[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Pollution Specialist, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy, California Air Resources Board

Alexis, Maureen@ARB Maureen.Alexis at arb.ca.gov
Thu Jan 25 11:52:15 MST 2018

State Air Resources Board
$4,651.00 - $9,000.00
Final Filing Date: 2/6/2018

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail

Job Description and Duties

The successful candidate will advance in timely fashion the ongoing implementation of the Stationary Source Refrigerant Management Program, an AB32 measure, in effect since 2011. The rule requires commercial and industrial facilities with refrigeration systems to follow best refrigerant management practices to keep their systems leak tight. A web based registration and reporting system is being used by more than 6,000 large and medium facilities to register and report their refrigerant usage annually as required by the rule. The successful candidate would work closely with regulated entities, contractors, and office of information services to oversee and enhance the successful operation of the web based reporting system. The successful candidate will also collect and analyze large industry specific data sets to identify trends in rule applicability and work with affected industries to improve outreach and compliance. This will include conducting surveys, developing outreach and compliance assistance materials, and presenting information at industry meetings statewide. Other responsibilities include reviewing and analyzing reported GHG emissions data, assisting in the investigation of rule violations, evaluating the effectiveness of the regulations, assisting with the proposed rule amendments, and preparing briefing papers and rulemaking documents. The successful candidate will also assist with the development of new mitigation strategies to meet the legislatively mandated HFC emission reduction targets. Some travel is required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

  *   AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST<https://hrnet.calhr.ca.gov/CalHRNet/SpecCrossReference.aspx?ClassID=3887>

Additional Documents

  *   Job Application Package Checklist<http://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobApplicationPackageChecklist.aspx?JobControlId=97353>

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):



$4,651.00 - $5,546.00 A
$5,569.00 - $6,971.00 B
$7,196.00 - $9,000.00 C

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information
The primary role of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy Section (GHGRSS) in the Research Division of ARB is to focus on implementing mitigation strategies identified in the scoping plan and developing new strategies identified in the short lived climate pollutant plan to meet the legislatively mandated targets of Assembly Bill 32 and Senate Bill 1383 respectively.  The section is responsible for developing regulatory and non-regulatory measures to address some of the most potent Greenhouse Gases (GHG) such as the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in a variety of applications such as refrigeration and air-conditioning (R/AC) and insulation foams. In addition, the section leads research efforts to inventory, determine lifecycle impacts, and evaluate the feasibility of low global warming alternates in various end use applications.
Department Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov

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.

Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 2/6/2018

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. Applicants must meet the 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 (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 www.jobs.ca.gov. 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:

State Air Resources Board
Attn: Dawnika Schenck
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Dawnika Schenck
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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 (when not applying electronically), or the 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: 1) describes why you are interested in this position, and 2) details how your qualifications and previous job experiences have prepared you for the duties and responsibilities of this 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 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 an educational background in science or engineering with general or specific knowledge of climate change, air quality and regulatory development. Demonstrated ability to operate and manage databases and knowledge of commercial 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, local air districts, U.S.EPA, and other government agencies; anticipate program needs and initiate solutions; write concisely and effectively in everyday language; effectively use common software programs; manage and analyze large datasets; 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.

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:
Beverly Bueno
(916) 323-7053
EEOP 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.

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.

Job Posting Link: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=97353
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