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Salary: $4,204.00 - $8,136.00
Posted: 10/14/2013

Job Description:


The Population Studies Section of the Air Resources Board (ARB) is seeking an Air Pollution Specialist with expertise in epidemiology or public health and a strong background in statistical analysis. The California Air Resources Board is internationally recognized as one of the leading air pollution control agencies and is a world leader in promoting public health by providing clean healthful air for all Californians. The Population Studies Section helps to provide information used as the basis of many of ARB’s air pollution and climate change regulatory activities toward the protection of public health and welfare. The section also evaluates the health impacts of air pollution, particularly in sensitive populations, and manages an extensive extramural research portfolio.

The primary responsibilities of this position includes assisting in the planning and operation of ARB’s epidemiological research, including conducting analyses on the health effects from exposure to air pollutants, such as criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants. The position also involves assisting in the scientific and administrative oversight of the extramural health studies designed to support the Section’s activities as well as providing information to management on the assessment of results from studies conducted at other agencies and universities. A number of the section’s investigations are designed to provide information on environmental justice issues, such as the potential for disproportionate exposures to air pollutants in environmental justice communities. This position also involves conducting accountability studies of sensitive populations to determine the health benefits of air pollution regulations and communicating the health effects of air pollution to the general public, local air districts, and Members of the Board.

Some travel may be required.


Applicants should have an epidemiology or public health science background; a strong background in biostatistics; strong technical, writing, and verbal skills; familiarity with methods and protocols employed to evaluate how air pollution impacts people and communities; the ability to interpret the health and statistical significance of research findings; experience with health outcomes databases; and the ability to work independently under general guidance and in cooperation with others. Experience in exposure assessments and GIS is also helpful, but not required.


Air Resources Engineer and qualified candidates in other classifications 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.


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Pollution Specialist 673 - 371 - 3887 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER $4,608.00 - $8,630.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Research Division
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Shana Wood
(916) 323-1511

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