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ABOLISHED 04/19/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-19 - Senior Meteorologist, Air Sanitation (3056)

ABOLISHED 04/19/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-19 - Senior Meteorologist, Air Sanitation

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: GD10
  • Class Code: 3056
  • Established: 07/09/1959
  • Revised: 09/22/1971
  • Title Changed: 09/22/1971


Under general direction, in the Air Resources Board, to plan, direct, and coordinate various meteorological studies relating to air pollution investigations; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, directs, and coordinates meteorological studies and investigations relating to the field of air pollution; acts as the Department's representative in coordination of meteorological activities of the Air Resources Board with those throughout the State and Nation conducted by air pollution control agencies, universities, local health departments, private organizations, Department of Commerce, Department of Health and Welfare, National Science Foundation, the American Meteorological Society, and others; analyzes and evaluates climatological factors in relation to seasonal and annual variations in pollutant measurements; advises engineers regarding meteorological conditions affecting pollutant measurements and air pollution surveillance; plans and coordinates meteorological studies to devise new and refine existing forecasting techniques in connection with the occurrence of community air pollution; studies the transport of pollution on micro and mesoscales; recommends theoretical and experimental research projects of value in relating meteorological phenomena to the occurrence of air pollution in California; reviews current technical literature and keeps abreast of significant developments in meteorological techniques and theories; prepares technical reports and correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience performing the duties of an Associate Meteorologist in the California state service.



Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible professional meteorological experience, including one year of independent responsibility for meteorological studies involving atmospheric diffusion, wind trajectory analysis, inversion analysis, and other phenomena relating to air pollution. (This specialized experience should be at least equivalent in level and responsibility to that of an Associate Meteorologist or an Associate Engineer in the California state service.) and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in the applied or physical sciences and including at least 20 units of classroom and laboratory work in synoptic and dynamic meteorology. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: General meteorology including surface and upper air analyses, precipitation forecasting principles and techniques, and their application to the fields of air pollution control; standard meteorological equipment and the methods of applying them to meteorological studies; fundamental principles of physics, mathematics, and statistics; the Board's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Apply meteorological methods and procedures to engineering and air pollution control studies; plan and coordinate technical investigations or research and development studies of related meteorological and air pollution problems, and direct others in this work; prepare and analyze meteorological maps and reports; speak effectively and prepare reports and correspondence; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Board's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 7/18/2017
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