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Salary: $4,204.00 - $7,899.00
Posted: 01/31/2013

Job Description:


The Monitoring and Laboratory’s Air Monitoring North Section is seeking an Air Pollution Specialist to develop and adapt instrumentation and operating procedures for various air monitoring programs including ozone, nitrogen-oxide, carbon monoxide, methane, PM10, PM2.5, toxics. The incumbent will develop and implement new procedures for calibration of ambient air monitoring instruments and meteorology that incorporate state-of-the-art technology to produce air monitoring data of increased accuracy and precision.

The successful candidate will operate an air monitoring station as well as several other remote sites. The successful candidate will maintain air monitoring instruments on a daily basis performing troubleshooting and diagnosis in the field. Field work will include operating equipment which collects particulate matter, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, toxics, and meteorology. Work will involve second level review of charts, 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 Northern California for the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) ambient air monitoring stations and other governmental agencies.

Incumbent may also represent ARB in various joint operations and group presentations, share technical expertise, train staff, answer inquiries, prepare project protocols, project reports, and be responsible for correspondence both internally and outside ARB. Travel will involve both day trips and overnight travel, and will make up as much as 25 percent of the work schedule. The duties of the position may require lifting heavy equipment such as instruments, strip charts recorders, compressed gas cylinders etc.

Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles is required.


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. Enjoy field work. All applications will be reviewed, and the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.


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 Carolina Zavala at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Polluction Specialist 673 - 552 - 3887 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER $4,608.00 - $8,379.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Monitoring and Laboratory Division
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812
Carolina Zavala
(916) 324-7636

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