Wyoming Air Quality Job - Data Specialist/Air Quality Meteorologist

This is a senior-level position in the Planning Section within the Air Quality Resource Management Program for the Air Quality Division (AQD).

 

Date posted

July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Aug. 13, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Location

  • United States

Job description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

This is a senior-level position in the Planning Section within the Air Quality Resource Management Program for the Air Quality Division (AQD). This position is primarily responsible for the enhancement, development, maintenance, implementation, and customer support of the IMPACT data management system. The incumbent will also be a member of the meteorological forecasting team to predict wintertime ozone formation conditions in the Upper Green River Basin and predict wildfire smoke impacts throughout Wyoming. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. 
  • Serves as part of the project team for the enhancement, development, and maintenance of the IMPACT data management system, including assisting with requirements gathering, review of information and deliverables, tracking development features, and providing assistance to address air quality data management needs and integration with department-wide information technology and paperless initiatives.
  • Serves as part of the project team to implement the IMPACT data management system, including assessing process and operational issues, developing procedures and guidance, and addressing air quality data management needs.
  • Provides customer support for internal and external users in person and via phone calls and e-mails to answer technical questions to ensure receipt and management of high-quality regulatory data. Enhance industry adoption through training to establish accounts and submit air quality applications, reports, information, inventories, and electronically.
  • Participates in the AQD's meteorological forecasting team assembled to predict when wintertime elevated ozone may form in the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB).
  • Participates in the AQD's meteorological forecasting team assembled to predict when wildfire smoke will impact the State of Wyoming. 
  • Assist with evaluating and improving techniques incorporating the most up-to-date and appropriate data to forecast favorable elevated ozone formation and wildfire smoke conditions.
  • Develop VBA SQL queries to extract and compile information from the IMPACT data management system.
  • Assist with public record requests, including but not limited to assisting with archiving files, locating responsive records, and reviewing legacy data.
  • Makes independent judgment of complex technical data, including emission units, process, and control information related to state-regulated facilities.
  • Confers with private industry and consultants in resolving issues associated with air quality information management at the mid to senior management level.
  • Coordinate with and assist EPA, other states, and regional organizations regarding Wyoming's air resource and the division-wide information management strategy.
  • Prepares information, documents, and outreach material relating to Wyoming's air resource and air quality information management.
  • Requires the ability to conduct and evaluate highly technical and complex work with little or no supervision, draw conclusions, and make recommendations based on results.
  • Explains complex technical issues to a variety of audiences using verbal and written communication.
  • Represents Division in meetings with various State, Federal, public and private entities.
  • Makes public presentations to various interest groups relating to Wyoming's air resource and air quality information management.
  • Participates with ambient monitoring and modeling staff and contractors as needed on scientific studies.
  • Manage multiple complex projects.
  • Serve as a backup to other staff within the Planning Section.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Bachelor's Degree (typically in The Sciences) 
Experience:
1-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a(n) Natural Resources Analyst

For more details

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/3165577/ennr10-2021-01256-natural-resources-program-principal-cheyenne