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Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,379.00
Posted: 04/16/2013

Job Description:


The Operations Support Section is seeking a motivated individual to become part of a group that is responsible for developing, designing, testing and evaluating air quality monitoring methods, data acquisition and sampling systems, instrumentation and procedures to improve efficiency, accuracy and reliability of the state and local air monitoring networks. The OSS section also provides support for air monitoring instrumentation at ARB and local air pollution control district sites, develops standard operating procedures and provides technical support to ARB and local agency staff. The primary duties for the incumbent in this position will be to work as part of a data team to support the Air Quality Surveillance Branch's new data acquisition system, known as Data Management System (DMS) and an innovative data logging system referred to as CARBLogger. The incumbent will work with support contractors, ARB IT and planning staff, U.S. EPA personnel and others to collect, edit and report ambient air monitoring data collected by the Monitoring and Laboratory Division.


The most competitive applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to prepare and review reports, specifications and contracts and to make oral presentations. The successful applicant should possess knowledge of server databases, open source applications, network architecture and communications, firewalls, port forwarding, broadband modems, analog modems, and the associated security practices. Analytical and problem solving skills, strong interpersonal and leadership skills, initiative and the ability to work on multiple projects is highly desirable. Applicants must have the ability to work cooperatively, as a team member, with federal, state and local air pollution control district personnel to analyze and solve technical problems that relate to air monitoring instrumentation, ambient air monitoring, station siting, data acquisition systems and remote communications. The successful applicant must be willing to work in the field on occasion.


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 Reggie Smith at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Engineer 673 - 556 - 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
Monitoring and Laboratory Division
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812
Reggie Smith
(916) 327-1238

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