PHOTOCHEMICAL MODELING POSITION

Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Air Protection Branch is accepting applications for a Photochemical Modeling position.

 

Date posted

Jan. 5, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

Feb. 5, 2018 12:00 am

Organization

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Location

  • United States

Job description

LOCATION: Air Protection Branch
DIVISION: Environmental Protection Division
POSITION #00101217

Based on education and experience, the selectee will be hired into one of the above mentioned job codes.

JOB DESCRIPTION
This position is located in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) – Air Protection Branch – Data and Modeling Unit. The Data & Modeling Unit applies advanced air quality models to simulate the transport and fate of pollutants in the atmosphere. 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; Package for Analysis and Visualization of Environmental data (PAVE) and Visualization Environment for Rich Date Interpretation (VERDI) to view modeling results. The incumbent will be expected to present work products at local, regional, and national meetings and conferences.

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
Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Masters or Ph.D. degree
  • Strong background in atmospheric chemistry and physics, emission inventory development, emissions modeling, meteorological modeling, observational based modeling, numerical modeling, and/or air quality modeling
  • Familiar with EPA rules and guidance related to emission inventory development and State Implementation Plan (SIP) air quality modeling
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Strong background in scientific computer programming (FORTRAN, Python), database management (ACCESS, MYSQL), Geographic Information System (GIS) and experience with Linux and Unix

If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR Application for Employment to the e-mail address highlighted below or mail a completed DNR Application for Employment to the following address:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Division
ATTN: Arveeta Turner
2 MLK Jr. Drive
Suite 1456, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
JobsAtEPD@dnr.ga.gov

 

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