The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.3 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.
The Bureau of Environmental Compliance’s (BEC) mission is the enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, which affect the health and safety of the public and environment. Specifically, the bureau enforces the City’s Asbestos regulations as well as the Air and Noise Codes. The Bureau is comprised of the Division of Air & Noise Policy, Permitting and Enforcement and the Asbestos Control Program. These divisions respond to; air and noise code complaints; inspect and track asbestos removal projects; and foster the goals of environmental protection. Responsibilities also include certifying asbestos handlers, inspecting and issuing operating certificates to stationary combustion and industrial process sources, and implementing the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
The BEC seeks to hire three Air Pollution Inspectors within the Air Enforcement unit, located in Lefrak, in Queens, NY. Under supervision, the selected Air Pollution Inspectors, perform work in the conduct of inspections of air and noise pollution sources to insure compliance with laws, rules and regulations, and to reduce or eliminate conditions contributing to air pollution, such as excessive air contaminates or excessive noise; performs related work. Investigate complaints alleging emissions into the atmosphere, the improper operation of equipment, loud sound levels from such things as machinery, instruments, amplifiers, etc. Interview complainants for verification of complaints and instructs owners, lessees, agents and building superintendents in appropriate action to action to correct conditions. Serve summonses; testifies in court and assists in the preparation of evidence. Use Micro-Ringlemann chart and other devices. Seal equipment under direction. Prepare reports of inspection activities.
Minimum Qual Requirements
A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.
Within three years of appointment to Air Pollution Inspector Assignment Level I or to be appointed directly to Assignment Level II, candidates/incumbents must possess an acceptable Visible Emissions Certificate and an acceptable Urban Noise Course Certificate. These certificates must be maintained for the duration of employment.
Within six months of appointment to Assignment Level I or to be appointed directly to Assignment Level II candidates/incumbents must possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of
II. Requirements for Assignment Level II
a. Upon satisfactory completion of three years of training and service as an Air Pollution Inspector Assignment Level I, employees who possess a driver license valid in the State of New York, a Visible Emissions Certificate and an Urban Noise Course Certificate shall be assigned to Assignment Level II.
b. To be appointed directly to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification, the certificate and license requirements set forth above, and three years of full-time satisfactory experience in the inspection, operation, testing, designing or the maintenance of equipment that may emit air contaminants and/or excessive noise such as the following: air cleaning, fuel burning, industrial processing, incinerating, or electrical or acoustical equipment.
The selected candidates should have experience in handling, operation, testing, designing or maintaining of air, noise control and fuel burning equipment. The most suitable candidate would also possess the following skills:
The ability to climb stairs and ladders and engage in extensive walking at facilities being inspected including those under construction and renovation while following all mandated safety procedures. Familiar with various computer software programs.
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
“NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.”
Appointments are subject to OMB approval.
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New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.