This is a Limited Term Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.
The Aftermarket Parts Section is responsible for evaluating add-on and modified parts, and retrofit systems to determine their impact on vehicle/engine emissions. The evaluation process involves technical assessment, design, and monitoring of test programs and analysis of emission test data. The section also issues experimental permits, conducts special studies related to emissions of aftermarket parts, and implements and enforces the Air Resources Board's (ARB) service information regulation.
This position is responsible for assisting technical staff in the aftermarket parts evaluation process performing paraprofessional duties. The successful candidate will work part-time, providing database maintenance, data entry, file management, updating online content, and scanning signed ARB Executive Orders into PDF format and posting them on ARB’s web-site for easy access by the public. Duties will also include, with instruction, researching information on vehicle technology (e.g. engine/emission control configurations, emission test parameters, deterioration factors, etc.); pre-screening anti-tampering exemption applications, collect/manipulate vehicle or engine data, and/or perform other tasks as needed in the section.
Student will be in a training capacity and work under close supervision with the Section Manager.
The successful candidate for this position will be enthusiastic and demonstrate initiative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to understand technical and policy issues, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with other staff. The successful candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, and Access), Adobe Acrobat, database management and data entry. The successful candidate must be able to work in a team setting, have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under tight timelines.
Enrollment in a college curriculum leading to a bachelor’s or advanced degree in Engineering is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of motor vehicle engines, fuel systems and emission controls.
WHO MAY APPLY:
If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of any degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Gloria Gonzalez. Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.
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