JOB TITLE: Air Quality Technician 1
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Protection/Natural Resources
The Air Quality Technician 1 is responsible for performing field data and sample collection for the Swinomish Air Quality Program (SAQP). Coordinates with SAQP staff to collect data, perform equipment audits, and maintain equipment. This is position assists with other special air program projects including indoor air quality assessments, the diesel engine replacement program, outreach and education. The position is supervised by the Air Quality Specialist.

• Responsible for collection of environmental data including: Air quality data (ozone, nitrous oxides, particulate
matter); meteorological data (wind speed/direction, precipitation, temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation,
barometric pressure); air samples for chemical analysis; mold assessments in public buildings and private
residences on the Reservation, and other data collection activities for the Air Quality Program’s environmental
investigations and research.
• Completes data entry, quality control and management; performs calibrations and audits on air quality
• Assists with diesel engine change-out project through field compliance checks and data tracking.
• Prepares and assists in planning and implementation of Air Quality Emergency Response such as wildfire smoke
events or refinery releases.
• Works on other projects in air quality as scheduled by supervisor.
Each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties
may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.

– Bachelor’s degree with college coursework in environmental science or physical science or environmental
– Proficient with software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access (desired) to enter
data and write reports;
– Valid Washington State Driver’s License

– Ability to follow routine schedule that will include occasional weekend field work
– Attention to detail including making written record of any and all field tasks or assignments
– Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills,
– Ability to work independently and efficiently
– Experience maintaining or troubleshooting air quality, or other environmental data collection instruments
– Commitment to environmental protection and sensitivity to tribal issues,
– Interest in outreach and environmental education desired,
– Interest in expanding skills in computer programming desired.

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