Position Title: Air Quality Administrator I - Enforcement

Salary: Hourly: $25.44 || Annual: $52,916.25

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 in the field of air quality, mathematics, public policy, the physical sciences, or a closely related field.


A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in engineering, environmental health engineering, environmental science, public policy, computer science, or the physical sciences.


Possession of a Master’s Degree in engineering, environmental science, public policy, computer science, the physical sciences, or in environmental health engineering will be accepted in lieu of one year of experience.  


One year as an Air Quality Administrator Trainee.


Any acceptable equivalent combination of experience and training.


Pre-Employment Proficiency Exam

Computer Literacy Exam – Measures basic computer skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and typing. Must pass computer literacy exam administered by the Allegheny County Health Department with a score of 75% or greater.

Disclaimer: Per eskill, exams must be taken on either a PC or Android Device

Education & College Transcripts

If you are claiming college 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 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, Associate 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 Skills & Certifications - 20%
  • Supplemental Questions - 40%

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. This position requires a strong ability to develop and work on a team. What experience do you have leading and/or participating in a team?
  2. This position requires a great deal of field activity. What experience do you have in taking field samples, in entering uncomfortable spaces and in climbing ladders?
  3. Explain your experience with various computers and software systems.
  4. Describe your experience in developing a case or project around a specific single source or entity. Briefly explain each step.
  5. This position requires interactions with the regulated community. Please describe your experience or approach to communicating regulations to the regulated community.

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 professional administrative work implementing a program of in the field of air quality. An employee in this class is responsible for assisting in planning, evaluating and directing field and office activities of a staff of professional and technical employees. Work is performed with considerable independence in making determinations or judgments to achieve practical solutions to complex air pollution problems, and employees are expected to use professional judgment in solving these problems. Work is reviewed by a supervisor for quality and satisfactory completion of assignments.


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, analyzes and interprets field sampling results and laboratory analysis, and makes recommendations concerning further field investigations and studies.
  • Develops program plans, prepares and/or supervises the preparation of reports directed.  
  • Coordinates work of Air Quality compliance activities such as asbestos abatement, abrasive blasting, open burn, complaint response, etc.
  • Evaluates permit applications for completion, accuracy, and compliance with Federal, State, and County regulations as they relate to asbestos, abrasive blasting, and open burning.
  • Supports Air Quality Manager with EPA tracking system by ensuring all compliance monitoring activities are performed by the agreed timelines; tracking high priority violators; and ensuring minimum data requirements are met.
  • Analyzes and interprets environmental health data to inform evidence-based decisions involving compliance with all applicable air regulations.
  • Makes recommendations to the Air Quality Manager about compliance, enforcement, and other actions needed to resolve documented non-compliant conditions.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of commercial and industrial operations and processes, particularly as they affect the emission of atmospheric pollutants.
  • Knowledge of the types, operation, characteristics and proper application of air pollution control devices.
  • Knowledge of the techniques and instruments used in source and general atmospheric sampling.
  • Knowledge of the basic engineering principles as applied to air pollution control.

Skill in:

Ability to:

  • Ability to utilize technical equipment used in sources and general atmospheric sampling.
  • Ability to travel to and from work locations, to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to effectively supervise the work of professional subordinates.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, industrial representatives, municipal officers, and the general public.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies.

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