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Salary: $4,204.00 - $8,136.00
Posted: 02/10/2014

Job Description:

Multiple Positions Available


The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is an internationally recognized air pollution control agency whose mission is to protect public health and welfare through the reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. ARB is seeking talented staff to implement the nation’s first law that tackles a major source of greenhouse gas emissions by curbing sprawl and reducing dependency on the automobile.

Senate Bill (SB) 375 is an ambitious attempt to coordinate planning for land use and transportation at a regional scale, with successful implementation expected to result in more compact, walkable communities that save infrastructure costs, reduce air pollution, improve public health and shorten commutes. ARB plays a significant role by setting emission reduction goals for the regions and working with stakeholders who develop and implement region-specific plans that meet these goals.

ARB is seeking two Air Pollution Specialists in its Southern California Office (El Monte) with the necessary skills and expertise to contribute to the implementation of SB 375 in a strong team environment within the Sustainable Communities Policy and Planning Section. Section staff works closely with air districts and transportation agencies and conducts analyses of local and regional plans, programs, and strategies. Staff evaluates land use and transportation policies and issues related to the Sustainable Communities Strategies developed by the regional Metropolitan Planning Organizations in accordance with SB 375. Staff also prepares high profile reports and presentations for Board consideration. Staff may participate in inter-agency work groups and committees that contribute to the development of strategies and tools that are important for SB 375 implementation. Staff coordinates its work with other units of ARB on inter-related topics, including but not limited to, modeling and research.


We are looking for a candidate that possesses all of the following:

  • Familiarity with local land use planning processes and policies.
  • Familiarity with regional transportation planning processes and policies.
  • College degree or work experience in urban and environmental planning or transportation desired.
  • Ability to work closely with diverse stakeholders including other government agencies, academics, and non-governmental organizations to ensure comprehensive analysis of all issues affecting SB 375 implementation.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, technical reports and policy documents and summarize complex technical information clearly and concisely for management, stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, and independently as needed.
  • Excellent organization, analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure within time constraints.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for meetings.


Air Resources Engineers and candidates in related classifications are encouraged to apply. Applications will be screened and only the most competitive 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) to the attention of Jennifer O’Hara at the address below, indicating Position #673-774-3887-xxx. Please include a brief cover letter and transcripts or copy of your degrees.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Pollution Specialist 673 - 774 - 3887 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER $4,608.00 - $8,630.00
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
Jennifer O'Hara

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