Job Posting: Air Resources Supervisor II

State Air Resources Board

Air Resources Supervisor II

$9,870.00 - $12,356.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/19/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Greenhouse Gas and Toxics Emission Inventory Branch works with Divisions throughout CARB, as well as federal agencies, air districts, other state agencies and diverse stakeholder groups to develop, maintain and publish California’s statewide inventories for greenhouse gases (GHG) and air toxics, support community inventory development and develop criteria pollutant and air toxics reporting consistency across the state.  The recent passing of AB 197 and AB 617 have refocused and reimagined how inventory information is presented, developed and maintained.  To this end, the Branch strives to achieve transparent, well-documented work products developed with input from multiple groups internal and external to CARB.  Because of the desire to provide transparent and easily searchable emissions and air quality data, this Branch promotes GIS-based presentation of emissions data and works across the agency to integrate visualization tools to improve the user-friendliness and accessibility of data.  Responsibilities of the Branch include:

  • Tracking the GHG emission reductions from implementation of the Climate Change Scoping Plan and progress towards meeting CARB’s climate commitment under AB 32 as well as tracking carbon fluxes from Natural and Working Lands;
  • Developing and maintaining the air toxics inventory, the AB 2588 program guidelines and the CARB Pollution Mapping Tool;
  • Developing community-based emission inventories to support communities selected under AB 617 and the Study of Neighborhood Air near Petroleum Sources (SNAPS) programs;
  • Implementation and updating of the Criteria Pollutant and Air Toxics Reporting Regulation, including overseeing development of method and emission factor consistency across the state;
  • Overseeing the administrative activities of the Division.

We are looking for a Branch Chief that is enthusiastic, creative and has the ability to manage diverse programs with large public outreach and coordination components.   This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to help further define these efforts and to build on the synergies of these programs across the agency.

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 #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Air Resources Supervisor II
$9,870.00 - $12,356.00 This does not reflect the July 2018 4.5% General Salary Increase and the July 2019 4% General Salary Increase.
# of Positions:
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:

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: 9/19/2019

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: 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
Attn: Gena Harmonson
08:00 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other -  Please include a one-page cover letter that expresses your interest in this 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 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, industry and community-based organizations.  They will have strong written and verbal communication skills, 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.  The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of CARB inventory programs and also have experience working closely with air districts and the public.  The ability to analyze data, develop solutions and present information effectively both orally and in writing, and the ability to gain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work, are essential.  Travel may be required. 

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.

Additional Information on Who May Apply

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

Hard Copy 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)

 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