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Job Posting: Air Pollution Specialist

California Energy Commission

Air Pollution Specialist

$5,336.00 - $10,327.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

As a State agency serving all Californians, the California Energy Commission is committed to being an organization that embodies diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Energy Commission plays an active and meaningful role in creating an environment that enables each employee to thrive.


The Energy Commission seeks an Air Pollution Specialist in the Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Unit (HRIU).


The HRIU is responsible for designing and implementing hydrogen refueling infrastructure investments; analyzing and reporting on the deployment of hydrogen technologies and infrastructure in California and elsewhere; and analyzing and reporting on the air pollution and greenhouse gas emission impacts of that deployment. The responsibilities of the Air Pollution Specialist will include developing strategic plans for hydrogen use in transportation in collaboration with other units in the FTD, CEC divisions, and outside public agencies. They will perform economic and policy analysis on interactions in a hydrogen system that serves the transportation sector and other economic sectors. The Air Pollution Specialist will be required to communicate the strategic plans and economic and policy analyses on ZEVs, fuels, and infrastructure, including emission reductions, to policymakers, stakeholders, and others.

The Air Pollution Specialist will work with FTD colleagues to develop and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for ZEV and infrastructure deployment. The incumbent will also identify and report on utility and local government investments in ZEV infrastructure, including publicly owned utility (POU) investments and coordinate across the FTD, CEC divisions, and other public agencies to share information and assist in aligning the strategies.

The Air Pollution Specialist will support the Clean Transportation Program which provides financial support to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies (Health and Safety Code 44272(a)). They will collaborate with colleagues on Clean Transportation Program funding solicitations and provide strategic and policy advice on infrastructure funding and manage contracts and assist in designing and implementing funding opportunities.

Please review the Minimum Requirements (or minimum qualifications) within the Class Specification and ensure that your application package clearly indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications as this will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment.

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

Working Conditions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the duties will be performed in a telework environment, but may return to an office environment in the future. Regular and consistent attendance is essential to the successful performance in this position. Occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Air Pollution Specialist
$5,336.00 - $6,364.00 A
$6,391.00 - $7,999.00 B
$8,257.00 - $10,327.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (the formal name for the California Energy Commission) was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. The California Energy Commission (CEC), as the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, is leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!

Department Website:

Special Requirements

If submitting your completed application packages by mail or in-person, you must include the following: 1) eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, SROA/Surplus, etc.), 2) JC-266629 3) RPA 610-279 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678), and 4) an original signature. Electronic submittal of application package through CalCareers ( is preferred.


Do not include any confidential information within your application package i.e. Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, age, exam results/scores, Limited Examination Appointment Program (LEAP) status, disability information, etc.


Include unofficial transcripts and/or degrees within your application package if you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement on which you are basing your eligibility on. If hired, you may be required to provide official transcripts and/or original degree.


Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a STD. 678. All applications must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year); time base (full-time/part-time/number of hours per week/month); and civil service class titles where applicable.

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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:

California Energy Commission
Attn: RPA 610-279|JC - 266629
715 P Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

California Energy Commission
RPA 610-279|JC-266629
1516 9th Street, MS-3
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 -  Include a cover letter of no more than one page in length describing why you are the best candidate for this position. 

  • Statement of Qualifications - See below for Statement of Qualifications Questions.
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:
• Knowledge of strategic planning • Knowledge of economic and policy analysis • Ability to communicate strategic plans and economic and policy analysis in public forums • Knowledge of the hydrogen system that serves transportation and other economic sectors • Knowledge of various methods used for implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) • Ability to research and understand the publicly owned utility (POU) transportation plans • Ability to analyze the Clean Transportation Program projects in terms of reductions in greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants • Ability to effectively write and edit technical program information • Contract management experience and ability • Excellent interpersonal skills


New hires to state civil service will be hired at the minimum of the applicable salary range.

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Personnel Services Office
(916) 654-4309

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:
Carousel Gore
(916) 661-8122
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.

Statement of Qualifications

When completing the SOQ, be sure to title the page “Statement of Qualifications” and include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question below. Please explain your answers thoroughly. Please also include relevant places of employment, pertinent dates, duties performed, etc., when responding to each question. Your responses should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced with no smaller than 12-point font.

The responses must address the following questions:

1. What is your work experience with strategic planning? Describe the type of strategic plans you have written, and if the strategic plans resulted in a presentation for public policy discussions, or government or business direction.

2. What experience do you have analyzing economic impacts and opportunities and public policy, including for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), fuels, and infrastructure, including emission reductions, to policymakers, and stakeholders?

3. What is your experience collecting and analyzing policy-relevant data? Provide specific examples of your past and present roles, challenges you encountered, and your ability to achieve results.

4. What experience do you have working with and coordinating across multiple internal and external stakeholders?

5. What experience do you have managing contracts and agreements, and/or in designing or implementing grant funding programs?

Applications received without the SOQ will not be considered. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered in place of responses to the SOQ.

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