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Senior Air Quality Specialist

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Fresno, California
$7,145.73 - $8,689.59/Month
Closing date
Mar 12, 2024

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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.

Join our team of air quality professionals in a lead role as a Senior Air Quality Specialist. Senior Air Quality Specialists are found in almost every department performing a wide variety of tasks and utilizing diverse skills. Since the Senior Air Quality Specialist position can be versatile, career advancement opportunities are numerous.  This particular position is located in the Fresno office and is assigned to the Air Quality Analysis team within the Air Quality Science and Planning department in Fresno, CA.  The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and may also be used to fill future vacancies. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: analyzing air quality and meteorological data to generate air pollution forecasts, determining trends, evaluating planning and modeling emission inventories, writing portions of State Implementations Plans, statistical analysis of air quality and meteorological data, utilization of photochemical models, identifying and assessing air pollution control strategies, working with various public and private groups, assistance in calculating emission rates and evaluating industrial and commercial processes; modeling of health risk associated with various emissions sources; determining compliance with air quality regulations; and other support activities associated with processing permit applications for air pollution sources.


To qualify for this position, you must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university with major coursework in mathematics, physics, environmental science, chemistry, biology, or a closely related field and three years of professional level air quality, environmental, or related analytical experience equivalent to that gained as an Air Quality Specialist with the District.  An advanced degree in one of the listed academic fields is preferred.  Experience in providing technical support in an air quality, environmental, or related field may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.

Qualified applicants must possess knowledge of basic computer applications related to the work performed; and managing multiple projects.  Applicants should possess basic skills in collecting and organizing large data sets, analyzing varied data, making complex calculations, writing technical reports, and evaluating alternative solutions; conducting a variety of technical studies and projects, including making sound recommendations for action; reading and interpreting laws, policies, procedures, regulations, maps, specifications, graphs, and statistical data; maintaining effective communication with stakeholders and coworkers; and exercising sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid California Driver License and meet the automobile insurability requirements of the District.  Must be able to attend work on a daily basis as scheduled.

Selection Process: 

Interested individuals must submit a completed SJVAPCD application by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday,

March 12, 2024.  Applications must be submitted on our website at 

All applications and supplemental application forms will be reviewed based on the necessary employment standards for the position.  Those candidates who are considered more qualified will be invited to participate in an oral exam, weighted at 100%. 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District participates in the E-Verify Program. For more information visit





The Air District's Mission:

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 common sense.

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