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Salary: $7,377.00 - $8,965.00
Posted: 11/13/2012

Job Description:


The Specialty Vehicle & Engine Testing Section (SVETS) in Mobil Source Operations Division’s (MSOD) Vehicle & Engine Testing Branch (VETB) operates two (2) exhaust emissions test cells in the HSL (Cells 4 and 5). SVETS provides high quality emission data for a wide variety of programs including Air Resources Board’s (ARB) In-use Compliance, Vehicle and Engine Certification, After-Market Parts, Emissions Inventory, Modeling, Research, and Regulatory Development Programs.

SVETS is seeking an Air Resources Supervisor I to lead two (2) Automotive Emission Test Specialist III’s and five (5) Air Resources Engineers in the generation of high quality data for our division clients and stakeholders in the field of mobile source emissions testing. Under the general direction of the VETB Air Resources Supervisor II, the incumbent will plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of professional engineering and technical staff procuring, installing, integrating, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex analytical instruments and mechanical equipment associated with mobile source emissions testing; generating, evaluating and interpreting highly complex emissions data; and developing recommendations to management and clients based on findings.

The most competitive candidates will have excellent organizational, planning, technical writing, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; proven proposal development and contract management skills backed up by strong mechanical engineering experience. The successful candidate will be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of software products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) and have a working knowledge of drafting and project planning software (e.g. AutoCAD, Visio, MS Project, Primavera). The ability to work independently and as a lead person of a multifunctional team is critical and strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills are a must. Highly desirable qualifications include knowledge of and previous experience in mobile source emissions testing and previous management experience in a laboratory environment. This position requires on-site presence in the Haagen Smit Lab.


The most competitive candidates should have knowledge or experience in any of the following areas: management or supervision; engineering and/or scientific analytical techniques; Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), California Code of Regulations (CCR), and ARB Test Procedure requirements for vehicle and engine testing; emission laboratory procedures; small engine and/or motorcycle design, certification, or repair; contract management; statistical analysis


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 Laurie Lowry at the address indicated below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Supervisor I 673 - 925 - 3762 - xxx
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Mobile Source Operations Division
9480 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Laurie Lowry

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