Air Quality Modeler - Utah Division of Air Quality

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The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking an Air Quality Modeler to work for the Division of Air Quality. This position may be filled at any of the advertised levels listed below. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.

Principle Duties
As an Air Quality Modeler you will typically:

  • Run air quality models and use data processing tools.
  • Work in a UNIX/Linux environment.
  • Perform data analysis and visualization.
  • Present technical results and information to staff and management.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:

  • Experience running meteorological (e.g. WRF) and chemical transport models (e.g. CAMx, CMAQ).
  • Experience programming R, Python or FORTRAN.
  • Experience using ArcGIS.
  • Experience working in a UNIX/Linux environment.
  • Experience with atmospheric science laboratory and/or field work.
  • Experience creating summary tables and plots for technical documents.
  • Experience presenting results to staff, management and agency stakeholders.
  • Working on a team, team collaboration and working on a variety of projects.
  • Familiarity with the role of ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) precursors in air pollution science.

The selected candidate for this position may be brought in as an Environmental Scientist I with a salary range of $21.38-$32.11 per hour or an Environmental Scientist II with a salary range of $25.16-$37.80 per hour, or an Environmental Scientist III with a salary range of $29.60-$44.49 per hour.

Preference may be given to those with a Bachelors of Science in meteorology, atmospheric science, environmental engineering or similar field.