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Salary: $11.55 - $17.28
Posted: 12/10/2012

Job Description:


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

The Climate Action and Research Planning Section in the Research Planning and Climate Change Mitigation Branch is a division-wide resource for developing the Air Resources Board’s (ARB or the Board) research plan and facilitating voluntary greenhouse gas reductions. The Section is responsible for the Board's overall research planning processes (annual and long range), developing tools and guidance for various sectors that reduce pollution exposure and greenhouse gas emissions, supporting the development and use of protocols and tools that reduce GHGs (e.g. GHG calculators, travel offsets, labeling programs, etc.), and initiating and managing behavior and social-related research. The Section has the lead on the Research Division's web page and the annual Haagen-Smit Symposium.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our section as an entry-level student assistant. Under close supervision, the successful incumbent will assist in analyzing and processing vehicle and household data from data sources in support of research on household vehicle inventory and use, will assist in establishing an efficient and effective protocol for data processing and analysis, and will also assist in developing documentation and/or providing training to permanent ARB staff to replicate this task. This position requires close interaction and teamwork with ARB staff.


The successful candidate for this position will be enthusiastic, 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 have the ability to work effectively with other Section and Branch staff. Experience in emissions modeling or developing mobile source emissions inventories is preferred, but not necessary. The successful candidate must be able to work independently or in a team setting, have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under tight timelines. Experience with computer programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access is highly desirable. Applicants with strong analytical skills, including database (MS Access, SQL) and programming (Visual Basic, C++) are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge in some or all of the following areas: emissions chemistry, emissions speciation, emissions control, engine technologies, emissions testing, and statistics.

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


Qualified Air Resources Technician I and II candidates are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) including an unofficial transcript and copy of any degrees to the attention of Shana Wood. Please refer to position number 673-363-4871-901 on your application. Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. E-MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Student Assistant Engineering and Architectural Sciences 673 - 363 - 4871 - xxx
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Location County
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent   1500 Hours Limited Term   month(s)
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Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Research Division
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Shana Wood

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