Title: AIR RESOURCES TECHNICIAN II Salary: $15.86 - $19.26 Posted: 04/25/2013
This is a Limited Term Intermittent Position may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.
The Aerosol Analysis and Method Evaluation Section (AAMES) in the Southern Laboratory Branch (SLB) studies emissions from vehicles and their impact on local air quality and global climate change. AAMES is seeking individuals who are qualified, highly motivated, and interested in improving air quality.
The mission of the SLB is to timely provide accurate measurements of mobile source emissions and fuels, and provide technical expertise in support of the Air Resources Board's motor vehicle and clean fuels program. The AAMES applies and assesses methodologies that characterize the physical and chemical properties of exhaust aerosols, in particular those that contribute to adverse public health, climate change, and reduced visibility. These analyses are performed in support of various ARB programs and regulations including the low emission vehicle regulation, the diesel risk reduction program, low carbon fuel standard (AB32), and the PM2.5 standard. The AAMES develops, evaluates, and assesses test methods; provides laboratory data quality control and management; consults with stakeholders and disseminates results at appropriate forums; and provides data management support for the SLB.
Under close supervision of the AAMES manager or designated team staff, the incumbent has the responsibility for assisting technical staff with the preparation of sampling media; sampler assembly and disassembly; sample receiving, delivery, tracking and chain of custody forms; sample archiving and record filing; and general laboratory duties. The incumbent may also support the operation and maintenance of instrumentation as needed. The individual might be required to conduct clerical work such as data entry to a database; record keeping; gathering literature and reports; and covering the reception desk.
A successful candidate should be able to learn quickly, follow directions, and establish cooperative relationships with others. The candidate should possess knowledge of and skills in basic chemical laboratory operation and safety, statistical and mathematical computation techniques, and software including Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint. Organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in an analytical laboratory environment are strongly desired. Knowledge in information technology and/or databases is a plus.
WHO MAY APPLY:
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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.
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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