[ES_JOBS_NET] California Air Resources Board vacancy - local government and climate

Annalisa Schilla annalisa.schilla at gmail.com
Mon May 16 15:51:38 MDT 2016

Please help spread the word about this vacancy to qualified candidates.


I’m happy to talk to folks about the position.


*Job Description and Duties*

Are you ready to join a team that is committed to keeping the California
Air Resources Board at the forefront of global climate change policy?  The
Climate Action and Research Planning Section has an immediate opening for a
motivated staff person to lead the agency’s efforts to support voluntary
implementation of California’s climate change goals, with an emphasis on
local government.  The Section provides an exciting work environment with
highly motivated staff, and serves as an agency-wide resource for
developing the Board’s annual research plan, develops tools and guidance
for local governments, small businesses, and others to help California meet
its climate goals, and performs and guides novel research on sustainable
communities, green buildings, advanced clean cars, and low carbon fuels.
The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and coordinating
cutting-edge scientific and technical research, reports, and tools to
support the Board’s decision-making to promote voluntary greenhouse gas
reductions.  The candidate should be familiar with relevant state climate
change policies, local and regional climate change planning, existing tools
that are used in those efforts, and cognizant of the complexities of
climate change planning efforts, including their reliance on human behavior
and interaction with other policies.

The incumbent will be responsible for assessing, developing, and improving
tools, resources, and other strategies to promote voluntary greenhouse gas
reductions for use by local governments, as well as households and small
businesses, to be hosted on the CoolCalifornia.org site.  The selected
candidate will also be responsible for quantitatively evaluating the
efficacy of existing greenhouse gas reduction strategies and developing
methods to measure and track their implementation.  This position requires
extensive coordination with academia, government, and other organizations
to keep ARB apprised of the current state of research and to unify and
integrate efforts and tools, and the candidate should be comfortable making
presentations and communicating the section’s objectives to nontechnical

*Annalisa Schilla, Ph.D. | *Air Resources Board | Climate Action and
Research Planning | 916.322.8514 office | 916.322.4357 fax |
aschilla at arb.ca.gov

*The climate change challenge facing us is real.  For a list of simple
actions you can take to reduce your environmental impact, visit  *
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