Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
14000 06 ST B4 C 999-99 07/01/2016

03/30/2007 14000


DEFINITION: This is entrance level training work to develop practical proficiency in air quality engineering.

An employee in this job participates in a formal and on-the-job training program in air quality engineering under the responsible charge of a professional engineer. Work involves participating in various aspects of the Commonwealth’s air quality program, including plan approvals, permitting, stack testing, ambient air monitoring and emissions monitoring. Work assignments are designed to develop the employee’s ability to apply air quality engineering theories and concepts to the solution of practical problems, to increase the employee’s ability to recognize and define problems in the early stages of project assignments, and to instruct the employee in developing problem solutions that conform to professional standards and agency policies, rules and regulations. Assignments are increased in complexity and completed with more independence as training progresses. Work is closely screened prior to assignment and reviewed in progress and upon completion by a professional engineer for completeness, technical accuracy, compliance with engineering principles and practices and conformance with departmental policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Assists in performing plan and permit application reviews involving the treatment, minimization and discharge of air pollutants.

Assists in the calculation of potential and actual air pollution contamination rates.

Assists in studying treatment processes and control technology in order to evaluate air pollution potential and control equipment effectiveness.

Assists in conducting local, ambient and area air quality studies and makes recommendations for reduction of air pollution in study areas.

Collects data to determine the extent, nature and source of atmospheric contaminants.

Assists in developing regulations, policies, procedures, standards and guidance documents with chemical engineering components.

Compiles data and prepares charts and graphs for the interpretation of data.

Travels to various field sites.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to air quality engineering.

Knowledge of commercial and industrial operations and processes affecting the emission of atmospheric pollutants.

Knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry and physics.

Knowledge of linear algebra, analytical geometry and plane trigonometry.

Knowledge of differential and integral calculus.

Knowledge of fluid mechanics and hydraulics.

Knowledge of statics and dynamics.

Knowledge of thermodynamics.

Knowledge of engineering economics.

Knowledge of computer modeling techniques used in engineering analyses.

Ability to read and interpret inspection and testing reports, electrical/electronic schematics, engineering drawings and specifications, and topographic and other maps.

Ability to conduct technical investigations applying engineering principles and procedures.

Ability to analyze and present technical data in clear, concise engineering reports.

Ability to read and interpret federal, state and local codes, regulations and standards applicable to the design, construction or evaluation of engineering projects.

Ability to effectively communicate orally.

Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering;


One year of engineering experience, and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Certain positions in this job will require possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.