Title: AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST Salary: $4,204.00 - $7,899.00 Posted: 04/16/2013
The Monitoring and Laboratory Division is seeking motivated, qualified applicants to work in the Special Analysis Section (SAS) of the Northern Laboratory Branch. The SAS is a state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to providing analytical support for the Consumer Products Program, testing consumer products, antiperspirant/deodorants and aerosol coatings products to ensure compliance with volatile organic compound standards, verifying product formulations, and developing consumer product test methods. The section also provides laboratory services pursuant to AB1807/3219, the Pesticide Air Monitoring Program, by developing sampling and laboratory analytical methods for ambient and application pesticides, and analyzing pesticide samples. Additionally, SAS provides laboratory services in support of the ATCM to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products, Architectural Coatings Program and various other investigative and special studies to support the Board's Air Pollution Control Programs. SAS staff are responsible for sample management, chain-of-custody, analysis, data review, reporting of analytical data generated, and follow-up with enforcement cases. In a fast-paced, production-oriented environment, staff develop new analytical methods and work to improve existing methods. The numerous analytical instruments include Ion Chromatograph, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Triple Quad Mass Selective Detector, Karl Fisher water analyzer, and Gas Chromatograph with various detectors such as Flame Ionization, Thermal Conductivity, Flame Photometric, Electron Capture, Nitrogen Phosphorus, and Mass Selective. The SAS interacts with several other branches within MLD and other ARB Divisions as well as stakeholders, other Cal/EPA departments and offices, USEPA and the Office of the State Attorney General.
The most competitive applicant will have a degree in chemistry or a closely related field. The most successful candidate will have a strong background in analytical chemistry with emphasis in method development for Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Liquid Chromatography (LC) with Mass Spectrometry. The successful candidate must be proficient in laboratory procedures and laboratory safety, sample collection and legal chain of custody, laboratory instrumentation, and quality control and quality assurance procedures. The candidate will be familiar with computer networks, Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and scientific computer program applications, Candidates will possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, have strong oral and writing skills, be able to work independently and effectively in handling multiple projects, and will be highly self-motivated with a positive, enthusiastic team-oriented attitude. Knowledge of HazMat planning and rules and Safety Plans is a plus.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Qualified Air Resources Engineer candidates and other related classifications 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 Russell Grace 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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