DiamondBarRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Diamond Bar jobs

Hearing Board Member (Attorney and Engineer Appointments)

Company: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT SOUTH COAST AQMDSouth Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated environmental regulatory agencies in the nation. We serve a four-county region that includes all of Orange County and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, home to more than 17 million people. South Coast AQMD's headquarters is located in Diamond Bar, 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways. With a highly diverse and dedicated "Clean Air Team" of over 750 employees, an annual budget of $173 million, and a state-of-the-art air quality laboratory, South Coast AQMD's mission is to protect public health from air pollution through a comprehensive program of planning, regulation, education, enforcement, compliance incentives, technical innovation, and promotion of public understanding of air quality issues.As part of our business, we permit, inspect and regulate facilities and operations to determine compliance with South Coast AQMD rules and regulations, federal law and State statutes. Industry types regulated include large power plants and refineries, all sizes of industrial and manufacturing operations, retail gasoline service stations, landfills and waste site excavations, and asbestos demolition and renovation.ABOUT HEARING BOARDTo ensure fairness in our regulatory actions, a separate, quasi-judicial Hearing Board was chartered under Division 26 of the California Health and Safety Code to provide an appellate process for companies and public agencies that are subject to South Coast AQMD rules and regulations. The Hearing Board has authority to grant variances for South Coast AQMD rules, revoke and suspend South Coast AQMD operating permits, and issue Orders of Abatement. As state law requires, Hearing Board members are appointed by, but act independently of, South Coast AQMD's Governing Board.Currently, we are seeking to make the following appointments to the South Coast AQMD's Hearing Board: one Hearing Board Attorney Member and one alternate, one Hearing Board Engineer Member and one alternate. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:HEARING BOARD RESPONSIBILITIESAfter hearing all sides of a case in which individuals or companies come into conflict with South Coast AQMD rules and regulations, the Hearing Board weighs the evidence and reaches a decision. The Hearing Board is authorized to hear:

  • Petitions by companies for variances
  • Petitions for abatement orders (an abatement order requires a company operating out of compliance to take specific actions or to shut down its operation, a severe remedy normally reserved for serious violators)
  • Appeals by companies from the granting of permits, permit conditions, permit denials and suspensions, denials of emission reduction credits and denials of pollution control plans
  • Appeals by third partiesThe Hearing Board is not authorized to modify South Coast AQMD rules; exempt a business from complying with a rule; grant a variance from a violation of the public nuisance law, such as one that creates an odor problem or threatens public health or property; or review a violation notice in any way.TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HEARING BOARD APPOINTMENTSThe term of appointment to the Hearing Board is three years. The terms of office for the incumbent Attorney and Engineer Members, and their Alternate Members, will terminate on June 30, 2021. South Coast AQMD is seeking candidates for appointment to the new term, from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024. Hearing Board Members meet three days a week, Tuesday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Member-elected Chair is required to be available four days per week, Tuesday through Friday, to handle ex parte variances, pre-hearing conferences, and single-member hearings. In addition, with reasonable notice, members must be available on occasional evenings and weekends, in order to schedule days and times that are more convenient for public participation on issues of strong community interest. Alternate Members serve in lieu of Regular Members, in their absence, on an as-needed, per diem basis.COMPENSATIONMembers of the South Coast AQMD Hearing Board are compensated at a rate of $7,500 per month and the Member-elected Chair of the Board is compensated at the rate of $9,750 per month, for attending and preparing for Hearing Board meetings and participating in conferences on behalf of the Hearing Board. However, for each day absent, monthly compensation shall be reduced by $585.07. Alternate Hearing Board Members are compensated at the rate of $585.07 per day.When presiding for the day over the daily calendar in the absence of the Chair, the Member-elected Vice Chair of the Hearing Board shall be compensated an additional $132 per day and the absent Chair's daily pay shall be reduced by $132 per day.In addition, each Regular Member or Alternate Member shall receive reimbursement for travel, meals, and lodging as prescribed by South Coast AQMD's Administrative Code when performing his/her official functions or attending approved conferences, in an amount not to exceed $8,000 per year. No other compensation or benefits are provided.NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION FOR REGULAR AND ALTERNATE MEMBERSNewly appointed Regular Members or Alternate Members having no prior experience on South Coast AQMD's Hearing Board are expected to participate in an orientation period not to exceed 15 days or until the Alternate sits in the place of a Regular Member, whichever occurs first, at a compensation of $198 per day for actual days spent. This orientation is to develop familiarity with South Coast AQMD Hearing Board methods and procedures MINIMUM AND DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:ATTORNEY MEMBER: Must be currently admitted to the practice of law in the State of California, with two or more years of practice, preferably with litigation experience.ENGINEER MEMBER: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in chemical, mechanical, environmental, metallurgical, or petroleum engineering, with two or more years of practical experience, and preferably registered as a Professional Engineer. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSInterested candidates must submit a completed online South Coast AQMD employment application (including at least three references), with attached cover letter and resume for these positions. The cover letter should detail the relevancy of your training and experience to the work of the South Coast AQMD Hearing Board, and why you are interested in an appointment. Please also indicate if you are willing to serve as an Alternate Member.DEADLINE:The application with attached cover letter and resume must be filed online at http://www.aqmd.gov/careers by no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2021.It is anticipated that these appointments will be acted upon by the Governing Board at its May 7, 2021 meeting. Paid New Member orientation is scheduled for May and June 2021, and the new three-year term begins July 1, 2021.For questions about the application process, or to request an accommodation at any time during the selection process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 396-2800.For additional information about the Hearing Board, go to www.aqmd.gov and click on "About," and then, "Hearing Board". If you have further questions, please email the Clerk of the Boards at clerkofboard@aqmd.gov.

Keywords: South Coast Air Quality Management District, Diamond Bar , Hearing Board Member (Attorney and Engineer Appointments), Legal , Diamond Bar, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Other Legal Jobs


Legal Secretary
Description: Ref ID: 00320-0011666772Classification: Legal SecretaryCompensation: DOEThis Legal Secretary position is for a multitasking administrative professional hoping to advance their career. Do you have ambition (more...)
Company: Robert Half
Location: Encino
Posted on: 01/20/2021

Litigation Attorney
Description: Ref ID: 00320-0011666700Classification: Attorney/LawyerCompensation: DOEA premiere trial firm is seeking an attorney with 2 years of experience in civil litigation. The ideal attorney will have strong (more...)
Company: Robert Half
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 01/20/2021

Lead Counsel, Privacy
Description: COVID-19 update: Protecting the health and safety of our communities-including our teams and of those considering a career at Facebook-is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving (more...)
Company: Facebook Inc.
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 01/20/2021


In House Counsel Jobs - JDHuntr 37998 Senior Counsel, Employment, Lake Forest, CA
Description: In House Counsel Jobs - JDHuntr 37998 Senior Counsel, Employment, Lake Forest, CA To apply go to JDHuntr.com Assists in execution of the Company's
Company: JDHuntr In-House Counsel Jobs
Location: Irvine
Posted on: 01/20/2021

In House Counsel Jobs California - JDHuntr 36839 Contracts Manager 2, Redondo Beach, CA
Description: In House Counsel Jobs California - JDHuntr 36839 Contracts Manager 2, Redondo Beach, CA To apply go to
Company: JDHuntr In-House Counsel Jobs
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 01/20/2021

In House Counsel Jobs - JDHuntr 39605 Senior Counsel, Franchise, Litigation, Fountain Valley, CA
Description: In House Counsel Jobs - JDHuntr 39605 Senior Counsel, Franchise, Litigation, Fountain Valley, CA To apply go to JDHuntr.com Provide legal advice and counsel on all legal issues affecting manufacturer/dealer
Company: JDHuntr In-House Counsel Jobs
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: 01/20/2021

General Liability Litigation Defense Attorney
Description: Our General Liability Group is seeking an associate to join its growing Costa Mesa team. Lewis Brisbois has one of the largest general liability practices in the nation with 340 attorneys in the practice (more...)
Company: Careerbuilder US
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: 01/20/2021

In House Counsel Jobs New York - JDHuntr 35442 Senior Counsel, Privacy, General Corporate, Los Angel
Description: In House Counsel Jobs New York - JDHuntr 35442 Senior Counsel, Privacy, General Corporate, Los Angeles, CA To apply go to JDHuntr.com Lead
Company: JDHuntr In-House Counsel Jobs
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 01/19/2021

Family Law Paralegal
Description: Busy Irvine firm is seeking an experienced family law paralegal - do you have what it takes to take the lead on a case and get work done while keeping the clients happy and appeased Your job--duties will (more...)
Company: Adams & Martin Group
Location: Irvine
Posted on: 01/20/2021

Thriving Consumer Protection Firm Seeks Experienced Litigator in Los Angeles - #129298
Description: Life is never more fun than when you're the underdog competing against the giants. - H. Ross Perot Are you an experienced litigator with a passion for defending the underdog
Company: Mission Recruiting
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 01/19/2021

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Diamond Bar RSS job feeds