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POSITION TITLE: Chief, Planning and Technical Support Division FINAL FILING DATE: Wednesday, December 26, 2012
SALARY RANGE: $ 8,594.00 - $ 9,476.00 / Month BULLETIN ID: 12112012_4

Under the broad direction of the Deputy Executive Officer, the Chief of the Planning and Technical Support Division plans, organizes, and directs the work of the Division’s program staff; formulates policy and strategy recommendations to the Executive Office and the Air Resources Board (ARB or 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 tools, procedures, and studies to provide sound scientific foundation for policy decisions. The 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.

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.

• Managerial experience and demonstrated leadership, creativity and sound judgment in directing a group of multi-disciplinary professionals to implement a complex, sensitive program;

• Ability to successfully manage a matrix organizational structure and accomplish project objectives within schedule and budget;

• Ability to formulate and implement sound policy recommendations that integrate technical engineering, scientific, economic, environmental, and legal considerations;

• Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

• Knowledge of policy and technical issues associated with air pollution control strategies, development of State Implementation Plans (SIP), land use and transportation strategies, and market based pollution reduction programs;

• Knowledge of the scientific foundation for air pollution control and technical tools and models used in ARB programs;

• Detailed knowledge of how State and federal governments function, and the State rulemaking process;

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior representatives of the automobile industry, regulated facilities, environmental groups, the Legislature, media organizations, and government agencies;

• General understanding and awareness of multicultural protocols and sensitivity to cultural differences; and

• Ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy in sensitive interactions with stakeholders.

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, Planning and Technical Support 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.

Each candidate will be assigned a rating and will be notified in writing of their final score. In order to be successful in this examination, a minimum rating of 70.00% must be attained. 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.


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
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