Air Quality Planner/Analyst - Assistant/Associate

Sac Metro Air Quality Management District   Sacramento, CA   Full-time     Quality Control
Posted on January 19, 2023
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Department of Human Resources 777 12th Street, 3rd Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 Us/Employment 

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF: Air Quality Planner/Analyst - Assistant/Associate 

An Equal Opportunity Employer 


$41.87 $59.11 Hourly 

OPENING DATE: 01/18/23 

CLOSING DATE: 02/06/23 04:00 PM 


The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Air Quality Planner/Analyst for the Program Coordination Division. This position performs a variety of professional, administrative and technical work in connection with development, implementation, evaluation, and assessment of air quality standards, conditions, plans, and strategies to ensure public and private compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; and performs other related duties as required. 

This position will focus on the District's Community Air Protection (AB 617) Program and State/Federal air quality plans, although that may change over time based on the needs of the District or Division. The work includes, but is not limited to, planning AB 617 meeting agendas and logistics (i.e., coordinating translation services, updating webpage information, developing flyers and social media posts, drafting public notices, coordinating refreshments, etc.), developing materials for community outreach events, coordinating the scheduling of meetings with the steering committee and its co-leads, attending community meetings, developing community friendly technical materials and reports, financial grant reporting, and assisting in the development of air quality plans. This position also works in an environmental justice (EJ) program; familiarity with EJ concepts and experience is desired. This position supports programs that may require occasional evening and weekend work. 

Distinguishing Characteristics: 

Assistant Air Quality Planner Analyst - Entry level class in the air quality planner/ analyst series. Incumbents perform field and office assignments of a less complex nature in connection with the development, implementation and evaluation of air quality plans, standards and strategies to restore and maintain air quality that meets applicable State and Federal standards. Incumbents are expected to demonstrate increased proficiency and knowledge. Incumbents are gradually given more difficult and responsible assignments, less supervision and may assist experienced staff on more difficult projects. 

Associate Air Quality Planner Analyst - The fully experienced, journey level class in the air quality planner/analyst series. Incumbents are responsible for office and/ or field assignments of substantial difficulty and complexity and are required to direct them to completion. Associate Air Quality Planner/Analysts have no supervisory responsibility but do provide technical direction to others, train entry personnel or may act as project leaders. 


The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below. 

1. Researches, analyzes, and assesses information necessary to develop, coordinate, administer, implement, or evaluate air quality management plans, strategies, rules, legislation, programs and policies. 

2. Monitors, analyzes, and prepares reports, rules, regulations, and other documents. 

3. Reviews, prepares, and presents reports, rules, regulations, and other documents. 

4. Consults with other agencies and interest groups on the plans and strategies for implementing air district programs and on the impact of their proposals and programs on the air district. 

5. Implements, administers, and coordinates specific programs to reduce emissions. 

6. Represents the department, makes presentations, and provides information on assigned work at meetings, public hearings, and to the public. 

7. Interprets data and analyzes findings from a variety of sources including complex computer models, air emission inventories, reports, documents, and statistics. 

8. Develops, maintains, and uses computer databases, tracking systems, modeling programs, maps, inventories, surveys, and other means of gathering, analyzing, and displaying information. 

9. Reviews and evaluates applications for emission reduction credits to determine compliance with 

all applicable rules and regulations; recommends whether emission reduction credits should be granted; develops and maintains registries of emission reduction credits. 


Education & Experience: 

Assistant Air Quality Planner - Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmentally related field or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. 

Associate Air Quality Planner - Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmentally related field and two years of full-time experience as an Assistant Air /Quality Planner/Analyst in the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, or two years of full-time experience performing duties related to planning, developing and evaluating strategies and programs to reduce existing and potential sources of air contaminants or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. 

Knowledge of: 

Both Classes Principles and methods of measuring atmospheric conditions and air quality; statistical analysis; purposes and procedures of various public and private agencies involved in air quality; basic computer principles and applications; techniques of graphic presentation. 

Associate Air Quality Planner/Analyst - Principles and practices of governmental planning; trends and statistics affecting air quality planning and program development; major types and sources of air pollution; the relationship of State and Federal air quality laws and guidelines. 

Ability to: 

Both Classes Analyze, interpret, and apply legislation, laws, regulations, and technical publications related to air quality management; develop, implement and evaluate air quality management plans, strategies, rules, and programs; conduct research and special studies of air quality; analyze complex, technical documents, reports, statistics, and computer models; evaluate and review complex and difficult plans, assessment inventories, rules, and proposals; prepare technical reports; interpret and explain Federal, State and local policies, procedures, and laws; make written, graphic, and verbal presentations to professional and civic groups; deal with a variety of different personalities and situations. 

Other Requirements: 

Both Classes - Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's license. 

The District requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with exemptions only as required by law. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption is required prior to starting work. Proof of a COVID-19 booster is also required for booster-eligible employees in this position as they are reasonably expected to visit customer or partner facilities in the regular course of their work. 


Physical Demands: 

This is primarily a desk job. The job requires occasional travel by car. Physical demands include occasional lifting up to 25 pounds, walking, sitting, both near and distance vision, hearing, speaking, some bending, stooping, and squatting. 

Working Conditions: 

Generally clean work environment with limited exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, odors, or noise. Computer monitor used on a daily basis. Travel throughout the District may be required. 



777 12th Street, 3rd Floor 

Sacramento, CA 95814 

Job #1880-0 



Air Quality Planner/Analyst - Assistant/Associate Supplemental Questionnaire 

* 1. Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an 

environmentally related field or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities for this position? 



* 2. Describe your education and/or experience with outreach, report writing and presenting 

technical information to the general public, technical audience, elected officials, and community-based organizations. 

* 3. Describe your experience, if applicable, and the most important considerations when 

working with Environmental Justice Communities? 

* 4. Describe your knowledge of air quality plans (e.g., State Implementation Plans) as they 

relate to a local air district's role. 

* Required Question