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Salary: $4,204.00 - $7,899.00
Posted: 02/13/2013

Job Description:


Inspections: Using scientific methods and principles inspect vehicles and equipment subject to the Cargo Tank Program, Heavy Duty Vehicle Inspection Program, the Emission Control Label Program, the Commercial Vehicle Idling Program, the School Bus Idling Program, Vapor Recovery Program, and the Red-Dyed Diesel Fuel Program. Collect samples and protect sample integrity, properly maintain complete and accurate records of inspections and sample results, and cite violations, as necessary. Frequent travel to various parts of the state for inspection purposes is required. Investigate notifications, complaints, tips and leads concerning potential violations of any diesel, cargo tank or vapor recovery programs. Interview complainants, informants, witnesses, suspected violators and other individuals. Perform audits of private and public records, analyze evidence and documents, collect and catalog evidence, conduct surveillance, take photographs, and utilize other applicable techniques. Assist in obtaining search/inspection warrants. Analyze collected data and test reports, and prepare investigative reports that will ultimately lead to corrective action, settlement or referral. Properly maintain evidence and case files. Review case files to determine accuracy and completeness. Brief management and legal staff on findings. Assist with case prosecution and settlements. Conduct field inspections of cargo handling equipment and TRUs used at railroad terminals and seaports, conduct field inspections related to complaints, tips, and leads involving non-compliant vehicles or equipment, perform fuel sampling, and assist with investigations initiated by other Enforcement Division business units. Assist and support enforcement programs database, develop and maintain tracking processes, and write technical and status reports. Serve as a resource of technical information about regulations relevant to the affected industry, other government employees and the public, prepare and deliver technical and informational presentations, review current regulations for enforceability, and other projects or duties as assigned which fall under the scope of this classification. Attend off-site training and meetings. A valid California driver license is required (please indicate on STD 678) and must have an excellent driving record. The successful candidate will need to pass a TSA background security check and qualify for a Transportation Worker Identification credential (TWIC) as a condition of employment. Additionally, the candidate will be required to take and pass a physical exam. A writing exercise maybe part of the interview process. May require up to 70% travel.


The ideal candidate shall have a strong environmental inspection/investigation background and extensive technical and administrative credentials including knowledge in the areas of state and federal environmental standards; laws and regulations thereof; and administrative procedures. Additionally, the candidate shall be a “team player”, have excellent writing and speaking skills, preferably both in English and Spanish, and be familiar with the use of the MS office programs. Previous air district or other regulatory agency inspector experience is a plus.

We are located downtown in the beautiful California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) building at 10th and I Street. Light Rail is two blocks away and the CalEPA building is also close to downtown plaza and numerous restaurants.


Current state employees who are in the Air Pollution Specialist/Air Resources Engineer classification, are list eligible, or have transfer eligibility. In order to be eligible to transfer, the Minimum Qualifications of the Air Pollution Specialist/Air Resources Engineer classification must be met, including the educational requirements.

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 1 of the State Application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility, list, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement. In addition, all applicants must include documentation verifying their educational background: copies of degree(s) and/or transcripts to be considered a qualified applicant for this classification.

If interested, please submit a completed State Application STD form 678 and any other relevant documents (e.g. resume, etc.) to the attention of Ms. Elizabeth Walker. Also indicate your eligibility for this position in the explanation box of you application.

Additional Information:
Working Title Position Number
Air Pollution Specialist 673 - 283 - 3887 - XXX
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Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Enforcement Division
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Elizabeth Walker
(916) 322-2659