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14 Apr 2017

Full-Time Vehilce Emissions Compliance Specialist

Utah County Government – Posted by KarenAllen11215 Provo, Utah, United States

Job Description


Works with Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program Stations and mechanics to ensure compliance with vehicle emission control rules and regulations; and Trains, certifies, and re-certifies mechanics and stations.


Audits each emission inspection station in an assigned geographical area at least once every two months, and insures that proper testing procedures are followed.

Collects computerized inspection records of I/M testing stations.

Maintains computerized records of covert audits.

Maintains and upgrades photo library of I/M technicians.

Trains new auditors.

Maintains and inventories shop equipment, supplies and tools.

Tests OBDII vehicles and trains technicians to do likewise.

Contacts, coordinates and cooperates with other departments and agencies as directed.

Checks emission analyzer for accuracy.

Ensures good mechanical repair of all analyzers.

Suggests policies and procedures to improve I/M program operations.

Teaches mechanic certification training classes, and develops study guides and tests for curriculum training.

Teaches general and advanced engine performance and adjustment procedures.

Prepares clear and technical bulletins of program changes for I/M stations.

Observes mechanics in stations performing official I/M tests.

Conducts practical exams for certified mechanics.

Reviews written tests, and makes suggestions for improving performance.

Investigates consumer complaints and recommends corrective action.

Provides information to mechanics and to the public.

Attends factory-sponsored mechanic training and EPA seminars.

Assists in writing formal warning and suspension notices.

Participates in hearings conducted to determine courses of administrative action against I/M stations and I/M


Recommends stations for undercover auditing and prepares vehicles for audit.

Offers advice on technical issues of the I/M program.

Performs tests on vehicles eligible for warranty work, and assists in resolving related disputes.

Prepares vehicles for undercover audits

Oversees and certifies engine change verifications.

Performs tests on diesel fueled vehicles.

Determines if vehicles qualify for waivers and issue waivers.

Performs I/M 240 tests and assists with the RSD program as assigned.

Responds to public health emergencies as required by the department or division administration.

Carries provided pager, cellular phone, or other emergency communication devices during all work hours and at all other times when unavailable by phone at home.


Knowledge of automotive repair and diagnosis

Knowledge of vehicle emission control systems and related automotive systems

Knowledge of I/M testing procedures and regulations

Knowledge of sources and control of air pollution, principles of geography, altitudes and their effects on air pollution

Knowledge of the mechanical operation for both diesel and gasoline engines

Skilled in written and verbal communication

Ability to teach technical skills and information

Ability to maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with auto mechanics, auto shop owners, vehicle manufacturers, the public, and other County employees

Ability to remain calm with people who may have hostile feelings towards the program.


Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.

High school diploma or equivalent; and Four (4) years work experience in automotive engine performance and emission control diagnosis / repair.


Incumbent must possess a valid State of Utah drivers license.


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Job Categories: County. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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