Environmental Engineer (Air Quality)
Company: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Posted on: November 23, 2022
Salary: $85,633.00 - $119,887.00 Annually Closing: 12/5/2022
11:59 PM Arizona Definition Under general supervision from the
Community Development Department (CDD) Environmental Protection &
Natural Resources (EPNR) Manager, develops and implements the
SRPMIC Air Quality Program similar to the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) State and Local Air Monitoring Sites (SLAMS) guidance
recommendations and documents, but specific to the needs of the
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Researches, analyzes and
evaluates the Communitys air quality and develops strategies, plans
and goals to address air pollution problems and develop the
regulatory capacity of the SRPMIC Air Quality Program. This job
class is treated as FLSA Exempt. This is a driving position.
Distinguishing Features: The Environmental Engineer (Air Quality)
is distinguished from the Environmental Engineer (Water Quality) by
education and work experience relating to air quality, ambient air
monitoring techniques and applicable federal legislation as it
related to tribal environmental management & protection including
the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Tribal Authority Rule (TAR) and other
federal environmental statutes. Essential Functions: Essential
functions may vary among positions and may include the following
tasks and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE
ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive list of tasks
performed by all positions in this classification. Examples of
Tasks 1. Mentoring: Mentors the Sr. Environmental Specialist (Air
Quality), Environmental Specialist (Air Quality) and Environmental
Technician staff members so they attain the technical and customer
service skills along with experience necessary to perform
independently and attain further career progression goals. 2. Air
Quality Management: Functions as a member of the SRPMIC Air Quality
- Manages the day-to-day operation of the ambient air-monitoring
- Ensures air quality data management and that data results
adhere to the guidance and protocols specified by the monitoring
Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP) for field activities.
- Ensures timely validation and delivery of all required ambient
monitoring data to the EPA Air Quality System (AQS).
- Oversees all air quality assurance activities of the SRPMIC Air
- Develops and manages the education and information
dissemination for the SRPMIC Air Quality Program.
- Acts as the subject matter expert on air quality related issues
for the Community.
- Performs research, analysis and evaluation to assess and
enhance the Communitys air quality with respect to risk reduction
from air pollutants, illegal burns, etc. Develops & manages a
comprehensive ambient monitoring program, a regulatory
infrastructure and outreach to the Community and its
- Manages assigned special projects to complete the work plan and
associated deliverables with efficient fiscal and administrative
oversight. Writes grants, prepares budgets, completes fiscal
reports and project tracking.
3. Regulatory Program Development: Assists with the development of
a comprehensive, Community-wide air quality regulatory program.
- Develops federally approved Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP)
elements that will address the specific needs and concerns of the
- Submits TIP elements to EPA for approval.
- Develops relevant environmental ordinances to address air
pollution sources within the Community including open burning,
- Ensures emissions inventories are completed, updated that that
data is submitted to the Emission Inventory Software (EIS)
- Provides extensive Community outreach on air quality issues to
Community members, Tribal Council, Tribal government and CDD
- Works closely with other SRPMIC departments to coordinate and
document compliance with federal and Community laws and ordinances.
Initiates compliance assistance and enforcement as required.
- Coordinates with identified Community stakeholders to review
and advise on air quality compliance and enforcement issues. 4.
Administration: Develops and submits federal program grant
applications along with quarterly and final progress reports to
EPA, CDD and the Tribal Council.
- Completes and submits quarterly and annual reports to the
CDD-EPNR Manager to be included in the Divisional Progress Reports
as well as quarterly progress reports submitted to the EPA.
- Engages in extensive research, analysis and evaluation to
address air pollution issues within the Community and develop
innovative pollution control measures.
- Recommends Best Management Practices for identified activities
in the Community.
- Collects and reviews available air quality monitoring data from
local, state and tribal governments to determine the impact of
neighboring jurisdictions on the Communitys air quality.
- Maintains professional education regarding environmental and
air quality issues. Attends air quality training classes provided
by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
American Indian Air Quality Training Program and other
- Ensures administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner
including tracking and processing invoices, contracts, addendums,
purchase requests, etc.
- Compiles quarterly and annual reports from other SRPMIC Air
Quality Program staff. 5. Field Work: Collects, analyzes, monitors
and documents air quality data from identified environmental air
- Conducts environmental field reviews, writes reports and
submits recommendations regarding environmental documents submitted
by various agencies for review.
- May be required to interact with various Tribal Government
Departments regarding Community air quality issues.
- Ensures proper operation and maintenance of monitoring
equipment, audits and performance checks. 6. Miscellaneous:
Performs other job related duties as assigned by the CDD EPNR
Manager and/or the Community Development Director. Knowledge,
Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
- Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and
traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
- Knowledge of federal air quality legislation (CAA, TAR, etc.)
as well as knowledge of tribal and state air quality initiatives &
- Knowledge of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards
(NAAQS), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), atmospheric chemistry and
ambient monitoring procedures.
- Knowledge of the effects of various air pollutants on human and
- Knowledge of the principles and practices for field monitoring
protocols, sample collection, preservation, analysis and
- Knowledge of research methodologies and data analysis
- Knowledge of ambient air monitoring equipment required for the
implementation and maintenance of an Air Monitoring Program such as
ozone analyzers, meteorological instruments, PM10 and PM2.5
samplers, SASS samplers, VOC samplers, etc.
- Knowledge of project management procedures & practices.
- Skill analyzing and evaluating information accurately and
expressing ideas clearly when providing verbal and written reports
- Skill using a computer and job related software such as MS
Office and database software.
- Skill establishing and maintaining effective work relationships
with a wide range of people including employees from federal, state
and local agencies, subject matter experts in environmental
protection disciplines, Community members, Tribal government
officials, department employees and the public.
- Skill communicating and instructing others using both technical
and non-technical language to explain complex subjects and
- Skill with organization and task tracking.
- Ability interpreting and assessing air quality related
situations, issues and concerns.
- Ability to analyze technical problems and suggests
- Ability to conduct public outreach education through Community
meetings and schools.
- Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
- Ability to conduct inspections using appropriate sampling and
- Ability to use initiative and judgment by working independently
while recognizing matters that require supervisory awareness or
- Ability to write comprehensive documents and to meet federal
- Ability to prepare reports and budgets.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: A Bachelors degree from an accredited
college or university in Environmental Engineering, Environmental
Science, Environmental Planning, Physical Science, Civil
Engineering, Chemistry or a closely related field, AND 5 years work
experience in an air quality environmental program, OR:
- An Associate Degree in a related science from an accredited
college, AND 7 years work experience in environmental sciences, air
quality resources or air pollution control.
- Experience managing large projects, preferably an EPA grant
funded project, is preferred. Equivalency: Any equivalent
combination of experience and education that will allow the
applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be
considered. Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member
whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a
position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19,
Underfill Special Requirements May be required to work beyond
normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
- Requires the ability to collect air quality samples often
during inclement weather conditions.
- May be required to stand or walk for extended periods, be
exposed to severe weather conditions including heat and cold
- May be required to lift and carry special (heavy) equipment (up
to 25 lbs) or other objects.
- May also be exposed to solid waste and hazardous materials or
- Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing
direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of
Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of
Persons Working With Children".
- Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Drivers License
Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug
and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment
background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug
and alcohol testing. SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer.
All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of
"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer"
Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a
qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate. In
order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American
preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card
or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native
American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to
application 2) fax (480) 362-5860 3) mail or hand deliver to Human
Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must be
submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.
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