Job Posting: Air Resources Engineer

State Air Resources Board

JC-170910
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Air Resources Engineer
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER (MAND)

$5,098.00 - $6,078.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/27/2019

Job Description and Duties

This is a unique opportunity to join the Community Air Protection Program, established to implement AB 617.  The Program is focused on reducing air pollution exposure in California’s most impacted communities.

Staff in the Community Assessment Section work collaboratively with other CARB divisions, technical staff from air districts as well as stakeholders from community groups, industry, and other government agencies to address AB 617 technical requirements.  The primary responsibility of the section includes integrating findings from air quality monitoring, emissions inventories, air quality modeling studies, and other sources to characterize air pollution burdens in disadvantaged communities across the state. The section’s work informs community assessment, identification and selection, and supports development and implementation of AB 617 air quality monitoring and community emission reduction programs within the selected communities. 

This engineering position involves coordinating teams of technical and policy staff that utilize various data sets and technical tools to evaluate the air quality burdens faced by disadvantaged communities.  These evaluations may include air quality, emissions inventory, source attribution, or other technical analyses. The staff in this position will communicate these technical results to a broad set of stakeholders in common, easy-to-understand terminology which includes verbal discussion, reports and presentations. 

The engineer will be required to work on both short and long-term assignments. In addition to supporting the core responsibilities of the section, these assignments may be utilized for various other purposes. Some of these include informing discussion on policy development, routinely updating the CARB Board on AB 617 communities, providing technical information for community outreach meetings, and communicating technical findings to stakeholders as needed.  Managing the varied duties of this position requires working both independently and in teams as well as working with the section supervisor to balance and prioritize assignments.

Demonstrating strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills is a core part of this position.  Building trust with internal and external stakeholders requires fostering strong and lasting interpersonal relationships, developing an understanding of stakeholder perspectives, and maintaining a collaborative culture while also exercising discretion and good judgement.

Occasional overnight travel is required.

 

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-170910
Position #(s):
673-150-3735-002
Working Title:
Air Resources Engineer
Classification:
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER (MAND)
$5,098.00 - $6,078.00 A This does not reflect the July 2018 4.5% General Salary Increase and the July 4% General Salary Increase.
$5,837.00 - $7,303.00 B This does not reflect the July 2018 4.5% General Salary Increase and the July 4% General Salary Increase.
$7,196.00 - $9,000.00 C This does not reflect the July 2018 4.5% General Salary Increase and the July 4% General Salary Increase.
$7,631.00 - $9,548.00 D This does not reflect the July 2018 4.5% General Salary Increase and the July 4% General Salary Increase.
# 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

Candidates must be willing to provide at least two references with one of them being their current or prior supervisor.

 

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: 9/27/2019

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: Elizabeth Vargas
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:

Elizabeth Vargas
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:30 AM - 04:00 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • School Transcripts
  • Other -

    Please include a concise, well-written one page cover letter that describes your interest in this position, how your knowledge and experience match the qualifications described above, and how you can contribute to the Office of Community Air Protection.  This letter will be used for interview screening in addition to your application and resume.

     

     
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:

Excellent writing and communication skills are necessary for this position, as is the ability to simultaneously consider both technical and public policy information in work products. In addition to technical abilities, the ideal candidate will have experience interacting with the public and communicating technical data to stakeholders as well as awareness of how to tactfully handle policy-sensitive discussions. Experience in organizing seminars, workshops, and public meetings is a plus.

Knowledge of- or previous experience in emissions inventory development, air quality modeling, and source apportionment tools and techniques is highly desirable. Experience with computer programming, GIS analyses, or processing large datasets is also preferred.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a track record of prioritizing multiple assignments while producing high quality work products under stringent deadlines. The ability to maintain a sense of humor while working under ever-changing priorities is highly desirable.

Candidates must be willing to provide at least two references with one of them being their current or prior supervisor.

Applicants: All applicants will be considered; only the most qualified will be interviewed.  Along with your application and resume, please include a concise, well-written one page cover letter that describes your interest in this position, how your knowledge and experience match the qualifications described above, and how you can contribute to the Office of Community Air Protection.  This letter will be used for interview screening in addition to your application and resume.  

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:
Elizabeth Vargas
(916) 440-8273
Elizabeth.vargas@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.

Additional Information on Who May Apply

For this vacancy, CARB will not consider for Training and Development assignments.

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