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File #: 20-1562    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/16/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/2/2020 Final action: 12/2/2020
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board, acting as the Board of Directors for the Air Quality Management District, approve and adopt the revised Sr. Air Quality Engineer class specification. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Sr. Air Quality Engineer CLEAN 12-1-20, 2. B - Sr. Air Quality Engineer REDLINE 12-1-20
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Human Resources Department recommending the Board, acting as the Board of Directors for the Air Quality Management District, approve and adopt the revised Sr. Air Quality Engineer class specification.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Sr. Air Quality Engineer

The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in conjunction with Human Resources (HR) is requesting the class specification for Sr. Air Quality Engineer be revised. These changes are due to how the position performs certain functions. There is less emphasis placed on the less precise technique of visually estimating emissions from stationary and mobile sources of air pollutants to ensure compliance with regulations. While this technique still has value, it has been incorporated with a more integrated approach that includes using concise methods of measurement and emissions calculations for verification. Additionally, there has been difficulty in obtaining Visible Emissions Evaluation (VEE) certification due to the delays in the state processing new applications, conducting exams, and renewals due to COVID. Given the change in emissions evaluation techniques and the delays in the ability to obtain the VEE certification, AQMD and HR recommend the class specification be updated to reflect the VEE certificate as desirable and not as a requirement for employment.

Minor housekeeping changes to the class specification were also made.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could choose not to adopt the revised class specification and direct Human Resources to make further revisions.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
N/A

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
Air Quality Management District
El Dorado County Employees’ Association, Local 1

CAO RECOMMENDATION
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
The adoption of this revised class specification will not result in any financial impact, as there are no corresponding changes to the compensation structure.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
N/A

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