Title: AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST Salary: $4,204.00 - $8,136.00 Posted: 09/04/2013
The primary role of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy Section (GHGRSS) in the Research Division of ARB is to focus on developing and implementing mitigation strategies to meet the goals of Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32). The section is responsible for developing regulatory and non-regulatory measures to address some of the most potent Greenhouse Gases (GHG) such as the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in a variety of applications such as refrigeration and air-conditioning and foams.
The successful candidate will advance in timely fashion the implementation of the Stationary Source Refrigerant Management Program. The rule requires commercial and industrial facilities with refrigeration systems to follow specific best refrigerant management practices to keep their systems leak tight. Beginning January 2014, thousands of facilities are expected to comply with registration and reporting requirements of the rule. The successful candidate will collect and analyze large industry specific data sets to identify trends in rule applicability and work with affected industry to improve compliance. This will include conducting surveys, developing outreach materials, and presenting information at industry meetings statewide. Other responsibilities include reviewing and analyzing reported GHG emissions data, assisting in the investigation of rule violations, and preparing briefing papers. Some travel is required.
We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative and resourcefulness; possesses excellent written and oral communication skills; has program planning and implementation experience; is able to understand technical and policy issues; has strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and works effectively with other staff. The successful candidate will have an educational background in science or engineering with general or specific knowledge of climate change, air quality and regulatory development. The most competitive applicants will have the demonstrated ability to: work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse stakeholder group including the public, local air districts, and other government agencies; anticipate program needs and initiate solutions; write concisely and effectively in everyday language; effectively use common software programs; manage and analyze large datasets; communicate persuasively with agency executives and community members; and elicit cooperation and collaboration from a wide variety of stakeholders. The candidate must also be able to work independently, as a team member, and as a team leader, and have excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to work proactively and efficiently on multiple projects with strict deadlines is also important.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Qualified Air Resources Engineer 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 at the address below. Please refer to position number 673-364-3887-003 on your application. Also, include a cover letter with your application (Std. 678) specifying why you would like to work for the Air Resources Board and how your experience and education qualifies you for this position. Emailed applications will not be accepted
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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