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Job Description

Salary $121,365 to $162,636 depending on experience

FINAL FILING DATE: February 2, 2018 4:00pm 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE:  http://www.airquality.org/jobs/

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (Air District, agency) works with local, state and federal government agencies, the business community, and private citizens to achieve and maintain health-protective air quality for Sacramento County and the surrounding region. The Air District is also advancing the regional efforts on sustainability and carbon reductions to help meet California's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandates. The agency is a public entity, administers a large portfolio of programs, and has a solid financial base. The agency career staff is a dedicated team of professionals committed to the environmental prosperity of the capital region. There are four divisions in the agency: 

Administrative Services -- provides the full range of administrative support and fiscal oversight of Air District programs including budget, accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, asset management and procurement.

Communication, Land Use, and Mobile Sources -- includes the agency's communications office and its Public Information Officer; CEQA and land use planning and review activities; and mobile sources vehicle and engine technology program review, development, and implementation.

Program Coordination -- is responsible for coordinating all clean air and climate planning duties across the agency, which include emissions inventory; general technical services, ambient air monitoring in the region, emission reduction credit bank, and rule development.

Stationary Sources -- leads and implements the permitting program for the Air District and conducts all enforcement functions to ensure compliance with District rules, regulations and permit conditions.

The Air District is governed by a fourteen-member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, four members of the Sacramento City Council, and one member representing the cities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights and Isleton/Galt. 

Typical Duties 

This is a senior management position that plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs all programs and functions of the Stationary Sources Division, which is organized into two primary work sections, permitting and field operations. The Division Manager also contributes cross-divisionally to agency-wide strategic planning and coordination and reports directly to the Executive Director. 

The Permitting section ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations by conducting technical analyses based on established engineering principles, reviewing project proposals, granting conditional approvals, inspecting completed projects, and authorizing operation only after verifying that the equipment under Air District permit can operate in compliance with all applicable regulations. The Permitting section is also responsible for regional implementation of the federal Title V program and the state's Air Toxics "Hot Spots" program. 

Field Operations is comprised of four main areas:

Asbestos -- Ensures compliance with federal and local regulations regarding the handling and removal of asbestos containing materials at renovation and demolition sites and ensures compliance with the State Airborne Toxic Control Measure for naturally occurring asbestos.

Enforcement -- Inspects stationary sources of air pollution for compliance with Air District, state, and federal rules and regulations, responds to public complaints, performs various compliance duties to enforce Rule 421 (prohibitory burn restrictions), administers the Mutual Settlement Program to resolve violations in lieu of litigation, refers and coordinates legal action with Air District Counsel, and serves on the Sacramento County Environmental Crimes Task Force to facilitate inter-agency coordination and referral of criminal violations of Air District rules and regulations.

PERP -- Enforces the state's Portable Equipment Registration Program within the County of Sacramento.

Compliance Assistance -- Assists businesses in complying with air quality regulations via advisories, workshops, and free facility reviews. 

The duties below are typically performed by this position:
• Advise, confer with and report to the Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer and Board of Directors regarding program activities, goals and directives; formulate procedures and policies; assist in developing long-range strategies and administrative policies.
• Select, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate supervisory and other staff; review progress reports and confer with staff to define and resolve problems; ensure appropriate interaction with other District programs.
• Develop and coordinate the annual division budget; authorize and monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with fiscal policies.
• Represent the District in hearings and court proceedings, to the media, and before other public and private groups; participate in Board of Directors briefings and respond to Board requests; participate as a member of public and private committees, boards, and organizations concerned with air quality and climate protection; respond to difficult inquiries and complaints.
• Provide ideas and creative input to solutions and process improvement for agency-wide initiatives.
• Lead with integrity, confidence and optimism. 

Minimum Qualifications


The ideal candidate is a strong, communicative and collaborative technical leader with demonstrated success developing and managing air quality and climate programs. Exceptional interpersonal skills are required along with the ability to direct, advise, and support staff and effectively facilitate process improvement.

The candidate must be familiar with the principles and practices of management and organization at a public agency, personnel management and supervision, program development and coordination; team building techniques; current Federal, State, and local air quality and climate laws, rules and regulations; various industrial processes that emit pollution, and emission control equipment and technology.

The candidate must have the ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate a comprehensive air quality management program; develop, implement, and monitor policies, procedures, and standards for the Air District; establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other Air District programs, personnel and managers, Federal and State agency representatives, board members, community and business representatives, and staff; prioritize and develop program goals and objectives; determine staffing needs of the division; develop and administer budgets; select, train, and evaluate professional and technical staff; represent the District before various groups at the local, state and federal level; understand, interpret, apply, and enforce Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to air quality management and the state's GHG reduction goals; and, prepare, review and present comprehensive reports and recommendations orally and in writing. 


Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in engineering or other field related to the work of the Division and three years of experience as a supervisor of a major air quality or climate program or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands 

Physical Demands

The incumbent will perform the duties of the position primarily in an office environment and occasional travel is required. Physical demands include occasional lifting up to 25 pounds, walking, some bending, stooping and squatting. 

The work environment is a professional office setting with limited exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, odors, or noise. 

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license. 



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About Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

The Sacramento AQMD is the lead agency for developing and implementing plans and programs to help the Sacramento region meet clean air goals. It strives not only to improve air quality in the region, but also works internally on innovative programs and projects to curb its own emissions.