Senior Air Quality Planner

  • Pima Association of Governments
  • 1 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • May 24, 2019
Full time Air Quality

Job Description

General Description Summary:

Under general supervision, is responsible for work of considerable difficulty in the collection, analysis and presentation of air quality data in the Pima County metropolitan area. Participates in identification of potential air quality problems and needs to be addressed related to emissions from transportation and other pollution sources. Must possess thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to air quality planning and research processes.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Review and analyze federal, state and local air quality plans, legislation, guidance and regulations.

Participate in design, organization and implementation of programs aimed at quantifying air quality impacts of transportation and land use activities.

Assemble, compile, analyze air quality and transportation and meteorological data for use in the development of air quality control strategies and implementation of air quality studies and plans using EPA’s Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model.

Coordinate regional air quality planning and research efforts with federal, state and local agencies and interest groups.

Coordinate programs and projects with other governmental agencies and public advisory groups as required.

Work requires considerable personal initiative, sound independent judgment and ability to develop consensus among diverse stakeholders in resolving general air quality planning and research issues.

Present technical information in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Performs work as related.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

None.

 Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:

At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties and either a graduate degree with two years of related experience or an undergraduate degree with four years of related experience or equivalent.

Computer Skills:

 Sufficient understanding of air quality models, in particular EPA's MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model, and proficiency in in word-processing, databases and spreadsheets.

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee is frequently required to drive to locations and participate in outreach events. 

 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to carry promotional materials to events.

Job Level

Senior-level