, state statutes, and rules.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will:

  • have experience developing long-range environmental (or similar) plans
  • have project management skills
  • have knowledge and understanding of air quality emissions inventories, air quality modeling, air monitoring, air quality permitting, and environmental engineering practices
  • have the ability to gather and analyze scientific data, draw supporting conclusions, and present that information to peers and the public
  • have the ability to communicate complicated concepts and issues to a wide range of audiences
  • be a team player with the ability to work in high conflict situations with professionalism and tact is a MUST
  • have strong writing skills

Why You Should Join Our Team
As a benefited employee of the Department of Environmental Quality, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
For more information about the Department of Environmental Quality and the Division of Air Quality, click here.

**Please note: This posting will close when there is a sufficient pool of qualified candidates for interview or on the close date of 05/24/2018, whichever is first.

Example of Duties

  • Manage and coordinate the development of air quality plans, including State Implementation Plans (SIPs) that meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act, federal regulations, and state statutes and rules and demonstrate attainment of the national air quality standards
  • Work with stakeholders, both internal and external, to communicate Utah’s unique air quality planning challenges and the technical, legal, and administrative requirements the state has for dealing with them.
  • Conduct policy analysis, including cost/benefit analysis, of potential air quality controls and strategies for all sources of pollution
  • Write air quality rules
Typical Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in Meteorology; Chemistry; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Science; a law degree or advanced degree in Public Administration or Public Policy with an emphasis in Environmental Studies; or a similar field
Supplemental Information
  • Job Series
    This job may be filled at any of the advertised levels listed below. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.

    Environmental Scientist I
    Salary Range: $20.35 – $30.57

    Environmental Scientist II
    Salary Range: $23.95 – $35.98

    Environmental Scientist III
    Salary Range: $28.18 – $42.34

  • Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines.
  • Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
State of Utah
2120 State Office Building

Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114


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