Title: AIR RESOURCES TECHNICIAN II Salary: $15.84 - $19.84 Posted: 09/05/2013
This is a Limited Term Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.
The Specialized Fleet Enforcement Section is responsible for enforcing Air Resources Board regulations designed to improve air quality by reducing emissions generated by diesel-powered trucks and buses operating on the State’s roadways. Under close supervision of an Air Resources Supervisor I and a team lead by technical staff, the incumbent will assist technical enforcement staff and perform various tasks associated with: inspections of truck, bus, and TRU fleets subject to these rules, investigating complaints, tips, and leads concerning potentially non-compliant vehicles and fleets, initiating enforcement actions where violations are found, and resolving these cases, including providing support in cases that are referred for litigation. Review and interpret air quality data, air pollution regulation requirements, and use basic statistical and mathematical computational techniques to assist technical enforcement staff in identifying potential emission sources for inspection and/or investigation. Conduct research and prepare clear and concise technical reports, correspondence, and documentation relating to air pollution. While conducting certain inspections, the successful incumbent will be working at elevated heights or near fast moving machinery or traffic. Assist with special project assignments. Travel up to 25% may be required. A valid California driver’s license is required (please indicate on STD 678).
Knowledge of Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Program, the Urban Bus and Transit Fleet Vehicle Programs, the Public Agency and Utility Fleet Program, and the Drayage Truck Program, Periodic Smoke Inspection Program, the Statewide Truck and Bus Program, the SmartWay Truck Technology Program, and specialized equipment, including Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs), verified diesel emissions control strategies (VDECS), and in-use off-road diesel-powered equipment is highly desirable. The successful candidate should possess excellent communication and customer service, writing skills, interpersonal skills, and have excellent organizational skills, critical thinking, and analytical skills, display good attendance, learning ability, and be self-motivated. Experience with Windows operating systems and other computer programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Professional is desired. The successful candidate should have a background in or thorough understanding of enforcement operations. The most successful applicants will possess the ability to work independently and cooperatively with other staff and agencies; ability to meet deadlines; follow written and verbal instructions; use tact and good judgment in dealing with people; apply good customer service techniques; and the ability to work effectively under pressure and be available to work flexible hours.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Qualified Air Resources Technician I 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 Elizabeth Walker 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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