[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Pollution Specialist Position at California Air Resources Board (Research Division)

Ceballos, Marianne@ARB Marianne.Ceballos at arb.ca.gov
Mon Jun 29 12:25:34 MDT 2015

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AIR RESOURCES BOARD, STATE<http://www.arb.ca.gov/>

Salary: $4,204.00 - $8,136.00
Posted: 06/18/2015

Job Description:


Research Division is looking for a qualified and self-motivated air quality researcher to join the Emission and Exposure Research Section (EERS). The Section is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of critical in-house field studies using innovative research tools, and management of important extramural research contracts to advise the agency on the state and performance of implemented regulations. In particular, the Section is responsible for the management and application of ARB's state-of-the-art mobile measurement platforms to study real-world emission and exposure for criteria pollutants and toxic air contaminants, as well as a groundbreaking Statewide GHG Monitoring Network for GHG emissions research.

The selected candidate will be tasked with conducting analytical research to help improve our understanding of emissions from transportation sources, and their impacts on personal exposures in various microenvironments. Responsibilities will also include designing and implementing field studies to measure and analyze air pollutant emissions from transportation and other source sectors, and use the information to study long-term trends in sector-wide emissions and regional air quality. Staff will also have the opportunity to apply low-cost and cutting-edge research tools to study air pollution sources, and simplifying the data to understand their air pollution and exposure implications. Proven experience in analyzing large datasets, statistical and numerical analysis, and modeling expertise in air quality, exposure, source apportionment and similar applications are desirable.

The selected candidate will join a group of highly trained and experienced researchers working on air quality and climate research, and will be tasked with leading in-house measurement research on criteria and toxic air pollutants within the Section. The candidate will be ideally positioned to connect air quality research in the policy framework, provide scientific recommendations for land use and sustainable communities planning, and advise the Agency on air pollution and exposure research and program planning efforts. Candidates must have a good understanding of ARB's air pollution mitigation efforts for the transportation sector, and a broad understanding of the land use guidance and the sustainable communities program. Other responsibilities include managing air pollution and exposure related research projects, publishing and presenting findings at scientific venues, advising the agency on the impacts of adopted rules, prioritizing sources sectors for research and air pollution mitigating efforts, and building strategic research partnerships with national and international stakeholders.


The most competitive candidate will have an advanced degree in engineering or other scientific disciplines, and detailed knowledge of air pollution and exposure science, emission behavior of air pollution sources, and a broad understanding of ARB programs. The candidate should have the ability to analyze technical data, develop solutions and present technical information in a clear, concise, and logically organized manner. Expertise in statistical analysis, emissions, air quality and exposure modeling, and database applications skills for managing and analyzing large-scale datasets are highly desirable. Critical thinking skills, 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. Proven analytical abilities and a strong publication record are critical.


Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed. If interested, please submit a completed, signed State application (STD. 678) to the attention of Marianne Ceballos at the address listed above. All applicants must include documentation verifying their educational background, including copies of degrees awarded or transcripts verifying completion of the degree.

Applicants must submit a one-page cover letter detailing how their training and experiences fit into this research program.

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.

SACRAMENTO LOCATION - We are located downtown in the beautiful California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) building at 10th and I Street. The Light Rail Station is two blocks from Cal/EPA building and we are also close to the downtown plaza, restaurants, and there is an on-site gym.


Additional Information:
Working Title

Position Number

Air Pollution Specialist

673 - 310 - 3887 - 002







Full Time

Permanent   month(s)

Final Filing Date:

Department Link:



Contact Unit/Address

Contact Name/Phone

Research Division
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Marianne Ceballos
(916) 323-1511

Marianne Ceballos
Administrative Section
California Air Resources Board
Research Division
(916) 323-1511

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