Job Posting

State Air Resources Board

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING

JC-84816 - AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST

Final Filing Date: 10/25/2017

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-84816
Position #(s):
673-710-3887-036
Classification:
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST
$4,651.00 - $5,546.00 A
$5,569.00 - $6,971.00 B
$7,196.00 - $9,000.00 C
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Transportation Analysis section (TAS) of Transportation Planning Branch (TPB) has an opening for an Air Pollution Specialist to support multi-pollutant transportation planning and policy development to meet California’s air pollution and climate change goals. The successful candidate will be part of a team that integrates highly technical analyses with policy considerations to help inform transportation policy development. The candidate will conduct transportation-related technical analyses including evaluation of regional transportation plans (RTPs) and sustainable communities strategies (SCSs), important statewide climate and air quality planning efforts such as the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Scoping Plan, and transportation investment programs like the Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB 1).

The mission of the TAS is to provide technical expertise in transportation planning tasks including reviewing the modeling tools used by the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and assessing the relationship between transportation, land use and environmental impacts. The section is responsible for evaluating Sustainable Communities Strategies to determine whether the SCSs could meet the GHG reduction goals established by CARB. The Section works with local and regional planning agencies throughout California to develop conformity budgets and to encourage adoption of aggressive plans and policies that reduce criteria pollutants and GHG emissions from vehicle travel. In addition, the section actively participates in inter-agency technical advisory committees that develop modeling guidelines and design statewide travel survey to understand travel behavior. 
Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov

Job Description and Duties

ARB is seeking an Air Pollution Specialist for its Sacramento office with the necessary skills and expertise to contribute to the implementation of SB375 in a strong team environment within the branch and across the agency. The selected candidate will be responsible for applying scientific methods, and analytical skills to evaluate transportation projects and develop conformity budgets. This will require proficiencies and experience in mobile source emission inventory models and applications. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for answering inquiries and assisting the public in matters relating to the functions of ARB as part of public meetings or workshops, especially related to conformity budgets and emissions inventory. The candidate will also be responsible for developing new quantification methodologies for assessing the impact of various innovative transportation policies/technologies on emissions.

Special Requirements

The language under the who may apply section of this bulletin is standard template language that cannot be altered. However, for this vacancy, ARB will not consider Training and Development assignments.
The language under the who may apply section of this bulletin is standard template language that cannot be altered.  However, for this vacancy, ARB will not consider Training and Development assignments. 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: 10/25/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.gov.

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. 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.
  • Other -
    please include a concise, well-written one page cover letter that describes your interest in this position
    Please include a concise, well-written one page cover letter that describes your interest in this position
  • Other -
    an original writing sample that is no more than 2 pages (excerpts from a larger document are acceptable)
    an original writing sample that is no more than 2 pages (excerpts from a larger document are acceptable)
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Degree/Diploma
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 candidate that possesses all of the following: familiarity with regional transportation planning processes and policies; knowledge of transportation conformity process; ability to conduct technical evaluations of transportation projects; ability to develop technical reports and policy documents; ability to communicate complex technical and policy information clearly and concisely for management, stakeholders, and the general public; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams in and outside of an organization; excellent organization, written and oral communication skills; ability to work under pressure within time constraints; and ability to travel occasionally for meetings. 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 ideal candidate will possess scientific and policy experience in transportation planning and mobile source emissions. The strongest candidate will have the knowledge of the transportation planning process, policy, programs and projects; experience in running mobile source emission inventory models (EMFAC); significant experience in statistical analysis to examine travel data; ability to use databases (MS Access, SQL) and programming (R, Python); evaluate travel data to develop thoughtful and effective new strategies to reduce criteria/GHG emissions; working knowledge of ArcGIS; excellent writing and communication skills; experience performing analyses with limited information; ability to generate high-quality products in short timeframes; gain a comprehensive understanding of ARB programs; be able to explain difficult concepts and calculations in less technical language. The most competitive candidate will also be highly motivated and enthusiastic with strong work ethics, will possess the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of management, and travel and work overtime occasionally.  

Contact Information

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

  • Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Christine Seghers
    (916) 323-4957
    cseghers@arb.ca.gov
  • 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
    EEOP@arb.ca.gov
  • 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.
  

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  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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