CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
This is supervisory code enforcement work preparing and presenting air management code non-
compliance cases for prosecution. An employee in this class directs, through a subordinate supervisor, the
inspection and investigation of air pollution sources to determine compliance with municipal codes and
regulations. Assignments involve the initiation of the legal aspect of air management code enforcement.
Contacts with violators and their representatives are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under
the direction of an administrative engineer.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Reviews cases of non-compliance with the air management code to determine severity of violation; reads
the case history files on serious violations to determine what courses of action can be taken to correct
violations; assigns inspectional staff to conduct re-inspections and special tests if necessary; determines course
of action to be taken.
- Confers with violators to clarify the nature of violations and to work out methods for correcting such
violations; determines schedule for code compliance; maintains contact with violators to determine; adherence
to schedule; initiates prosecution if code compliance is not forthcoming.
- Assembles case folders for those non-compliance cases being prosecuted; meets with administrative and
legal personnel to explain particulars of such violations and learn needed additional information; prepares
inspectional staff and other person for testimony in court by explaining court procedures and reviewing
information; presents cases in Municipal Court in attorney's absence.
- Discusses cases requiring higher court action with administrative, engineering and legal personnel;
provides background information, inspection reports and testimony for such cases.
- Writes periodic summaries of cases prosecuted; answers inquiries of violators; explains and interprets
new regulations to interested parties; assigns and reviews work of inspectional personnel engaged in conducting
re-inspections or special tests prior to court hearings.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the theory of combustion and of the properties and characteristics of various fuels.
- the operation and construction of a variety of fuel burning devices and process equipment.
- municipal codes and regulations relative to air pollution control and noise abatement.
- the potential causes of air pollution arising from the operation of combustion and process equipment and
of the equipment used for the control of such pollution.
- supervisory principles and practices.
- court procedures in air management code non-compliance cases.
- present non compliance cases in court.
- analyze records and reports and to collate information necessary for the prosecution of air management
- learn and effectively implement court procedures in the prosecution of air management code violations.
- express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, court officials, 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 4/73.)
- Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth school grade.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel
- Eight years of experience operating, repairing, designing or inspecting fuel burning or industrial process
equipment, four years of which have been in technical field work in the inspecting and investigation of air
pollution sources to determine compliance with municipal codes and regulations including giving testimony in
the prosecution of such code violations, and two years of which have been in the supervision of technical
personnel engaged in such activities.
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 Enforcement Officer.
PAY RANGE: EP20
Class Established: 4/1973
Latest Spec. Revision: 4/1987
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 4J20