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Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,379.00
Posted: 02/05/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES: Are you interested in the role cars and trucks play in air quality and climate change? How changes to California's transportation system could reduce emissions from vehicles? Do you want to help develop the clean air plans that will continue to improve California’s air? Are you excited about evaluating new emission control strategies and reporting the results to upper management?

If the answer is yes, then the Transportation Analysis Section has a position for you. You will work on high-profile assignments that give you the opportunity to see the “big picture” on California’s entire air quality program, see how transportation control strategies fit into air quality goals, integrate technical and political considerations in policy development, and interact with a wide range of ARB executives and staff. You will join a section that integrates technical and political considerations in policy development and performs calculations in support of State Implementation Plan (SIP) development, climate change emission reduction programs including SB 375, transportation control measures, and legislative proposals. You will use computer models, including ARB’s on-road motor vehicle emissions model, EMFAC, and travel demand models to analyze the activity and emissions impacts of transportation strategies.

The incumbent is expected to use scientific principles, analytical skills, and effective communication to:

  • 1) Conduct highly focused technical and scientific evaluations of transportation scenarios for reducing criteria and/or greenhouse gas emissions and prepare both non-technical and technical scenario evaluation reports.
  • 2) Perform on-road emissions modeling using computer models such as EMFAC to analyze emissions impacts of different control scenarios and regulations and prepare both technical and non-technical reports on the results of emissions modeling.
  • 3) Communicate and interact with other units within ARB about Section activities and promote and maintain productive interactions with other agencies such as Caltrans, local air districts, regional transportation planning agencies, as well as stakeholders and experts in the transportation air quality planning community.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The most highly desirable candidates will possess significant scientific and engineering expertise in transportation emissions and control strategies.

The most desirable qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of on- and off-road mobile sources; computer programming and modeling as they relate to mobile source and transportation operations, activity, and emissions; the air pollution regulatory structure; and federal, state, and local air pollution control measures.
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  • Ability to use computer software for manipulation, analysis, and graphical presentation of data.
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  • Excellent writing and communication skills, ability to multi-task, and time management skills are absolutely necessary.
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  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; work effectively in project teams as a team member or leader, maintain a sense of humor in pressure situations, and travel and work overtime occasionally.

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. Appointments may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a State application (STD 678). On page 1 of the State Application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility, list, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement. In addition, all applicants must include documentation verifying their educational background: copies of degree(s) and/or transcripts to be considered a qualified applicant for this classification. Please reference position #673-775-3735-XXX and include a copy of your degrees with your application.

Additional Information:
Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Engineer 673 - 775 - 3735 - XXX
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST $4,204.00 - $7,899.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Planning and Technical Support
1001 I Street
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Jennifer O'Hara
(916) 322-9567