We are excited you are considering the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District as a place for employment.
Our agency is in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and our mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all Valley residents through efficient, effective and entrepreneurial air quality management strategies. We pride our agency on not only high-quality technical work, but also exceptional customer service. Our customers include the public, the regulated community, other agencies, and fellow employees. The principles of our STAR (Service, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect) culture creates an atmosphere in which providing exceptional service, demonstrating effective teamwork, maintaining a positive attitude, and showing respect to others is a key part of every employee’s job.
The District is recruiting for an Air Quality Field Assistant located in the Bakersfield office. The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies. In addition to a competitive salary, the District offers excellent benefits, a generous leave policy, a flexible work schedule and more!
The Air Quality Field Assistant is a para-professional class that performs limited field inspections and provides operational support to their assigned programs. Air Quality Field Assistants conduct field site inspections of agricultural operations; issue violation notices to sources found out of compliance; perform inspections of grant projects to ensure guidelines are upheld; use instrumentation to measure and evaluate contaminated materials; respond to and investigate limited types of complaints of air pollution problems; conduct limited area investigations to detect permit and emissions violations; and complete data entry and maintain accurate records.
Requires a H.S. diploma or G.E.D. AND three (3) years of para-professional or technical support work in a scientific field, some technical, scientific training is desirable OR college coursework equivalent to an Associate’s degree in a scientific, mechanical, industrial or related discipline; OR three (3) years of support experience in an air quality setting.
Qualified applicants must possess an aptitude to learn the principles and practices of air quality inspection and compliance; record keeping and reporting principles and practices; applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; practices and techniques of operating basic air quality and related testing equipment; basic office administrative practices and procedures; business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation and have skill in: preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials; maintaining accurate records and files; understanding and explaining technical rules and regulations; exercising sound independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Must possess a valid California Driver License and meet the automobile insurability requirements of the District. Must meet the District's medical standards for this classification. Must possess the physical ability to work near and in the presence of hazardous and toxic materials, climb structures to evaluate processes in operation, lift equipment, and if necessary, to use appropriate respiratory protection equipment). In addition, must sign a waiver to release all information related to past employment and complete a conflict of interest form.
Interested individuals must submit an SJVAPCD application by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2023. Applications must be submitted at www.valleyair.org
All applications will be reviewed and screened based on the necessary employment standards for the position.
Candidates who are considered most qualified for the position will be invited to participate in an oral examination, weighted at 100%.
About San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
The San Joaquin Valley Air District is a public health agency whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all Valley residents through efficient, effective and entrepreneurial air quality management strategies. Our Core Values have been designed to ensure that our mission is accomplished through commonsense, feasible measures that are based on sound science.