California Energy Commission


$5,054.00 - $9,781.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/10/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Unit in the Advanced Vehicle Infrastructure Office in the Fuels and Transportation Division seeks an Air Pollution Specialist to join its staff. The HRIU is responsible for designing and implementing hydrogen refueling infrastructure investment; analyzing and reporting on the deployment of hydrogen technologies and infrastructure in California and elsewhere; and analyzing and reporting on the air pollution and greenhouse gas emission impacts of that deployment. The responsibilities of the Air Pollution Specialist will include designing and conducting analyses of the use of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, and infrastructure, both in California and globally. The incumbent will apply computer models and their expertise and insight to analyze the past, present, and future impacts of legislation and regulation, proposed and in force, and they will develop pro and con analyses for new public policy options for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and infrastructure. The incumbent will support the Clean Transportation Program which provides financial support to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies (Health and Safety Code 44272(a)).

The incumbent will manage contracts and assist in designing and implementing funding opportunities. The incumbent will be required to apply state-of-the art techniques for evaluating air pollution as a result of using hydrogen as a transportation fuel. They will also be required to evaluate and report on the equity of the Clean Transportation Program investments in hydrogen refueling, and they will be relied on as a source for strategies to optimize all of these.

Please review the Minimum Requirements (or minimum qualifications) within the Class Specification and ensure that your application package clearly indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications.

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

Working Conditions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the duties will be performed in a telework environment, but may return to an office environment in the future. Regular and consistent attendance is essential to the successful performance in this position. The candidate must work well with people inside and outside the CEC, including members of the general public. Travel may be required to attend workshops, hearings, and meetings. Additional hours beyond an eight-hour workday or forty-hour workweek may be required. The incumbent will be required to work alone and/or in a team environment, using a personal computer and appropriate Energy Commission software such as word processing, electronic mail and Internet; participate in and lead meetings with other staff and with other agencies.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$5,054.00 - $6,028.00 A
$6,053.00 - $7,576.00 B
$7,821.00 - $9,781.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (the formal name for the California Energy Commission) was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. The California Energy Commission (CEC), as the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, is leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!

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Special Requirements

If submitting your completed application packages by mail or in-person, you must include the following: 1) eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, SROA/Surplus, etc.), 2) JC 210473 , 3) RPA  610-341 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678), and 4) an original signature. Electronic submittal of application package through CalCareers ( is preferred.

Do not include any confidential information within your application package i.e. Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, age, exam results/scores, Limited Examination Appointment Program (LEAP) status, disability information, etc.

Include unofficial transcripts and/or degrees within your application package if you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement on which you are basing your eligibility on. If hired, you may be required to provide official transcripts and/or original degree.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a STD. 678. All applications must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year); time base (full-time/part-time/number of hours per week/month); and civil service class titles where applicable.

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: 8/10/2020

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:

California Energy Commission
Attn: RPA 610-341
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

RPA 610-341
Personnel Services Office
1516 9th Street, MS-3
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 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.
  • Other - Cover Letter - No more than one page in length describing why you are the best candidate for this position.
  • Statement of Qualifications - See Statement of Qualifications information below.
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:
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: • Knowledge of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and technologies • Knowledge of alternative fuel infrastructure and pathways and the hydrogen economy • Knowledge of the evaluation of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants • Ability to run computer models to evaluate the impact on air quality of deploying , fuel cell, battery electric, and hybrid/range extended drive systems • Ability to evaluate global market assessments of alternative vehicles and fuel infrastructure • Ability to succinctly and accurately communicate public policy concepts related to alternative vehicles and fuel infrastructure to stakeholders • Ability to effectively write and edit technical program information • Contract management experience and ability • Excellent interpersonal and team leadership skills


New hires to state civil service will be hired at the minimum of the applicable salary range. For more details about employee benefits, visit CalHR’s website

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Personnel Office
(916) 654-4309

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:
Carousel Gore
(916) 654-5067
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.


When completing the SOQ, be sure to title the page “Statement of Qualifications” and include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question below. Please explain your answers thoroughly. Please also include relevant places of employment, pertinent dates, duties performed, etc., when responding to each question. Your responses should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced with no smaller than 12-point font.


The responses must address the following questions:

  1. Describe your experience with technical research and projects. Discuss the type of technical analyses you have performed, and if the analyses resulted in a technical report and/or a public presentation. Describe your experience evaluating hydrogen fuel cell electric, battery electric, and hybrid vehicle technologies.
  2. Describe your leadership experience. Provide specific examples of your leadership role, challenges you encountered, and your ability to achieve results. Describe your experience coordinating across agencies and with external stakeholders.
  3. Describe your experience in managing contracts and agreements, and/or in designing or implementing grant funding programs.

Applications received without the SOQ will not be considered. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered in place of responses to the SOQ.

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