Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities


Hamilton County Environmental Services has two divisions: Hamilton County R3Source and Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. We offer a highly competitive benefits package and generous paid time off.

Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency
Environmental Compliance Specialist (ECS)
Work Hours: Full-time/80 hours bi-weekly
Three vacancies, three pay grades based on education/experience
ECS 1: starts at $22.55 per hour
ECS 2: starts at $25.13 per hour
ECS 3: starts at $31.19 per hour

Requirements & Job Duties:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering or Science which includes Engineering Technology, Physical Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and advanced mathematics or related field.
  • experience in the environmental field which indicates an advanced knowledge of federal and state air pollution regulations, inspection techniques, enforcement procedures, and a basic knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Review routine Permit to Install and Permit to Operate Applications for compliance with Federal, State, and local Air Pollution Control regulations. Steps involved in this process include: review of Chapter 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745, and the Ohio Revised Code to determine applicable requirements, calculation of emission rates for all criteria pollutants and air toxics, perform Air Toxic Modeling for Compliance with Ohio Air Toxic’s Policy, develop emission unit specific terms and conditions to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable requirements, develop pollutant specific federal reference method testing protocols and frequencies, review air pollution control equipment for proper design and establish appropriate parametric monitoring to ensure proper functioning of air pollution control equipment. 
  • Perform routine facility inspections to ensure compliance with Permit Terms and Conditions, document violations, find unpermitted sources, and ensure the proper functioning of air pollution control equipment; complete inspection report containing all elements of USEPA’s Compliance Monitoring Strategy (CMS). 
  • Review industrial source reporting requirements, Continuous Emission/Opacity Monitoring data, federal reference method stack test, and Emission Inventory date for compliance with permit terms and conditions; issue Notice Violations, review compliance plans and prepare Enforcement Action Recommendations for violations as appropriate; coordinate violation resolutions with Ohio EPA, USEPA, and facility contacts through the issuance of Findings and Orders or Consent Decrees. 
  • Investigates citizen complaints regarding air pollution concerns; complaint investigation tools utilized includes Air Toxic Canisters, use of Flame Ionization and Photo Ionization Detection instruments, chemical cell detection instruments, video documentation, and 40 CFR Appendix A, Method 9 Visible Emission Readings; develops appropriate compliance plan to resolve issues documented during the complaint investigation. Participates in 24-Hour Complaint Hotline Program (if employment start date is after 1992). 
  • Answer general and technical questions from the public, consultants, and the regulated community regarding air regulatory concerns and issues
  • Represent the agency at Public Hearings and deliver presentations to agency stakeholder groups.
  • Performs special assignments as directed.

For more details and to apply, please visit hamiltoncountyohio.gov.

Posted October 11, 2022

Hamilton County Environmental Services:
Digital Content Specialist
Work Hours: Full-time/80 hours bi-weekly
Starting Salary: $52,270.40 annual

Requirements & Job Duties:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Three (3) years of progressive/related experience
  • Coordinate the Department’s digital/social media strategy and execution by providing multimedia content for the website, social media sites, and email campaigns. Develop and coordinate the social media calendar to ensure consistent online activity that coordinates with the Department’s marketing calendar. This includes managing and maintaining posting schedules for both divisions of the Department. Respond to all social media inquiries using the Department’s voice and guidelines, understanding the need to appropriately answer questions, convey sensitive issues, or deal with frustrated public.

For more details and to apply, please visit hamiltoncountyohio.gov.

Posted September 28, 2022