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

Under the general supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) in the Transportation Integration and Policy Office of the Fuels and Transportation Division, the Air Pollution Specialist (APS) will perform complex work in fuel and technology evaluations and opportunities, data research and analysis, and agreement management. Work focuses on opportunities to advance zero- and near zero-emission technologies that will transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to meet the state’s climate change policies.

The primary task of the incumbent is to establish and track key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics across a wide range of projects and funding opportunities. This will include measurement and analysis of past, current, and future grant funding opportunities and projects to gain better insight on costs, timelines, outcomes, and other key metrics to gauge success and find improvements. The incumbent will participate in analytical studies, research, planning and data assessment. The incumbent will gather, tabulate, and analyze data; track and evaluate KPIs associated with program projects; and, track and assess equitable outcomes in the clean transportation sector.

The incumbent will also support the CEC’s work to ensure equity in our investments and policies to ensure equitable outcomes. In addition, the incumbent will support efforts such as the Benefits Report. The incumbent will work across divisions and with sister agencies; consult with equity stakeholders and environmental justice organizations; work independently and collaboratively across the division in a team to develop strategies to educate staff, promote and embed equity in solicitations and other CTP products; demonstrate acumen in assessing state and federal policies; manage agreements and contracts; develop and lead solicitations; and prepare correspondence.

This position includes responsibility for tracking and promoting equitable project deployment (including projects that benefit low-income, disadvantaged, or historically underserved Californians and communities), quantifying benefits from zero- and near zero-emission technologies, complex analyses, public presentations, and agreement management in the Program Integration Unit, Transportation Integration and Production Office, as part of the Clean Transportation Program, commensurate with educational background and abilities.

Minimum Qualifications: Your application, resume, and other material must highlight how your experience relates to the minimum qualifications of this classification. If the minimum qualifications are not met we cannot consider you for this position. The specific minimum qualifications for this classification can be found on the classification spec under the minimum qualifications heading at the following link: Air Pollution Specialist


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

Working Conditions

The California Energy Commission offers a hybrid workplace model that is designed to support a distributed workforce of both office-based and remote-centric workers that relies on a high level of telework. Limited-in person attendance and occasional travel may be required based on the needs of the division. Regular and consistent attendance - whether office-based or remote-centric - is essential to the successful performance in this position. This position is remote centered which means the incumbent works 50 percent or more of their time monthly from an alternate work location (i.e., teleworking). Travel may be required to attend workshops, community meetings, and hearings, and to visit project sites.

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 - $10,327.00
# 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 is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, and leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!


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 encourages a hybrid workplace model that is designed to support a distributed workforce of both office-based and remote-centric workers. The California Energy Commission headquarters are located in Sacramento, California.

The Fuels and Transportation Division (FTD) administers the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program (CTP). The Clean Transportation Program is California’s lead program in deploying zero-emission vehicle infrastructure to support electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The CTP typically has an annual budget of approximately $100 million to invest in a broad portfolio of transportation projects, with a focus on zero-emission vehicle infrastructure projects. In addition, California has made a substantial one-time investment in infrastructure and manufacturing of approximately $4 billion to support California’s economic recovery and ensure equitable access to infrastructure. These projects will help reduce California’s use and dependence on petroleum transportation fuels and increase the use of alternative, renewable, and zero-emission fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Further, these investments and projects will improve public health by reducing air pollution in our communities.

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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 322961
  3. RPA 610-059 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678)
  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.


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.


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 610-059 | JC 322961
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 610-059 | JC 322961
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - See Instructions Below
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:
  • Ability to reason logically and creatively while using a variety of analytical techniques, tools, and software.
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis processes for monitoring, tracking and reporting on public programs and investments.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of various methods used for implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including designing KPIs, tracking them, and using them to improve programs or set benchmarks.
  • Effective analytical and report writing skills, including proper grammar and punctuation.
  • Ability to gather, compile, analyze, and interpret written and numerical research data and prepare research and statistical reports.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate technical ideas, data, and information effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to make effective presentations and interact effectively with both internal and external parties.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including working effectively with a team on time-sensitive projects.
  • Proficiency on a personal computer and familiarity with word processing, database management, spreadsheets, models, and graphics.
  • Knowledge of clean transportation and energy analysis protocols and intermediate competency in MS Office™, presentation software, mobile applications, and software models.


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

Statement of Qualifications Instructions

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 and explain your answers thoroughly. Please include relevant places of employment, pertinent dates, duties performed, etc. when responding to each question. Responses shall be no longer than two pages, single-spaced with no smaller than 12-point font.  

The responses shall address the following:

  1. Describe your experience with analysis of economic impacts, opportunities, and public policy, for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), fuels, and infrastructure, including emissions reductions.  Please include any and all experience you have with equity projects.
  2. Describe your experience developing, tracking, and reporting on Key Performance Indicators.
  3. Describe your experience communicating technical information to a non-technical audience. What are some key points of consideration.
  4. Describe your experience with project management, and/or designing or implementing funding opportunities.

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)
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