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Job Posting: Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

State Air Resources Board

Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

$17,349.00 - $18,850.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Board, the Executive Officer is delegated the authority to oversee the daily operations and activities of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The Executive Officer is responsible for the staff at CARB, now numbering approximately 1,700 employees, and its work, in addition to an annual budget that exceeds $2 billion. As an appointee of the Board, (Health and Safety Code 39515) the Executive Officer serves at the pleasure of the Board and performs duties as assigned by the Board. This includes but is not limited to administering all budgetary, personnel and contractual responsibilities of the organization, along with developing and implementing plans to achieve CARB’s equity goals.

The Executive Officer must have the ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials/matters and establish cooperative and effective working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the Legislative and Executive branches, and the public, as well as private industry, non-profit organizations, environmental groups, and other public interest groups, and effectively communicate with staff at all levels both within and outside of the Board and CARB to complete work assignments.

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

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
    $17,349.00 - $18,850.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.; for more information about E-Verify, please for to

    CARB values diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization. We foster an environment where employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees is essential to inspiring innovative solutions. Together we further our mission of 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 effective approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world. Join CARB to improve the lives of all Californians.

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    Special Requirements

    • A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) detailing your experience, knowledge, ability, or potential to meet the desirable qualifications is required.  It is imperative you review the Desirable Qualifications Section of this Job Control when responding to the three (3) questions listed below.
    • The SOQ must not exceed three (3) pages in length with Arial font size no less than 12 point.
    • The SOQ must provide specific examples indicating the specific years of experience for each numbered item listed below.
    • The SOQ must respond to each question and be numbered in the same order listed below.
    1. Explain how your experience, training, education, and skills make you the ideal candidate for this position. 
    2. CARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.  CARB is the lead agency for climate change programs and oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.  Share specific examples of how your experience will help you ensure that CARB’s mission will be reflected in your leadership.
    3. Describe how you believe CARB's mission can be accomplished in ways that prioritize equity and include any experience you have in furthering equity in a professional context.

    Application Instructions

    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: Until Filled

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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: Examination and Recruitment Unit
    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:

    State Air Resources Board
    Examination and Recruitment Unit
    1001 I Street, 20th Floor
    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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - The application form submitted MUST be accompanied by a Statement of Qualifications (numbered questions) detailing the experience, knowledge, ability, or potential to meet the Desirable Qualifications. Refer to instructions under Special Requirements.
      o A resume and/or cover letter does not replace the Statement of Qualifications.
    • Other - A cover letter is required and MUST be included
    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:
    • Commitment to CARB’s mission, vision, and values
    • Commitment to clean air for all Californians and focus on priority communities that are overburdened by air pollution
    • Excellent management and leadership skills
    • Air quality and climate expertise
    • Possesses a sophisticated understanding of the legal, regulatory, technological, social and political issues involved in fulfilling CARB’s mandate
    • Proven ability to recognize and balance the interests of diverse stakeholders
    • Established track record as a highly ethical, proven leader
    • Innovative problem solver
    • Skilled communicator
    • Experience managing high-impact rulemaking, public engagement, and enforcement work


    Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    La Trice Jones
    (916) 327-3515
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Jamie Callahan
    (916) 384-6524

    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:
    Payam Ahmadi
    (916) 322-1954
    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.

    Hard Copy Submission

    CARB highly recommends electronic application submission for all Job Control (JC) postings. For those applicants who are unable to submit an electronic application, they may be submitted in paper format and should contain the following information on the first page:

    • 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 the application package.

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

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

    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