Job Posting: Marine Strategies Air Pollution Specialist

State Air Resources Board

Marine Strategies Air Pollution Specialist

$5,054.00 - $9,781.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/24/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Marine Strategies Section (Section) within the Transportation and Toxics Division, Freight Activity Branch is seeking an enthusiastic and self-starting Air Pollution Specialist (APS) with a passion for marine and port operations and ocean-going vessels to join the Section's "marine team."  This Section develops and implements control measures, regulations, and innovative strategies to reduce community exposure to air toxics and criteria pollutants from port and marine sources. The APS will be responsible for a wide variety of exciting and challenging projects, including: verification and other approval procedures for emission reduction strategies and associated infrastructure for marine sources; regulatory development and implementation; and coordination and communication with industry stakeholders. The APS will support incentive teams and freight rulemaking activities to improve the efficiency of freight transport in California and to demonstrate and promote zero and near-zero emissions technologies for freight transport.  They will assist with the analysis of port and terminal infrastructure improvements and evaluation of equipment, connection standards for innovative zero and near-zero emissions control technologies for vessels, including shore power, in support of the At Berth Regulation.  The APS will coordinate with state agencies, utilities, fuel providers, and facilities installing infrastructure and assist regulated manufacturers and industry during equipment approval process and implementation; receive and process application for technology approvals; and review technology evaluations and issue approvals.

The language under the "Who May Apply" section of this bulletin is standard template language that cannot be altered.  However, for this vacancy, CARB will not consider Training and Development assignments.

Limited Term Position may become permanent


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.
  • Required being in a stationary position consistent with office work for 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:
Marine Strategies Air Pollution Specialist
$5,054.00 - $9,781.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - 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

If education is being used to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts and/or degree 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: 2/24/2020

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: Jonathan Webb
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:

Jonathan Webb
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 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.
  • Other - Cover Letter- Cover Letter is required and must be submitted in order to be considered for the position.
  • Other - List of References
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 will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to: understand technical material; make sound policy decisions; understand and successfully negotiate solutions to sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy; write effectively using direct, concise, and non-technical language; think strategically and speak articulately; be confident dealing with all levels of management and a wide variety of external stakeholders; and readily adapt to changing priorities.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual whom has a record of building and maintaining positive working relationships across CARB branches and divisions, and with all levels of management, as well as a wide variety of external stakeholders.  The most competitive applicant will have the knowledge of (or the desire to learn quickly about) applicable state/national/international regulations for ocean going vessels, shipping trends and practices, port operations, and advanced technologies used in the marine industry.  The successful candidate must be eligible to secure a Transportation Worker Identification Credential from the Department of Homeland Security to allow the necessary access to secured areas within seaports, and travel as needed.


Applicants: please include a concise, well-written one-page cover letter that describes your interest in this position and how your experience uniquely qualifies you to assist in the development of new regulations, programs and policies and the evaluation of innovative control technologies for the marine sector. This letter will be used for interview screening in addition to your application materials.  Please provide copies of transcripts for each degree you possess (unofficial are acceptable), a resume or curriculum vitae, and include a list of at least two references (including name, e-mail address, and phone number).  Applications will be screened and only the most competitive candidates will be interviewed.


The Benefits of working at CARB in the CalEPA building:


Exercise/Wellness Classes during Lunch Hour

On site Gym and Exercise Equipment

On site Locker and Shower Facilities

On site Day care Facility

On site 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:
Jonathan Webb
(916) 323-3303

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.

Hard Copy Applications 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)


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.


Drop off hardcopy applications on the 1st Floor's Visitors' Center, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00PM, 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.

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