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Salary: $15.84 - $19.26
Posted: 01/15/2013

Job Description:


This is a Limited Term Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.

The Fuels Enforcement Section is responsible for enforcing the Air Resources Board’s motor vehicle fuels regulations. These regulations set standards to help improve air quality by controlling the formulation of gasoline, diesel fuel, and alternative fuel products (e.g., propane and biofuels).

Under close supervision of an Air Resources Supervisor I and a team of technical staff, the Air Resources Technician (ART) will assist technical enforcement staff in performing various tasks associated with inspections and investigations, as well as case preparation in instances where a violation has occurred. The ART will assist the Supervisor and technical staff with the following duties: maintaining and procuring field equipment and vehicles; collecting fuel samples at refineries, terminals, ports, and retail service stations throughout the state of California; auditing and reviewing records and data submitted by regulated parties; developing and maintaining databases; analyzing and compiling reports; issuing certificates to registrants of fuels programs, monitoring compliance with diesel and reformulated gasoline standards; and investigating complaints, tips, leads received from the public, industry, or affected stakeholders. The successful incumbent will also assist in the review and interpretation of air pollution regulation requirements, and use basic statistical and mathematical computational techniques to assist technical enforcement staff in identifying potential emission sources for inspection and/or investigation. Under close supervision, the successful incumbent will also assist with conducting research and preparation of segments of technical reports, correspondence, or documentation relating to enforcement action taken against violators and providing support in cases that are referred for litigation to a local district attorney or the Attorney General’s Office.

The ART may also be tasked with assisting other business units within the Field Operations Branch to gather samples and inspect equipment, including heavy duty diesel-powered vehicles, trailers, and TRUs at border crossings, truck stops, weigh stations, railroad terminals, ports, harbors and marinas, and assist with testing cargo tanks and other vapor recovery systems. May also assist with special project assignments.

As a condition of employment the incumbent must meet these requirements: A valid California driver’s license is required (please indicate on STD 678). The successful candidate will assist with performing inspections at refineries, terminals, and ports will therefore need to pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background security check and qualify for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Additionally, the candidate will be required to take and pass a physical exam. While conducting certain inspections, the candidate will be required to climb flights of stairs and angled ladders to heights up to 75 feet. Travel up to 50% may be required.


Knowledge of Gasoline, Diesel, and Alternative Fuel Programs, the Ocean Going Vessel Program, the Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program, and the Red-Dyed Diesel Fuel Program is highly desirable. The successful candidate should possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; have experience in working with the public and follow good customer service practices; exhibit critical thinking, analytical skills, and learning ability; maintain good attendance and follow directions, be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment. Experience with Windows operating systems and other computer programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Professional is desired. The successful candidate should have a background in or thorough understanding of enforcement operations. The most successful applicants will possess the ability to work independently and cooperatively with other staff and agencies; ability to meet deadlines; follow written and verbal instructions; use tact and good judgment in dealing with people; apply good customer service techniques; and the ability to work effectively under pressure and be available to work flexible hours.


Current State employees who are in the Air Resources Technician II classification, are list eligible, or have transfer eligibility. Qualified Air Resources Technician I candidates are encourage to apply.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of any degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Elizabeth Walker. Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Please indicate which location is desired in the explanation line of your State application. See available locations below

EL MONTE LOCATION - We are located nearby to several freeways (10, 60, 605,710). Parking is convenient, available and FREE. Public transportation via Metrolink (rail) or bus is also nearby.

SACRAMENTO LOCATION - We are located downtown in the beautiful California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) at 10th and I Street. The Light Rail Station is two blocks from CalEPA building and also close to the downtown plaza, restaurants, and gym.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Technician II 673 - 281 - 3873 - xxx
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Location County
Sacramento or El Monte Multiple
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent   1500 Hours Limited Term   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Enforcement Division
1001 I Street - 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Elizabeth Walker

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