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Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Air Pollution Control Specialist I/II

Closes On: August 13, 2020 at 04:00 PM PST

Location: Agriculture Commissioner , Sonora, CA 95370
Department: Agriculture Commissioner
Job Status: Full-Time
Hour Per Week: 40
Status: Until Filled
Details: I: $24.00-$29.30 per hour II: $26.52-$32.37 per hour
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The Position


Under general supervision and direction, performs a variety of routine to moderately complex compliance inspections, implements the stationary source and open burning program, conducts impact analyses, air pollution detection, and air quality monitoring activities pertaining to specific local, State, and federal air pollution control regulations; and performs related duties as assigned.


Receives general supervision and direction from the Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer. Exercises no supervision of staff. May provide training to less experienced staff.


Air Pollution Control Specialist I: This is the first technical level class in the Air Pollution Control series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform a limited variety of inspection, detection, monitoring and analytical duties as they gain knowledge and expertise. Incumbents normally advance to the higher level after gaining experience and achieving proficiency which meet the requirements for the higher classification.

Air Pollution Control Specialist II is the fully qualified, journey-level classification performing a variety of technical duties in inspection, data collection and enforcement of federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to air pollution control, as well as, meteorological data analysis and related transportation/air quality program studies. This classification is distinguished from the class of Air Pollution Control Specialist I by the independence exercised and the performance of more complex studies.

Minimum Qualifications

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Education and Experience:

 Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, physical sciences engineering, natural resource management, or a field related to the work.

Air Pollution Control Specialist II:

Two years of professional air quality inspection and compliance experience equivalent to the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Specialist I.

Licenses and Certificates (Both Levels I & II)
Must possess a California driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Visible Emissions Evaluation certificate within six months of employment.

Additional Information

During the fiscal year 2020/2021, the OE3 Bargaining Unit will participate in the furlough procedure as outlined in the OE3 MOU here