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Salary: $11.55 - $17.28
Posted: 11/14/2012

Job Description:


This is a Limited Term Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.

The Off-Road Spark-Ignited Engine Certification Section is responsible for both certification and quality audit programs for new off-road engines produced for sale in California. Specifically, the section is responsible for reviewing manufacturers’ applications for certification for off-road mobile sources such as utility and industrial engines, and marine engines.

Student will be in a training capacity and work under close supervision with the Section Manager. This position is responsible for working in the off-road spark-ignited engine/equipment certification program performing paraprofessional duties. The successful candidate will gather, tabulate, and analyze engine/equipment/vehicle certification emissions data submitted by manufacturers for their exhaust and evaporative families; update and maintain complex certification and Production Line Testing databases; scan Executive Orders for web-posting; assist in inspection of assembly line procedures; prepare segments of reports and correspondence. Student will be in a training capacity and work closely with the Section Manager.


The successful candidate for this position will be enthusiastic and demonstrate initiative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to understand technical and policy issues, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with other staff. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of basic statistical and mathematical computational techniques; off-road engine/equipment emissions sources; off-road engine/equipment air quality regulations; spark-ignited engine/evaporative emissions control systems; must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Access, and document scanning software; ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; gather, compute, and analyze scientific data; review, check and interpret certification and production-line testing data submitted by manufacturers. The successful candidate must be able to work in a team setting, have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under tight timelines.

Enrollment in a college curriculum leading to a bachelor’s or advanced degree in Engineering is highly desirable.


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 Gloria Gonzalez at the address indicated below. 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 - 934 - 4871 - xxx
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent   1500 Hours Limited Term   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Mobile Source Operations Division
9480 Telstar Avenue Suite 4
El Monte, CA 91731
Gloria Gonzalez

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