Title: AIR RESOURCES TECHNICIAN II Salary: $2,746.00 - $3,439.00 Posted: 08/19/2013
This is a Limited Term Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.
Position may become permanent.
DUTIES: The In-Use Retrofit Section (IURS) in the Heavy Duty Diesel In-Use Strategies Branch within the Mobile Source Control Division (MSCD) is looking for an Air Resources Technician-II willing to learn routine and detailed work assisting Air Pollution Specialists and Air Resources Engineers to implement and maintain heavy duty vehicle and equipment emission testing programs. The selected candidate will be assisting sub-professional staff to help analyze and process data using Access database, Excel Spreadsheet, and check data and computations. Air Resources Technician-II, under close supervision, will also participates in studies evaluating the measurement of in-use emissions from off-road diesel vehicles, as well as assisting in the coordination of outreach, stakeholder training and education, and development of reporting and compliance planning tools for off-road vehicles throughout the state. In addition, some duties include data input, quality control and quality assurance of data and information, processing applications, assisting and maintaining databases and Excel Spreadsheets for test information developed in-house and information submitted from stakeholders, reviewing district approved incentive programs to reduce emissions from off-road diesel vehicles; coordinating research activities; providing general support on air pollution related issues; and evaluating the impacts of federal regulations and programs on State and Local programs.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:The successful candidate will demonstrate effective written, verbal communication skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; and some experience working with California's air quality emissions controls programs. This position requires willingness to learn and develop strong analytical and organizational skills; to deal with multiple tasks and changing priorities, to develop and present written and oral reports, knowledge of motor vehicle emission control technology – particularly diesel engine related. Successful candidates must possess the ability to be a quick learner, locate and compile data related to and supporting IURS emissions testing programs, and interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders including engine manufacturers, Diesel Emission Control Systems companies, consultants, and the public. Knowledge of database design and use; experience with Access and/or MySQL; programming experience in PHP, Visual Basic or other languages; knowledge of HTML and CSS; strong spreadsheet skills are highly desirable.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Air Resources Technician I candidates are encouraged to apply. Qualified Student Assistant Engineering and Architectural Sciences candidates are also encouraged to apply; must show proof of application for, or enrollment in, a college curriculum preparing for upper division status in an engineering, architectural or landscape architectural curriculum leading to a bachelor's or advanced degree.
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 John Karim at the address below. Please indicate position number on your application.
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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