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Pay Grade: GN13
**Recruitment Range: $48,051 - $60,000**
 
Location of Position
This position is located at the Green Square Complex at 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC.

Position Information
This Engineer I will support the Attainment Planning Branch as follows:
  • Develop base year and future year emission inventories for all stationary, mobile, and biogenic sources of emissions for use in attainment demonstrations, maintenance plans, air quality management plans and, when applicable, an air quality model by processing through an emission preprocessor.
  • Develop and apply growth and control factors to base year emissions inventories to prepare future year inventories for all air pollution source sectors.
  • Develop recommendations for control strategies for emissions source categories and evaluate the strategies to assess their effectiveness in mitigating air quality concerns.
  • Develop project plans including quality assurance project plans, emissions inventory documentation and reports, attainment demonstrations, maintenance plans, and air quality management plans.
  • Participate in regional planning efforts involving coordination with other state and local agencies outside of North Carolina.

Department Information
The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Quality please visit our website at http://deq.nc.gov/.

Division Information
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works with the state's citizens to protect and improve outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina for the health, benefit, and economic well-being of all. The DAQ's Central Office Planning Section develops emissions inventories of all sources that emit air pollutants, performs computer modeling and analyses to determine how to attain air quality standards, works with the Environmental Management Commission to develop rules, regulations and programs for meeting air quality standards, and coordinates the N.C. Air Awareness Program, which educates and informs the public about air pollution causes, effects, and prevention methods. The Rules Development Branch (RDB) develops and coordinates the adoption of state air quality control rules to meet the federal Clean Air Act requirements, air quality rules needed to maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) throughout the state, and other North Carolina specific air quality rules as authorized by the North Carolina General Statutes. To learn more about the Division of Air Quality and the regional offices please visit our website at http://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit**
 
Qualified applicants must possess, and the application must clearly reflect, work experience that demonstrates the following:
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering concepts, practices, and theories used in air quality engineering and ability to use in practice. Knowledge of State and federal statutes, rules and regulations and measures available regarding control of air pollution.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently express, verbally and in writing, small or less complex engineering and regulatory concepts and related facts in a clear, concise and organized manner to a variety of audiences with varying levels of technical understanding; and recommend final decisions based on technical and economic analyses. Ability to deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Ability to write clear, concise and organized documents and reports addressing basic engineering concepts and facts and orally present those documents in an effective manner.
  • Ability to independently evaluate and manage program/project specifications for completeness, compatibility and compliance with engineering principles, regulatory and administrative design needs and standards and to prioritize project load to meet schedules and deadlines with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to make recommendations and decisions on non-routine engineering and/or program matters or other areas requiring technical engineering expertise and work collaboratively with others with diverse technical skills and management levels.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, and Access) and ability to learn new software packages.
 
Preferred Skills:
  • Management prefers applicants with excellent communication and technical writing skills; a critical thinker and is comfortable working independently or as a member of a team member.
  • Management prefers applicants that have experience working with database software (such as SAS, MySQL and/or Oracle).
 
Candidates that are interviewed may be required to complete a written skills test. Instructions will be given, and the exercise will be completed within a given 20-minute timeframe during the interview.  
 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in an applicable field of engineering from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. May require registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
 
Supplemental and Contact Information
To apply for this position, please click the APPLY button. All relevant experience must be included on the application to receive proper credit. Resumes may be uploaded with your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.
 
To be minimally qualified for this position an applicant must possess the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements AND all the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies listed. It is important all relevant education and work experience is documented on the application and that all questions associated with the application are answered completely.
 
If multiple applications are submitted by an applicant to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.
 
The Department of Environmental Quality is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
 
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call (919) 707-8490.
 
Applicants requesting and / or receiving an accommodation via the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax but must be received by 5pm on the closing date.
 
Persons eligible for veteran preference must upload a copy of Form DD-214 and attach to the application. 
 
Persons eligible for RIF priority must upload their letter of notification and attach to the application. This applies to those employees that are subject to Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 of G.S. 126. This does not include employees of the legislative and judicial branches, the public school and community college systems, or other employees that are exempt from these Articles of the Human Resources Act.

DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
For technical issues with your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627.

For additional information, please contact:
Wendy Minich
Phone & Fax: (919) 707-8491
Email: wendy.minich@ncdenr.gov