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AIR RESOURCES BOARD, STATE

Title:  AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST
Salary: $4,204.00 - $8,136.00
Posted: 09/20/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES:

The Mobile Source Control Division is recruiting for an Air Pollution Specialist vacancy in the Emission Research Section, which is responsible for the development of motor vehicle control measures for evaporative emissions, refueling emissions, off-cycle emissions, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Most recently, the section was part of the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) III rulemaking team and developed regulations that require all new vehicles to meet the stringent 'zero evaporative' standards, exhaust emission standards corresponding to high-speed and load operation, and GHG emission standards developed through a cooperative effort with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Mobile Source Control Division is responsible for developing statewide programs and strategies to reduce the emission of smog-forming pollutants, greenhouse gases and toxics from mobile sources. These include both on- and off-road sources such as passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, heavy-duty construction equipment, recreational vehicles, marine vessels, lawn and garden equipment, and small utility engines. These programs are often adopted nationally and worldwide.

Under the direction of an Air Resources Supervisor I, the successful candidate will be involved in the implementation of LEV III, on-going evaluation of motor vehicle technologies and emissions (criteria, GHG, and toxics), and the development of new motor vehicle control measures. Duties will include the review of engine and fuel systems, running test programs, making recommendations based on thorough analyses, generating a variety of reports, briefing papers, speeches and presentations, and working with management to evaluate future control measures for reducing criteria, GHG, and toxics emissions from mobile sources. At times, the successful candidate may be called upon to serve as a lead staff person for work groups and technical meetings, and to engage in outreach events with industry, environmental groups, government organizations, and the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The most competitive candidates should be highly motivated, self-starting, enthusiastic and possess the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of management, government and industry. The candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills along with the technical background to understand existing and emerging engine/fuel system technology and excellent project management skills. Knowledge of mobile source toxics is also highly desirable. The incumbents should have the ability to analyze data, develop solutions and present information effectively both orally and in writing. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

WHO MAY APPLY:

Qualified Air Resources Engineer candidates are encouraged to apply. (Language used only if this is applicable to your job opp)

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 Irma Ramirez.

Additional Information:
Working Title Position Number
Air Pollution Specialist 673 - 642 - 3887 - 001
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER $4,608.00 - $8,630.00
Location County
El Monte LOS ANGELES
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
10/04/2013 http://www.arb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Mobile Source Control Division
9528 Telstar Ave
El Monte, CA 91731
Irma Ramirez
(626) 575-6632
iramirez@arb.ca.gov