Job Posting: Air Resources Technician I

State Air Resources Board

Air Resources Technician I

$2,373.00 - $2,967.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/13/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Transportation and Toxics Division has a permanent intermittent Air Resources Technician (ART) I position for their Sacramento office. The position may work up to a maximum of 1,500 hours per calendar year.

All applicants must have taken the Air Resources Technician I exam prior to submitting an application.

The Freight Operations Section within CARB's Transportation and Toxics Division is looking for a highly motivated self-starting individual to become a member of its team. We are looking for a friendly, outgoing person that can work a core schedule of four days per week - 7 hours each day.

We are currently looking for an individual to help with the Air Resources Board Equipment Registration program (ARBER) and other projects within the section. The ARBER Team is primarily responsible for the implementation of the Transport Refrigeration Unit and the Drayage Truck regulations, which involves a variety of challenging tasks, including assisting stakeholders in navigating complex emissions reduction requirements. The successful candidate will provide customer service and technical support to the section. The position also requires frequent communication with stakeholders via phone and email. The ARBER Team also provides technical support commensurate with Air Resources Technician capabilities for other programs that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, nitrogen oxides, diesel PM, and other air toxics. Other projects within the section could include providing support for the development of TRU and Drayage truck regulations and assisting with the development of a new freight-equipment registration and reporting system.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

SACRAMENTO LOCATION: CARB offices are located in the beautiful CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento. We are located close to light rail and offer an on-site exercise room, childcare center, a cafeteria, and Golden1 ATM access. If you are looking for a fast-paced, stimulating atmosphere with plenty of team spirit, then this is the place to be. Come join our team in efforts to improve the quality of California's air and reduce the effects of climate change at one of the world's most respected environmental agencies.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Air Resources Technician I
$2,373.00 - $2,967.00 A This does not reflect the 4% General Salary Increase, July 1, 2019.
$2,766.00 - $3,461.00 B This does not reflect the 4% General Salary Increase, July 1, 2019.
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent Intermittent - 1500 Hours

Department Information

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of innovative approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.

CARB values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. CARB believes the diversity of our employees collectively make up one of the world’s most respected environmental organizations. Join CARB and help us improve the lives of all Californians.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

This is a Permanent Intermittent position.  In order to be considered for this position, you must indicate "Permanent Intermittent" and "Sacramento County" in your Employment Preferences in your CalCareer Account.

If using education in order to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you
must include a copy of your degree and/or unofficial transcripts in order to be considered for this position.


Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 12/13/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Air Resources Board
Attn: Gena Harmonson
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Gena Harmonson
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Drop off on 1st Floor's Visitors' Center, hours don't apply to weekends or state holidays.
07:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other - Cover Letter is required and must be included.
    Please include a concise, well-written, one page cover letter that describes why you are interested in this position and details how your qualifications and previous educational and job experiences have prepared you for the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Other - Certificate of Degree/Un-official Transcript is required and must be included, if using education in order to meet the Minimum Qualifications  
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with a creative, agile, and analytical mind. Additionally, the most competitive candidates will have a strong scientific, engineering, or analytical background with general or specific knowledge of regulatory development, climate change, air quality, emissions, and clean air technology; have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; have excellent written and verbal communication skills (the ability to speak and write Spanish is a plus); possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills; and, be able to work effectively individually and as part of a team. The position also requires that the candidate have the ability to assimilate large amounts of technical information and interact in a clear, concise, and professional manner with various stakeholders. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Computer skills, including expertise with databases, spreadsheets, and web-based survey products are highly desired. Spanish speaker is also highly desired. Ongoing college students and graduates that can commit to the core working schedule mentioned earlier in this announcement are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Gena Harmonson
(916) 324-3294

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Beverly Bueno
(916) 323-7053
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


CARB highly recommends electronic application submission for all their JC (Job Control) postings.  For those applicants who are unable to submit an electronic application, they may be submitted in paper format but must contain the following information on the first page of the application in order to be processed and included in the applicant pool:

• The JC number listed on the job posting.
• The classification title
• Current CalCareer I.D. number (from your CalCareer
account under the "CalCareer Account" tab)

Applicant’s must not include Social Security Numbers, LEAP status information or paperwork, Equal Employment Opportunity information, exam result notices or scores, or medical or criminal history information on any document within their application package.

Drop off hardcopy applications on the 1st Floor's Visitors' Center, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30PM, the hours don't apply to weekends or state holidays.

Please do not submit a second application by paper if you submitted an electronic application.

Failure to follow the application instructions may result in your application
not being considered for hire.


If using non-CARB experience to meet MQ, please explain how your duties and responsibilities are air pollution/air emission control related.

If using education to meet MQ, please highlight on your transcript, course work in mathematics, physical and/or natural science; or trade school education in electronics, auto mechanics or related fields.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail