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Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,379.00
Posted: 01/10/2013

Job Description:


The On-Road Light-Duty Certification Section is responsible for the certification and post-certification auditing of new vehicles in the categories of passenger cars (PC), light-/medium-duty trucks (L/MDT), motorcycles, and off highway recreational vehicles (e.g., dirt bikes, all terrain vehicles, sand cars). The Section is currently certifying PC and L/MDT to the Low-Emissions Vehicle II (LEV II) standards, and has started certifying these vehicles equipped with advanced and innovative emission controls to even more stringent standards under the new Advanced Clean Cars-LEV III program applicable through the 2025 model-year. Air Resources Board (ARB) certification is required before these new vehicles are legal for sale in California.

Under supervision of the section manager, the position evaluates manufacturer durability test plans, emission test procedures, emission test data, and emission control strategies via usage of auxiliary emission control devices. The position reviews manufacturer applications for certification, conducts confirmatory tests of manufacturer’s certification test vehicles, prepares the certification Executive Orders, evaluates production running changes and field fixes, and compiles the certification data and information into databases. Post certification activities include evaluating manufacturer assembly-line functional test procedures, conducting compliance testing of newly produced vehicles at ARB Haagen-Smit test laboratory, and evaluating manufacturer production reports to determine compliance with phase-in and fleet requirements and to assess each manufacturer’s obligation under the annual certification fees program. The position also reviews proposed regulations and test procedures to provide comments, assists enforcement personnel in developing cases of violation of the certification requirements, and acts as liaison with the public concerning the certification program and the certified vehicles.


The successful candidate should possess an engineering degree, general knowledge of engine and vehicle emission controls, ability to comprehend and apply complex regulations and test procedures, good oral and written communication skills, good personal computer skills, and ability to work independently and to work harmoniously with others.


Qualified Air Pollution Specialist candidates are encouraged to apply.

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 Gloria Gonzalez at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Engineer 673 - 931 - 3735 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST $4,204.00 - $7,899.00
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 Suite 4
El Monte, CA 91731
Gloria Gonzalez

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