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[vox-jobs] Open Source Opportunities at Air Resources Board
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[vox-jobs] Open Source Opportunities at Air Resources Board




Dear Linux Group Members,

I would like to report the existence of a small IT group that is using Linux in State government, and where Linux enthusiasts may find, after some patience, a secure career using open source software, without having to relocate to San Francisco!
I've worked in State government for several years, and about a year ago, in hopes of scoring a Linux-related job, I set up a script (http://www.puzzlepiece.org/jobs.pl) to download all the State job postings so I could grep them for "linux". That's how I discovered the Office of Information Services at the Air Resources Board (ARB), which uses Red Hat servers with MySQL, Fedora on our desktops, and seeks to promote Linux to other departments in the State. I've been here since June and I love it. I got paid to go to Linux World! :-))) I thought there would be cut-throat competition to get in here, since it seems to be the only place that seriously uses Linux in State government, but there is room for more enthusiasts. In addition to the usual turnover, there is expected to be some hiring in our group associated with global warming related projects.
The reason I mentioned patience is that it is necessary to either work for the State already, or to have passed the relevant examination, to apply for a State job. So, if you're interested in this opportunity, the first step is to fill out a State application (see http://www.spb.ca.gov/employment/) and apply to take exams for job
classifications used for IT at ARB. The classifications to aim for (depending on your qualifications) are assistant, associate or staff programmer analyst, assistant, associate or staff information system analyst or air pollution specialist. Exams bulletins are posted periodically on the above web site, and the Associate Programmer Analyst and Air Pollution Specialist exams are available to apply for now. Once you pass an exam with a sufficent score, you can apply to interview for jobs posted by ARB.
If you would like to know more about the situation here, you are welcome to e-mail me or contact me at 916-327-0897. My supervisor Harry Ng has also volunteered to discuss the work we do, positions available, etc., with you. His e-mail is hng@arb.ca.gov and phone is 916-322-6201.

Yours,

Chris
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