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Environmental Protection Division - EPD

This position is located in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) – Air Protection Branch – Planning and Support Program Data and Modeling Unit (DMU) located in Atlanta, Georgia.  The DMU applies advanced air quality models to simulate the transport and fate of pollutants in the atmosphere to support state air quality rulemaking packages, State Implementation Plan submittals and development of emission control strategies.  The incumbent in this position may be required to utilize programs and elements of Sparse Matrix Operator Kernel Emissions (SMOKE), Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES), and NONROAD emissions models;  Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) meteorological model;  Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) and Chemical Mass Balance (CMB) observational models;  Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) and Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions (CAMx) photochemical grid models;  global climate models;  health benefits models;  and Visualization Environment for Rich Date Interpretation (VERDI) to view modeling results.  The successful candidate will also have strong verbal and written communication skills.

 

Based on education and experience, the selectee will be hired into one of the job codes listed below.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience in compliance with State Personnel Board Rules.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 


ETP090 – Modeler 1

 

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis from an accredited college or university

 

 

ETP091 – Modeler 2

 

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis or higher from an accredited college or university AND Experience/ability to interpret/modify existing models as needed, and to formulate scenarios for model testing and evaluation.

 

 

ETP092– Modeler 3

 

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis from an accredited college or university AND Ability to interpret/modify existing models as needed and to formulate scenarios for model testing and evaluation.

 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.)
  • Strong background in emissions inventory development, emissions control technologies and/or emissions modeling
  • Strong background in meteorological modeling, observational based modeling, numerical modeling and/or air quality modeling
  • Familiar with EPA rules and guidance related to emission inventory development and/or air quality modeling
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong background in scientific computer programming (FORTRAN, Python), database management (MS ACCESS, MYSQL), Geographic Information System (GIS) and/or experience with Linux and Unix

 

 

Because of the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring unit for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This posting may close at any time prior to the posted close date, once a suitable applicant pool is identified.

 

 

 

NOTE: If the minimum qualifications for a job require a college education and you have obtained a degree from a college or university outside the USA, you are required to submit an International Education Evaluation Letter showing your degree is equivalent to one obtained at a college or university in the USA. International Educational Evaluations are accepted from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org/members.htm) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (http://aice-eval.org/evaluation-guides/).

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline with documented proof of experience/proficiency in mathematical modeling and quantitative analysis from an accredited college or university.

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