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Current Job Vacancies - ARB

Vacancies listed on this site are available only to individuals who have eligibility based on either:

  • Successful completion of a competitive civil service examination, or
  • Current employment with the State of California in a classification that is comparable under transfer rules, or
  • Previous employment with the State of California in a class that is comparable under reinstatement rules.


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Job Opportunities - El Monte

Classification Title

Division, Section / Job Summary

Final Filing Date

Office Techician (Typing)

Mobile Source Control Division

Join a team that is changing the world!  The Incentives and Technology Advancement Branch develops and implements programs to reduce air pollution, fight climate change, and further environmental justice.  We are looking for an energetic and organized individual to provide logistical and administrative support.  We are located in El Monte California with shops and restaurants nearby.  The facility, alongside California’s vehicle test and research facilities, includes on-site free parking and is convenient to the 10, 605 and 60 freeways, and along the San Bernardino Metrolink line (with shuttle service that takes you from the station to just across the street from the office).  El Monte is in the San Gabriel valley, close to Alhambra, Pasadena, Temple City, Rosemead and Arcadia.

May 26, 2017
Air Resources Technician I

Chair's Office

The Chair’s Office is seeking a self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills who is dependable, personable, and willing to learn. The responsibilities of this position include implementation support for the following programs: business assistance, technical support,  communications, stakeholder engagement, and air quality education programs.  Successful candidates will be expected to assist professional staff with researching, analyzing, and reporting on ARB's technical programs to ensure that they are understandable to regulated businesses and the public.  Successful candidates will assist staff in tracking and reporting data, entering it into appropriate databases such as Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet and creating reports and presentations using programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint. This position will also be responsible to answer phone calls and responds to complaints and technical questions from stakeholders such as small businesses, industries, associations, chambers of commerce, and environmental groups.

May 31, 2017
Air Resources Technician II

Chair's Office

The Chair’s Office is seeking a self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills who is dependable, personable, and willing to learn. The responsibilities of this position include implementation support for the following programs: business assistance, technical support,  communications, stakeholder engagement, and air quality education programs.  Successful candidates will be expected to assist professional staff with researching, analyzing, and reporting on ARB's technical programs to ensure that they are understandable to regulated businesses and the public.  Successful candidates will assist staff in tracking and reporting data, entering it into appropriate databases such as Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet and creating reports and presentations using programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint. This position will also be responsible to answer phone calls and responds to complaints and technical questions from stakeholders such as small businesses, industries, associations, chambers of commerce, and environmental groups.

May 31, 2017
Staff Information Systems Analyst

Office of Infomation Services

The El Monte Tech Support Unit in OIS is seeking a resourceful and dedicated Staff Information Systems Analyst to provide helpdesk support to ARB end users.  This will include responding to PC, server, printer and telecom issues, working with local carriers on private branch exchange systems, and researching and initiating new technologies to develop methods and policies.  This position requires maintaining a high degree of technical expertise, demonstrating technical versatility, and excellent customer services sills.

June 01, 2017
Air Resources Engineer

Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations, and Science Division

Join the Compression-Ignition and Heavy-Duty Certification (CIHD) Section as an Air Resources Engineer where you will be instrumental in determining if manufacturer’s engine and vehicle products are in compliance with applicable California Air Resources Board’s regulations and if their complex emission control technologies are working as designed.

June 05, 2017

Job Opportunities - Sacramento

Classification Title

Division, Section / Job Summary

Final Filing Date

Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Administrative Services Division

The Human Resources Branch’s Training unit is seeking a self-motivated candidate with an innovative mind-set and exceptional customer service skills.  The incumbent will be responsible for managing the Employee Assistance Program, in addition to being the point-of-contact handling the department's recruitment needs.  The incumbent will also assist with training and special projects.

May 22, 2017
Air Resources Technician II

Enforcement Division

Are you always curious about the next question?  The District Support Section in the Enforcement Division is seeking a motivated Air Resources Technician-II (ART) to join a team of dedicated enforcement staff that work to ensure businesses throughout California comply with local, State and federal air pollution control laws and regulations.  The District Support Section works closely with California’s 35 air pollution control and air quality management districts to learn and share the most effective enforcement practices statewide.  The responsibilities of this position involve the collection and evaluation of evidence necessary to development and prosecute of enforcement cases.  Candidates seeking hands-on experience in regulatory enforcement are encouraged to apply!

May 23, 2017
Air Resources Supervisor I

Monitoring and Laboratory Division

The Vapor Recovery Certification Section is responsible for certifying vapor recovery systems for gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF or service stations); including in-station diagnostics, and a monitoring system that alerts operators of equipment problems.  This is a unique opportunity for an individual interested in supervising and leading a group of highly motivated and talented engineers and specialists.  The person selected must be able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders (air districts, GDF operators, industry associations, equipment manufacturers, and contractors); have a strong engineering and technical knowledge to understand technical issues; can critically review new testing protocols and procedures, and certification and supporting documents; and can resolve issues and propose workable solutions.  The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic; possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be willing to work long hours and to travel; and must consistently exhibit a genuine desire to contribute to the success of the vapor recovery program.

May 24, 2017
Staff Air Pollution Specialist

Transportation and Toxics Division

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Climate Investments Branch to provide technical and policy direction to State agencies administering over $1 billion annually in Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds. The Section is responsible for identification and development of environmental, economic and public health analysis, including quantification of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and associated co-benefits of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) investments for the transportation and energy sectors.  This SAPS position will play a key role in the development and implementation of ARB’s GGRF Investment Program, including consulting with the Strategic Growth Council on the new Transformative Climate Communities Program.  Information related to the Climate Investments Program may be found on our website http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/auctionproceeds.htm  

May 25, 2017
Associate Budget Analyst

Administrative Services Division

The Budget Office is seeking a self-starter who is interested in working in a fast paced, highly technical and constantly evolving environment. The incumbent will participate in the preparation, development, and administration of the Governor’s Budget for ARB and CalEPA.  The incumbent will also interact and provide support to the various Divisions and programs within ARB.  Qualified applicants should be able to handle multiple assignments with quick deadlines, be detail-oriented, and possess strong communication, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Qualified candidates in related classifications are encouraged to apply.

May 25, 2017
Student Assistant Engineering and Architectural Sciences

Air Quality Planning and Science Division

This position in the Atmospheric Modeling and support section is the ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic engineering student to use their strong analytical and problem solving skills in a team environment. Our section is responsible for preparing spatially, temporally, and size-resolved emission inventories, as well as conducting air quality modeling studies and providing technical support using sound science for statewide regulatory and policy programs.  The most competitive candidates will have working knowledge and experience in relational databases including PostgreSQL and computer programming languages including Python.

May 25, 2017
Student Assistant - Engineering and Architectural Sciences

Transportation And Toxics Division

The Freight Transport Branch has one opening for a ‘Student Assistant - Engineering and Architectural Sciences’ to support the Air Resources Board’s California Sustainable Freight effort.

May 25, 2017
Air Pollution Specialist

Air Quality Planning and Science Division

The Transportation Planning Branch is recruiting for two Air Pollution Specialists in its Sustainable Communities Planning and Policy Section to support evaluation and monitoring of regional and local land use and transportation development strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to California’s Senate Bill 375 Program.  These positions will work as regional liaisons continuing to build and maintain ARB’s partnerships with regional transportation agencies, councils of governments, a variety of non-governmental stakeholders, and air districts on sustainable communities issues; prepare and present comprehensive policy and technical evaluation reports on local and regional land use and transportation plans, programs, and strategies; as well as coordinate and participate on teams with both  internal and external State agency staff to further develop statewide policies and investments that support regional and local strategy implementation.

May 26, 2017
Air Resources Engineer

Transportation and Toxics Division

The Freight Systems Section is looking for an experienced staff person to participate in a team developing innovative and creative strategies for reducing air pollutant emissions from the freight transport system.  Specifically, someone with technical expertise or interest in the potential for zero and near-zero emission freight equipment that can assist in developing new policies in relation to technology and associated infrastructure, while also helping process freight data and information.  Knowledge base should include a familiarity with technology types such as locomotives, heavy duty trucks, ocean going vessels, cargo handling equipment, and/or transport refrigeration units as well as an understanding for the technology duty cycle and infrastructure challenges associated with a transition towards zero emission equipment.

May 26, 2017
Air Resources Engineer

Transportation and Toxics Division

The Freight Incentives Section in the Freight Transport Branch is looking for an experienced staff person to participate on a team of technical and policy staff implementing the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program to reduce air pollutant emissions from freight transport equipment.  We are searching for an individual with technical expertise in freight-related technologies (especially technologies related to the development and use of zero and near-zero equipment) including cargo handling equipment, commercial harbor craft, ocean going vessels, trucks, and associated infrastructure.  We are also looking for an individual with an understanding of the technology duty cycle and infrastructure challenges associated with a transition towards zero emission equipment.

May 30, 2017
Assistant Information Systems Analyst

Office of Information Services

The Tech Support Unit in OIS is seeking a resourceful and dedicated Assistant Information Systems Analyst to provide average difficulty helpdesk support to ARB end users.  This will include responding to user inquiries and problems, troubleshooting, and teaming with other technical staff with helpdesk duties.  This position requires excellent customer services sills, and the ability to analyze and interpret technical problems.

May 30, 2017
Air Resources Technician II

Enforcement Division

The Portable Equipment Registration Section (PERS) currently has an opening for an enthusiastic Air Resources Technician involved in the Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) to work under close supervision of Air Pollution Specialists, Air Resources Engineers, and a Staff Services Analyst, and perform technical and administrative duties throughout the portable equipment registration process. Responsibilities include evaluating and processing portable applications, determining eligibility of engines and equipment units, performing emissions calculations for engineering evaluations, and computing emission limitations for operating conditions.  Data entry duties include creating company accounts, entering application requests, and editing and updating existing equipment and company data

May 30, 2017
Staff Services Analyst (Permanent Intermittent)

Administrative Services Division

The Contracts Services Section is seeking a detail oriented self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced environment.  The incumbent will provide analytical support by reviewing, analyzing the requests, and completing the checklist of the incoming contract documents for completeness. The incumbent will also work towards the most appropriate and efficient method for obtaining the requested services or goods.

May 30, 2017
Air Pollution Specialist

Enforcement Division

The Consumer Products Enforcement Section (CPES) in Sacramento has an opening for an enthusiastic Air Pollution Specialist to conduct a variety of activities related to development and advancement of air quality standards.  The Consumer Products Enforcement Section is responsible for enforcing ARB regulations designed to improve air quality by reducing emissions generated by (1) non-compliant chemically formulated and aerosol coating products, such as aerosol paints, paint thinners, cleaning compounds, polishes, personal care products, lawn and garden products, detergents, disinfectants, sanitizers, automotive specialty products, and solvents, (2) non-compliant composite wood products, such as plywood, particle board, and medium-density fiberboard, and other products that are made from these materials, including decorative wall coverings, cabinetry, subflooring, shelving, household and office furniture, children’s toys, and recreational vehicle interior components, and (3) non-compliant indoor air cleaning devices.  We are seeking a motivated, resourceful, and qualified Air Pollution Specialist to play an integral role in the development and implementation of new air quality enforcement programs such as the Chemically Formulated Products Program, the Composite Wood Products Program, and the Indoor Air Cleaning Device Program.  The position also requires close interaction and teamwork with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including; scientists, engineers, operators as well as industry and environmental organizations.

May 31, 2017
Air Resources Technician II

Enforcement Division

The Citations and Hotline Section (CHS) is seeking a motivated Air Resources Technician II. Under close supervision of an Air Resources Supervisor I and a team of technical staff, the incumbent will assist technical enforcement staff with more complex and difficult duties and perform various tasks associated with:  Review and process citation packages for consistency with regulations, required registrations, and demonstrations of compliance including the evaluation of appropriate emission control technology types.  Perform audits of private and public records on compliance with emission control regulation; including, but not limited to, ARB’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Plan.  Audits include gathering, entering, compiling and analyzing data and records into searchable spreadsheets, and where appropriate, present findings to management or lead-staff.  Assist with research and prepare segments of clear and concise technical reports, correspondence, documentation relating to air pollution and assist with other air quality and vehicle emission control special project assignments.  While conducting certain inspections, the incumbent will be working at elevated heights or near fast moving machinery or traffic.  Defensive Driving Training and a valid California driver’s license is required.  The incumbent must receive an approval through DMV Pull Notice or through ASD to drive on State business and perform the following duties:  Attend off-site meetings, training, and conferences.  Some travel is required.

June 01, 2017
Air Resources Technician I

Enforcement Division

The Citations and Hotline Section (CHS) is seeking a motivated Air Resources Technician I. This Section is responsible for enforcing ARB regulations designed to reduce emissions and improve air quality by processing citations and notices of violation issued by ARB staff to non-compliant vehicle and equipment owners and or operators. Under close supervision of an Air Resources Supervisor I and a team of technical staff, the incumbent will assist enforcement staff with less complex and difficult duties and perform various tasks associated with:  Assist staff in reviewing and processing the citation packages for consistency with regulations, required registrations, and demonstrations of compliance, including the evaluation of appropriate emission control technology types.  Assist staff with the processing and accounting of Cargo Tank Registration. Assist in developing and using comprehensive knowledge of motor vehicle emissions reduction regulations to assist staff.  This includes responding to complaints, tips, and leads, concerning incidents of non-compliance by the regulated industries.  Attend off-site meetings, training, and conferences.  Some travel is required.

June 01, 2017
Air Pollution Specialist

Air Quality Planning and Science Division

The Toxics Inventory and Special Projects Section is looking for a highly motivated, organized, and technically oriented individual to support the evaluation, interpretation and quality assurance of toxic air pollutant emissions data.  The selected candidate will be part of a technical team that integrates emissions inventory data for greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and toxic air contaminants into a public, web-based tool.  The primary responsibilities for this position will include the reconciliation of emissions data reported through programs with different reporting requirements; developing and implementing quality control and quality assurance routines to validate the emissions data; and providing support for emission trend analyses and other studies.

June 01, 2017
Air Resources Supervisor II

Transportation and Toxics Division

CHIEF, RISK REDUCTION BRANCH.  We are seeking an innovative leader with strong air toxics expertise for this new branch created to focus on characterizing and reducing community health risk from freight operations and stationary sources of air toxics.  The branch performs health risk assessments and other analyses to support ARB’s regulatory and incentive programs to cut emissions and exposure, including those related to California’s Sustainable Freight Initiative; leads division review/comment on environmental documents for proposed major freight facilities; develops, adopts, and implements ATCMs for commercial and industrial sources of air toxics (like chrome platers, dry cleaners, composite wood products, etc.) in coordination with other divisions; and conducts the screening analyses to prioritize compounds and sources for new control actions in the California Air Toxics Strategy.

June 02, 2017
Staff Air Pollution Specialist

Monitoring and Laboratory Division

The Measurement Assessment and Research Section of the Monitoring and Laboratory Division (MLD) is seeking a well-rounded individual to serve as a technical expert to oversee and provide guidance for heavy-duty (HD) vehicle and engine testing activities occurring throughout the agency; to streamline and consolidate testing projects where necessary; and serve as a liaison between the HD testing facilities and client divisions. The position will be responsible for developing a strategic plan for HD testing and priorities for ARB's HD testing facilities; developing and executing testing programs to support ARB's research, regulatory, and emissions inventory development;  coordinating multiple test programs; and ensuring testing resources are utilized as efficiently as possible.

June 05, 2017
Staff Services Analyst

Industrial Strategies Division

The Administrative Oversight Section, which provides administrative and clerical support to the Industrial Strategies Division (ISD) and its five branches, is seeking a resourceful and detail-oriented Staff Services Analyst (SSA).  ISD has primary responsibility within the Air Resources Board for: climate change, fuels, energy, waste, oil and gas programs, as well as air district oversight.  Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I and working as part of a team, this position serves as one of the liaisons between the Division and the Administrative Services Division, supporting all general administrative functions such as personnel, budget, contracts, facilities, procurement and finance.

June 05, 2017
Staff Air Polution Specialist

Research Division

The Indoor Exposure Assessment Section, in the Research Division, has an opening for a Staff Air Pollution Specialist who will lead a team of knowledgeable Research Division scientists to estimate Californians’ outdoor, indoor, personal and total exposures to assist ARB’s regulatory and enforcement programs. The exposure team was established to develop an exposure assessment framework and tools to accurately estimate exposure and identify effective exposure reduction actions and priorities, and to conduct exposure research and analyses. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing the work of the exposure group, collaborating and coordinating with other divisions in ARB and external organizations as appropriate; and developing and conducting complex exposure assessment and mitigation studies and analyses.

June 05, 2017
Staff Air Pollution Specialist

Executive Office/ Legal Office

The Legal Office is seeking a qualified individual to work as the agency-wide CEQA Liaison. Under general direction from an Assistant Chief Counsel and the Chief Counsel, this position works across all divisions to ensure that ARB meets all the substantive and procedural requirements of CEQA for ARB proposed actions (regulatory and non-regulatory) developed under ARB's certified regulatory program.

June 06, 2017
Air Resources Engineer

Enforcement Division

The District Support Section is looking for a self-motivated individual with strong technical skills and understanding of enforcement and policy implications to help develop, implement, and enforce California’s Short-lived Climate Pollutant reduction regulations.

June 06, 2017

Job Opportunities - Fresno

Classification Title

Division, Section / Job Description

Final Filing Date



If you are interested in one of ARB's job vacancies, please submit a standard State Application Form (STD. 678) and resume (optional unless specified for the specific vacancy) that details your education and employment history to the address noted for the position or positions listed. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed. Final filing dates may be extended if positions are not filled.



Examination Information



Promotional Examinations

Listed below are the current promotional examinations for the Air Resources Board (ARB). Only current or former (within the past three years) ARB employees may apply. Bulletins are posted on ARB bulletin boards, ARB's web site, and the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website. Employment lists will be available to managers and supervisors immediately after candidates receive their results.  For complete examination information, refer to the exam bulletin or contact the assigned Exam Analyst.


Classification Title

Final Filing Date

Exam Type

Exam Analyst

Staff Service Analyst (General) Feburary 17, 2017 Transfer La Trice Jones
Air Resources Supervisor I June 1, 2017 Continuous La Trice Jones
Air Resources Supervisor II June 1, 2017 Continuous La Trice Jones
Staff Air Pollution Specialist September 29, 2017 Continuous Nancy Nguyen

 

Open Examinations

Listed below are ARB examinations currently open to the public. For complete examination information, refer to the exam bulletin or contact the assigned Exam Analyst.

Classification Title

Final Filing Date

Exam Type

Exam Analyst

   

 

 


Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Examinations

The following ARB announcements are open to anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications.  For complete examination information, refer to the announcement or contact the assigned Exam Analyst. 

Classification Title

Final Filing Date

Exam Analyst

 

Continuous Examinations

The online examinations listed in the section below are administered by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) on a "continuous" basis. Applications are accepted continuously and scored immediately upon completing the exam.


Classification Title

Application

Submission Period 


Exam Base


Exam Type


Exam Analyst

Air Pollution SpecialistContinuousOpenTraining & Experience La Trice Jones
Air Resources EngineerContinuousOpenTraining & Experience La Trice Jones
Air Resources Technician I Continuous Open Training & Experience Nancy Nguyen
Air Resources Technician II Continuous Open Training & Experience Nancy Nguyen

The examinations listed in the section below are administered by the Air Resources Board, and applications are ONLY accepted and scored for these exams during the periods stated under the heading, "Application Submission Period." Specific dates for each exam administration will be announced as the testing period approaches.


Classification Title

Application

Submission Period 


Exam Base


Exam Type


Exam Analyst

Air Resources Supervisor ITBDPromotionalTraining & Experience La Trice Jones
Air Resources Supervisor IITBDPromotionalTraining & Experience La Trice Jones
Staff Air Pollution Specialist
TBD
Promotional
Training & Experience


Service wide Examinations

The following open examinations are administered continuously by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), and are used by ARB and/or Cal/EPA, Office of the Secretary.  For complete examination information, refer to the exam bulletin or contact CalHR at (866) 844-8671.

Classification Title

Exam Type

Exam Method

Accountant I (Specialist)
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Accountant Trainee
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Accounting Technician
Written
In Person
Administrative Assistant I
Written
In Person
Administrative Assistant II
Written
In Person
Assistant Information Systems Analyst
Training & Experience
Online
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Associate Information Systems Analyst (Specialist)
Training & Experience
Online
Associate Programmer Analyst (Specialist)
Training & Experience
Online
Attorney (formerly Staff Counsel)
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Attorney III (formerly Staff Counsel III)
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Attorney IV (formerly Staff Counsel IV)
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Data Processing Manager III
Training & Experience
Online
Executive Assistant
Written
In Person
Executive Secretary I
Written
In Person
Executive Secretary II
Training & Experience
Online
Information Officer I (Specialist)
Training & Experience
Online
Information Officer I (Supervisor)
Training & Experience
Online
Information Officer II
Training & Experience
Online
Information Systems Technician Specialist II
Training & Experience
Online
Labor Relations Analyst
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Labor Relations Specialist
Training & Experience
Online
Office Assistant (General)
Written
In Person
Office Assistant (Typing)
Written
In Person
Office Technician (General)
Written
In Person
Office Technician (Typing)
Written
In Person
Personnel Specialist
Qualifications Assessment
Online
Program Technician
Written
In Person
Program Technician II
Written
In Person
Program Technician III
Written
In Person
Senior Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) Training & ExperienceOnline
Senior Information Systems Analyst (Supervisor)Training & ExperienceOnline
Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist)Training & ExperienceOnline
Senior Programmer Analyst (Supervisor)Training & ExperienceOnline
Staff Information Systems Analyst (Specialist)Training & ExperienceOnline
Staff Programmer Analyst (Specialist)Training & ExperienceOnline
Staff Services Analyst (General)Training & ExperienceOnline
Staff Services Manager IQualifications AssessmentOnline
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial)Qualifications AssessmentOnline
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory)Qualifications AssessmentOnline
Staff Services Manager IIIQualifications AssessmentOnline
Systems Software Specialist II (Technical)Training & ExperienceOnline
Systems Software Specialist III (Technical)Training & ExperienceOnline

 

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