Air Resources Technician II

State Air Resources Board

JC-176551 – Air Resources Technician II

$3,214.00 – $4,026.00

Final Filing Date: 10/29/2019

Application Methods: Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account), By Mail, Drop-off

Job Description and Duties

This is a Permanent Intermittent position and is limited to 1500 hours per calendar year.

The Research Division provides the highest quality scientific information and promotes technologies with potential for protecting the health of the people and the environment of California from the effects of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.  The Air Quality and Climate Science Section (Section) in the Atmospheric Science and Climate Strategies Branch is tasked to advance our understanding of emerging climate science and implement multiple climate mitigation regulations.  A secondary mission of the Section is to lead research efforts on climate science, GHG inventory, and air quality analyses to inform policy direction and advance the health-protection mission of the agency.  The Section is seeking a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the team in air quality research to support CARB’s emission reduction strategies (e.g. State Implementation Plan).

Under general supervision by the section manager or senior staff, this incumbent is expected to conduct analyses for criteria pollutants (e.g., ozone, PM2.5, and their precursors) and toxic air contaminants and to assist in air quality research campaigns to gather field measurements.  This includes assessing the data post-processing, data quality assurance, reviewing ambient and emission inventory data, and conducting spatial and temporal analyses of these pollutants.

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

Job Application Package Checklist
Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:JC-176551

Position #(s):673-310-3873-914

Working Title:ART II


$3,214.00 – $4,026.00

# of Positions:1

Work Location:Sacramento County

Job Type: Permanent Intermittent – 1500 Hours

Department Information

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of innovative approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.

CARB values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. CARB believes the diversity of our employees collectively make up one of the world’s most respected environmental organizations.  Join CARB and help us improve the lives of all Californians.

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Special Requirements

A cover letter, and a copy of your college degree, unofficial transcripts, or a valid certificate as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) are required to be considered for this position.

Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.


Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 10/29/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Air Resources Board

Attn: Elizabeth Vargas

1001 I Street, 20th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Elizabeth Vargas

1001 I Street, 20th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM – 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State

Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position. Degree and/or School Transcripts

Other – Cover Letter is required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

The incumbent must demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, and resourcefulness; possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have the ability to learn quickly and think critically.  The successful incumbent must have strong problem-solving skills or demonstrated experiences in the field of environmental science or general engineering, and the ability to conduct statistical analysis on large air quality and emission datasets using tools such as GIS, Python, MATLAB, Visual Basic, IGOR, R, or other programming skills.  Candidates with computer programming skills and in-depth understanding of air pollution emission sources and their emission characteristics are desirable.  The incumbent is expected to work independently or in a team, work proactively, and efficiently complete multiple projects with strict deadlines.  The most successful candidate must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to carefully follow standard operating procedures to conduct involved data processing.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Elizabeth Vargas
(916) 440-8273 <>

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Beverly Bueno
(916) 323-7053 <>

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information on Who May Apply

For this vacancy, CARB will not consider Training and Development assignments.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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