Position Title: Environmental Health Engineer II - Air Quality (Asbestos)

Salary: Hourly: $29.71 || Annual: $61,800.00

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 Environmental Health Engineer Trainee (or equivalent)


  • Three years of progressively responsible environmental health experience, AND
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, environmental engineering technology, biology, chemistry, physics, or a closely related engineering or science field.


  • Two years of progressively responsible environmental health experience one of which is in air quality, AND
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, environmental engineering technology, biology, chemistry, physics, or a closely related engineering or science field.


  • Two years of progressively responsible environmental health experience, AND
  • Master's degree in a related field.

Condition of Employment

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.

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 - 40%
  • Relevant Experience - 30%
  • Supplemental Questions - 30%

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 any technical work you have done with, for, or regarding industrial sources, especially when the work concerned air emission or asbestos.
  2. This role will oversee training and implementation of inspection procedures, please describe your experience creating or implementing standard operating procedures.
  3. Describe your experience leading a project involving commercial demolitions and renovations.
  4. Describe your knowledge of the Asbestos NESHAP or Article XXI of Allegheny County’s Rules and Regulations as it applies to asbestos abatement and demolition and any experience obtaining compliance with these regulations.
  5. Describe your experience identifying hazards and implementing engineering controls or work practices to mitigate identified hazards?
  6. Describe your experience utilizing software including permit, license and inspection software if applicable. 

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 County 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 advanced professional or supervisory work in environmental health engineering. An employee in this class reviews complex applications/reports/other materials involving various types of environmental health engineering facilities, or performs work of equivalent scope and complexity in the field or central office. Work assignments are given with general instructions, and the employee is responsible for selecting and interpreting applicable guidelines. The employee normally has the authority to make decisions within the assigned scope of responsibility, but program goals and administrative policy matters emanate from a higher level. Supervision may be exercised over a staff of support staff, engineers and/or technicians. Work is reviewed by a higher-level engineer or administrator upon completion, for compliance with technical standards, departmental policies and procedures, and adequacy of results.


Fringe Benefits

  • Paid holidays, personal days, vacation and sick leave benefits, medical coverage and dental benefits, a retirement plan, life insurance and a deferred compensation plan after eligibility requirements have been met.

Perks Working for ACHD

  • Professional growth through training opportunities (CPR, First AID, Public Health Preparedness, Dignity and Respect, Points of Dispensing, and more); ability to advance in county system; job security; meaningfulness in daily work derived from public service; eligible for federal loan forgiveness; organizational commitment to ACHD’s mission to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable.


  • Reviews/oversees/supervises permit applications, reports, and other related materials (data, monitoring results, modeling, etc.) involving environmentally regulated entities to ensure completeness, adequacy of design, mechanics of operation, and adherence to regulatory and departmental requirements. Examples of entities can include large or municipal treatment facilities, sewage collection systems and treatment facilities, industrial waste treatment facilities, mine drainage control facilities, bathing place facilities, solid waste disposal facilities, and other environmental health engineering facilities such as asbestos abatement associated with demolition and renovation activities, and facilities regulated under the Clean Air Act.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of complex technical engineering reports on permit applications and on field environmental health surveys, inspections and investigations involving the evaluation of field conditions and the formulation of recommendations for compliance assistance or enforcement related activities.
  • Prepares advanced level documentation such as water pollution reports, asbestos abatement permits, reports and inspections, and air quality reports and inspections
  • Consults with and advises the public, consulting engineers, public health and industrial and municipal officials, and other agency representatives, for promoting and advancing the interest in the public’s health with respect to water pollution control, asbestos abatement, and air quality emissions control.
  • Implements established procedure to ensure compliance of a facility with the laws and regulations pertaining to the sanitary engineering program, asbestos abatement program, air quality program and all rules and regulations thereunder.
  • Inspects complex projects under construction and after completion of construction to ensure adherence to approved plans and specifications.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Modern principles and practices of engineering as applied to public health. Examples may include industrial wastes treatment, solid waste control, bathing places, and water quality management of surface and underground waters.
  • Basic engineering principles such as those applied to asbestos, air pollution, sanitary engineering, including hydraulics, fluid mechanics, unit operations, engineering drawing, strength of materials, and mechanics.
  • Basic principles of sanitary chemistry, aquatic biology, water bacteriology, physics, and calculus.
  • Commercial and industrial operations and processes.
  • Regulations such as air quality regulations, permitting and engineering practices and controls
  • The types, operation, characteristics, and proper application of environmental control devices, engineering controls and work practices.
  • The relationships of the environmental conditions to human health.
  • Microsoft Office programs including Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and other database programs.

Skill in:

  • Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Documentation
  • Data Entry
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Policy Analysis
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Report Writing
  • Public Health
  • Microsoft Office 

Ability to:

  • Make computations and calculations involving the application of engineering mathematics.
  • Analyze and present technical data into clear, concise engineering reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government and industrial officials, consulting engineers, contractors, professional and other organizations and individuals, and the public.
  • Represent ideas effectively, concisely, and accurately, both orally and in writing and present themselves in a professional manner.
  • Travel to and from work locations to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Understand controls and perform environmental site inspections.
  • Read and understand environmental regulation and legislation as it pertains to water pollution control.
  • Read and interpret regulatory documents including Article XXI, Asbestos NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants), AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act).
  • Exercise engineering judgment and independent decision-making regarding permitting.
  • Evaluate permit notification and applications.
  • Conduct technical investigations and inspections, applying engineering principles and procedures.
  • Work independently and in a team environment
  • Respond to emergencies.

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