Environmental Scientist & Specialist – A (NMENV #10103616)

Website New Mexico Department of Environment

Job ID:126059
Location:Santa Fe
Posting End Date:09/26/2022
Agency:Department of Environment
Full/Part Time:Full-Time
Regular/Temporary

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Job Posting Type

Standard Requisition

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Salary

$27.09 – $43.35 Hourly

$56,357 – $90,171 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 75

Purpose of Position

THIS POSTING WILL BE USED FOR ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.  APPLICANT LISTS MAY BE SCREENED MORE THAN ONCE.

Why does the job exist?

The purpose of the position is to perform a technical and regulatory review of the most complex construction air
quality permit applications including Prevention of Significant Deterioration major sources. This review includes verifying emissions calculations, determining applicable state and federal regulations, and drafting legally enforceable air permits and technical support documents using standardized templates and protocols to compile a quality administrative record. This position supports the Permit Programs Section of the Air Quality Bureau through a variety of special projects that enhance the efficiency of the Section. These include  research into regulations, develop of protocols for determining applicable regulations, and other special projects as needed.

How does it get done?

This permit writer will be responsible for simultaneously processing multiple applications within regulatory deadlines. This
position requires coordinating with various stakeholders including the public, industry, consultants, bureau staff, and other
regulatory agencies. Additional duties of this position include performing special projects to achieve organizational goals.

Who are the customers?

The customers of this position are the regulated community, the public, permitting staff and upper management. The Major
Source Section develops air quality permits for moderately complex industrial facilities in New Mexico, ensuring the permits
meet New Mexico and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory requirements.

Ideal Candidate

1) In addition to the preferred educational and minimal experience, the ideal candidate will be proficient in science, mathematics,
and chemistry to verify complex calculations on pollutants.
2) Ideal candidate will have experience with Federal and New Mexico air quality regulations, including Clean Air Act experience.
3) Ideal candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel, as well as solid general computer skills.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and five (5) years of experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

Education Experience Education Experience
1 High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 9 years of experience OR High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 9 years of experience
2 Associate’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 7 years of experience Associate’s degree or higher in any field AND 9 years of experience
3 Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 5 years of experience  
4 Master’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 3 years of experience  
5 PhD degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 1 year of experience  

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license.

Working Conditions

Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.

The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated December 2, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to have received a primary series of vaccination by October 6, 2021, and a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster.

Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage: www.spo.state.nm.us

Work is performed office setting with extensive personal computer and telephone usage. Infrequent travel to visit industrial
sources of air pollution and attend training – must be able to climb stairs and ladders. Normal work schedule is Monday through
Friday.

Supplemental Information

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Agency Contact Information: James Nellessen 505-629-6283Email

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

 

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This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and m

For more information, please contact James.Nellessen@state.nm.us