Job Posting: Risk Assessment & Risk Management

State Air Resources Board

Risk Assessment & Risk Management

$5,054.00 - $9,781.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/11/2019

Job Description and Duties

If you have a strong desire to make an impact on how CARB protects the health of communities impacted by freight facilities and other sources of toxic emissions, then we want to speak with you.  The Exposure Reduction Section, within CARB's Transportation and Toxics Division, is looking for an experienced person who is creative, highly-motivated, team-oriented, and self-starting to help us with our efforts to reduce air pollution in these impacted communities.  We are searching for an individual who will join a team of scientists and engineers who work on several air toxics and freight related programs and projects.  That individual will conduct air dispersion modeling, perform emissions and engineering calculations, and complete and review health risk assessments and other health analyses.  The position provides the opportunity to work with a large variety of CARB team members, affected communities, air districts, and industry on developing health risk assessments and implementing exposure reduction strategies.  There will also be opportunities to create technical tools to evaluate and illustrate reductions in health impacts and represent CARB at forums and workshops.

This position requires a person who is very comfortable working on projects both in a team setting and alone, as well as interacting with the public, industry, air districts, and other governmental agencies.  The successful candidate needs to have good writing skills and be capable of communicating effectively with a technical audience, while also being able to translate highly technical material for CARB management and staff, government agencies, community members, industry, and other stakeholders.

Occasional travel may be required.


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.

  • 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:
Risk Assessment & Risk Management
$5,054.00 - $9,781.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Liz Solari

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:

Special Requirements

If using education 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: 12/11/2019

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: Selections Analyst
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:

Selections Analyst
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
07:30 AM - 05:00 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 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 and must be included.

    Please submit a well-written, one-page cover letter describing how your work and educational experience qualifies you for this position. In addition, please tell us why you want to work for CARB and the Exposure Reduction Section.  Also provide your resume along with your fully completed application.  All submitted material will be used for interview screening and only the most competitive candidates will be interviewed.

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 successful candidate for this position needs to have experience with air dispersion modeling and risk assessment, knowledge of air pollution sources and air pollution emissions behavior.  In addition, the candidate needs to have experience with strategic thinking, analysis, and problem solving.  The candidate must also have excellent communication skills and be able to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively, in everyday language.  This includes the ability to explain technical and policy issues to a variety of internal and external audiences.  The candidate must work effectively with other staff, community groups, industry, and government stakeholders.  The candidate must be able to work independently and in a team setting, have excellent interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude.  The most competitive candidates will also have a demonstrated ability to: manage projects; anticipate program needs and initiate solutions; interact effectively with all levels of management; critically evaluate technical data and perform accurate analyses with limited information; generate high quality products in short timeframes; work productively leading projects and participating on teams.  The candidate also needs to be able to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders using tact and diplomacy, and have an awareness of diverse communities and regional demographics.  Computer skills, including functional knowledge of spreadsheet software and word processing programs are required, and expertise with databases and programming (e.g., Visual Basic, Python, etc.) is a bonus.  Experience working on air quality regulatory items or toxics permitting for CARB or an air district, and working with diverse stakeholders is desired.



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 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)

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's Visitors' Center, 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.

Additional Hiring Information

If you are new to State service, you can follow the link below to view the necessary steps to apply and be eligible for a State position:

For reference, Minimum Qualifications for the classification can be found at the following link:

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