Title: AIR RESOURCES TECHNICIAN II Salary: $15.84 - $19.84 Posted: 03/06/2014
This is a Limited Term Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.
The Monitoring and Laboratory Division’s Quality Management Branch (QMB) is seeking motivated and qualified applicants for employment in the Quality Management Section (QMS). The mission of QMB, through the QMS, is to plan, conduct, review, and report quality assurance, and quality control activities to ensure air quality data meet or exceed the program objectives of the end users. QMS is responsible for ensuring that the Air Resources Board (CARB) meets its federally mandated Primary Quality Assurance Organization (PQAO) responsibilities. Additionally, the QMB, through its Office of Emergency Response (OER), is responsible for protecting public health from acute exposure as a result of major, unplanned air contaminant releases and other emergencies with air quality impact.
Under close supervision of the Air Resources Supervisor and Air Pollution Specialist/Air Resources Engineer classifications the incumbent will be responsible for assisting staff with coordinating and communicating quality assurance/control information to the ambient air monitoring agencies, performing ARB quality assurance/control functions, and assisting with task related to activities of the OER. Duties include, but are not limited to: maintaining and updating established databases; designing and creating new databases; routine maintenance of air monitoring equipment and instruments; assistance with equipment transfers, deliveries, and set-up; shop fabrication tasks; calibration and certification of measurement devices and standards; and reviewing and updating Standard Operating Procedures.
The most competitive applicant will have the ability to learn rapidly, follow the directions of professional staff, and have excellent time management skills. The job requires effective communication skills with staff and air monitoring site operators, attention to detail and documentation of data, a knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office programs and databases, and experience with assembly, troubleshooting and repair of air monitoring equipment and instruments. The ideal candidate will have strong science and mathematical skills, knowledge of ambient air quality monitoring rules and regulations, be able to analyze technical situations accurately and draw sound conclusions, and have an exceptional customer service attitude. A degree or working toward a degree in Engineering or a Science related field is strongly desired.
Position may require the ability to repetitively move heavy objects and the potential to work at elevated heights. Possession of a valid driver's license is a requirement of employment.
The incumbent may be subject to participation in the following programs and training, including, but not limited to:
- Respiratory Protection Program
- Hearing Conservation Program
- Medical Surveillance Program
- DMV Pull Notice Program
- Defensive Driver Training
This position also requires:
- Occasionally moderate to heavy physical exertion, including lifting and transfer of weights up to 40 lbs.
- Outdoor work during equipment tests, exercises, and possible field deployment.
- Adherence to safety-related dress code
WHO MAY 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 Kim Ohara at the address below. ELECTRONIC 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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