Job Posting: Clean Transportation and Outreach Specialist

State Air Resources Board

Clean Transportation and Outreach Specialist

$5,054.00 - $9,781.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/15/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Zero Emission Truck and Bus Section is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated technical professional to work under a matrix management structure with the Clean Transportation Outreach Section manager, to facilitate critical and ongoing collaboration with multiple entities and programs related to new mobility/clean transportation options, as part of an effort (Senate Bill 350) to increase access to clean transportation for low-income residents, including, but not limited to working with:

-- State, regional and local agencies;

-- Transportation providers, metropolitan planning organizations, transportation network companies;

-- Community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, community advocates, California tribes;

-- Low-income residents and disadvantaged communities throughout the State; and

-- CARB staff to coordinate internally on multiple related programs including but not limited to the Innovative Clean Transit Regulation, Clean Miles Standard, ZEV Action Plan, light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle incentive programs, One-Stop-Shop, Climate Change Programs (including the AB 32 Scoping Plan and SB 375 Sustainable Community Strategies), and the CARB research programs.


The position is responsible for leading coordination of outreach related to the Innovative Clean Transit Regulation.  This includes facilitating community engagement and development of outreach materials, tools, and resources to support adoption of zero and near-zero transit and clean mobility options, particularly for low-income residents and disadvantaged communities. The position also supports implementation of recommendations included in the Low-Income Barriers Study, Part B: Overcoming Barriers to Clean Transportation Access for Low-Income Residents, as well as the Equitable Access to Clean Transportation & Mobility Options SB 350 Education, Outreach & Engagement Strategic Roadmap. The position will lead efforts related to developing outreach performance metrics, coordinate with CARB research projects developing metrics on clean transportation access for low-income and disadvantaged communities, and support other CARB division efforts related to unifying transportation metrics among other agencies involved in transportation planning. The position will also include activities related to implementation of the SB 350 Outreach Roadmap, such as helping educate members of priority populations (low-income, disadvantaged communities) regarding available Low Carbon Transportation Investment projects. The position includes a liaison role with staff and management of mobile source regulatory and incentive programs within CARB, local governments, transit agencies, and community organizations to ensure grant funding maximizes air quality benefits and promotes advanced technologies.


This position requires some travel.  A flexible work schedule may be needed to accommodate periodic travel on evenings and weekends.

Only list eligible applicants will be reviewed and only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed.

If you would like to consider the El Monte location, please refer to JC-179973.

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:
Clean Transportation and Outreach Specialist
$5,054.00 - $9,781.00
# 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.

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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: 11/15/2019

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 - Please include a one-page cover letter that highlights your experience, expertise and how you can effectively lead this program.
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, outgoing, self-starting, proactive and will possess the ability to problem solve.  They will be familiar with California Climate Investment programs, in particular low carbon transportation incentive programs, have a strong understanding of CARB policy development (including criteria, toxic, and greenhouse gas reduction strategies related to heavy-duty trucks and buses), an ability to negotiate through tough political climates, and an aptness to build consensus among other Divisions within the agency, other local, State and federal agencies, environmental and community-based organizations, and key stakeholders. They should possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with various and diverse individuals and audience types.  They must have the ability to coordinate, lead, and conduct activities under minimal supervision and prepare reports, presentations, and outreach materials for public workshops, Board hearings, outreach events and other meetings describing and supporting policy positions for CARB's innovative strategies and programs to increase access to clean transportation and mobility options.  The candidate must also possess strong research and analytical skills, the ability to work under tight deadlines, and a good sense of humor.  The candidate will work with a diverse section of employees throughout the agency, as well as in target communities, such as low-income and disadvantaged communities. Strong background in government transportation planning processes, effective community engagement strategies, and developing methods for measuring program success is highly desirable.  Preference may be given to candidates that have experience working with low-income residents and disadvantaged communities throughout the State, and can effectively communicate in other languages.


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 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