Green Job of the Day: Air Quality Director, Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ)

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Job: Air Quality Director
Organization: Maricopa County

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is a regulatory agency whose goal is to ensure federal clean air standards are achieved and maintained for the residents and visitors of Maricopa County. The department has a $26.8 million budget with 256 positions. The department is governed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and follows air quality standards set forth by the federal Clean Air Act.


Under general direction from the Assistant County Manager in the Regional Development Services Agency, the Air Quality Director is responsible for all activities in the department and the effectiveness of department operations.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Apply sound business principles to provide oversight of permitting, inspection, enforcement and compliance issues.
  • Act as a liaison with other jurisdictions, agencies, development community, the media, and the general public for Air Quality issues.
  • Analyze the impact of existing and proposed legislation and provide recommendations to County management.
  • Responsible for preparation, administration and fiscal soundness of the departmental budget; continuously assess the department's financial status.

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