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Salary: $7,377.00 - $8,965.00
Posted: 03/27/2013

Job Description:


The Fuel Analysis & Methods Evaluation Section (FAMES) conducts chemical analyses of California fuels to determine compliance with ARB’s Clean Burning Gasoline and Clean Diesel regulations. These analyses are conducted at the Board’s Haagen-Smit Laboratory and in the field in a customized mobile laboratory deployed throughout the state. FAMES staff implement new analytical methods to accommodate changes in fuel formulation and regulatory needs, evaluate refiner’s petitions for equivalency to designated test methods and bring to the Board test methods for adoption into regulations. FAMES has an increasingly important role in ARB's motor vehicle program as staff are called upon to evaluate the relationship between fuel parameters and motor vehicle emissions and also carry out analyses that are part of emissions testing programs. Under the direction of the Branch Chief, the incumbent will plan, organize and direct the activities of a culturally diverse, highly educated group of scientists engineers and coordinate with client divisions to assure the efficient execution of projects. Some travel is required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and hands-on experience with analytical techniques (especially gas chromatography) is highly desirable. The candidate must be familiar with the principles of chemical analysis, laboratory quality control, and statistical data analyses. The candidate should also have an understanding of ARB's Clean Fuels and Motor Vehicle Programs and how they fit in with the agency mission. Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are essential. The ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with stakeholders inside and outside ARB is essential. The manager must be able to anticipate the needs of clients, communicate those needs to management, and develop and implement solutions to those needs.


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 Mandy Wang at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Supervisor I 673 - 585 - 3762 - xxx
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/11/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Monitoring and Laboratory Division
9528 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Mandy Wang
(626) 575-6832

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