Title: AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,379.00 Posted: 07/11/2013
The Climate Change Mitigation and Emissions Research Section (the Section) is responsible for the Division’s vehicle emissions research program, and works closely with program staff to carry out research, coordinate efforts, and identify emissions research questions important to the agency. The program includes both greenhouse gas and traditional pollutant emissions, and is constantly evolving to address future policy questions as well as to provide information on currently used technologies. The Section is also responsible for developing, implementing and administering several regulations to reduce the emissions of high global warming potential greenhouse gases, for example from mobile air conditioners and the use of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
The candidate will work to accomplish the mission of the Section through many activities. The candidate is expected to use scientific principles, analytical skills, and effective communication to: 1) Conduct highly-focused technical and scientific evaluations of existing information; critically evaluate research proposals and reports; prepare technical research reports and documents for the general public. 2) Participate in and/or initiate policy relevant novel research in the field of emissions from mobile sources and produce scientific papers of the results; investigate the potential impact of emission reduction strategies on air quality and climate. 3) Communicate and maintain productive interactions with other units within the Air Resources Board (ARB), the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), the U.S. EPA, The California Energy Commission, the scientific community, as well as international, domestic, and regional stakeholders.
The selected individual should enhance the scientific and technical capacity of the Section and complement the expertise of the existing team. In addition to techincal skills, the candidate also needs to be able to think broadly, understand how emissions research fits into the the ARB’s needs and programs, and guide programs to be relevant and supportive of the mission of the agency. Scientific and technical expertise to carry out original research is particularly desirable. Excellent verbal and writing skills are essential to the position.
The most desirable qualifications are an advanced degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, and a high desire for making original and sustained contributions to the mission of the agency and to the scientific community. Specifically, the candidate should have a desire to work at the nexus of policy and research to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions. Experience in emissions measurements and instrumentation are desirable. The applicant should have experience with computer software for manipulation, analysis, and graphical presentation of data. Ability to multitask and time management skills are necessary. The applicant should be a team player with a positive attitude and an honest desire to diligently work for clean air in California, which will enhance the abilities of an exceptional group of dedicated engineers and scientists who represent the highest caliber of personnel in State civil service.
WHO MAY APPLY:
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 Shana Wood.
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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