Title: AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST Salary: $4,204.00 - $7,899.00 Posted: 09/24/2012
Air Pollution Specialists in the Air Resources Board's (ARB) Ambient Air Monitoring Program apply scientific methods and principles to conduct special purpose monitoring studies for air and climate pollution in support of agency priorities, local air districts, other State agencies, and pesticide monitoring for the Department of Pesticide Regulations. Incumbents, as part of a team, plan, design, use, and evaluate the full range of air monitoring activities and procedures involved in air quality surveillance: develop and test scientific hypotheses; collect air pollutant samples and monitoring data; operate, maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot air monitoring equipment; conduct and evaluate air monitoring programs including greenhouse gases (GHG); coordinate air monitoring projects for regulatory and health risk assessment purposes; comply with both Federal and State air quality monitoring requirements; and disseminate information via agency reports or scientific publications. Incumbents also represent the ARB in various joint operations, group presentations, share technical expertise, train staff, answer inquiries, prepare project protocols, project reports, keep abreast of related scientific developments, and maintain professional interactions both internally and outside the ARB. This Section supports the Board's GHG monitoring efforts by advancing existing research activities and formulating recommendations for the future of a permanent and routine GHG monitoring program in California
Demonstrated ability to work in an organized and thorough manner with high attention to detail. Deligence in the generation of work products and meeting strict deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member fully committed to the mission of the unit. Excellent communication and writiing skills. Desire to travel. Enjoy field work. An advanced or terminal degree in a related scientific or engineering discipline and a record of scholarship are highly desireable.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Qualified Air Resources Engineer candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.
If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Mac McDougall.
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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