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Salary: $8,097.00 - $9,842.00
Posted: 07/17/2013

Job Description:


The Planning and Technical Support Division is looking for a Chief of the Air Quality and Transportation Planning Branch that is responsible for developing sustainable transportation strategies for achieving federal air quality standards and for meeting the State’s climate changes goals including implementation of SB 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008. Branch staff conducts complex analyses of the impacts of technology and transportation system changes over time on the emissions of air quality and climate pollutant from cars and trucks including the emissions from the related energy production. The Chief is responsible for the Air Resources Board's (ARB) interface with the State’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) agencies and local transportation planning agencies as they develop sustainable transportation plans and strategies for air quality and climate change. This work also encompasses ARB’s implementation of federal conformity requirements under the Clean Air Act. The Chief coordinates with local air districts on transportation planning, with ARB’s Stationary Source Division on sustainable freight initiatives, and with ARB’s mobile source regulatory divisions on technology analyses and rule development.


Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability manage complex technical programs; broad knowledge of ARB programs and policies, especially ARB’s mobile source control program; understanding of the State’s transportation planning systems at the State and local level, including experience working with MPOs; project planning and project management experience; and the ability to effectively interact with other government agencies, industry, and the general public.


Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. Appointments may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a State application (STD 678). On page one of the completed standard Sate 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 to the attention of Rachel Kirlis at the address indicated below.

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.

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Working Title Position Number
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
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Planning & Technical Support Division
P.O. BOX 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812
Rachel Kirlis
(916) 627-6181

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