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POSITION TITLE: Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division FINAL FILING DATE: Monday, April 8, 2013
SALARY RANGE: $ 8,594.00 - $ 9,476.00 / Month BULLETIN ID: 03262013_1

Under the broad direction of the Deputy Executive Officer, the Chief of the Mobile Source Operations Division plans, organizes, and directs the work of the Division’s program engineering, testing and certification staff; formulates policy and strategy recommendations to the Executive Officer and Board; advises and assists in the development, planning, and strategic and technical evaluation on air quality programs and policies; directs programs related to the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act and California’s clean air laws; directs the development of testing equipment, procedures, and studies to provide sound scientific foundation for policy decisions. The Division Chief acts as a member of the Executive Staff and represents the Board in meetings with legislative staff, State, federal, other states, and international agencies, and with national and international vehicle manufacturers, vehicle dealers, parts manufacturers, and the general public. The Division Chief directly supervises four Branch Chiefs, one Associate Governmental Program Analyst, and one Library Technician.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Either I
Must be a current State civil service employee with permanent civil service status, as defined in Government Code Section 18546.

Must be a current or former employee of the Legislature, who resigned or was released from service within the last 12 months, and with two or more consecutive years of service as defined in Government Code Section 18990.

Must be a current or former nonelected exempt employee of the Executive Branch of government who resigned or was released from service within the last 12 months, and with two or more consecutive years of service (excluding those positions for which the salaries are set by statute) as defined by Government Code Section 18992.

Must be a person retired from the United States military, honorably discharged from active military duty with a service-connected disability, or honorably discharged from active duty as defined in Government Code Section 18991.

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:
(1) Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

(2) Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.
These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

CEA Level A Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Level B Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Level C Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

• Ability to analyze technical, environmental, economic, legal and policy factors and develop comprehensive policies that achieve the Board’s air quality and global warming protection goals.

• Managerial experience that has demonstrated leadership in motivating and directing mid and senior level managers to accomplish program objectives.

• Knowledge of the sources of air pollution, the business practices of industries with significant sources, and the methods of pollution reduction.

• Understanding of scientific chemical/physical processes that create air pollution and global warming, both at sources and in the atmosphere.

• Experience in programs and operations of the Air Resources Board and the California Environmental Protection Agency.

• Experience in management of economic analyses that are used to design cost-effective regulations and employ market-based incentives.

• Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to design and deliver concise and effective oral and written presentations to the Board, other officials and stakeholders.

• Knowledge of federal, State, and local air pollution control programs.

• Knowledge of fiscal and personnel management practices.

• Managerial/supervisor experience that has demonstrated leadership, creativity, and sound judgment, in directing a complex, scientific air quality program.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, State, and local air quality officials, citizen groups, and stakeholders.

• Ability to coordinate with federal, State, and local regulatory agencies on mobile source issues.

A minimum rating of 70% must be attained to obtain list eligibility. Hiring interviews may be conducted with the most qualified candidates. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results. The result of this examination will be used only to fill the position of Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division, with the AIR RESOURCES BOARD, STATE. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

The Results of this examination will be used only to fill this position and may be used to fill subsequent vacancies for this position for a period of up to twelve months.

The application form submitted MUST be accompanied by a Statement of Qualifications detailing the experience, knowledge, ability or potential to meet the Desirable Qualifications. The Statement of Qualifications should be no longer than two pages. (Resumes are optional and do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.)

A CEA Review Panel will screen all qualified job-related education and experience in relation to other qualified applicants. Should the review panel find it necessary, interviews of the most qualified candidates may be conducted. The review panel will then provide its evaluation of the competitive group to the Executive Officer who will make the final selection.

All interested applicants should submit a completed Standard State Application (Std. 678), and a "Statement of Qualifications" detailing how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the Minimum Requirements and Desirable Qualifications for the position to the California Air Resources Board, Human Resources Branch, 1001 “I” Street/P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812, Attention: Nancy Brito by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Nancy Brito at (916) 324-9238 or

Interested applicants must submit:

Applications must be submitted by the final filing date to:

AIR RESOURCES BOARD, STATE, Administration Services Division/Human Resources Branch
1001 I Street/P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812
Nancy Brito | (916) 324-9238 |

If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark the appropriate box in Part 2 of the "Examination Application." You will be contacted to make specific arrangements.

If you meet the requirements stated in this bulletin, you may take this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination described on this bulletin will be compared with the performance of others who take this test, and all candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.

The AIR RESOURCES BOARD, STATE reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

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Class specs:  CEA and Exempt Appointees