Job Posting: Information Technology Specialist I

State Air Resources Board

Information Technology Specialist I

$5,118.00 - $8,280.00

Final Filing Date: 12/14/2018

Job Description and Duties

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is a dynamic and innovative leader in setting and implementing controls to protect and improve air quality for the citizens of California.  CARB's scientific and technical programs rely extensively on web-based information systems. The mission of the Office of Information Services (OIS) is to leverage the most effective information technologies available to achieve  CARB's program goals.   This mission includes ensuring that such technologies are professionally managed, properly maintained and secured, and efficiently utilized.

The Systems Development and Support Branch within OIS, is responsible for the development and ongoing support of IT solutions to complex business, scientific and engineering problems that support CARB Programs and deliver Air Quality-related services to the people of California.  The section also bears primary responsibility for maintaining and operating the underlying enterprise platforms, including servers and systems software that host these systems and databases, and CARB's extensive Internet and Intranet websites.

The Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for leading the most complex CARB IT projects.  CARB's IT PMO manages an average of more than $10 million in IT projects each year and promotes the use of standardized project management methodologies and best practices throughout the organization. In addition, PMO plans, controls, and executes CARB’s application development and system integration projects, ensuring that CARB complies with California Department of Technology’s (CDT) policies and requirements.

CARB is looking for an experienced Information Technology Specialist I (IT Spec I) to work as an IT Project Manager (ITPM).  The IT Spec I will primarily manage new and existing IT projects and provide expert advice, mentoring, consultation, guidance and collaboration on application development projects.  The IT Spec I acts as a project manager on small/medlium and complex projects and is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and managing the development and implementation of projects including budgets, cost tracking, schedules, resources, process flow diagrams, use cases, and timelines through all phases of a project, following the state project management methodology and systems development life cycle methodologies. This position will also be responsible for monitoring and controlling projects and providing regular project status reports, developing and effectively managing risk management plans, including risk identification, risk assessment, risk responses, and related strategies, monitoring, communication, and escalation.

The IT PMO is a collaborative environment, and our project managers work closely with State scientists and engineers to improve California's environment, and reduce the emissions that are widely believed to contribute to climate change.  The IT Spec I will also work with other CARB ITPMs to develop standards and provide oversight for IT application development projects. This position will aid CARB in complying with CDT’s reporting requirements by developing and maintaining required project documents, and applying ITPM methodology in support of projects and efforts.  The IT Spec I will also support OIS compliance with California Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM) requirements.


_X_ Business Technology Management

___ Information Security Engineering

_X_ IT Project Management

_X_ Software Engineering

___ Client Services

___ System Engineering

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:
Information Technology Specialist I
$5,118.00 - $6,859.00 A
$5,628.00 - $7,543.00 B
$6,179.00 - $8,280.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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

Required Application Documents

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

Supplemental Questions—On a separate piece of paper, please answer the following questions in cohesive paragraphs regarding your relevant work experience pertaining to this position.  These questions will provide more detailed information about your work experience and will allow the hiring manager to better assess your qualifications for this position. The responding paragraph must specifically address the questions listed below, be numbered in the same order as listed, and be no more than two pages long, and no less than 10-point font. Application received without responses to the supplemental questions will NOT be considered.

1)  Describe your experience and/or knowledge of the California Department of Technology’s Project Approval Lifecycle process.

2)  Discuss a project you managed or assisted in managing--provide a detailed description of your role, responsibility, and experience managing the IT project  (include length, budget, complexity, scope).

a. Explain which project management documents and processes were utilized to manage the project.

b. Discuss the project challenges you experienced

c. Discuss the solution(s) you developed to successfully complete the effort

Recommended:  Resume, and copy of transcripts or Degree

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: 12/14/2018

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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other -

    Supplemental Questions— please see Special Requirements for further information.

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:

Desirable qualifications include: 1) Lead by example; communicate and inspire energy and enthusiasm for the work; respond to changing circumstances while remaining committed to the department's vision, mission, values and goals; facilitate acceptance and implementation of change; 2) identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization; Consider a broad range of internal and external factors (big picture) when solving problems and making decisions; In taking action, demonstrate an understanding and consideration of how it will impact stakeholders and affected areas in the organization; 3) facilitate open exchange of ideas and opinions; actively listen; Make clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups.; inform, persuade, build consensus; Select and use appropriate communication approach; 4) readily integrate changes midstream into work processes and outputs; demonstrate openness to new organizational structures, procedures, and technology; shift gears comfortably; 5) understand and appropriately apply procedures, requirements, policies, and technology; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession, and access other expert resources when appropriate; 6) maintain cordial, effective professional working relationships with all those contacted during the course of the work; readily adjust priorities in response to changing client needs; balance the interests of a variety of clients; put in place systems and processes to ensure clients receive high quality information, that their feedback is acted upon, and that their complaints are handled effectively. Develop trust and credibility with the client; 7) possess knowledge of current California project management policies such as SIMM 19 and Project Approval Lifecycle; 8) possession of Project Management Professional or Certified Associate in Project Management certification.

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