Title: AIR POLLUTION SPECIALIST Salary: $4,204.00 - $8,136.00 Posted: 04/07/2014
The Climate Change Program Monitoring Section has an opening for an enthusiastic Air Pollution Specialist to conduct a variety of activities related to development and analysis of greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs. The Climate Change Program Monitoring Section is responsible for oversight of the California Cap-and-Trade market and plays an integral role in the continued development and evaluation of the emissions market. The successful candidate will evaluate and develop tools for analysis and monitoring of the emissions trading program, incentives, voluntary actions, offsets, and other approaches to further the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Experience with regulatory oversight, tracking and monitoring tools, scientific and engineering principals and economic analysis is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in a successful candidate with experience in environmental, energy or commodities markets. The successful candidate will require close interaction and teamwork with a broad range of internal and external market experts, scientists, engineers, and policymakers, as well as industry and environmental organizations, and community groups. The successful candidate may act in a lead capacity or as part of a team.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS :
The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate initiative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to understand technical and policy issues, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, work effectively with other staff and coordinate with community, industry and government stakeholders. The successful candidate must also be able to work independently or in a team setting and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to evaluate technical data as well as a strong background in environmental market programs, air pollution, engineering, economics and public policy. This position is subject to a background check, including felony convictions and credit, because the incumbent may have access to highly sensitive carbon market information and/or the ability to electronically control such information.
WHO MAY APPLY :
Air Resources Engineers and other related classifications are also encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit an original application (State Std. 678). PLEASE INCLUDE A ONE-PAGE COVER LETTER THAT HIGHLIGHTS HOW YOU CAN EFFECTIVELY LEAD THIS PROGRAM. 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. EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Please reference position number 673-463-3887-XXX on your application and include any other relevant documents (e.g., unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Pam Clymer at the address indicated below.
SACRAMENTO LOCATION - We are located downtown in the beautiful California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) at 10th and I Street. The Light Rail Station is two blocks from the Cal/EPA building and also close to the downtown plaza, restaurants, and gym.
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