Title: AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST Salary: $4,204.00 - $7,899.00 Posted: 01/15/2013
The Training Section (TS) of the Enforcement Support Branch (ESB) in the Enforcement Division (ED) provides comprehensive training programs based on the latest information of the requirements of air regulations and control technologies to air pollution control regulators at the local, state and federal levels, as well as the regulated communities. In addition to classroom training, the TS emphasizes field visits to facilities in order to provide hands on experience to the trainees. TS also has the primary responsibility to conduct the Visible Emissions Evaluation (VEE) program and Fundamentals of Enforcement (FOE) program for both regulatory and Industry folks. VEE is a fundamental tool used by inspectors and industry environmental specialists for enforcement of and compliance with visible emissions rules. The VEE program team conducts a basic training course called FOE or “Smoke School”. TS also conducts outreach programs to inform the regulated communities and the general public of the importance of compliance with various air regulations and the associated health benefits. The successful incumbent will have a vital role and responsibility to successfully carry out the mission of TS. TS trainers should keep abreast of the latest regulations and requirements; the most up-to-date control technologies; develop lesson plans for source specific training courses; conduct training classes in state and out-of-state as required; facilitate site visits to facilities for hands on experience; prepare and conduct outreach programs related to various air regulations and topics; perform and assist other training functions as required in TS and ESB. Travel at least twice a month for a couple of days each time will be required. Incumbents will be teaching a variety of technical training courses designed to educate permitting folks, inspectors, and industry environmental and regulatory compliance specialists. Desirable candidates should have a comprehensive background in the air pollution field and should also be technically competent and a dynamic public speaker. As a VEE program team member, the candidate will be working with two Air Resources Technicians to coordinate the FOE/VEE program. Both of these job functions require overnight travel for up to one week or more at a time. Desirable candidates should be mechanically inclined to operate the smoke generator and associated equipment. The incumbent may also conduct field inspections of major and minor sources to assure compliance with district regulations and state law and do case development and review. This position will require 40% travel.
This is a journey level position in the air pollution control field. The most desirable candidate should have experience in either local, state, or federal levels in the air pollution control field or other closely related environmental fields. Candidates should be able to carry out the mission of the Air Resources Board and of the TS. The successful candidate should understand the importance of various air regulations and be able to conduct training courses in a public setting. The successful incumbent should be an excellent verbal communicator and writer in order to prepare and present lesson plans and other outreach materials. The candidate should be able to work independently with minimal supervision, especially in the field. Successful candidate must have a good driving record and experience with or willingness to learn trailer towing; capable of climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs; enjoy outdoor work under variety of weather conditions; have the experience and ability to work with mechanical and shop equipment, calibration meters, hand and electric tools, and electronic troubleshooting; f lexibility and a willingness to perform a variety of tasks associated with the VEE program as well as other duties related to the work of the branch. Must have demonstrated safety consciousness in past work. The successful candidate should also function as a team player, since situations in TS demands all trainers to work as a team. In addition to the basic computer skills, such as using Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the successful candidate should be able to learn and master other computer software as required in order to accomplish any assigned projects. Since this position also requires conducting training courses and outreach programs throughout the the state of California, and out-of-state at times, the candidate should be able to travel up to a week at a time each month.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Qualified Air Resources Engineer 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 Elizabeth Walker at the address below.
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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