Title: AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,379.00 Posted: 11/30/2012
The Heavy Duty Diesel In-Use Strategies Branch within the Mobile Source Control Division is seeking dynamic individuals to conceptualize, plan and implement critical test programs quantifying emissions from heavy duty vehicles, engines and equipment. The candidate will be expected to interact with internal and external laboratory clients, investigate & recommend new research projects, draft test plans; coordinate test projects with dynamometer staff, analytical labs and fleet owners; execute emissions test projects, analyze emissions data, write and present test reports, and publish findings in peer reviewed technical journals. Air Resources Engineers (ARE) work on test project development, vehicle and test cycle selection, scheduling and execution of test plans including preparation of test vehicles, preparation of sampling media and instruments, conducting emissions tests, generating test result summaries, quality checking data and calibrations, performing data analysis, generating reports, and calibration and repairs of laboratory equipment. The incumbent may interact with a variety of outside collaborators including other California agencies, universities, vehicle owners, and industry stakeholders. AREs are the full journey level positions and the incumbent is assigned the more complex and difficult professional air pollution and vehicle emissions control work.
This position requires strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to deal with multiple tasks and changing priorities. The successful candidate should have an interest and experience in the experimental measurement of vehicle emissions, the factors affecting the accuracy of those measurements, and must possess the ability to coordinate with the laboratory team in the performance of their duties. A good understanding of internal combustion engines, diesl exhaust aftertreatment emission control technologies, and experimental measurement principles are strongly desired. Continued maintenance of current knowledge of technological and regulatory trends in the Heavy Duty engine and vehicle emissions field will be required for conceptualizing emissions test programs. Successful candidates with advance technical degrees and demonstrated ability to do technical research work are highly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of vehicles particularly heavy duty vehicles is a plus. The successful candidate will also demonstrate effective written, technical and verbal communication skills; attention to detail and ability to consistently follow written procedures; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and experience working with California's air quality emissions controls programs. Laboratory operation is a coordinated effort among testing staff requiring high level of punctuality in attendence and completion of assigned duties. Ability to strictly adhere to scheduled working hours and meeting the assignement timelines is a must.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Qualified Air Pollution Specialists are encouraged to apply. Current state employees who are in the Air Pollution Specialist/Air Resources Engineer classification, are list eligible, or have transfer eligibility. In order to be eligible to transfer, the Minimum Qualifications of the Air Pollution Specialist/Air Resources Engineer classification must be met, including the educational requirements.
Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. 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. In addition, all applicants must include documentation verifying their educational background: copies of degree(s) and/or transcripts to be considered a qualified applicant for this classification. California Air Resources Board is under the California Environmental Protection Agency tasked with protecting and ensuring healthful air quality and is located in El Monte, 15 miles west of Pomona. If interested, please submit a completed State application STD form 678 and any other relevant documents (e.g. copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Ms. Sally Cruz.
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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