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Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,630.00
Posted: 11/21/2013

Job Description:


The Climate Change Mitigation and Emissions Research Section is responsible for Research Division’s vehicle emissions research program, and works closely with regulatory program staff to carry out research, coordinate efforts, and identify emissions research questions important to the agency. The program includes both greenhouse gas and criteria 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 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; and prepare technical research reports and documents for the general public. 2) Participate in and/or initiate policy-relevant, novel research to meet the needs of regulatory programs for mobile sources emission control and produce scientific papers of the results, and 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), California Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the California Energy Commission, the scientific community, as well as international, domestic, and regional stakeholders.


The selected individual must enhance the scientific and technical capacity of the Section and complement the expertise of the existing team. In addition to technical skills, the successful candidate also needs to be able to think broadly, understand how emissions research fits into the agency’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 successful candidate should want 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 facility with computer software for manipulation, analysis, and graphical presentation of data. The ability to multitask and have time management skills are necessary. A team player with a positive attitude and an honest desire to diligently work for clean air in California will join an exceptional group of dedicated engineers and scientists who represent the highest caliber of personnel in State civil service.


Qualified 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 at the address below. Please refer to position number 673-362-3735-003 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.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Engineer 673 - 362 - 3735 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST $4,204.00 - $8,136.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Research Division
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Shana Wood

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