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  DARA LEE DUBOIS

EDUCATION

Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
Bachelor of Vocational Education

American River College, Sacramento, CA
AA, Automotive Technology

Foothill High School, Sacramento, CA
General/Auto Shop


EXPERIENCE

Energy Specialist (1/92 - present)
California Energy Commission- Transportation Technology & Fuels Office
  • Act as Commission's Program Manager for U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program.
  • Provide technical assistance on vehicle conversions to run on alternative fuels.
  • Coordinate and prepare Vehicle License Fee Exemption information for New Car Dealers Association for alternative fuel vehicles sold in California.
  • Act as Project Manager for Katz Safe School Bus Clean Fuel Efficiency Demonstration Program.
  • Coordinate and monitor structural, engine, powertrain and chassis defects and repairs for buses in demonstration program.
  • Provide analysis and reports on above repairs and maintenance problems for buses.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding alternative fuel vehicle programs, technical problems, and questions about program and/or converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels (both oral and written).
  • Plan, organize, and conduct program seminars and workshops regarding alternative fuel vehicles.
Instructor (8/96 to present)
American River College, Sacramento
  • Instruct students on basic automotive technology (tool identification, shop safety, vehicle maintenance, servicing and operation, etc.).
  • Develop Lab task sheets for student projects in shop.
  • Develop and administer exams to evaluate student progress.
  • Provide assistance and supervision to students and new instructors.
Director of Leadership Development/Contractor (2/92 - present)
SkillsUSA-VICA
  • Provide leadership development training for State and National student officers.
  • Organize, coordinate, plan, and develop training sessions for student officers.
  • Arrange travel and accommodations for student officers for training sessions.
Energy Analyst (11/87 - 1/92)
California Energy Commission - Transportation Technology & Fuels Office
  • Act as Fleet Manager for California's Methanol Vehicle Demonstration Program.
  • Work with manufacturers of fuel flexible vehicles (FFVs) to develop technology and marketability of FFVs.
  • Inspect and diagnose running and driveability problems related to the FFVs.
  • Act as contract manager for transit buses and light duty vehicle contracts.
  • Work with manufacturers and fleets to determine viable alternatives to petroleum fuels in light- and heavy-duty engines.
  • Provide administrative and technical assistance and support to vehicle manufacturers and fleets for demonstration projects.
  • Supervise students for operation, maintenance, and servicing of Commission fleet vehicles.
  • Coordinate press events with demonstration participants.
  • Generate reports, correspondence and other technical documents for demonstration activities.
Consumer Services Representative (10/83 - 10/87)
Bureau of Automotive Repair
  • Investigate and mediate complaints between repair facilities and consumers.
  • Act as undercover operator for statewide I/M program to determine the repair practices of automotive repair dealers, including documentation of all transactions and contacts.
  • Conduct meetings with corporate officials, attorneys, and shop personnel to review complaints and problem areas, and to explain Bureau's function in achieving compliance with the Automotive Repair Act.
  • Respond to questions regarding the Automotive Repair Act, Heath and Safety Code, Lemon Law, Vehicle Code, and its applicability.
HONORS

Magna Cum Laude, Sacramento State University
Academic Achievement, Sacramento State University
CITEA VICA Post Secondary Student of the Year (1994)
Certificate of Merit - Epsilon Pi Tau (1990, 1991)
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America- National & State medallion winner, American VICA degree

INTERESTS

SkillsUSA-VICA (State ('90-'91 and National Officer '93-'94, Alumni Association, Volunteer Officer Trainer), Service Technicians Society (member), California Auto Teachers Association, Public Equipment Managers Association (treasurer), National Association of Fleet Administrators (member), Epsilon Pi Tau (member), volleyball, softball, dancing, golf, bowling, skiing, crafts.

 


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