Job Posting: Freight Systems Engineer

State Air Resources Board

Freight Systems Engineer

$5,540.00 - $10,377.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 3/30/2020

Job Description and Duties

If you are interested in joining a team of enthusiastic staff in developing and implementing a broad program to transform California's freight system to be lower-emitting and more efficient, and to reduce community impacts from freight operations, then we want to speak with you.


The Transportation and Toxics Division of CARB is recruiting for an Air Resources Engineer (ARE) to work in its Freight Policy Section. The Section is focused on implementing California's Sustainable Freight Action Plan, which calls for a more efficient and competitive freight system that relies on zero emission operations wherever feasible, and near-zero emissions with renewable fuels everywhere else. We are seeking an individual with engineering and technical expertise in freight equipment and fuels (including electricity) used in trucking, rail, and marine cargo operations.


You will play a key role in the ongoing development and implementation of CARB's Sustainable Freight Initiative to minimize the air quality, community health, and climate impacts from freight facilities. Duties may include: building our understanding of global supply chains; identifying opportunities and industry actions to increase efficiency; evaluating new technologies and recommending solutions to overcome barriers for regulatory and guidance actions; analyzing freight trends and economic issues; building partnerships within CARB and with equipment manufacturers, port/rail/warehouse industry, government, and NGO representatives; providing an engineering perspective on potential freight emission reduction strategies; preparing and presenting comprehensive reports; representing CARB in public forums; preparing and presenting freight transport issues and recommendations to CARB leadership and stakeholders.

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:
Freight Systems Engineer
$5,540.00 - $10,377.00
# 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: 3/30/2020

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- Applicants please include a concise, well-written two page cover letter that: 1) describes why you are interested in this position, 2) provides details on how your qualifications and previous job experiences have prepared you for the duties and responsibilities of this position, and 3) identifies how you can contribute to the Sustainable Freight Initiative. This letter will be used for interview screening in addition to your application and resume. Applications will be screened 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:

We are looking for a self-motivated engineer with a creative, agile, and analytical mind. Strategic thinking and communication skills are essential. Engineering background is required, with experience in one or more of the following areas: freight equipment technologies and fueling/charging; freight emissions modeling; or logistics at seaports, rail yards, or warehouses. The most competitive applicants will have the demonstrated ability to: anticipate program needs and initiate solutions; write concisely and effectively in everyday language; communicate persuasively with agencies, industries, and community members; critically evaluate technical data and perform accurate analysis with limited information; apply research to inform policy and technical recommendations; generate

high-quality products in short timeframes; develop policy and manage projects; work productively leading and participating in project teams; elicit cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders; use tact and diplomacy; develop policy and manage projects; maintain a sense of humor under pressure; and travel within the State


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


The Benefits of working for the State of California click on the hyperlink:

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