Job Posting: Mobility Management Strategy Specialist

State Air Resources Board

Mobility Management Strategy Specialist

$5,540.00 - $10,377.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/1/2020

Job Description and Duties

Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, our drop-off location is temporarily closed.  Please submit your application electronically or by mail.

The Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division (STCD) of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is recruiting for an Air Resources Engineer (ARE) to work in its Transportation Systems Planning Section.  The Section is focused on tackling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by curbing sprawl and increasing opportunities to travel by bike, walking, and transit primarily through its work on SB 375 implementation.  This ARE position will play a key role in further developing and implementing CARB’s mobility management strategies.  This includes using knowledge and experience to support development of an integrated vehicle miles traveled reduction action plan document that integrates issues regarding transportation, land use, housing, and economics to support the transition to a carbon-free transportation system in California.  The ARE will need to work effectively in a team-oriented environment to develop strong, positive relationships and credibility, both internally and with other government agencies, community and environmental advocates, builders and other stakeholders.

The ARE will also staff internal and external teams on mobility management issues, working with various State, regional, and local agency leaders, transit and other mobility service providers, builders, community interest groups, and a variety of other non-governmental stakeholders on the development and implementation of strategies, regulations, and other policy initiatives with extreme sensitivity and complexity to reduce vehicle miles traveled emissions. The incumbent will also apply and further build on an understanding of evaluation and monitoring of regional and local land use and transportation development strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as it relates to implementation of California’s Senate Bill 375 Program.  In addition, the ARE will prepare and present comprehensive reports on land use, transportation, and housing issues and policies to CARB management and stakeholders, work with other CARB and sector experts to evaluate policy proposals, and represent CARB in public forums.

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

Working Conditions

SACRAMENTO LOCATION: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) offices are located in the beautiful CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento.

  • Position is located in a high-rise building.
  • Requires being in a stationary position consistent with office work for extended periods.
  • Standard office environment (for example artificial lighting and controlled temperature, etc.)
  • Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Mobility Management Strategy Specialist
$5,540.00 - $10,377.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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

If using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you must include a copy of your degree and/or unofficial transcripts (stating degree conferment.)  

If new to CA state service you must have taken and passed the ARE examination in order to be eligible to be hired for this position.  Please go to Cal-HR's website to view the ARE examination bulletin, hyperlink below:

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: 6/1/2020

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: Gena Harmonson
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:

Gena Harmonson
1001 I Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Due to Covid-19, hardcopies must be delivered by a carrier service or by USPS.
07:30 AM - 05:00 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
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Applicants must include a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for this recruitment. The SOQ is a narrative discussion prepared by the applicant describing how the applicant’s skills, knowledge, abilities, education, training, and experience, qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.  Please include your name on your SOQ and no more than 2 pages in length.

    CARB will not consider applicants who fail to provide an SOQ with their application.

    Cover Letter and Resumes do not take place of the SOQ.

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 most competitive candidate will have demonstrated an ability to: be an effective leader and mentor; successfully negotiate solutions to sensitive program or personnel conflicts with tact and diplomacy; initiate and sustain collaborative teams; lead technical teams responsible for development of new analytical methods with limited data; write effectively using direct, concise, and non-technical language; think strategically and speak articulately; manage multiple high-priority assignments under accelerated and competing deadlines; readily adapt to changing priorities; manage or lead incentive programs and external contracts; communicate and work well with other staff and managers; apply personnel and procedural requirements; and be comfortable with a flexible and highly collaborative management structure based on cross-sectional project teams.

Knowledge of, or experience with, the following specialized areas is also desirable: legislative and policy analysis for climate change or environmental justice; community outreach and communication; research or information technology contract management; existing stationary, mobile, and natural source emissions quantification methods; State and local emissions inventories; greenhouse gas or air pollution regulatory or incentive emission reduction programs; modeling tools for transportation, land use, energy, natural resources, or waste (e.g., i-Tree, DNDC, COMET-Planner, or similar); and/or geographic analysis tools such as ArcGIS.


The Benefits of working for CARB in the Cal-EPA building:

  • Exercise/Wellness Classes during Lunch Hour
  • On site Gym and Exercise Equipment
  • On site Locker and Shower Facilities
  • On site Daycare Facility
  • On site Cafeteria
  • Indoor Bicycle Lockers
  • Nearby Public Transportation
  • Nearby Third Party Parking Facility

The Benefits of working for the State of California click on the hyperlink:

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Gena Harmonson
(916) 324-3294

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.


CARB highly recommends electronic application submission for all their JC (Job Control) postings.  For those applicants who are unable to submit an electronic applicationthey may be submitted in paper format but must contain the following information on the first page of the application in order to be processed and included in the applicant pool:

• The JC number listed on the job posting
• The classification title 
• Current CalCareer I.D. number (from your 
CalCareer account under the "CalCareer Account" tab)

NOTE: Applicant’s must not include Social Security Numbers, LEAP status information or paperwork, Equal Employment Opportunity information, exam result notices or scores, or medical or criminal history information on any document within their application package.

Please do not submit a second application by paper if you submitted an electronic application.

Drop off hardcopy applications on the 1st Floor's Visitors' Center, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30PM, the hours don't apply to weekends or state holidays.

Failure to follow the application instructions may result in your application not being considered for hire.


If using non-CARB experience to meet MQ, please explain how your duties and responsibilities are air pollution/air emission control related.

If using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you must include a copy of your degree and/or unofficial transcripts (stating degree conferment.)   

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