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Engineer

Company: State of Arkansas
Location: North Little Rock
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Engineer (Air Quality Photochemical Modeler)

Position Number: 22091129

County: Pulaski

Posting End Date: June 6, 2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,222

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment is to provide effective and efficient energy and environmental solutions informed by science. The Department promotes responsible management of resources and protects the environment for the benefit of all Arkansans.

Preferred Qualifications

* EXPERIENCE CONDUCTING COMPREHENSIVE AIR QUALITY MODELING WITH EXTENSIONS (CAMX) PHOTOCHEMICAL MODELING TO ANALYZE AMBIENT AIR QUALITY POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS TO INFORM STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WORK AND FOR OTHER REGULATORY PURPOSES. * EXPERIENCE IN PREPARING METEOROLOGICAL DATA INPUTS FOR SELECTED CAMX DOMAINS. * EXPERIENCE USING EMISSIONS PREPROCESSOR SYSTEM (EPS3) ON A LINUX PLATFORM TO PREPARE EMISSION DATASET INPUTS FOR SELECTED CAMX DOMAINS. * EXPERIENCE OPERATING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING LINUX-BASED WORKSTATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY MODELING PURPOSES. * HAS USED PYTHON AND LINUX CODING FOR ANALYTICAL AIR QUALITY MODELING PURPOSES. * KNOWLEDGE TO FACILITATE THE TRAINING OF LINUX COMMANDS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR AIR QUALITY MODELING TO OTHER USERS WITHIN THE AGENCY. * EXPERIENCE USING INTEGRATED DATA VIEWER (IDV) SOFTWARE, VISUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR RICH DATA INTERPRETATION (VERDI) SOFTWARE, A NCVIEW BROWSER, AMONG OTHERS TO VISUALIZE AIR QUALITY-RELATED MODELING SCENARIOS. * KNOWLEDGE OF DISPERSION MODELING TO ANALYZE AMBIENT AIR QUALITY. * KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION SIMULATOR (MOVES) MODEL TO ANALYZE MOBILE SOURCE AMBIENT AIR EMISSIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY PURPOSES, TO DEMONSTRATE ATTAINMENT WITH THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS), AND FOR OTHER AIR QUALITY-RELATED REGULATORY PURPOSES. * KNOWLEDGE OF AIR PARCEL BACK TRAJECTORY AND WIND CHARACTERISTIC ANALYSES. * EXPERIENCE CALCULATING AMBIENT AIR POLLUTION EMISSION RATES. * KNOWLEDGE TO CONDUCT COST ANALYSES FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF AMBIENT AIR POLLUTANT CONTROL DEVICES. * EXPERIENCE REVIEWING FOR ACCURACY AND CONTENT AIR QUALITY-RELATED TECHNICAL ANALYSES AND HAS DEVELOPED TECHNICAL REPORTS TO INFORM OTHERS OF ANALYTICAL RESULTS. * KNOWLEDGE OF AMBIENT AIR OZONE FORMATION AND THE LEVELS OF THE OZONE AIR QUALITY INDEX WITH THE ABILITY TO DISCUSS THESE TOPICS WITH THE PUBLIC.

Position Information

Class Code: B042C

Grade: GS09

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00

Summary

The Engineer is responsible for overseeing and conducting engineering studies, developing design drawings and/or specifications, and performing related administrative duties. This position is governed by state and federal law and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Inspects sites to verify compliance with plans, specifications, and state and federal regulations during all phases of construction and/or inspects existing facilities for fire and safety code compliance and proper equipment operation. Completes reports of findings and takes necessary action to correct deficiencies. Inspects sites in response to complaints and to verify compliance with plans, specifications, and state and federal regulations for code compliance and completes reports of findings and takes necessary action to correct deficiencies. Designs, drafts, and/or reviews plans of proposed projects, and reviews engineering reports, plans, and specifications for compliance with all regulations and guidelines. Consults with public officials, consulting engineers, and architects, concerning design recommendations and/or design modifications for projects. Gathers data and researches technical information for monthly reports and for various studies. Prepares written inspection reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

Must be able to work outdoors and on construction sites, if applicable to the educational specialty. May be exposed to hazards in the field or the laboratory.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering relating to the work performed. Knowledge of construction plans and designs. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the field of engineering. Ability to inspect plans and/or structures to determine compliance with regulations. Ability to prepare and present technical information verbally and in writing. Ability to design and draft construction plans and write specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in chemical, electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering, or a related field. Must be a licensed Engineer in accordance with ACA 17-30-301. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

Keywords: State of Arkansas, North Little Rock , Engineer, Other , North Little Rock, Arkansas

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