[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Resources Engineer, Climate Change Mitigation & Emissions Research Section, California Air Resources Board

Miller, Karin@ARB Karin.Miller at arb.ca.gov
Tue Nov 29 13:02:06 MST 2016

State Air Resources Board
Final Filing Date:12/2/2016
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Position Details
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$4,998.00 - $9,361.00

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Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information
Research Division-Climate Change Mitigation and Emissions Research Section
Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov
Job Description and Duties
The Climate Change Mitigation and Emissions Research Section is responsible for the Division's vehicle emissions research program, and works closely with regulatory program staff to carry out research, coordinate efforts, and identify emissions research questions important to the agency.  The program includes both greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions, and is constantly evolving to address future policy questions as well as to provide information on currently used technologies.  Immediate priorities include research into real world emissions from light duty vehicles and the difference between real world and certification levels. The Section is also responsible for developing, implementing, and administering regulations to reduce the emissions of high global warming potential greenhouse gases from mobile air conditioners.
The candidate will work to accomplish the mission of the Section through many activities.  The candidate is expected to use scientific principles, analytical skills, and effective communication to:  1) Conduct highly focused technical and scientific evaluations of existing information; critically evaluate research proposals and reports; and prepare technical research reports and documents for the general public.  2) Participate in and/or initiate policy-relevant, novel research to meet the needs of regulatory programs for mobile sources emission control and produce scientific papers of the results, and investigate the potential impact of emission reduction strategies on air quality and climate.  3) Communicate and maintain productive interactions with other units within ARB, Cal/EPA, U.S. EPA, the California Energy Commission, the scientific community, as well as international, domestic, and regional stakeholders. 4) Utilize computer skills to maintain ARB SharePoint sites, query ARB copies of DMV data, and query the ARB Vehicle Emission Database System.
Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.
Final Filing Date: 12/2/2016
Who May Apply
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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. Applicants must meet any Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s). 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<http://www.jobs.ca.gov>.
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:

  *   State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. 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.
  *   Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  *   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 selected individual should enhance the scientific and technical capacity of the Section and complement the expertise of the existing team.  In addition to technical skills, the candidate also should be able to think broadly, understand how emissions research fits into the agency's needs and programs, and guide programs to be relevant and supportive of the mission of the agency.  Scientific and technical expertise to carry out original research is particularly desirable.  Excellent verbal and writing skills are essential to the position. The most desirable qualifications are an advanced degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, and a high desire for making original and sustained contributions to the mission of the agency and to the scientific community.  Specifically, the candidate should want to work at the nexus of policy and research to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions.  Experience in emissions measurements and instrumentation are desirable.  The applicant should have facility with computer software for manipulation, analysis, and graphical presentation of data.  The ability to multitask and time management skills are necessary.  A team player with a positive attitude and an honest desire to diligently work for clean air in California will join an exceptional group of dedicated engineers and scientists who represent the highest caliber of personnel in State civil service.
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<mailto: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<mailto: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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