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Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,630.00
Posted: 11/06/2013

Job Description:


The Climate Change Reporting Section (CCRS) in the Air Quality Planning and Science Division is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the team implementing California’s mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting program. The CCRS is responsible for the development of emissions calculation methodologies to support regulations and tools for the reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) by significant sources in California. In particular, we are looking for individuals with strong technical skills and policy sensitivity who are interested in contributing to the GHG reporting process. The work will include meetings with stakeholder groups, review and development of GHG calculation methods using engineering principles from significant sources or sources with high uncertainties, and implementation of adopted regulations. Incumbents will be instrumental in reporting planning activities, including working with the verification section on developing guidance for their third party verifiers of GHG emission inventories. Duties will include organizing and conducting public meetings and being able to explain technical air pollution and climate change issues in everyday language. As part of an interdisciplinary team, incumbents will work with ARB staff as well as other state and federal government agencies, environmental, and community organizations.


The most competitive candidates will be highly motivated, self-starting, and enthusiastic and will possess the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of management, government and industry. They will have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to handle sensitive and confidential assignments with tact and diplomacy; the ability to handle rapidly changing priorities, and the ability to work under pressure and time constraints. The incumbent must have a strong engineering background. Understanding of the emission processes and input/output energy balances that occur at electricity generation or cogeneration facilities is helpful. In addition, experience conducting economic analyses is a plus. The ability to analyze data, develop solutions and present information effectively both orally and in writing, and the ability to gain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work, are essential. Occasional travel may be required. Only the most qualified individuals will be interviewed. Please submit an original application (State Std. 678) and reference Position #673-727-3735-001. Include a copy of your degrees, references, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.


Air Pollution Specialists and qualified candidates in other classifications 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 Mary Heckman at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Resources Engineer 673 - 727 - 3735 - 001
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST $4,204.00 - $8,136.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Air Resources Board/AQPSD
1001 I Street, 7th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mary Heckman
(916) 322-6021

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