PAY RANGE: 23
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL INSPECTION SUPERVISOR
This is supervisory and technical work in the inspection of air pollution sources or asbestos abatement project sites for a municipal air pollution control program. Employees in this class supervise staff engaged in evaluating asbestos air monitoring, removal and disposal activities or other sources of air and noise pollution for compliance with prescribed permit conditions and applicable federal, state and municipal codes and regulations. Employees in this class also participate in the investigation of cases, which involve technically complex and sensitive elements.
Contacts with officials of violating firms to secure the changes required for compliance with municipal codes and regulations are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior and involves exposure to some disagreeable working conditions.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
1. Positions in this class must perform the work in the Air Management Division of the Health Department.
2. Positions in this class must supervise staff engaged in evaluating asbestos air monitoring, removal and disposal activities or inspecting a variety of other sources of air and noise pollution.
3. Positions in this class must participate in investigating cases which involve technically complex or sensitive elements.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Assigns and reviews the work of staff engaged in performing technical field inspections; determines priority of assignments; observes and checks the work of subordinates in the field; reviews reports of completed inspections; isolates serious and or recurring problems with contractors, project inspectors, and building owners; recommends enforcement actions such as stop work orders, re-inspections, conferences, hearings or legal action if required.
Participates in special investigations of technically complex and sensitive cases in concert with other city and federal and state agencies involved in the civil and/or criminal prosecution of violators; testifies in court.
Confers with complainants, civic and other groups on issues related to the assigned area of specialization; evaluates complaints and resolves problems; contacts violators to secure actions necessary to correct violations.
Prepares reports concerning the activities of the unit and supervises the maintenance of records.
Supervises staff engaged in patrolling assigned districts to find pollution sources, touring industrial facilities to locate sources and causes of pollutants, and recommending modifications to operating and maintenance procedures and the installation of pollution control equipment to correct or prevent violations.
Directs staff engaged in responding to complaints of excessive noise, inspecting new fuel burning installations, re-inspecting boiler and incinerators on an annual basis, conducting diesel emission surveys and inspecting service stations and fuel distributors.
Coordinates with incident commander to provide support to the monitoring and evaluation of hazardous conditions at emergency sites consistent with the City's established emergency response policies and procedures.
Supervises staff engaged in inspecting and investigating the removal, air monitoring, and project permit and/or notification of asbestos abatement projects to ensure that contractors and asbestos project inspectors comply with city, state and federal regulations, acceptable trade practices and prescribed permit conditions.
Enters asbestos contaminated areas that may or may not have been known to be contaminated prior to entry; inspects sites suspected of having asbestos contamination including dumpsters, vacant buildings and demolition sites; evaluates asbestos contamination conditions orders evacuation of contaminated areas.
Ensures that personal and subordinate staff's protective equipment is in working condition.
Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• the principles, practices and objectives of a municipal air pollution control program
• building construction, environmental technology and mechanical system operations
• the construction and operation of fuel burning devices and industrial processes for the air compliance specialty
• the potential causes of air pollution arising from the operation of combustion equipment and industrial processes for the air compliance specialty
• the equipment used for the control of air pollutants
• the techniques and equipment used for the detection and measurement of toxic and hazardous air pollutants, with particular emphasis on the area of specialization
• the laws, ordinances and regulations relative to air pollution control, noise abatement and asbestos abatement, with particular emphasis on those applicable to the area of specialization
• the properties and characteristics of hazardous air pollutants
• the methods, materials, practices and principles used in asbestos abatement, demolition and renovation work for the asbestos specialty
• the detection of defects in equipment or operating and maintenance techniques that produce smoke, soot, fumes and other air pollution for the air compliance specialty
• the operation of field instruments and equipment commonly used in on-site inspections in the area of specialization
• the detection of asbestos project deficiencies, the condition of asbestos containing materials, and the assessment of contamination problems for the asbestos specialty
• supervise the work of a small group of inspectors
• participate in special investigations of cases which involve technically complex and sensitive elements
• interpret project plans and blue prints
• prepare reports and maintain records
• express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
• establish and maintain effective relationships with contractors, plant managers, operating personnel and the public
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/96.)
Completion of a two-year program at an accredited college, university or technical institute with major course work in environmental or biological science, chemistry, or biology, or mechanical, chemical, environmental, civil, or electrical engineering or engineering technology.
Two years of training level technical field work inspecting air pollution sources and asbestos abatement project sites for a municipal air pollution control program or performing technical environmental monitoring or inspection activities in the field of asbestos abatement or air pollution control in the private sector.
Two years of full performance level technical field inspection work for a municipal air pollution control program evaluating a variety of non-asbestos related sources of air and noise pollution for compliance with prescribed permit conditions and applicable federal, state and municipal codes, regulations and standards.
Two years of full performance level technical field inspection work for a municipal air pollution control program evaluating asbestos air monitoring, removal and disposal activities for compliance with prescribed permit conditions and applicable federal, state and municipal codes and regulations.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department, which includes completion of the twelfth school grade as an educational minimum and the specific experience described above.
NOTE: Two years of experience performing technical environmental monitoring or inspection activities in the field of asbestos abatement or air pollution control can be substituted for the college education requirement.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Air Pollution Control Inspection Supervisor if required by work assignment.
Certification of completion of Environmental Protection Agency approved Level III asbestos inspector and asbestos supervisor courses and completion of a NIOSH 582 or equivalent air monitoring course within three months of appointment and during tenure of employment if required by work assignment.
Class Established - 4/56
CSC - 11/96
Ad. Board - 3/97
Latest Spec. Revision:
Ad. Board – 12/15