[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Pollution Specialist, Emission & Exposure Research Section, California Air Resources Board

Miller, Karin@ARB Karin.Miller at arb.ca.gov
Tue Dec 27 08:05:19 MST 2016

State Air Resources Board
Final Filing Date: 1/5/2017
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Position Details
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$4,560.00 - $8,824.00

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Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Job Description and Duties
California Air Resources Board (ARB) Research Division is inviting applications from qualified air quality and climate researchers with extensive experience in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions modeling and data analysis for an Air Pollution Specialist position within the Emission and Exposure Research Section.  The candidate will join a team of highly trained air quality and climate researchers who are responsible for conducting and managing a variety of extensive in-house, collaborated, and extra-mural research studies on air quality and GHG emissions in California.
The selected candidate will be responsible for applying scientific methods and principles to advance the agency's understanding of GHG emission sources, and initiate and conduct independent research studies to verify the GHG emissions inventory through source-based emissions research, and analysis of data from source apportionment and modeling studies. Candidate must have proven record of accomplishment in conducting complex geospatial and statistical data analysis for large-scale projects like satellite and airborne remote sensing applications, ambient monitoring networks, mobile and source level flux measurements, and major field studies. The position requires collaboration with a variety of program staff both within and outside the agency, and the candidate will require strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences effectively.
The candidate will also participate in a new research team tasked with building and implementing a statewide emissions modeling system for GHG emissions in California.  The position will require detailed emissions modeling skills to evaluate, quantify, and understand emission signature of statewide methane and nitrous oxide emission sources in the State.  Candidates must have broad knowledge of forward and inverse modeling techniques, and have prior experience in advanced atmospheric models such as WRF, STILT, LES, CMAQ, etc.
The selected candidate will also get opportunities to participate in large-scale experimental field studies using state-of-the-art measurement and analysis tools.  The Section routinely participates in important in-house and collaborated research field studies including the California Statewide Methane Survey, flux estimation studies for point and area sources, personal exposure studies, and motor vehicle and transportation source emissions research studies.  Some travel may be required.
Application Instructions
Final Filing Date: 1/5/2017
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach "surplus letters" to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.gov.
Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.
Required Application Documents
Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  *   Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  *   Other - Please include a brief cover letter describing how your skills would make you a good candidate for this position.
  *   Resume is required and must be included.
  *   Degree and/or School Transcripts
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Desirable Qualifications
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
The most competitive candidate should be a hard-working and results-driven researcher, with advanced degree in environmental sciences, engineering, or related scientific disciplines.  The candidate must be a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual with the ability to analyze technical data, develop solutions and present technical information in a clear, concise, and logically organized manner, and have the ability to summarize complex technical results for upper management and policy makers.
Expertise in large data management and analysis, as well as advanced air quality and GHG emissions modeling (forward and inverse modeling, large eddy simulations) are essential.  Experience in air quality and GHG emissions measurements are desirable.  Candidates must have a general understanding of GHG emission sources, as well as their emission characteristics and distribution in California.
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.
Contact Information
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  *   Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov
  *   Human Resources Contact:
Melissa Lavrigata
(916) 322-8001
Melissa.Lavrigata at arb.ca.gov
  *   Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
Lori Lopez
(916) 323-7053
lori.lopez at arb.ca.gov

  *   California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

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