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POSITION TITLE: Deputy Executive Officer, Air Resources Board FINAL FILING DATE: Friday, October 19, 2012
SALARY RANGE: $ 9,018.00 - $ 9,939.00 / Month BULLETIN ID: 10052012_2

Under the administrative direction of the Executive Officer, provides direction, policy advice and guidance to three Board divisions in the performance of their mandated program responsibilities.

The position assists the Executive Officer by directing the State’s motor vehicle pollution control program for smog and greenhouse gas emissions, its air monitoring program, and its laboratories. These activities involve policy formulation, regulation development and implementation, incentive program design and implementation, data generation and analysis, quality control, and emergency response. These activities impact and require close cooperation with federal, local and other state air pollution control programs, as well as many businesses worldwide. As part of the Executive Staff, the Deputy may represent ARB at the Legislature and local and federal agencies, and may serve on public-private partnerships. The Deputy also coordinates special projects as assigned by the Executive Officer to carry out Board policy.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Either I
Must be a State civil service employee with permanent civil service status or who previously had permanent status in the State civil service.

Must be a current or former employee of the Legislature, with two or more consecutive years as defined in Government code § 18990.

Must be a current or former non-elected exempt employee of the Executive Branch with two or more consecutive years (excluding those positions for which salaries are set by statute) as defined in Government Code § 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 1. Supervisory/administrative experience in a line or staff activity, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Levels 2 and 3. Broad administrative or program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Levels 4 and 5. Extensive managerial and program administrative experience which has included substantial responsibility for a combination of management functions such as program planning; policy formulation; organization coordination and control; and fiscal and personnel management. Where high technical professional qualifications are of primary importance in performing the duties of a given CEA position, then the above required experience may have been in a staff capacity exercising professional skills to influence and contribute to program, policy, and methods of providing those professional services. Primary examples are medical doctors and attorneys.

• Ability and experience analyzing 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 transportation related industries, and methods of pollution reduction

• Understanding of combustion and the technologies that reduce mobile source emissions, and how those emissions create air pollution and global warming

• 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

• Experience in managing large incentive and/or grant programs

• 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 and

• Knowledge of fiscal and personnel management practices.

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 Deputy Executive Officer, Air Resources Board, 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.)

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: Kimberly Russell by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date Questions concerning this position should be directed to Kimberly Russell at (916) 327-3515 or

Interested applicants must submit:

Applications must be submitted by the final filing date to:

1001 I Street/P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812
Kimberly Russell | (916) 327-3515 |

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