Job Posting: Air Resources Technician II

State Air Resources Board

Air Resources Technician II

$2,986.00 - $3,740.00

Final Filing Date: 12/10/2018

Job Description and Duties

This is a Permanent Intermittent position and may work at a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.

The Off-Road Diesel Analysis Section is on the forefront of scientific development and analysis to support a wide range of policies, regulations and industry agreements.  The emissions inventories and supporting projects set the standard both nationally and internationally as the most cutting edge resource for information and methodology to understand off-road diesel categories.  The section covers sectors from international ocean going vessels, national locomotive operations, passenger rail, construction and oil drilling, and agricultural equipment, and even equipment from NASA.  

The section’s work focuses on collaborating with industry and academia and involves gathering data, statistical analysis and methodology development for emissions sources, model and database development, and creating tools to support regulatory and planning teams.  Major projects include the development and creation of off-road diesel emissions inventories and analytical tools.  Longer-term projects are focused on next generation mobile source emissions inventory development that may include incorporating laboratory and real-world emissions measurements into the modeling.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an applicant looking for creative, independent, challenging projects that allow demonstration of project ownership and initiative.  The incumbent will work collaborating with many divisions to understand their regulatory needs, and develop or assist in analysis and modeling of air pollution sources.  The position requires interaction and teamwork with Section and Branch staff.  Specific tasks will include assisting staff with development of emissions inventory methods and programming to implement those methods into regulatory inventories; developing documentation and reports; gathering, tabulating, and analyzing a variety of equipment activity and emission data; developing and performing quality assurance checks on model inputs and outputs; and reviewing academic studies.

For those interested, this is a positive work environment where personal development and project ownership are encouraged, and developing strong working relationships around the agency and with industry are key.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Air Resources Technician II
$2,986.00 - $3,740.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent Intermittent - 1500 Hours

Department Information

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is located in the beautiful CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento. We are located close to light rail and parking garages/lots. The building includes Golden 1 ATM access, an exercise room, a cafeteria, and an onsite daycare facility. We are within walking distance to many restaurants and the seasonal farmers’ market in Cesar Chavez Plaza.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

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

If education is being used to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you
must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts and/or degree in order to be considered for this position.

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: 12/10/2018

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: Hannah Cooper
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:

Hannah Cooper
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:30 AM - 04:00 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other - Cover Letter
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 successful candidate for this position will be enthusiastic and demonstrate initiative, desire project ownership and career development, have the ability to understand technical and policy issues, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and have the ability to work effectively with staff. Some experience in data analysis is preferred.  The candidate must be able to work in a team setting, have good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under tight timelines.  Applicants with strong analytical skills, including spreadsheet or analytical tools (such as Excel or R), or database (MS Access, MySQL), programming (Python, visual basic, R, C++), and data visualization techniques are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Hannah Cooper
(916) 323-3303

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.


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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail