The Assistant Division Chief will be responsible for the overall direction of SSD activities for a subset of key programs, based on the Division's needs together with the interests and expertise of the successful candidate. The Division's focus areas include: AB32/climate change, fuels, energy/industrial sources, diesel and freight transport, incentive programs, and air toxics. The Assistant Division Chief will be responsible for: formulating and guiding the development of policy, programs, strategies, and regulations to meet ARB objectives; representing ARB in meetings with the Administration, the Legislature, international and national government agencies, air districts and other local agencies, businesses, communities, and advocacy groups; reviewing and editing documents; and performing special projects as necessary. In addition, the Assistant Division Chief will assist the Division Chief in planning, tracking and managing Division staff, contracts, and funding; as well as serve as acting Division Chief when needed.
The most competitive candidate will: be an effective leader and mentor; have demonstrated an ability to successfully negotiate solutions to sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy; have knowledge of local, State, and federal programs for air quality, climate, transportation, and energy; have demonstrated regulatory, planning, and incentives experience on major projects in these areas; be capable of recommending, advocating, and defending State policy; write effectively using direct, concise, and non-technical language; think strategically and speak articulately; be able to work effectively across divisions, with all levels of management, and a wide variety of government, business, and environmental stakeholders; be comfortable with a flexible management structure based on project teams; readily adapt to changing priorities; travel as needed; and possess a sense of humor. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.
This position is subject to a background check, including felony convictions and credit, because this Assistant Division Chief may have access to highly sensitive carbon market information and/or the ability to electronically control such information.
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WHO MAY 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 Pam Clymer at the address below.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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