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Salary: $11.55 - $17.28
Posted: 08/30/2012

Job Description:


The Monitoring and Laboratory Division's Air Monitoring South (AMS) section supports the Air Resources Board's (ARB) control programs by providing accurate, precise measurements to help define the nature and extent of air pollution problems. Specifically, the section conducts long-term air quality monitoring at eighteen locations to determine compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards

Under close supervision of the AMS manager and in a training capacity assisting section technical staff, the successful candidate will learn calibration services, engineering design, development and adaptation of instrumentation and operating procedures for air monitoring stations, and other air quality measuring complexes operated within the AMS section's area of responsibility including ARB stations and other governmental agencies; assist with the development and implementation of new procedures for calibration of ambient air monitoring instruments that incorporate state-of-the-art technology to produce air monitoring data of increased accuracy and precision; assist with collecting field samples and data from air monitoring instrumentation/equipment at air monitoring stations; assist with gathering, tabulating, and analyzing second level quality control checks on ambient air and meteorological data collected at ARB air monitoring stations and forward information/data to the supervisor in a timely and adequate manner; assist with the calibration of meteorological and air sampling instrumentation/equipment; assist with the installation and modification of air monitoring instrumentation and equipment; participate in special projects and parallel monitoring/sampling; prepare segments of reports and technical documents in support of ARB staff, local air pollution control districts, other government agencies, and private industry. Field work is required.

Position requires a valid California driver's license as a condition of employment. In addition, the incumbent may be subject to participate in the following programs and training, including, but not limited to:

  • DMV Pull Notice Program
  • Defensive Driving


The successful candidate for this position should have excellent interpersonal skills; be enthusiastic and demonstrate initiative; have excellent written and oral communication skills; possess the ability to understand technical and policy issues; ability to work under tight timelines; have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with other staff.


Proof of application for or enrollment in a college curriculum preparing for upper division status in an engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or advanced degree is required.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of any degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Debbie Henson. Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Student Assistant Engineering and Architectural Sciences 673 - 554 - 4871 - xxx
Location County
Bakersfield KERN
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent Limited Term   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Monitoring & Laboratory Division
5558 California Ave. Suite 460
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Debbie Henson

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