[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Resources Engineer - Climate Investments Implementation Section, California Air Resources Board

Varadarajan, Charanya@ARB charanya.varadarajan at arb.ca.gov
Wed Dec 14 13:32:10 MST 2016

The job-op is posted at the California State Jobs website:

State Air Resources Board
Final Filing Date: 12/19/2016

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.

Position Details
Job Control #:


Position #(s):



$4,998.00 - $5,959.00 A
$5,723.00 - $7,160.00 B
$7,055.00 - $8,824.00 C
$7,481.00 - $9,361.00 D

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Job Description and Duties
CLIMATE INVESTMENTS, IMPLEMENTATION SECTION.  Are you interested in working on climate change and improving the environment and public health of California's communities?  We are seeking an Air Resources Engineer to implement the California Climate Investments program, which utilizes Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds for transportation, land-use and housing, energy, natural resources, and waste diversion projects that further the purposes of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), reduce greenhouse gases to meet 2020, 2030, and 2050 targets, and benefit the State's most disadvantaged and low income communities.  Position responsibilities include conducting technical and policy assessments for ARB and the 14+ State agencies administering the program to ensure investments reduce GHG emissions and provide environmental, economic, and public-health benefits to these communities.  You will use engineering principles to develop innovative and robust analytical methods to assess the air quality, and other environmental, economic, and public health co-benefits of these investments to the State.  You will also work within the section to ensure program accessibility for disadvantaged communities, evaluate large data sets using statistics and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to assess the spatial and temporal distribution of benefits, and develop reports and interactive maps designed to provide accountability and transparency on the use of these dollars to the Board, the Administration, the Legislature, and the public.
This position will require communication and coordination with numerous State agencies, local governments, industry groups, and advocates for community and environmental interests.  Duties also include presenting program information and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to ARB management and executives, other government agencies, businesses, communities, and advocacy groups.  Travel is required.  Information on the program may be found on our website:  www.arb.ca.gov/auctionproceeds<http://www.arb.ca.gov/auctionproceeds>

Application Instructions
Final Filing Date: 12/19/2016

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

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.
  *   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.

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 individual with an analytical, creative, and agile mind who can build rapport with communities and their advocates.  Key qualifications and skills include:  an engineering background with academic or practical experience focused on air quality, transportation, combustion, energy, natural resources, or waste systems; ability to utilize GIS and other mapping tools; and education or experience in developing or applying environmental and economic cost/benefit analyses and models.  You must also have the demonstrated ability to:  anticipate program needs and initiate solutions; write concisely and effectively in everyday language; communicate persuasively with program stakeholders; critically evaluate technical data and perform accurate analyses with limited information; generate high-quality products in short timeframes; work productively in project teams; elicit cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders; use tact and diplomacy; maintain a sense of humor under pressure; and travel within the State.  The ideal candidate will also be fluent in Spanish and have demonstrated skills or experience with:  environmental justice policies and programs, including effective techniques for community engagement; air quality and health risk assessment modeling; implementation of regulatory, permitting, or incentive-based air pollution control programs that cut localized health risks; and the California budget and legislative processes.  Duty statement available upon request.

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 at 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:
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.

Charanya Varadarajan, Ph.D., QEP
Manager, Climate Investments Implementation Section
Transportation and Toxics Division
California Air Resources Board
(916) 322-1223


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