Senior Environmental Scientist - Air Pollution Exposure Research
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Location: Sacramento or Oakland, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $88,032 - $109,512 annually
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: RCHAB 5
The Safer Alternatives Assessment and Biomonitoring Section of CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is seeking to fill a Senior Environmental Scientist position responsible for air pollution exposure research. Come join our team to support the design and launch of biomonitoring studies in communities heavily impacted by air pollution and other stressors, such as health inequities, high unemployment and linguistic isolation. Your role will include:
Compiling and analyzing air monitoring and emissions data in communities identified under AB 617, an innovative law that aims to reduce harmful air pollution exposures.
Participating in fieldwork, which would include performing walkthroughs of biomonitoring study locations and setting up and maintaining air monitoring and air pollutant measurement devices.
Conducting research on possible ways to reduce exposures to air pollutants of concern.
Developing written reports and giving verbal presentations to summarize results from exposure research.
Experience in air pollution exposure science and environmental health sciences that meets the following specific requirements:
Two years of experience as an Environmental Scientist in California civil service OR
Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience as an environmental scientist. A Master’s degree in a relevant scientific field can substitute for one year of experience, and a PhD can substitute for two years of experience. (Refer to this link for more details: https://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/0762.aspx.)
Analyze scientific data to research key issues and draw robust conclusions.
Review and interpret scientific and environmental documents and make recommendations.
Write complex scientific and technical documents, such as reports, project summaries, and journal articles.
Communicate effectively in person to scientific colleagues, managers, external stakeholders, and the general public.
Deliver presentations to audiences with varying levels of scientific understanding.
Important: In order to be considered for a job with the State of California, you MUST first be placed on an employment eligibility list for the specific classification. Please follow the instructions to establish your eligibility for the Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) classification at this link: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/0PBDJ.PDF.
About California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a department within the California Environmental Protection Agency, is the lead state agency for the assessment of health risks posed by environmental contaminants. OEHHA’s mission is to protect and enhance the health of Californians and our state’s environment through scientific evaluations that inform, support and guide regulatory and other actions.