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

Alexis, Maureen@ARB Maureen.Alexis at arb.ca.gov
Fri Feb 9 15:45:56 MST 2018

State Air Resources Board
$5,098.00 - $9,548.00

Final Filing Date: 2/20/2018

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail

Job Description and Duties
The selected candidate will have opportunities to participate in a variety of research efforts, including:

Experimental research studies, including initiating, designing, and conducting a variety of air pollution research studies, analytical research studies, including estimating source impacts on local air quality and community exposures, personal exposure analysis, spatial analysis, and evaluation of emissions inventories, and source apportionment and air quality modeling studies, including source characterization, land use regression modeling, and air pollution dispersion in local communities.
Candidates must have extensive experience in conducting experimental field studies, analyzing large datasets, statistical and numerical analysis, and knowledge of air quality and exposure modeling, and source apportionment tools. Strong knowledge and direct working experience with air pollution monitoring instrumentation is also desirable.

The Section is responsible for a variety of innovative research efforts, including large-scale experimental field studies using state-of-the-art 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. Some key projects include the California Statewide Methane Survey, emission flux estimation and inventory evaluation studies for local and regional GHG emission sources, personal exposure studies in commute modes and other microenvironments, community-level air pollution exposure studies with mobile and saturation monitors, and real-world on-road emission estimation from California freeways and other fleets. The selected candidate will 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.

Minimum Requirements
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents
Job Application Package Checklist

Position Details
Job Code #:  JC-94046
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
The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) 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

Special Requirements

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 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: 2/20/2018
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. Applicants must meet the 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 (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. 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
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:
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:00 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. 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 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:
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 be a hard-working and results-driven researcher, with advanced degree in environmental engineering or related disciplines. The candidate must have the following qualifications:

Expertise in air quality and emissions measurements, with detailed knowledge of different measurement techniques and available instrumentation

Experience in complex air quality and spatial data analysis

Experience in source apportionment techniques and air quality modeling

Candidate must also have the ability to synthesize research results for technical publication and presentation to a wide range of audiences. 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.

Candidates must have a proven record of accomplishment in conducting strong technical and practical research efforts, extensive publication record, have detailed knowledge of air pollution and exposure science, and a broad understanding of air pollution control and mitigation programs. Candidate must 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 must 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 will require 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:
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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


Maureen Alexis
Research Division

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