Job Posting: Mobility Management Strategy Lead

State Air Resources Board

Mobility Management Strategy Lead

$8,985.00 - $11,248.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/16/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division (STCD) of CARB is recruiting for a Staff Air Pollution Specialist (APS) to work in its Sustainable Communities Policy and Planning Section.  The Section is focused on tackling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by curbing sprawl and increasing opportunities to travel by bike, walking, and transit primarily through its work on SB 375 implementation.  This Staff APS position will play a key role in further developing and implementing CARB’s mobility management strategies.  This includes using subject matter expertise to independently lead staff on development of an integrated vehicle miles traveled reduction action plan document that integrates issues regarding transportation, land use, housing, and economics to support transition to a carbon free transportation system in California.  We will rely on the Staff APS to work effectively in a team-oriented environment to develop strong, positive relationships and credibility both internally and with other government agencies, community and environmental advocates, builders and other stakeholders.

The Staff APS will also lead internal and external teams on mobility management issues.  This will include convening and facilitating partnerships with various State, regional, and local agency leaders, transit and other mobility service providers, builders, community interest groups, and a variety of other non-governmental stakeholder on the development of strategies, regulations, and other policy initiatives with extreme sensitivity and complexity to reduce vehicle miles traveled emissions. The Staff APS will also apply and further build on an understanding of evaluation and monitoring of regional and local land use and transportation development strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as it relates to implementation of California’s Senate Bill 375 Program.  In addition, the Staff APS will prepare and present comprehensive reports on land use, transportation, and housing issues and policies to CARB management and stakeholders, work with other CARB and sector experts to evaluate policy proposals, and represent CARB in public forums.

To ensure Board-wide coordination and communication, this Staff Air Pollution Specialist is expected to collaborate across divisions and be familiar with CARB’s major programs and actively work to connect project assignments to CARB’s broader objectives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and air toxics.  The Staff APS will participate in high-profile meetings with Administration officials, legislative staff, local governments, as well as represent CARB at forums and workshops.

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

Working Conditions

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) office is located in the beautiful CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento.

  • Position is located in a high-rise building.
  • Requires being in a stationary position consistent with office work, extended periods.
  • Standard office environment (for example, artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.)
  • Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone

    Minimum Requirements

    You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Mobility Management Strategy Lead
    $8,985.00 - $11,248.00
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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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    Special Requirements

    This is a Permanent Fulltime position.  In order to be considered for this position, you must indicate "Permanent Fulltime" and "Sacramento County" in your Employment References in your CalCareer Account.

    If required 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: 12/16/2019

    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: 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 in the First Floor's Visitors' Center and 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 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 - Statement of Qualification is required and must be included.

      Please include a clear and concise narrative describing why you are interested in this position and how your education and experience have prepared you to contribute to the section's objectives.  This 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:

    We are looking for a self-motivated, creative, and analytical individual with a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse stakeholders including other government agencies, academics, non-governmental organizations, and the public.  Knowledge of land use and transportation planning, including local general plans, State land use policies, housing policies, regional transportation planning processes, policies, and modeling is critical.  We are also looking for individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas: Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, City and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Sustainable Environmental Design, Transportation, Public Policy, and Housing Policy.

    The most competitive applicants will have demonstrated an ability to: maintain a positive, can-do attitude in a variety of work situations; be a team-player; anticipate program needs and initiate solutions; write concisely and effectively in everyday language; communicate persuasively and gain cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders; critically evaluate technical data and perform accurate analyses with limited information; apply research to inform policy and technical recommendations; generate high-quality products in short timeframes; work productively leading and participating in project teams; and travel within the State.


    The Benefits of working at CARB in the CalEPA building:

    • Exercise/Wellness Classes during Lunch Hour
    • Onsite Gym and Exercise Equipment
    • Onsite Locker and Shower Facilities
    • Onsite Daycare Facility
    • Onsite Cafeteria
    • Indoor Bicycle Lockers
    • Nearby Public Transportation
    • Nearby Third Party Parking Facility


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    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.


    CARB highly recommends electronic application submission for all their JC (Job Control) postings.  For those applicants who are unable to submit an electronic applicationthey 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.

    Please do not submit a second application by paper if you submitted an electronic application.

    Drop off hardcopy applications on the 1st Floor, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30PM, the hours don't apply to weekends or state holidays.

    Failure to follow the application instructions may result in your application not being considered for hire.


    If using non-CARB experience to meet MQ, please explain how your duties and responsibilities are air pollution/air emission control related.

    If using education to meet MQ, please highlight on your transcript, course work in mathematics, physical and/or natural science; or trade school education in electronics, auto mechanics or related fields. 

    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