Air Quality Compliance Specialist I or II

Butte County Air Quality Management District
Chico, CA Full-time
Posted on July 14, 2019

Air Quality Compliance Specialist

The Butte County Air Quality Management District (District) is recruiting for an Air Quality Compliance Specialist (AQCS). The successful candidate may be placed within the Air Quality Compliance Specialist I or II classification, depending on qualifications and experience.

(Salary: AQCS I: $1,853 $2,481 bi-weekly or AQCS II: $2,046 2,738 bi-weekly).


Under general supervision, learns and performs field inspections and technical office duties to ensure compliance with federal, State, regional, local and District laws, rules and regulations regarding a variety of emission sources; investigates complaints of reported sources of air pollution; assists with the development and settlement of enforcement cases; performs technical research and prepares reports, may administer one or more specialized pollution control inspection programs; and performs related work as required.

Class Characteristics:

AQCS I: This is the entry-level class in the AQCS class series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents with an educational background and/or practical experience learn technical air quality control principles and practices and related inspection techniques. As knowledge and experience are gained, the work becomes broader in scope, assignments are more varied and are performed under more general supervision. This class is alternately staffed with AQCS II and an incumbent may advance to the higher-level after gaining the knowledge, skill and experience which meet the qualifications for and demonstrate the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

AQCS II: This is the journey-level class in the AQCS series. While the work may vary depending upon assignment, all incumbents work independently within established guidelines to perform a wide variety of air quality technical and inspection activities under general direction. This class is distinguished from the Senior Air Quality Compliance Specialist in that the latter conducts more complex inspections and other actions.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.