AIR QUALITY SCIENTIST OR ENGINEER
MARAMA VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA) seeks an Air Quality Scientist or engineer to join the team.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to have a positive impact on air quality. MARAMA is a non-profit association of ten air pollution control agencies.  Our mission is to strengthen our agencies’ skills and capabilities and help them work together to prevent and reduce air pollution and its impacts in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The three areas of responsibility for this position relate to the three aspects of MARAMA’s mission:  Coordination, Technical Projects, and Training.

-        Responsibilities that advance regional coordination include working with MARAMA members to frame projects for workgroups to inform, train and complete and review technical work products. Examples include groups responsible for emissions inventory, MOVES, monitoring/data analysis, and electricity generation. Specific tasks include workgroup management and documentation; serving as a resource to help members find information; and providing leadership to identify issues needing coordination and methods for resolving them.

-        Responsibilities for technical projects will include both managing contractors and performing work in-house.  Contract management tasks include writing RFPs, organizing teams of members to review proposals and work products, drafting contracts, organizing conference calls to track progress, circulating draft and final work products, and identifying issues.  In-house project tasks may include preparing data summaries or data analysis, reviewing proposed policies or regulations, gathering member feedback, editing and posting analyses on MARAMA’s web site.

-        Training responsibilities will include organizing meetings and identifying technical training needs for air pollution control agency staff working in the MARAMA region.  Emphasis is on providing training opportunities for technical staff responsible for data analysis, permitting, emissions inventory, and monitoring.  The successful candidate will also help MARAMA training staff to develop and evaluate RFPs for EPA designed courses and may develop courses, webinars, and training events around MARAMA identified priorities. Course development responsibilities will include identifying potential speakers, developing agendas, and preparing materials that enhance learning. 

This position is supervised by MARAMA’s Executive Director.

The position requires a BA/S degree from an accredited four year college or university in a related field.  Applicants must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and possess excellent communication skills.  Strong skills in the Microsoft Office Suite are a must.  Web site, database, statistics, and GIS experience a plus.  Experience in air quality management is desired.

SALARY and BENEFITS: Salary is dependent upon the selected candidate’s education and related experience. MARAMA offers a competitive benefits package including: medical and dental insurance, a generous leave package with federal holidays, sick and vacation leave.  Other benefits include a 401 K plan with employer contribution. 

Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample addressed to Julie McDill,P.E., Executive Director, MARAMA either by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to MARAMA, Attn.: Human Resources, 8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 636, Towson, MD 21286.

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