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Salary: $8,097.00 - $9,842.00
Posted: 03/25/2013

Job Description:


CHIEF OF THE FREIGHT TRANSPORT BRANCH. Are you interested in charting the course towards a freight transport system that is more efficient, sustainable, and competitive; overseeing a large-scale incentive program to cut diesel emissions; and achieving cleaner railroad operations in California? We are looking for a creative problem-solver with strong relationship-building and analytical skills to direct these initiatives.

The chief of this branch in the Stationary Source Division will guide the activities of four sections responsible for ARB’s overall goods movement policies and plans, including: the Sustainable Freight Strategy, the $1 billion Proposition 1B incentive program for goods movement, and Board actions to protect communities near rail yards.

The branch is leading a Boardwide initiative to build a coalition with air quality, transportation, and energy agencies (State, local, federal), ports, railroads, shippers, cargo owners, environmental advocates, and impacted communities to transform California’s freight system. The Sustainable Freight Strategy will define the path and actions towards a zero and near-zero emission freight transport system that reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gases, regional ozone and fine particles, and localized health risk. The branch will also develop measures to implement the Freight Strategy through regulations and voluntary efforts. The Prop. 1B team works with ARB regulatory sections, air districts, and the freight industry to accelerate the cleanup of diesel trucks and locomotives, and support installation of shore-based electrical power for ships. Rail-related priorities include community outreach, health risk assessments, technology evaluations, securing grants, and implementation of multiple enforceable agreements with the railroads.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The most competitive candidate will: have demonstrated an ability to build coalitions and successfully negotiate solutions to sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy; have practical experience developing transportation plans, programs, and strategies; have knowledge of local, State, and federal programs for air quality and transportation; be capable of recommending and advocating State policy on air quality and freight transport issues; be an effective leader and mentor; write effectively using direct, concise, and non-technical language; think strategically and speak articulately; be confident dealing with all levels of management; be comfortable with a flexible management structure based on project teams; readily adapt to changing priorities; travel as needed. Duty statement available upon request


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 include a one-page cover letter that highlights how you can effectively lead this program, along with 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 Pam Clymer.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Cheif of the Freight Transportation Branch 673 - 450 - 3763 - 001
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Stationary Source Division
1001 I Street, 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Pam Clymer
(916) 327-5987

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