The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Air Monitoring Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)(In-Training) position. This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA and is not currently required to work in the office on a regular basis.
This is the perfect position for anyone who enjoys working outdoors and wants to apply their scientific expertise to help the Air Quality Program understand and reduce air pollution.
In this position, you will monitor the ambient air for fine (PM2.5) and coarse (PM10) particulate, ozone, and other pollutants, as well as their chemical constituents, at locations throughout Ecology’s Northwest Region. The monitoring work you do in this position will be focused on implementing several national programs designed to understand air pollution levels near the busiest roadways, determine the chemical components of fine particle pollution, and determine compliance with federal health-based pollution standards through filter-based PM2.5 and PM10 sampling. This position also provides back-up operation for the automated gas chromatograph that is part of the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) program as well as manual method carbonyls and VOCs for the National Air Toxics Trends Stations (NATTS) program at the Seattle-Beacon Hill NCore monitoring site.