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Position Title: Air Quality Administrator II - Enforcement

Salary: Hourly: $37.50 || Annual: $78,000.00

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

One year of experience as an Air Quality Administrator I.


Master’s Degree in Public Health with a major concentration in Environmental Health or a field related to Environmental Health and four (4) years of professional environmental health work experience, including two (2) years in management, one (1) year of which may be in supervision.


Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in the physical sciences or other fields closely related to environmental health and five (5) years of professional environmental health work including two (2) years in a management capacity, one (1) year of which may be in supervision.


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.


Pre-Employment Proficiency Exam

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Description: Measures basic computer skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and typing. Non-ACHD applicants must pass a computer literacy examination administered by the Allegheny County Health Department with a score of 75% or higher.

Education & School Transcripts

If you are claiming education to meet minimum requirements or as a part of your application, including supplemental questions, you must submit or attach a copy of your official college transcripts for your claim to be accepted. Unofficial Transcripts will not be accepted. 

Condition of Employment

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates for positions within the executive branch must provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated or have at least one shot of a two-shot series before beginning work. Any employee who does not receive and provide proof of the second shot within 30 days will have their probationary employment terminated. Allegheny County will allow for medical and religious exemptions from the requirements in accordance with state and federal law. 

Additionally, it is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position. The pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.

Employment Type

Full-Time, Mid-Senior Level.

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Relevant Experience

You will receive a score based on the experience you report on your application for employment. It is therefore important that you provide complete and accurate information. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower than deserved score or disqualification. Call our Office of Human Resource Management if you have any questions.

Who is Eligible

Applications will be accepted from certified Merit System employees of the Allegheny County Health Department and outside candidates who possess the experience and training listed in this announcement and who are capable of performing the duties of this position.


  • Minimum Requirements - 55%
  • Relevant Experience - 10%
  • Supplemental Questions - 35%

Supplemental Questions

Please be prepared to answer the following questions. You may upload as a Word document answers to the supplemental questions in the “Upload Page” of the application. Make sure to note “See attached” after the statement on the application form if you are attaching a separate document. If you are unable to upload the document, email to ACHD Human Resources Department.

  1. Describe your experience with developing standard operating procedures and policies with the goal of programmatic standardization and consistency.
  2. Describe a complex process improvement project that required buy in from multiple parties that was successfully implemented and generated measurable outcomes indicating positive change.
  3. Describe any experience you have with interpreting and working within federal, state, or local regulatory boundaries. Describe relationships cultivated with other regulatory entities.
  4. Describe how you have used data to determine, monitor, evaluate and/or measure the behavior of the regulated community. Do you have experience using such data for outreach and education to either the regulated community, other government agencies, or the general public?
  5. Describe your experience with training, development, and goal setting of staff to achieve departmental goals. How would you motivate individuals to improve a skill that is crucial to achieving job responsibilities?
  6. Give examples of any experience you have dealing with personnel issues. Do you have experience working with union staff? What is your management style when it comes to oversight and discipline?
  7. Please provide a writing sample, such as academic materials, printed articles, grants justification, reports or other relevant materials.

Allegheny County Civil Service Employees (Non-ACHD)

Regular or probationary employees of County Departments currently in this classification, hired under a State Civil Service System, who apply for this position will not be considered as Open Competitive applicants. Those employees selected for transfer to the Allegheny County Health Department will be considered to have resigned their Civil Service status from the Department in which they are currently working and will be required to complete a probationary period with the Health Department. Please refer to Instruction Sheet for proper completion of Allegheny County Employment Application Form.

This announcement may be modified, amended or canceled by the Allegheny County Health Department at any time.


To establish open competitive and promotional eligible lists for use in making merit system appointments in the Allegheny County Health Department. The list will contain the names of successful candidates ranked in the order of final earned ratings. The list will be in effect for one (1) year unless previously exhausted or superseded.

In the ranking, open competitive applicants qualifying for Veteran’s Preference receive an additional ten points on the final earned rating. Form DD-214 must be attached to the application form for consideration for Veteran’s Preference. Determination of Veteran’s Preference is made in accordance with State Civil Service Policy.

If you are claiming veteran's preference, then proof of eligibility; DD-214 Form or other comparable military document must be submitted for initial claim. The document must show dates of entry and separation and character of service.

Credit for a degree or college coursework can only be accepted from an official transcript submitted directly from the college or university to Allegheny C0unty Health Department.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Summary:

This is responsible administrative management, and professional work in planning, directing, and coordinating county-wide activities or a program in the field of air quality. 

The employee in this class assists an Air Quality Manager with the direction and evaluation of a county-wide program for the prevention and control of air pollution. The work in this class is distinguished from the Air Quality Administrator I by the variety and importance of the assigned duties and the greater degree of required initiative and independent judgment.  An employee in this class is responsible for planning and developing a program for evaluating and controlling air pollution levels and sources in the county. Work includes implementing and coordinating all air quality inspections, developing policies and procedures, and managing the development of a high performing team through training and workforce development. Supervision may be exercised over lower administrator, professional, trainees, and clerical personnel. Work emphasis is on technical and professional competency and is performed with a high degree of professional judgment. Limited supervision is received from an Air Quality Manager who evaluates work for adherence to department policies and procedures and accomplishment of objectives

  • Assists in directing, planning, developing and implementing standards of a county-wide comprehensive plan for the compliance and enforcement of air pollution.
  • Formulates standards for compliance with legal requirements; confers with county solicitors concerning legal aspects, compliance management, and enforcement problems.
  • Evaluates county-wide Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement activities in accordance with established standards.
  • Coordinates work of Air Quality compliance activities such as asbestos abatement, abrasive blasting, open burn, complaint response, etc.
  • May represent the department with business, educational and civic groups on subjects relating to Air Quality; stimulates interest and community support in Air Quality.
  • Assists in planning, developing and directing training programs for employees working in the area of Air Quality.
  • Supervises lower level administrators, professionals, technicians and clerical personnel.
  • Manages EPA tracking system by ensuring all compliance management activities are performed by the agreed timelines; tracking high priority violators; and ensuring minimum data requirements are maintained.
  • Plans, develops and directs training programs for employees working in air pollution control.
  • Performs related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of Air Quality.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relating to Air Quality.
  • Knowledge of the social and health problems of the community.
  • Knowledge of the principles of statistical work and of the uses and application of such statistics.

Ability to:
  • Ability to plan, develop, direct and coordinate a variety of Air Quality projects and surveys.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to plan and conduct training activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with public and private groups and individuals.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to travel to and from work locations to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies.

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.