Applications Being Accepted for Air Pollution Control Hearing Officer

Applications are being accepted for the position of Air Pollution Control (APC) hearing officer, contracted by Clark County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability. APC hearing officers serve as independent contractors whose duties include hearing cases of alleged violations of local air pollution control regulations and other air quality-related issues. Upon determining a violation, the officer may assess civil penalties or impose other remedies. The hearing officer’s two-year term will begin Nov. 2.

Preference will be given to persons experienced in air pollution control, environmental management, engineering, law, arbitration or dispute resolution. Applicants must be residents of Nevada and shall not be employees of the State of Nevada or any other political subdivision of the state. Compensation is $70 per hour for hearing and preparatory time only. Hearing officers are required to provide a W-9 form to the Department of Environment and Sustainability prior to commencement of services.

Qualifications include a graduate of an accredited four-year college with at least five years of experience in public administration. Applications will only be accepted on the form provided, which may be obtained on the Department of Environment and Sustainability’s Hearing Board web page.

Completed applications may be submitted electronically to aqenforcement@clarkcountynv.gov or by mailing the application to: Department of Environment and Sustainability, Division of Air Quality, Attn: Sherrie Rogge, 4701 W. Russell Rd., Suite 200, Las Vegas, Nev. 89118. In order to receive consideration, applications must be received by 4 p.m. PDT Wednesday, July 28. All submitted applications become public record and available for public review. A recommendation for selection will be presented to the Clark County Board of County Commissioners at a future meeting.

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About the Department of Environment and Sustainability
The Department of Environment and Sustainability is the air pollution control agency, regional Endangered Species Act compliance program, and sustainability office for all of Clark County, Nevada. Established as the Department of Air Quality by the Clark County Commission in 2001, it was renamed in 2020 and is comprised of three divisions: Air Quality, Desert Conservation Program and Office of Sustainability. Through these three divisions, DES is ensuring the air we share meets healthful, regulatory standards, administering the County's Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan and addressing climate change.

About Clark County
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

 

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