Title: AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,630.00 Posted: 04/14/2014
The Greenhouse Gas Technology and Field Testing Section in the Research Division is responsible for the design and implementation of critical in-house research studies and management of extramural research contracts focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources, as well as emission and exposure impacts of mobile sources. The Section manages the operations and application of state-of-the-art mobile measurement platforms as well as a ground-breaking GHG Research Monitoring Network program for the State. These programs are the cornerstone of several complex air pollution research studies focused on understanding the emission behavior of various sources of criteria air pollutants and GHG emissions, to verify the real-world benefits from implemented mobile source regulations in the State, and to evaluate the effectiveness of land use and transportation strategies for reducing public exposure to transportation emissions. These tools play a critical role in informing decision-makers on potential opportunities for mitigating air pollution for meeting our air quality and climate goals.
The Section is seeking a highly trained, motivated, and experienced individual to join a team of well-respected scientists and engineers in the scientific community. The new staff member will be ideally positioned to advise the Agency on GHG Research and Program Planning efforts, and should have a big-picture understanding of GHG emission sources and mitigation potential from different economic sectors. The new staff will also be tasked with analyzing data collected by the GHG Research Monitoring Network and the Mobile Measurement Platform program, and will require advanced statistical and numerical analyses skills to handle large and complex datasets. Other desirable qualities include experience with inverse modeling, source apportionment, and long-term trend analysis of air pollution data. The new staff member will also be expected to design, conduct, and participate in field studies to improve our understanding of the different GHG sources and emissions and exposure from mobile source. Staff will also have the opportunity to network with national and international stakeholders, manage extramural research projects, and publish research findings.
The most competitive candidate will have an advanced degree in engineering or other scientific disciplines (Ph.D. preferred), and detailed knowledge of air pollution and climate change science, emission behavior of air pollution sources, and a broad understanding of ARB programs. The ideal candidate will also have expertise in air pollution policy or research, proven record of publishing in the scientific literature, and a strong technical background for understanding complex air pollution issues.
The candidate should have the ability to conceptualize, organize, and make significant contributions to complex air pollution field studies. Expertise in statistical analysis and database applications skills for managing and analyzing large-scale datasets is highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to set and meet deadlines are essential for this job. The candidate must be a team player with a positive attitude, dedication, and a desire to make original and sustained contributions to the ARB.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Air Pollution Specialists 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.
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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