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Salary: $15.84 - $19.84
Posted: 04/17/2014

Job Description:

This Limited Term Intermittent Position may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year. This position may become Permanent Intermittent in the future.


The Section provides technical assistance and statistical support in several specialized areas including: understanding and evaluating the interactions between meteorological parameters, volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions to form air pollutants; evaluating and presenting air quality data and trends; evaluating the effects of regulations on air quality; and enhancing and maintaining comprehensive state-of-the-art air quality databases including the Aerometric Data Analysis & Management (ADAM) system and the Air Quality and Meteorological Information System (AQMIS). Clients include ARB staff and management, air quality management/air pollution control districts, Cal/EPA, U.S. EPA, industry, and consultants. Under close supervision of the Section manager, the Air Resources Technician II will assist in: developing air quality trends; conducting quality assurance of the real-time and official air quality data; providing graphical and programming support to facilitate the display and analysis of air quality and meteorological data; utilizing state-of-the-science understanding of atmospheric thermodynamics and physics to investigate the causes of air quality exceedances and issues; and interacting with stakeholder technical committees to develop and review data analysis projects. These duties require close interaction and teamwork with a broad range of scientists and engineers.


The ideal candidate should possess an ability to carry out the duties described above; have a strong background in air quality, engineering, physical sciences, or computer science; have a demonstrated ability to write programming code that successfully executes complex logic and mathematical problems; be able to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; speak and write effectively; possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; be enthusiastic and demonstrate initiative; work effectively with other staff and stakeholders; and be both a 'team player' who can coordinate well with staff and management, but also be able to work independently. Candidates must also be able to apply knowledge of computer database principles to help maintain the two air quality database systems – AQMIS and ADAM. Highly desirable qualifications include: experience with computer programming; capability to work successfully across multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, etc.; knowledge of basic air pollution chemistry and atmospheric processes; an ability to draw sound conclusions; and an ability to work successfully with the team of scientists. Highly desirable personal characteristics include demonstrated abilities to self-motivate while working independently, to give presentations to the section and branch staff, to productively contribute as part of a team, and to relate well with a wide variety of people within and outside of ARB.


Air Resources Technician I and qualified candidates in other classifications are strongly 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, signed State application (STD. 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Rachel Kirlis at the address listed above. Please reference position #673-795-3873-901 on your completed application.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Technician II 673 - 795 - 3873 - xxx
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Location County
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent   1500 Hours per year Limited Term  12 month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Air Resources Board, AQPS Division
1001 I Street, 7th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Rachel Kirlis

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