[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Pollution Specialist, Atmospheric Processes Research Section, California Air Resources Board

Alexis, Maureen@ARB Maureen.Alexis at arb.ca.gov
Tue Oct 24 16:59:45 MDT 2017

State Air Resources Board
Final Filing Date: 11/2/2017
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Position Details

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$4,651.00 - $9,000.00

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Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information
The Atmospheric Processes Research Section within Research Division.
Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov

Job Description and Duties
The Atmospheric Processes Research Section (APRS) of the Research Division (RD) is seeking a positive thinking, motivated, and enthusiastic Air Pollution Specialist to serve as an expert data analyst capable of interpreting large and complex high-resolution spatiotemporal air quality information to evaluate the relationships between air pollution sources and regional air quality. The mission of the APRS is to utilize air pollution measurements and advanced modeling capabilities to couple physics, chemistry, and atmospheric science to direct the atmospheric research needed to inform and support CARB's policy decisions, regulatory reforms, and air pollution mitigation strategies that are necessary to meet federal air quality standards and California's greenhouse gas reduction targets. Under the direction of the Section Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for planning and conducting field measurement campaigns using ARB's advanced mobile measurement platform that incorporates state-of-the-science technologies to study air pollution emissions, air pollution transport, and atmospheric chemistry. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for utilizing advanced air analyzers to conduct various field campaigns and subsequent data analyses to address current and future air quality problems in California. The successful incumbent will work closely with CARB staff and will lead the analysis of large datasets using multitude of advanced analytical and visualization techniques (e.g., PMF, CMB, CALINE, CMAQ, Airshed Models) to address the knowledge gaps in air quality research, particularly related to agricultural and industrial sectors. The incumbent will have the opportunity to expand into additional research areas such as air quality impact analyses, long-term trends analyses, and new code/analytical tool development. The incumbent will interconnect in-house research efforts to existing regulations and policies, and will be responsible for clearly and effectively communicating the importance of the research findings to internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent is also expected to disseminate important research findings through peer-reviewed publications.

Special Requirements
If education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications, please submit a copy of your transcripts/degree.
Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.
Final Filing Date: 11/2/2017

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.

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.
*         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:
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 will possess substantial knowledge in atmospheric chemistry and physics, demonstrated ability to work as a team member, flexibility to successfully complete evolving assignments, and hands on experiences with various analytical instruments such as cavity ring-down spectroscopy, LiDARs, FTIR, GC-MS, and or ICP-MS. The candidate is also expected to understand basic coding languages such as Python, R, and or Fortran. Candidates with extensive knowledge in advanced visualization techniques are highly desirable. The candidate must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. The candidate is expected to be self-driven, motivated, and demonstrate the aptitude and the enthusiasm to learn and apply scientific principles to real-world air quality problems. Experiences in field measurement campaigns are must. Traveling is also required for this position. Technical understanding of source identification methods, spatiotemporal air quality data analysis, large air quality datasets, and technical assessment of analytical tools will be emphasized. All applicants will be considered, but only the most qualified will be selected for an interview.

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:
Christine Seghers
(916) 323-4957
cseghers 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:
Beverly Bueno
(916) 323-7053
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.
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.

Job Posting: https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=85998
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