Title: AIR RESOURCES TECHNICIAN II Salary: $15.84 - $19.26 Posted: 07/27/2012
This is a Limited Term Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.
DUTIES: The Population Studies Section evaluates the health impacts of air pollution through in-house research and also manages an extramural research portfolio. These activities support the Air Resources Board's (ARB) efforts to define ambient air quality standards, which are the basis of many of ARB’s regulatory activities toward the protection of public health and welfare. The primary responsibilities of this Section includes planning and operation of ARB’s epidemiological research and conducting analyses related to health effects from exposure to air pollutants, including criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants, particularly in sensitive populations and those that have the potential for disproportionate exposures. In addition, accountability studies of sensitive populations are conducted by Section staff to determine the health benefits of regulations designed to reduce air pollution. The Section is also responsible for assisting in the scientific and administrative oversight of the extramural health studies performed in support of the Section’s activities.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The most competitive candidate will have a background in statistics or biological science (chemistry, biochemistry, public health, environmental sciences, epidemiology) or other related fields. Knowledge of statistics is highly desirable. Knowledge of air pollution, environmental science, chemistry, public health, engineering, or epidemiology is helpful. Experience with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access or other database programs, Endnote, and basic GIS are highly desirable. Experience with literature searches and data analysis is desirable. Good writing and computer skills are essential, as well as good organizational skills and attention to detail. Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with others are needed. Familiarity with statistical methods, statistical software (such as SAS or R) is needed.
Will also consider an Air Resource Technician I.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed.
For consideration, please send a signed application (STD. 678) to the address listed above. Appointments may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a State application (STD 678). On page 1 of the State Application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility, list, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement. NO E-MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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