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Environmental Program Specialist Flex I/II 18-7422

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Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) State of Alaska

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Overall Job Objective Job Description The Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air Quality is recruiting for an Environmental Program Specialist (Flex I-II) in the Juneau Compliance Office to perform compliance reviews and data analysis of information on environmental problems involving compliance evaluations and enforcement for industrial sources of medium complexity. As part of the Compliance Program in the Juneau Division of Air Quality, the incumbent implements manner. The incumbent is responsible to maintain, update and verify the integrity of the data contained in the Division's AirTools database, as well as make periodic reports using the information contained in the database to support legislative, budgetary and management decisions. The position also responds to and investigates public complaints related to smoke from home heating devices, conducts compliance evaluations, and documents compliance and enforcement actions according to established statutes, regulations, procedures, and administrative directives as necessary to implement the State of Alaska Stationary Source Air Quality Air Permits Program. The position requires effective problem solving, information gathering, communication, and negotiation skills. The position also requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to function well in team settings. Under the general supervision of the Juneau Compliance Office Supervisor, this position independently performs a variety of technical functions associated with permitting, compliance, and enforcement of local, state, and federal air quality regulations. The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:Data entry and data verification in the Department's AirTools database used to track permittees, emission units, permits associated with each facility, and so forth.Responding to and investigating public complaints.Writing determinations to document compliance with state or federal air quality regulations.Interpreting written technical reports submitted by industrial sources and evaluating them for compliance with applicable air quality regulations.Traveling to remote sites to conduct air quality field inspections.Reviewing routine compliance reports submitted by industrial facilities and preparing reports based on the reviews.Writing Notices of Violation related to violation of air quality regulations.The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. In addition to the key responsibilities listed above, you must document all of the following traits in your applicant profile and cover letter. If you do not have experience with one or more of the key responsibilities or ideal traits listed, simply say so. Applicants who do not follow these cover letter instructions will not move forward to the interview phase of this recruitment. Ideal traits include:1. Background or post-secondary education in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration2. Ability to clearly and concisely explain technical matters, which requires excellent oral and written communication skills.3. Experience performing field work evaluating compliance with air quality regulations.4. Experience in a government, industrial, or professional consulting setting interpreting air quality regulations.5. Experience analyzing complex data and preparing written technical reports addressing air quality regulations.6. The ability to manage recurring technical reports. You may find more information about the Department of Environmental Conservation on our website: http://dec.alaska.gov/Special Notice:Remote travel for inspections or training will be required.  Minimum Qualifications Environmental Program Specialist IA bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration.Substitution:Four years of any combination of experience in environmental or scientific field work, sampling, and analysis; environmental regulation compliance; site remediation; emergency response; hydrologic or geologic studies; environmental planning; or environmental engineering and post-secondary education in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration from an accredited college (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month) will substitute for the required degree.Special Note: Physical science includes fields such as chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, etc.Environmental Program Specialist IIA bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration.AND EITHEROne year of professional entry/trainee experience developing knowledge and skills in environmental regulations, pollution control, environmental damage recovery, or programs to improve or protect environmental quality. This experience is met by service as an Environmental Program Specialist I with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.OROne year of trainee professional experience learning to evaluate the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of construction projects; prepare environmental documentation; and determine, negotiate, and monitor permitted activities. This experience is met by service as an Environmental Impact Analyst I with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.ORTwo years of entry professional experience in the development, administration, analysis or implementation of programs to manage land, water, mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural, natural and cultural history, and related surface and subsurface resources of the state. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Specialist I, Forester I, Geologist I, Hydrologist I, Agronomist I, Historian I, Archaeologist I, Fishery Biologist I, Wildlife Biologist I, Habitat Biologist I, Cartographer I, or Planner I with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.ORA master's degree from an accredited college in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; or natural resources.Substitution:Four years of any combination of experience in environmental or scientific field work, sampling, and analysis; environmental regulation compliance; site remediation; emergency response; hydrologic or geologic studies; environmental planning; or environmental engineering and post-secondary education in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration from an accredited college (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month) will substitute for the required degree.Special Note: Physical science includes fields such as chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, etc. Additional Required Information Notice to Applicant:A complete application for consideration should include the following additional item:A Cover LetterA Copy of College Transcripts - Unless work history clearly identifies how you meet experience substitutionsOne Technical Writing SampleCOVER LETTER A cover letter is required for this position. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.FLEXIBLY STAFFEDThis position is flexibly staffed. It may be filled at the I, II, or III level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. The full range of salaries is listed above. Starting salary will be determined by the level the position is hired at. If filled at a lower level, promotion to the higher level will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.RESIDENT REQUIREMENTThis position is open to Alaska Residents only. If you are not sure if you qualify for Residency Status, please contact the Workplace Alaska Hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907)465-4095. EDUCATION If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. WORK EXPERIENCEIf using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. MULTIPLE VACANCIESThis recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies. EEO STATEMENTThe State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATIONEducation completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university.   It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Contact Information WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCEQuestions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:Name:  Jason OldsPhone #:  (907) 465-5303Email:  jason.olds@alaska.gov 

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Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) State of Alaska
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Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Mission To provide for the delivery of high-quality adjudication services that ensure fair hearings conducted in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.

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