October 2017
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[Met-jobs] Air Pollution Specialist with the California Air Resources Board (USA)

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Date Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:32:45 +0000

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State Air Resources Board



Final Filing Date: 11/2/2017

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

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.

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):




$4,651.00 - $9,000.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Atmospheric Processes Research Section within Research Division.

Department Website:

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

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 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:
    Human Resources Contact:
     Christine Seghers
     (916) 323-4957
    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

    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.


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