Title: AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,630.00 Posted: 12/26/2013
The successful candidate will join the Sustainable Transportation Technology Branch (STTB). As the California vehicle fleet begins its transformation to zero emission and ultra-low carbon technologies, the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations will play a critical role in the pace and nature of that evolution. The STTB is responsible for development, implementation and assessment of the regulatory requirements and programs that compliment implementation of the regulation. This position acts as a lead ZEV technology expert for ARB, responsible for collection, analysis and reporting of battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicle technologies including advanced batteries, fuel cells, and associated electronics/components. These tasks will be carried out through a combination of gathering data from industry technology providers/suppliers, automakers and researchers, analysis, modeling and interpretation of data pertaining to performance, durability and cost of battery and fuel cell technology and reporting through writing of technical reports and presentations. This position will also collaborate with ARB’s local and federal government agency partners to develop joint technical assessments of ZEV technology. Outputs of these analyses will be used in reports and presentations needed for the periodic technical and policy review of ARB’s ZEV regulations as well as in development of regulations related to ZEV technology.
Due to the needs of the sections that are associated with this position the most competitive qualifications include: 1) strong engineering background, 2) knowledge of, experience with, or education relating to current battery and fuel cell technologies used in automotive applications, 3) ability to analyze, interpret and draw sound engineering conclusions from multiple data sources regarding technology performance, durability and cost and 4) strong technical writing and verbal presentation skills. Candidates should be able to work independently, with a team and with general guidance. Position will require occasional travel. 1 Position available.
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 Cynthia Whitney.
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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