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January 9, 2019
Ventura And Will Require Travel Throughout Ventura County, California
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Under general direction of the Air Pollution Control Officer/Executive Officer, plans, organizes, and directs compliance functions of the District; provides expert professional assistance to District management and staff in compliance, inspection, hearing board-related matters, and source test observation; formulates recommendations for division policies and procedures; and performs other related duties as required.This classification serves as a member of the District's management team.

APCD Manager - Compliance receives management (MB3) benefits and are not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizes and directs the compliance activities of the District, including the inspection of commercial and industrial equipment, material, and processes in determining compliance with District regulations and rules, State Health and Safety codes, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates and directs division staff and activities such as the investigation and prosecution of violators of air pollution laws and regulations, administering, and coordinating compliance programs and developing new or improved inspection methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Coordinates and directs the District's Hearing Board program.
  • Coordinates and directs District's source test observation program.
  • Supervises the work of a staff comprised of professional, technical, and support personnel to ensure timely development and implementation of a variety of specific programs or special projects.
  • Coordinates with other individuals, groups, sections, divisions, departments, and agencies on various controversial or politically sensitive issues; makes oral presentations to public groups and various governmental bodies.
  • Functions as a member of the District management team to propose, evaluate, and develop policies and procedures; participates in budget planning.
  • Researches, compiles, synthesizes, analyzes, and interprets information and data necessary to complete programs; prepares written technical reports based on such data.
  • Participates in or represents the District at meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • May testify in court or before hearing bodies as an expert witness as needed.
  • May assist in training and providing technical guidance to enforcement personnel.
  • May assist Compliance Division Supervising Air Quality Specialist(s) in the administration of the District's Mutual Settlement Program and participate in the larger and more complex settlement cases.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


Considerable experience in Air Pollution or closely related field which has led to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities. The required knowledge, skills, and abilities would normally be obtained by five (5) or more years of experience in Air Pollution or a closely related field plus one (1) year of supervisory experience; OR, completion of a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related field, and two (2) years of experience in Air Pollution or a closely related field plus one (1) year of supervisory experience.


Independent travel is required; therefore, possession and maintenance of a valid California driver license is required.

Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Physical demands include, but are not limited to, occasional lifting up to 25 pounds, walking, bending, sitting, stooping, reaching, and squatting. The classification may be exposed to hazardous conditions.

Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the compliance program area.

Ability to supervise, direct, coordinate, and implement major projects and programs relating to air pollution;collect, analyze, and interpret data;set objectives and review recommendations;organize information and write effectively to create clear and concise letters, memos, reports and other written documents of permanent record;supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional and technical subordinate staff;establish and maintain effective relationships with others; andcommunicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with citizens, interest groups, and various public agencies, Hearing Board, and the Air Pollution Control Board.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

To apply on-line, pleaserefer to our web site A paper application can be obtained by calling(805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

NOTE:If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please clickherefor additional information.

Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying:All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying:All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.

NOTE:If there is a high number ofapplicants who appear to meet the minimum requirements, additional comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to thewritten examination. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questions completely and thoroughly.

ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%:A job-related Oral Examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary, Fixed-Term) vacancies for thisposition within the Air Pollution Control District. Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy within the Air Pollution Control District.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position.For those classifications that are subject to Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, incumbents will be tested prior to driving a commercial vehicle and may be randomly tested thereafter.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Kelli Fitzgerald by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (805) 654-3611.

In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM:You allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly Credit Allowance of $447.00 among several benefit options.Regular part-time employees (40?59 hours per pay period) hired or promoted to Management on or after April 1, 2001 receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (

Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.

Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's biweekly contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.

Cash added to your taxable biweekly pay, depending on the selections you have made.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC:Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.

MEDICAL MAINTENANCE EXAMINATION:You may schedule a medical maintenance examination through Employee Health Services, at no cost to you, at the intervals stated:

Once every 36 months if under age 40
Once every 24 months if between ages 40-44
Once every 12 months if over age 45

When an employee has the examination provided by their personal physician, incurred expenses in excess of those covered by the employees medical plan, not to exceed $1,200, shall be eligible for reimbursement.

10PAID HOLIDAYS:New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans DayThanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one floating holiday. This benefit is prorated for permanent part-time employees.

ANNUAL LEAVE: 208 hours earned each year (in lieu of vacation/sick leave), increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service. After using a minimum of 80 hours of annual leave during a 12-month period, you may redeem a portion of the accrual annually. Earned annual leave hours are prorated for permanent part-time employees.

MAXIMUM ANNUAL LEAVE ACCRUAL:The maximum number of hours that an employee can accumulate is 880 hours.

TEXTBOOK AND TUITION:The County may reimburse you up to a maximum of $2,000 per fiscal year ($1,000 for Confidential Clerical) for tuition and books for educational endeavors when courses have a reasonable potential for resulting in more effective County service. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:You may receive up to 5% incentive pay for educational attainment not specifically required for your job. You may receive only one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive only that which provides the greatest incentive.

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT:If required to use your personal vehicle on County business, you will receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the IRS for each mile driven.Some job classifications also receive a transportation allowance.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:You may elect to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457).If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 3% of your salary, on a pay period basis.You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.

RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY:Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:The County will pay up to a maximum of $150 for membership fees to a job related professional organization.

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN:This plan provides benefits for up to 5 years for illness or injury, in an amount of 66-2/3% of base salary. Limitations and exceptions are outlined in the plan brochure.Employees must be scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to be eligible.

OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN:You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment.

DEATH BENEFIT:Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program.

LIFE INSURANCE:The County provides you with a fully paid $50,000 term life insurance policy. The policy contains an accidental death and dismemberment rider equal to the face value of the policy.

OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE:If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.

OTHER BENEFITS:The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, as well as a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program that includes child care and elder care referrals.

This Summary is informational only.It cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this summary. Please refer to the Plan Brochures and Management Resolution for details. Documents are available in your department.

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Union Codes: MB3, MB4, CC

Are you willing and able to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license?

  • Yes
  • No
Are you able and willing to travel to various sites throughout Ventura County?

  • Yes
  • No
Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree or higher
Which option below best describes your full-time air pollution (or closely related field) experience?

NOTE: Full time is considered 40 hours per week; anything less than that must be prorated.

In order to receive credit for this experience, you MUST include each employer in the Work Experience section of your application, and all details for each employer must be included.

  • No experience
  • 0 to less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 to less than 4 years
  • 4 to less than 5 years
  • 5 to less than 6 years
  • 6 to less than 7 years
  • 7 or more years
Please describe your air pollution (or closely related field) experience where you gained the experience and referenced in the previous question. Include the employer name, your job title, specific responsibilities, and the time frame from the Work Experience portion of your application where you gained the experience.
If you do not have this work experience please indicate, "no experience."

    Which option below best describes your full-time supervisory experience?

    NOTE: Full time is considered 40 hours per week; anything less than that must be prorated.

    In order to receive credit for this experience, you MUST include each employer in the Work Experience section of your application, and all details for each employer must be included.

    • 0 to less than 1 year
    • 1 to less than 2 years
    • 2 to less than 3 years
    • 3 or more years
    Describe your work experience supervising subordinate staff. Include:
    A. Types of classifications supervised
    B. Number of staff
    C. Years of experience (yrs./mos.)
    D. Related activities you performed as a supervisor such as training, conducting performance evaluations, imposing corrective/disciplinary action, etc.

    If you do not have this work experience please indicate, "no experience."

      This position requires occasional public speaking engagements to the District's Hearing Board, management, stakeholders, the public and/or other professionals. Are you able and willing to perform such functions?

      • Yes
      • No
      Describe your work experience related to creating written reports, technical manuals, proposals or other written documents of permanent record. Include:
      A. The employer(s) where you obtained the experience
      B. Specific item(s) created with a brief description of the item(s)
      C. The audience of the item(s)
      If you do not have this work experience, indicate "no experience."

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