Air Pollution Specialist – California Air Resources Board


The Climate Change Program Monitoring Section has an opening for an enthusiastic Air Pollution Specialist to conduct a variety of activities related to development and analysis of market-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs. The Climate Change Program Monitoring Section is responsible for oversight of the California Cap-and-Trade market and plays an integral role in the continued development and evaluation of the emissions market. The position will evaluate and develop tools for analysis and monitoring of the emissions trading program, incentives, voluntary actions, offsets, and other approaches to further the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Experience with regulatory oversight, economic analysis, market tracking and monitoring tools, and scientific and engineering principles are highly desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated experience participating in and/or overseeing environmental, energy, and/or commodities and derivatives markets. The position also requires close interaction and teamwork with a broad range of internal and external market experts, scientists, engineers, and policymakers, as well as industry, government, and environmental organizations, and community groups. The position may act in a lead capacity or as part of a team.


The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate initiative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to understand technical and policy issues, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, work effectively with other staff, and coordinate with community, industry and government stakeholders. The candidate must also be able to work independently and in a team setting and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to evaluate technical data and market information, as well as a strong background in environmental market programs, air pollution, engineering, economics, and public policy. This position is subject to a background check, including felony convictions and credit, because the incumbent may have access to highly sensitive carbon market information and/or the ability to electronically control such information.


Qualified Air Resources Engineer candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678), a one page cover letter that highlights how you can effectively succeed in this program and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Pam Clymer at the address below. EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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