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

Alexis, Maureen@ARB Maureen.Alexis at arb.ca.gov
Fri Jul 14 17:10:11 MDT 2017

State Air Resources Board
Final Filing Date: 7/31/2017
Job Listing Link<https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=70065>

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Position Details

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$4,998.00 - $9,361.00

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Sacramento County

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Permanent, Full Time

Department Information
California Air Resources Board's (ARB) Research Division has an opening for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic researcher with proven expertise in air quality and emissions measurements and analysis to join the Emission and Exposure Research Section (EERS). The Section is responsible for the design, implementation, and analysis of critical in-house research studies to evaluate the emission behavior and air pollution and exposure impacts of a wide variety of emission sources (on-road light- and heavy-duty vehicles, ships, oil and gas activities, landfills, dairies, etc.), and also manages ground-breaking research efforts through extramural research studies and research collaborations with various national and state research labs.
Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov
Job Description and Duties
The selected candidate will be responsible for initiating, designing, and conducting a variety of air pollution research studies, including air pollution source characterization studies and their impacts on regional and local air quality and personal exposures, as well as verification of GHG emissions inventory through source-based emissions research. Extensive experience in conducting experimental field studies, analyzing large datasets, statistical and numerical analysis, and some modeling expertise in air quality, exposure, source apportionment and similar applications are desirable.
The selected candidate will have opportunities to participate in large-scale experimental field studies using state-of-the-art measurement and analysis tools like ARB's state-of-the-art mobile measurement platforms, high fidelity air pollution and GHG research analyzers, and portable and low-cost air quality sensors to study real-world emission and exposure impacts of various emission sources. The Section is currently managing a variety of important research studies, including the California Statewide Methane Survey, emission flux estimation and inventory evaluation studies for local and regional GHG emission sources, personal and community-level air pollution exposure studies, and motor vehicle and transportation source emissions research studies. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to advise the agency on the impacts of adopted rules, prioritize source sectors for research and air pollution mitigating efforts, publish and present research findings at scientific venues, and build strategic research partnerships with national and international stakeholders. Some travel may be required.
The language under the who may apply section of this bulletin is standard template language that cannot be altered.  However, for this vacancy, ARB will not consider Training and Development assignments.
Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.
Final Filing Date: 7/31/2017

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<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:
*         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.
*         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 engineering or related disciplines. The candidate should have the following qualifications:
*         Extensive expertise in air quality and emissions measurements, with detailed knowledge of different measurement techniques and available instrumentation
*         Extensive experience in complex air quality and spatial data analysis
*         Experience in air quality modeling and source apportionment techniques
*         Ability to synthesize research results for technical publication and presentation to a wide range of audiences
The candidate should 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.
Candidates should have a proven record of accomplishment in conducting strong technical and practical research efforts, extensive publication record, should have detailed knowledge of air pollution and exposure science, and a broad understanding of air pollution control and mitigation programs. Candidate should also have prior experience 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. Knowledge and experience in emissions, air quality, and exposure modeling, and database applications skills for managing and analyzing large-scale datasets are highly desirable.
Critical thinking skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to set and meet deadlines are essential for this job. The candidate should be a team player with a positive attitude, dedication, and a desire to make original and sustained contributions to the ARB. The position requires collaboration with a variety of program staff both within and outside the agency, and the candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences effectively.
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:
Abigail May
(916) 323-9075
EEOP at arb.ca.gov<mailto:EEOP 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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