Job Posting: APS

State Air Resources Board


$5,054.00 - $9,781.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/24/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Enforcement Division’s (ED) Field Operations Branch (FOB) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Air Pollution Specialist (APS) for the Community Outreach and Enforcement Section (COES).  COES is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of statewide ED Environmental Justice (EJ) and Supplemental Environment Project (SEP) activities and guidance to internal programs, working with other CARB Divisions, the Executive Office, the Chairman’s Office, the Board, Agency, the Governor’s Office, and the Legislature.  COES also provides program policy direction and support, ensuring accessibility for all stakeholders, with an emphasis on EJ and disadvantaged communities, and providing accountability to California residents and government officials, with full transparency.  COES is responsible for providing a broad range of community outreach and enforcement to support the CARB Community Air Protection Program (CAPP).  COES staff will work closely with local air districts, community groups, community members, environmental organizations, and regulated industries to identify sources of harmful air emissions.  COES will collaborate with CAPP, community members and other stakeholders to develop Community Air Quality Action Plans (CAQAPs) for designated hotspots to eliminate elevated emissions exposures and their adverse health impacts.

Under the direction of COES Air Resources Supervisor I, the APS will coordinate within CARB and with external agencies, community-based organizations, academia, industry, and other stakeholders, to implement and promote CARB’s EJ and SEP programs and initiatives; Coordinate multiple EJ initiatives and task force meetings across divisions and clearly communicate status and outcomes to internal clients and external stakeholders, including communities and other governmental agencies;  Work independently and in cross-divisional, cross section teams to establish policies, procedures, and tools that will help ensure ED EJ and SEP information and project data are transparent, accurate, and easily understood. Identify, develop, and implement methods for providing transparency and public access to ED EJ and SEP information and to provide a conduit to connect disadvantaged communities to CARB’s EJ and SEP initiatives.

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

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$5,054.00 - $9,781.00
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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.

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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: 9/24/2019

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
08:00 AM - 04:30 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 - Cover Letter is required.
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 candidate must have a strong technical background; and excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, and leadership skills.  The candidate must have a background in, or thorough understanding of, enforcement operations and mobile source regulations. The most successful applicants will also possess the ability to work independently and cooperatively with other staff and agencies; meet deadlines; follow written and verbal instructions; use tact and good judgment in dealing with people; apply good customer service techniques; and work effectively under pressure.  Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Office and Windows; and work flexible hours as needed.  The applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. Bilingual candidates 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:
Elizabeth Vargas
(916) 440-8273

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 assigments.

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