The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Air Monitoring Scientist (Natural Resource Scientist 3) position. This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
The federal Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) is a newly-required program in Washington State that is designed to measure, characterize, and understand ozone precursors. The information that this program produces will be critical in guiding successful ozone pollution reduction strategies. As the Air Monitoring Scientist, you will lead these efforts through the implementation of the PAMS program at the Air Quality Program’s Beacon Hill air monitoring site in Seattle. With the beautiful scene of Jefferson Park as a backdrop, as a you will apply your atmospheric and chemistry scientific expertise to conduct research into ozone precursors, measuring over 50 volatile organic compounds every hour via a laboratory-grade automated gas chromatograph, as well as oxides of nitrogen, meteorology, and other pollutants. You will analyze collected datasets to build a thorough understanding of the complex relationships and interactions of ozone precursors and advise management of your findings to help the Air Quality Program reduce ozone pollution and prevent a violation of the federal ozone standard.