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Environmental Protection Division - EPD

This position is located in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) – Air Protection Branch – Data and Modeling Unit (DMU).  The DMU performs dispersion modeling to better understand the impacts of facility emissions on ambient air quality.  Specifically, the DMU performs quarry modeling, toxic air pollutant modeling, and PSD modeling for issuance of air permits.  In addition, DMU perform dispersion modeling for special projects.  Modelers may be asked to utilize the following models:  AERMOD, AERMET, AERMAP, AERSCREEN, AERSURFACE, BPIPPRIM, CALPUFF, ISC3, SCREEN3, and the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) meteorological model.  The successful candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills.  

 

Based on education and experience, the selectee will be hired into one of the below mentioned job codes.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience in compliance with State Personnel Board Rules.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 


ETP090 – Modeler 1 (Entry Salary $59,000)

 

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis from an accredited college or university

 

 

ETP091 – Modeler 2 (Entry Salary $64,900)

 

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis or higher from an accredited college or university AND Experience/ability to interpret/modify existing models as needed, and to formulate scenarios for model testing and evaluation.

 

 

ETP092– Modeler 3 (Entry Salary $71,390)

 

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis from an accredited college or university AND Ability to interpret/modify existing models as needed and to formulate scenarios for model testing and evaluation.

 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.)

  • Strong background in facility-level emission inventory development, meteorological modeling, and/or atmospheric chemistry

  • Experience running air dispersion models (e.g. AERMOD, CALPUFF, ISC, SCREEN3)

  • Experience with EPA rules and guidance related to air permitting and air permit modeling

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong background in scientific computer programming (FORTRAN, Python), database management (ACCESS, MYSQL), and Geographic Information System (GIS) 

 

 

Because of the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring unit for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This posting may close at any time prior to the posted close date, once a suitable applicant pool is identified.

 

 

 

NOTE: If the minimum qualifications for a job require a college education and you have obtained a degree from a college or university outside the USA, you are required to submit an International Education Evaluation Letter showing your degree is equivalent to one obtained at a college or university in the USA. International Educational Evaluations are accepted from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org/members.htm) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (http://aice-eval.org/evaluation-guides/).

 

 

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis from an accredited college or university.

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