[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Pollution Specialist, Climate Change Mitigation and Emissions Research, California Air Resources Board

Alexis, Maureen@ARB Maureen.Alexis at arb.ca.gov
Thu Mar 8 10:11:58 MST 2018

Job Posting: Air Resources Engineer
State Air Resources Board

JC-101886  -  Air Resources Engineer
$5,098.00 - $9,548.00

Final Filing Date: 3/12/2018

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

Job Description and Duties

Working independently and under the general direction of the Section Manager, the two incumbents are expected to lead multiple research efforts, complement the expertise of the Section, and enhance the scientific, analytical, and technical capacity of the Section. The incumbents are expected to conduct technical and scientific evaluations of existing transportation research, investigate scientific methods of manipulating and interpreting large transportation datasets, identify research needs for mobile source programs and policies, initiate and conduct policy-relevant in-house and extramural research, and to inform the mobile source programs and policy development. The incumbents are also expected to critically evaluate research proposals and reports, prepare technical research reports and documents, produce scientific papers to support emission control and greenhouse gas reduction policies for on-road vehicles, off-road equipment, and integrated transportation systems, and maintain productive interactions with CARB mobile source programs, regional air quality management organizations, federal governments, scientific community, as well as national, and international stakeholders.

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


Position Details
Job Code #:  JC-101886
Position #(s):
Working Title:  Air Resources Engineer
$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:  2
Work Location:  Sacramento County
Job Type:  Permanent, Full Time

Department Information
The Climate Change Mitigation and Emissions Research Section in Research Division develops and conducts policy-relevant in-house and extramural research to advance the science and to support CARB mobile source programs and policies. Current research includes efforts to better understand the discrepancy between certification and real-world emission levels, achieve further emission reductions from on-road vehicles and off-road equipment, track and model the effect of various regulatory options to achieve real-world emission reduction targets using laboratory, PEMS, remote-sensing, and engine and activity data-logging technologies, and understand non-tailpipe emissions such as brake-wear, tire-wear, and resuspended roadside dust. The Section is also responsible for programs to reduce emissions of high global warming potential greenhouse gases from mobile air conditioners and to investigate the effect on emissions from advanced vehicle and low carbon fuel technologies. The Section conducts large data-driven technical analyses, provides expert opinions to decision-makers, networks with internal, national and international stakeholders, and publishes research findings.
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: 3/12/2018

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
Attn: Christine Seghers
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:

Christine Seghers
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
09:00 AM - 05:00 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 submit a one-page cover letter describing how your skills would make you a good candidate for this position (curriculum vitae and other materials will be considered, but do not substitute for the cover letter).

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 incumbents should have a strong scientific and technical background, an advanced degree in engineering or other scientific disciplines in either engine technology and vehicle emissions research or transportation activity and air pollution research, or both.

* Engine technology and vehicle emissions research: The incumbent should have extensive knowledge of vehicle emissions research, conventional and advanced engine and emission control technologies for both on-road vehicles and off-road equipments, low-carbon fuel technologies, and emissions testing either in the laboratory using dynamometers or in the field using PEMS and remote-sensing, engine duty-cycle development, and engine onboard diagnostic (OBD) control.

* Transportation activity and air pollution research: The incumbent should have extensive knowledge of transportation and air pollution research, instrumented transportation studies, regional transportation statistics, and emission inventory modeling. The incumbent should be familiar with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting large transportation datasets from engine OBD, instrumented travel survey, cellphone-based telematics, regional travel demand models, national transportation databases, and others.

The incumbents should have expert-level skills in data-mining, large dataset and database analyses, computer programming, and statistics. The incumbents should have demonstrated experience with computer software for manipulation, analysis, and graphical presentation of large transportation datasets using tools such as Excel, Access, MATLAB, Python, Perl, SAS, R, MariaDB, MySQL, cloud server, etc.

The incumbents should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff within the Agency, and other government agencies, international groups, industry, non-governmental agencies, and other public stakeholders. The incumbents also need to be able to think broadly, understand how mobile source emissions research fits into the agency's programs and policies, 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.
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.

Job Posting: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=101886
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