Air Toxics Permitting Engineer, The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Portland, OR

Position Title: Air Quality Permitting Engineer

Organization: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Location: Portland, OR

Position Overview: You will serve as an Air Toxics Permitting Engineer and Permit Writer for the Cleaner Air Oregon section at DEQ. You will be responsible for overseeing the development, completion, and approval of air toxics inventories, risk assessments, and risk reduction activities at the largest and most complex sources (ACDP and Title V) in the Air Quality program. Working with other technical staff, you will have overall project responsibility for all phases of the emissions identification and risk assessment process, including review of emissions and control devices, and finalizing modeling and other inputs affecting these assessments. You will independently perform and oversee reviews of facility process flow diagrams, control devices, pollution reduction activities, and associated engineering documents, and develop and draft permits and permit conditions to formalize any reduction requirements or other limitations. In addition, you will serve as a technical resource for internal and external stakeholders on air toxics risk assessments, inventory and emission control technologies, and other issues related to assigned sources.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years of engineering experience, and
  • 1 year of experience in an environmental protection/control program (the environmental experience may be gained as part of the engineering experience or in addition to the engineering experience), and
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field, such as environmental, chemical, civil, or mechanical (or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience).                                     

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced environmental, science, or engineering education.
  • Expert experience and knowledge in source operations, pollution control devices, and industrial emission processes; compliance inspection methods; and source permitting.
  • Understanding of the human health risk assessment protocols for point sources, including the completion of emissions inventories and modeling work that supports the assessment.
  • Ability to correctly interpret air toxics emission information and toxicity data.
  • Ability to lead project teams, including developing and monitoring project schedules and meeting deadlines, and participate on negotiating teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience communicating complex technical information effectively and clearly with a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports describing complex investigations, evaluations, and regulatory determinations.

Salary/pay: $5,891 – $9,056

Application Deadline: September 20

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