[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board

Miller, Karin@ARB Karin.Miller at arb.ca.gov
Mon Aug 1 17:00:01 MDT 2016

State Air Resources Board<http://www.arb.ca.gov/>
Final Filing Date: 8/12/2016
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.
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.
Position Details
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$4,560.00 - $8,824.00

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Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Job Description and Duties
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy Section (GHGRSS) in the Research Division of ARB is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the team responsible to create a comprehensive mitigation program for Fluorinated gases (F-gas), particularly hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).  HFCs are potent Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) that are the fastest growing source of GHG emissions in the state, nationally, and globally.  The section is responsible for developing regulatory and non-regulatory measures to address F-gases used in a variety of applications such as refrigeration and air-conditioning (R/AC) and foams. In addition, the section leads research efforts to inventory, determine lifecycle impacts and identify mitigation strategies for highly potent GHGs.
The successful candidate will advance in a timely fashion the development and implementation of new measures to meet the emission reduction goals set in the Short-Lived Climate Pollution strategy. These measures will help California meet the overall GHG emission reduction goals. Demonstrated experience with rule development and implementation, in-depth understanding of F-gas sources, emissions, and mitigation opportunities; close relationships with industry, academics, and government agencies; understanding of scientific principles are highly desirable. The successful candidate will also assist in updates to the state's F-gas emissions inventory, initiate research in the areas of inventory and alternate technologies, and prepare briefing papers and rulemaking documents.  The position requires close interaction, coordination, and teamwork with a broad range of industry experts, trade associations, scientists, engineers, and policymakers, as well as industry, and government organizations.
Special Requirements
If required to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you must include a copy of your degree and/or unofficial transcripts in order to be considered for this position.
Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.
Final Filing Date: 8/12/2016
Who May Apply
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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. Applicants must meet any Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s). 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:

  *   State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  *   Degree and/or School Transcripts
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.

In order to be eligible for this position you must take the supplemental application exam, demonstrating you meet the education and/or experience requirements.   You must score a minimum of 70% to be placed on the eligibility list.  Click here<https://www.jobs.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/3PB05.PDF> for the exam bulletin, which includes a link to the exam.

Click here<http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/3887.aspx> to review the Air Pollution Specialist class specifications.
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 who can demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, and resourcefulness; possesses excellent written and oral communication skills; has program planning and implementation experience; is able to understand technical and policy issues; has strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and works effectively with other staff.  The successful candidate will have a strong educational background in science or with general or specific knowledge of climate change, air quality and regulatory development. Knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning systems is highly desirable.  The most competitive applicants will have the demonstrated ability to: work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse stakeholder group including the public, other government agencies, and research organizations; anticipate program needs and initiate solutions; write concisely and effectively in everyday language; effectively use common software programs; communicate persuasively with agency executives and community members; and elicit cooperation and collaboration from a wide variety of stakeholders. The candidate must also be able to work independently, as a team member, and as a team leader, and have excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to work proactively and efficiently on multiple projects with strict deadlines is expected.
Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.
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:
Melissa Lavrigata
(916) 322-8001

  *   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:
Lori Lopez
(916) 323-7053
lori.lopez at 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.
Job posting:

Karin Miller
Administrative Section
ARB Research Division
karin.miller at arb.ca.gov<mailto:karin.miller at arb.ca.gov>

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