The position will focus on overseeing the maintenance of Nebraska Title 129, administer the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program and provide updates to the Air Quality Division as necessary, coordinates with the EPA on State Implementation Plan (SIP) issues, oversees the development of outreach by the Air Quality Division, and represents the Air Quality Division at national, regional, and local meetings, conference calls, and webinars.
The following are possible job duties, but other related duties may be required: Develops plans and programs leading to the enforcement of federal and State laws, rules, regulations and standards for environmental programs. Writes, edits and reviews technical papers and reports to respond to inquiries and complaints and to provide data required or requested by federal, State and local agencies, the professional community or the general public. Writes, reviews and revises regulations, technical guidelines and proposed legislation to establish State standards in response to new standards recognized in the professional community and/or required by federal standards. Analyzes data, statistics, charts and tables to prepare reports, technical papers or correspondence for presentation to the general public and/or the regulated community. Develops and applies new methods of data interpretation to improve agency capacity in identification and evaluation of environmental impacts and program implications. Meets with federal, State and local government representatives and the general public to explain environmental quality program policies and programs. Collects environmental quality data as necessary to meet program objectives. Reviews EPA guidance documents, memorandums, Federal Register notices, federal and State regulations, professional journals and trade magazines to keep abreast of emerging issues. Participates as part of a team to prepare and present environmental seminars, events, workshops and public information sessions that aid in the education of the public regarding environmental regulations and policies. Traveling out of state and overnight stays are rare but required.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of science degree in the physical sciences, natural sciences, environmental science, geology, biology, agronomy, civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field consistent with the duties of the position, including soil science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, and biology AND one year of fulltime professional experience in a related field, consistent with the duties of the position.
PREFERRED: Experience in public speaking, providing training and outreach, technical writing, and/or air quality regulations.
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