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AIR RESOURCES BOARD, STATE

Title:  AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER
Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,379.00
Posted: 02/20/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES:The On-Road Model Implementation Section develops emissions inventory methods, models, databases, and tools to support on-road emissions assessment needs in the areas of air quality planning, transportation planning, photochemical modeling, and project level assessment. Major projects include the development and refinement of EMFAC-SG, an on-road emissions inventory tool for air quality and transportation planning, and new tools to estimate on-road emissions on refined spatial scales for project level assessment and photochemical modeling. The section also works to reconcile activity estimates developed using emissions inventory models with activity estimates developed by regional transportation planning agencies and from vehicle travel measurements using highway performance measurement systems.

Under the direction of the Section Manager, the incumbent will use engineering principles to assist in development and updating of mobile source emissions inventory models and emissions assessments for planning and regulatory development. The position requires close interaction and teamwork with Section and Branch staff. Specific tasks may include developing emissions inventory methods and programming to implement those methods; optimizing the MySQL database for the new EMFAC model; improving MySQL queries and Python code to improve the performance of the new EMFAC model; developing GUI and combining different components of the EMFAC into a new integrated model.

In addition to technical data analysis and model development, staff are routinely asked to review the work of others, and to communicate with a wide variety of internal and external clients. We expect applicants to have an ability to communicate effectively on a technical and policy level, with a wide variety of stakeholders including other ARB Divisions, government agencies, policymakers, industry, environmental organizations, and the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate for this position will be enthusiastic and demonstrate initiative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to understand technical and policy issues, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to work effectively with other staff, and coordinate with community, industry, and government stakeholders. The candidate must be able to work independently or in a team setting, have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under tight timelines.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in large databases such as MySQL and in computer languages such as Python, and have working knowledge and experience in developing mobile source emissions inventories. Applicants with a strong background in computer model development, large database design and optimization, and computer programming are encouraged to apply. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to be interviewed. Air Pollution Specialists and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please reference position #673-783-3735-xxx on your application and include transcripts or copies of any degrees.

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current state employees who are in the Air Pollution Specialist/Air Resources Engineer classification, if you have transfer eligibility and anyone with list eligibility. In order to be eligible to transfer, the Minimum Qualifications of the Air Pollution Specialist/Air Resources Engineer classification must be met, including the educational requirements. All applicants must include documentation verifying their educational background, including copies of degrees awarded or transcripts verifying completion of the degree. 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.

Additional Information:
Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Engineer 673 - 783 - 3735 - XXX
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST $4,204.00 - $7,899.00
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/06/2013 http://www.arb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Planning & Technical Support Division
1001 I Street, 7th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Carolyn Schneider
(916) 322-7305
cschneid@arb.ca.gov