[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Resources Engineer, Advanced Monitoring Techniques Section, California Air Resources Board

Ham, Walter@ARB walter.ham at arb.ca.gov
Wed Dec 27 13:08:36 MST 2017

We have a vacancy for an Air Resources Engineer in the Advanced Monitoring Techniques Section at CARB. Please note the final filing deadline is January 8, 2018.

For a direct link to the CalCareers page:

Do you enjoy working with electronics, control systems, and sensors? Does the idea of disassembling devices, understanding how they work, and rebuilding instruments to make them perform better excite you? The Monitoring and Laboratory's Advanced Monitoring Techniques Section (AMTS) is looking for a resourceful Air Resources Engineer to lead CARB's air sensor evaluation program. This position will be responsible for performing laboratory-based evaluations of air sensor technologies using CARB's one-of-a-kind environmental test chamber. The selected individual will be responsible for operating and maintaining an environmental test chamber, assessing the performance of air sensor technologies, and determining the capability of these sensors for generating technically sound data to support the identification of community air quality issues. For more information, please see our job opportunity bulletin here.

Position Details
Job Code #:         JC-93891
Position #(s):
$5,098.00 - $6,078.00 A
$5,837.00 - $7,303.00 B
$7,196.00 - $9,000.00 C
$7,631.00 - $9,548.00 D
# of Positions:    1
Work Location:  Sacramento County
Job Type:             Permanent, Full Time

Department Information
Monitoring and Laboratory Division
Advanced Monitoring Techniques Section
Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov
Job Description and Duties
The Advanced Monitoring Techniques Section (AMTS) of the Monitoring and Laboratory Division is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Air Resources Engineer to perform laboratory evaluations of air sensor technologies designed for ambient air monitoring at or near sensitive receptor locations and in disadvantaged communities. Under the general direction of the Manager of Advanced Monitoring Techniques Section, this position will be responsible for determining the capability of air sensor equipment to generate technically sound data for identifying community scale air quality issues. They will fulfill this by: operating, monitoring, and maintaining an environmental test chamber and associated equipment; developing operating procedures and test methods; collecting and evaluating data, performing analysis and generating results of air sensor performance for monitoring and measuring air pollutants; performing studies and statistical analyses using engineering and scientific methods and techniques to ensure the integrity and validity of the data and processes used to determine sensor performance; applying engineering principals to develop, improve, or customize processes, analytical methods, formulas and/or equipment; and coordinating and communicating sensor performance information and technical assistance to monitoring organizations, community groups, environmental organizations, and regulated industries. The successful incumbent will be expected to publish findings and reports in peer reviewed journals and inform stakeholders of the current state of the science of air sensor technology.

Special Requirements
If required to meet minimum requirements, any college course work completed, you must include a copy of your degree or unofficial transcripts in order to be considered for this position.

If substituting the required education with the possession of a valid certificate as an engineer-in-training as issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (P.E.), you must include a copy to be considered for this position or the P.E. certificate number.

Other requirements:

-A valid California driver's license

-Participation in the DMV Pull Notice Program and a sustained good driving record

-Pre-employment Physical

-Driving a heavy duty vehicle long distances in various geographical regions

Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 1/8/2018
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 (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov<http://www.jobs.ca.gov>. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Air Resources Board
Attn: Dawnika Schenck
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Dawnika Schenck
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
For hand delivery go to visitor center with the name of the Dept. Contact.
08:00 AM - 04:15 PM
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 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov<http://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.
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:
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in ambient air monitoring principles, instrumentation, laboratory operations, method development, and quality assurance and quality control techniques to develop this new evaluation program. They will be familiar with terminology and technology related to laboratory protocols and general laboratory procedures of air monitoring laboratories and possess the ability to interpret mechanical, electrical, and other engineering diagrams. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated proficiency in performing statistical analyses, managing, and evaluating databases. Individuals possessing a combination of the following knowledge, skills, or abilities are highly desirable: experience with data analyses and tools that can be used to analyze data (e.g. Access, Excel, Python, SQL, R, or SAS); electronics; sensor technology; open source technology; and instrument evaluation.

The most competitive candidates will have an advanced degree in engineering and have demonstrated proficiency to establish on-going evaluation programs. They will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders. They will anticipate program needs, initiate solutions, critically evaluate technical data, and independently develop technical recommendations. They should have demonstrated the ability to work under pressure of competing deadlines, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communications skills to develop and deliver presentations, compose, review, and revise a variety of documents including white papers, technical reports, regulatory documents and peer-reviewed publications.
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:
Shana Wood
(916) 327-0043
swood at arb.ca.gov<mailto:swood 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.

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