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DARA LEE DUBOIS
Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
Bachelor of Vocational Education
American River College, Sacramento, CA
AA, Automotive Technology
Foothill High School, Sacramento, CA
Energy Specialist (1/92 - present)
California Energy Commission- Transportation Technology & Fuels
(8/96 to present)
as Commission's Program Manager for U.S. Department of Energy's
Clean Cities Program.
technical assistance on vehicle conversions to run on alternative
and prepare Vehicle License Fee Exemption information for
New Car Dealers Association for alternative fuel vehicles
sold in California.
as Project Manager for Katz Safe School Bus Clean Fuel Efficiency
and monitor structural, engine, powertrain and chassis defects
and repairs for buses in demonstration program.
analysis and reports on above repairs and maintenance problems
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).
organize, and conduct program seminars and workshops regarding
alternative fuel vehicles.
American River College, Sacramento
of Leadership Development/Contractor (2/92 - present)
students on basic automotive technology (tool identification,
shop safety, vehicle maintenance, servicing and operation,
Lab task sheets for student projects in shop.
and administer exams to evaluate student progress.
assistance and supervision to students and new instructors.
Analyst (11/87 - 1/92)
leadership development training for State and National student
coordinate, plan, and develop training sessions for student
travel and accommodations for student officers for training
California Energy Commission - Transportation Technology & Fuels
Services Representative (10/83 - 10/87)
as Fleet Manager for California's Methanol Vehicle Demonstration
with manufacturers of fuel flexible vehicles (FFVs) to develop
technology and marketability of FFVs.
and diagnose running and driveability problems related to
as contract manager for transit buses and light duty vehicle
with manufacturers and fleets to determine viable alternatives
to petroleum fuels in light- and heavy-duty engines.
administrative and technical assistance and support to vehicle
manufacturers and fleets for demonstration projects.
students for operation, maintenance, and servicing of Commission
press events with demonstration participants.
reports, correspondence and other technical documents for
Bureau of Automotive Repair
and mediate complaints between repair facilities and consumers.
as undercover operator for statewide I/M program to determine
the repair practices of automotive repair dealers, including
documentation of all transactions and contacts.
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
to questions regarding the Automotive Repair Act, Heath
and Safety Code, Lemon Law, Vehicle Code, and its applicability.
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
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.