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Salary: $7,377.00 - $9,234.00
Posted: 11/01/2013

Job Description:


Pending Approval

The Air Resources Board (ARB) Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) coordinates ARB actions/response to all legislative matters, which include making recommendations for appropriate ARB policy and program changes to address legislative issues, preparing legislative proposals, analyzing all State air quality and climate change legislation, representing ARB before legislative committees, serving as ARB contact on legislative matters for the Agency, the Department of Finance, and the Governor’s Office, and serving as an ARB liaison with legislators and their staff. ARB’s OLA provides technical expertise and policy advice to the Administration on legislative matters, and serves as a resource for legislative staff and members on air quality and climate change issues.

The OLA is seeking an Air Resources Supervisor I (ARS I) to managing the day-to-day operations of the office. Under the direct management of the Legislative Director, the ARS I will work with staff to develop their responses to legislative inquiries and bill analyses, communicating with ARB upper management, California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), the Department of Finance, the Governor’s Office, and the Legislature, and overseeing the development and transmittal of other key work products such as the annual legislative summary and mandated reports. The position will coordinate with other divisions and offices of ARB, outside agencies, as well as industry and other stakeholders.


The successful candidate will have strong technical and policy skills, be team-oriented, demonstrate discretion with confidential information, be able to meet firm deadlines and have the ability to lead a team in the review and development of recommendations that span all areas of ARB. Knowledge of air quality and climate change programs is critical. Knowledge of the legislative process is desirable but not necessary. Please provide a writing sample with your application. Excellent writing and communication skills, organization, and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.


Well-qualified Staff Services Managers, Environmental Program Managers, and related classifications with the desired skills are encouraged to apply. Duty statement is available upon request. To apply, please submit an original application (State Std. 678). Please provide a short cover letter, and an original writing sample that is no more than 3 pages (excerpts from a larger document are acceptable). Electronic submittal of applications will not be accepted. If you are not a current of former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility.

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.

Please reference position number 673-020-3762-XXX on your application and include any other relevant documents (e.g., unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Robin Neese at the address indicated below.

SACRAMENTO LOCATION - We are located downtown in the beautiful Cal/EPA at 10th and I Street. The Light Rail Station is two blocks from the Cal/EPA building and is also close to the downtown plaza, restaurants, and gym.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Office of The Legislative Affairs
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812
Robin Neese
(916) 322-2896

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Notice: 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. Learn all about it.

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