Technical Analyst – Climate Pollutant Emissions

The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) seeks a Technical Analyst to join our organization, working to quantify current emissions of methane and black carbon and the costs of reducing emissions of these climate pollutants. The Technical Analyst’s core responsibility will be to analyze diverse data to quantify current and future emissions of methane and black carbon from complex sources, such as the natural gas industry, and to produce high-quality estimates of the potential emissions reductions and costs of those reductions.

Required skills include:

  • Gathering and interpreting data on emissions and mitigation from a range of sources, such as peer-reviewed journal articles, official inventories and projections, regulatory documents, commercial reports, etc.
  •  Analyzing data using spreadsheets and scripting / programming tools for data compilation and analysis. Experience using analysis software (such as Matlab, Python, Igor Pro, or similar) is required.
  •  Presenting results clearly in writing and via compelling graphics for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Education: Combined three years post BA/BS of education or training showing competencies in the skills above. Knowledge of energy, engineering and climate systems will be sought.

Travel: Travel should be expected.

Job Growth: The ideal candidate will have recommendations that speak to his/her experience with data analysis and interpretation as well and personal qualities of initiative, curiosity, and discipline to take on new material. The individual selected for the position will be able to both work under supervision and work independently, and know when to ask for help. For the right candidate, this position will offer satisfaction, challenge and multiple opportunities for growth.

Please send cover letter, resume and list three recommendations to Ellen Baum,

Application deadline: December 13, 2013

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