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Job Title: Air Quality Specialist (Air Quality Modeling/Emissions Inventory Unit)
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Organization: South Coast AQMD
Posted: 4/24/2024
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Diamond Bar,  CA    USA
Compensation: $92,111.10 - $123,784.05 Annually
Position Description: We are recruiting for an Air Quality Specialist in Air Quality (AQ) Modeling and Emissions Inventory unit of our Planning, Rule Development, and Implementation (PRDI) division, a major branch of South Coast AQMD. An eligible list of candidates established with this recruitment can be used to fill a current and future Air Quality Specialist vacancies in our PRDI Division. Activities within the AQ Modeling/Emissions Inventory unit include air quality analysis and numerical modeling of meteorology and photochemistry, emissions inventory development, performing complex analyses of large measured meteorological and air quality data sets from ground level and satellite- based measurement platforms, image processing, air quality evaluation and preparing reports and presentations related to air quality and meteorology, graphical information system analysis, and conducting air quality research to assist air quality policy development.

Qualifications: DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS In addition to the Minimum Qualifications which follow, the most competitively qualified candidates will possess: A bachelor's degree (or higher) in the field of atmospheric science, environmental/chemical/mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, meteorology, environmental science, and/or a related quantitative field. An advanced degree in atmospheric science, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, meteorology, environmental science, or related field Extensive experience conducting numerical modeling with three-dimensional photochemical transport models (e.g., CMAQ, WRF-Chem, CAM- chem), mesoscale meteorological models such as WRF,MPAS and FV3, and grid-based emission preparation using SMOKE (Sparse Matrix Operator Kernel Emissions) or equivalent tools. Extensive experience with Fortran, C, Linux shell programming, and database management (MYSQL) in Linux/Unix environment Experience with handling dataset formatted in Linux machine specific binary, netCDF, and GRIB. Experience using advanced graphical packages such as VERDI (Visualization Environmental for Rich Data Interpretation), Vis-5d, MET (Model Evaluation Tool), IDV (Integrated Data Viewer), NCL (NCAR Command Language), MATLAB, etc. Experience in the analysis and research of air quality data and other technical issues. Extensive experience in writing technical documents such as reports, publications, recommendations, technical papers, presentations, talking points, and correspondence. Experience with the planning and development, application, and/or execution of comprehensive modelling and/or measurement air quality studies. Experience with the technical evaluation of emissions inventories, air quality models, air quality measurements, stationary or mobile source control technologies, health risk assessments, or other environmental issues. Experience in reviewing complex technical documents, making related recommendations, and communicating key issues, orally and in writing, to superiors, teammates, special interest groups, the public, and other audiences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, planning, or the physical, social, or biological sciences, depending upon the functions of the assigned unit.

EXPERIENCE: AIR QUALITY SPECIALIST: Two years of technical air quality or professional analytical experience that would demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position to which assigned.

Organization Description: South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated environmental regulatory agencies in the Nation. We serve a four-county region that includes large areas of Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the Coachella Valley, which is home to more than 17 million people. South Coast AQMD's headquarters is located in Diamond Bar, 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways. With a highly diverse "Clean Air Team" of over 800 employees, an annual budget of $196.3 million, and a state-of-the art air quality laboratory, our mission is to ensure clean air and a healthy environment. South Coast AQMD is an organization you can be proud to work for -- we make a difference in the quality of life in Southern California!

Closing Date: 7/24/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rukaiya Munir,  Air Quality Specialist (Air Quality Modeling/Emissions Inventory Unit)
Contact Location: 21865 Copley Drive
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar   CA  91765
United States
Contact Location: 21865 Copley Drive
  21865 Copley Drive
  Diamond Bar   CA  91765
  United States
Contact Phone: 9093962195 
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How to Apply: For complete job description and how to apply please click on the link below. /jobs/4465789/air-quality-specialist-air- quality-modeling-emissions-inventory-unit? pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


A completed employment application covering at least the past 10 years of employment history (or longer if you have other relevant experience), and your entire South Coast AQMD employment history if you are a South Coast AQMD employee. Up to four references which include the names and phone numbers of your present and past supervisors or managers, and/or college professors or persons for whom you have directly provided services, not peers. Responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ). The SQ is a form of written test and will be evaluated as such. Your responses should be well written, clear, concise, and directly responsive to the question. An unofficial copy of your transcripts (or equivalency evaluation if your education was obtained outside the U.S.), documenting all qualifying education claimed, submitted as an attachment to your online application*.

*You MUST submit acceptable documentation for all education claimed on your application. Acceptable documentation consists of an unofficial copy of your transcripts/equivalency evaluation attached to your application. At a later date, candidates under final consideration will be required to arrange for original, official transcripts (or equivalency evaluation, if applicable) to be mailed directly from their college/university to South Coast AQMD, documenting all education claimed on their application.

Job applications must be completely filled out. A resume cannot be substituted for the required information. Please do not say "See resume" as a response to the Supplemental Questions. Be sure to detail any education, training or other relevant coursework that would make you a particularly strong candidate.

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