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Salary: $15.86 - $19.26
Posted: 06/14/2013

Job Description:

This is a Limited Term Intermittent Position; may work a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.


The Monitoring and Laboratory Division’s Northern Laboratory Branch (NLB) is seeking motivated and qualified applicants for employment in the Inorganic laboratory Section (ILS) and Organics Laboratory Section (OLS). NLB is a fast paced, production oriented analytical laboratory responsible for the analysis of ambient air quality samples collected throughout the State to support California's Particulate Matter and Toxic Air Contaminant Identification and Control programs. ILS staff operate and maintain a variety of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation including Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Ion Chromatography, Analytical Micro-balances, and a Pyrolitic Organic/Elemental Carbon analyzer. Under close supervision of the Air Resources Supervisor and Air Pollution Specialist classifications the incumbent will be responsible for sampling media and sample management in support of NLB criteria and non-criteria pollutant analysis. Duties include sampling media inspection, preparation and shipment to ambient air monitoring stations, and sample receiving/inspection, chain-of-custody verification, and sample log-in to the Laboratory Information Management System database. Duties may also include more technical laboratory work under supervision by Air Pollution Specialists.


The most competitive applicant will have the ability to work in a dynamic, high-volume analytical laboratory, learn rapidly, follow the directions of professional staff, and have excellent time management skills to support the analytical programs and meet all data quality objectives following standard operating procedures. The job requires effective communication skills with staff and air monitoring site operators, attention to detail and documentation of analytical data, and knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office programs and databases. The ideal candidate will have strong science and mathematical skills, experience working in a laboratory environment, knowledge of ambient air quality monitoring rules and regulations, be able to analyze technical situations accurately and draw sound conclusions, and have an exceptional customer service attitude. A degree or working toward a degree in Chemistry or a related field is strongly desired.


Will also consider hiring an Air Resources Technician I.

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 Michael Werst at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Technician II 673 - 563 - 3873 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent   1500 per year Limited Term  12 month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Monitoring and Laboratory Division
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812
Michael Werst
(916) 322-6202

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