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The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) is seeking an Environmental Analyst to support implementation of the organizations primary state-coordinated air management programs. OTC was established under the Clean Air Act (Amendments of 1990) and binds together the states from Virginia to Maine working cooperatively with the Environmental Protection Agency to coordinate reductions in air pollution that benefit the whole region. We provide air pollution policy assessment, technical support and a forum by which states work more efficiently together to harmonize their pollution reduction strategies in an effort to attain federal standards. OTC members include: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. In addition, the OTC staff supports regional multi-pollutant, including regional haze (MANE-VU), technical analysis and planning. For additional information about OTC and MANE-VU, visit our website and links at www.otcair.org.

Primary duties of this position are to oversee technical work products that support policy efforts administered through federal grants. The Analyst will provide critical information on initiatives and committee activities to the OTC Executive Director, other OTC staff, managers and Commission members. Key responsibilities include:
• Preparing for OTC and MANE-VU in-person and on-line meetings, including committees and stakeholder meetings; with key responsibilities for substantively planning program aspects of meetings;
• Oversee, track and report program efforts of committees and workgroups functioning primarily via on-line meetings and communications through electronic mail;
• Timely communications with other staff and members on programmatic and policy-relevant issues;
• Coordinating technical programs for emissions inventories, air quality data and photochemical modeling;
• Developing planning tools and tracking program-related materials and work-products;
• Providing support to fulfill specific grant requirements, including project and policy development and tracking; and
• Overseeing management of OTC website content, files organization and access for staff and members, and utilizing project management and tracking software.

Qualified candidates will have:
• Ability to manage and facilitate goal-oriented online meetings and webinars;
• Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills;
• Excellent organization skills;
• Experience working on air pollution program and policy issues is preferred, including but not limited to:
- Working knowledge of the implementation of the Clean Air Act;
- A background on ozone and its precursors;
- Knowledge of air pollution control methods and options for the stationary, mobile and area source sectors;
- Familiarity with state regulatory programs;
- Familiarity with regional haze and fine particulate issues;
- Familiarity and/or experience with computer models used for air planning and evaluation purposes is a plus.
• Experience working on a variety of technical initiatives and with technical experts;
• Experience in project management and federal grant management of projects;
• Familiarity and/or ability to work with a range of software tools for organizing projects, tracking progress, and communicating project status; and
• Experience working with office support software applications including Microsoft 365, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, email applications and conference call/webinar technologies.

Minimum qualifications include a BA or BS degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and 2 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the environmental field, with specific responsibilities in air pollution management. A writing sample is requested, and a writing assessment will be administered as part of the interview process.

The OTC is a multi-state organization established under the Clean Air Act and operates a small efficient office in Washington DC coordinating efforts OTC provides excellent benefits including: retirement, medical and dental, life and disability insurances; paid sick leave and federal holidays, vacation (scalable) and personal days; and public transportation subsidy. * The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Please submit resume, cover letter and salary history/requirements by May 25, 2018 to:

Personnel/OTC
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 322
Washington, DC 20001

 
 
Notice of OTC Model Rule Proposal Comment Period

OTC Draft Model Rule for Consumer Products - Phase V

Take notice that the OTC is proposing updates to its Model Rule for Consumer Products. The amendments in the Phase V Model Rule would add emission limits for a number of new consumer product categories, impose a more restrictive limit for other categories and expand the prohibition of certain toxics to automotive and other consumer product categories. The amendments also include an optional 3 year sell through limit for existing products that do not comply with VOC limits and removes the category for structural waterproof adhesives. This model rule was developed by the OTC as part of a regional effort to attain and maintain the eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard.


Written comments may be submitted by May 11, 2018, to: ozone@otcair.org
Subject: Consumer Products Model Rule Phase V

Thank you for your input.

David C. Foerter
OTC and MANE-VU Executive Director

 
 
Job Announcement

At the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment, and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.
Within the Department’s Branch of Environmental Quality the Bureau of Air Management's mission is to work together to protect the public and the environment from the risks of air pollution and radiation, ensuring a high quality of life for current and future generations.

With this goal in mind, the Department is currently looking for a Bureau Chief of Air Management at our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park. This is a fulltime, forty (40) hours per week, Monday-Friday, position. The position offers a dedicated and experienced environmental manager committed to public service and environmental protection the opportunity to work in a fast-paced workplace with a talented and committed group of professionals to make a real difference in the public health and environmental quality of Connecticut.

The Bureau Chief coordinates across the department and with federal, state, local, and non-governmental organizations to carry out the Air Bureau mission. The Bureau Chief represents the State carrying out the provisions of the federal Clean Air Act; provides management oversight of the bureau's air planning, radiation, engineering and compliance divisions; and is a member of DEEP's senior leadership team. The successful candidate will direct and lead a team of bright mission driven staff to accomplish the program's core air quality and radiation regulatory work. Since air pollution knows no boundaries, the Bureau Chief will work with peers and organizations in other states and at the federal level to reduce air pollution and improve air quality in Connecticut.

For more information please go to Connecticut’s online employment center at, https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=180411&R2=3477MP&R3=001

Recruitment #180411-3477MP-001

Please note that the posting closes on May 12, 2018.

 
     
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