Job Posting: AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST

State Air Resources Board

JC-168175
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AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST

$4,651.00 - $5,546.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/22/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Climate Change Reporting Section in the Program Planning and Management Branch has a vacancy for an Air Pollution Specialist (APS) position for which it is seeking highly competent candidates with specialized experience or knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quantification, reporting, verification, or GHG inventory development.   The Section evaluates and develops GHG emissions monitoring and quantification methods to support GHG reporting, GHG control strategies, emissions inventory reporting mandates in State and federal law, and the Cost of Implementation Fee Regulation, and assists in determining compliance obligations for the Cap-and-Trade Program.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing guidance and technical support to regulated reporting entities across multiple sectors, with a focus on stationary combustion facilities, including in-state electric power generation, co-generation, food processing, and cement production facilities.  The incumbent will also be responsible for performing emissions trend analysis, developing policy and regulatory provisions, managing confidential business information and market sensitive data, and may take part in special assignments related to refining and oil and gas sectors, therefore knowledge of the refining and/or oil and gas production sectors is highly desirable.  The position requires close interaction and coordination with a broad range of internal and external GHG emissions experts, verifiers, and representatives from industry, government, environmental, community organizations, and policymakers.


The successful candidate will work as part of an experienced team, under the direction of the Air Resources Supervisor I, utilizing technical skills and scientific concepts to perform APS duties that include review, evaluation, and development of emissions calculation, reporting, and verification methods for use in a GHG reporting and verification program.  The APS will contribute to the regulatory development process through the development of regulatory language and supporting materials, will provide support to Cap-and-Trade and Cost of Implementation Fee related projects, and will be expected to communicate clearly and concisely through technical reports, memos, letters, summaries, and oral presentations for CARB management and the general public.


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 #:
JC-168175
Position #(s):
673-450-3887-019
Working Title:
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST
Classification:
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST
$4,651.00 - $5,546.00 A This does not reflect the 4% General Salary Increase effective July 1, 2019.
$5,569.00 - $6,971.00 B This does not reflect the 4% General Salary Increase effective July 1, 2019.
$7,196.00 - $9,000.00 C This does not reflect the 4% General Salary Increase effective July 1, 2019.
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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: http://www.arb.ca.gov

Special Requirements

If using education 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: 8/22/2019

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 one-page cover letter that highlights your qualifications for the position.

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:

The incumbent must have the ability to comprehensively understand technical regulations, develop and implement regulatory solutions, analyze industrial processes and data, and present information effectively, both verbally and in writing. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint is desirable.  The most competitive candidates will be highly motivated, self-starting and enthusiastic, and will possess the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of management, government, and industry. The incumbent will have the ability to handle sensitive and confidential assignments with tact and diplomacy, the ability to handle rapidly changing priorities, and the ability to work under pressure and time constraints.  Previous experience or knowledge of emissions accounting related to oil and gas production, refining and/or other industrial sectors is highly desirable.

This position is subject to a background check, including felony convictions and credit, because the incumbent may have access to highly sensitive carbon market information.

Contact Information

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

Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Gena Harmonson
(916) 324-3294
Gena.Harmonson@arb.ca.gov

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
EEOP@arb.ca.gov
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.

HARDCOPY APPLICATION SUBMISSION

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)

NOTE:
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.

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
Drop-off