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Salary: $4,204.00 - $7,899.00
Posted: 01/16/2013

Job Description:


The Vehicle Enforcement Section (VES) is looking for a motivated, energetic individual to join our enforcement team. Primary duties are to investigate, develop, and resolve enforcement cases involving violations of California's motor vehicle emission control laws. This is a high level productivity environment with high expectations. Some vehicle-related inspections will be required which have overnight travel. The focus of our work in VES revolves around investigating complaints, tips, and leads concerning potentially non-compliant vehicles, and initiating enforcement actions when necessary. A solid case file and evidence will need to be established and used to develop and track the case to resolution, whether it is through a mutual settlement or litigation. The successful incumbent will work closely with the Air Resources Board's (ARB) Office of Legal Affairs and private industry attorneys and consultants, with the possibility that you could be deposed or called upon to testify in court. The successful incumbent must be able to understand and interpret complex air pollution regulation requirements and apply that knowledge to your daily activities. Big picture thinking is critical in keeping Management informed regarding the accomplishment of Branch goals and efficient use of limited resources. You will work and collaborate with other ARB Divisions and technical staff in identifying potential emission sources for inspection and/or investigation. Good communications skills and an outgoing personality are essential in developing a close working relationship with staff located in El Monte, CA. Must be able to conduct research and prepare clear and concise technical reports, correspondence, and documentation relating to air pollution regulations and violations. May be assigned to special projects as necessary. Travel up to 20% may be required.


The successful candidate should have knowledge of the Enforcement Division's role and mission within ARB. Experience and knowledge with gasoline and diesel motor vehicle engines and emission control systems is highly desirable. Additionally, knowledge of On-Road Vehicle, Off-Road Vehicle, and Marine Pleasure Craft Programs is helfpul. Perseverance, patience, critical thinking and analytical skills are a must. The successful candidate should possess excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, and excellent organizational skills. Good attendance is required. Must learn quickly and be able to work both independently and as a team member. Experience with Windows operating systems and other computer programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Professional is required. The successful candidate should have a background in or have a thorough understanding of enforcement operations. Must be comfortable with confrontational situations while using tact and good judgment dealing with members of the public and industry representatives. The successful applicant will possess the ability to work cooperatively with other staff and agencies. Must have the ability to meet deadlines and follow written and verbal instructions. Must be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure. May be required to work flexible hours.


Qualified Air Resources Engineer candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Elizabeth Walker at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Pollution Specialist 673 - 271 - 3887 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER $4,608.00 - $8,379.00
Location County
Sacramento or El Monte Multiple
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Enforcement Division
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Elizabeth Walker

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