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Salary: $4,204.00 - $7,899.00
Posted: 01/03/2013

Job Description:


The Monitoring and Laboratory’s Air Monitoring South Section is seeking an Air Pollution Specialist to perform measurements and provide data to help define the nature, extent and trend of the air pollution problem. The incumbent will develop and implement procedures for calibration of ambient air monitoring instruments that incorporate state-of-the-art technology to produce air monitoring data of increased accuracy and precision. Work will involve second level review of data, data summary sheets, quality control check sheets, and other technical data from assigned stations for accuracy and adherence to quality control. Additional assignments will require calibration services of air monitoring instruments operated in Southern California for the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) ambient air monitoring stations and other governmental agencies. This Section also supports the Board's Green House Gas (GHG) monitoring effort by bridging previous and current GHG research to a more permanent and conventional monitoring program. The incumbent may also represent the ARB in various joint operations, give group presentations, share technical expertise, train staff, answer inquiries, prepare project protocols, project reports, and be responsible to correspond both internally and outside the ARB. Travel will involve both day trips and overnight travel, and will make up as much as 25 percent of the work schedule. This position is in Bakersfield, CA

This is a permanent full time position in the ARB Bakersfield satellite office


Demonstrated ability to work in an organized and thorough manner with attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member and to meet deadlines. Good communication and writing skills. Desire to travel. Enjoys field work.


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.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Pollution Specialist 673 - 554 - 3887 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER $4,608.00 - $8,379.00
Location County
Bakersfield KERN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Air Monitoring South Section
9528 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, 91731
Fernando Amador

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