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Air Pollution Specialist

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The Toxics Inventory and Special Projects Section is looking for a highly motivated, organized, and technically oriented individual to support the development, maintenance and improvement of California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) emission inventories for toxic air pollutants. With the mandates of Assembly Bill (AB 617 and AB 197), CARB is responsible for providing community groups, the public, regulators, scientists, and others access to complete, user-friendly, and high-quality toxics emissions data. These data are foundational to the work performed at CARB by identifying what is being emitted into the air, by who, and where; it guides and provides the scientific basis for emission control programs; and it helps California track progress in emission reduction efforts.

The selected candidate will be part of a technical, collaborative team to develop, maintain and improve CARB’s emission inventory for toxic air pollutants in support of community health goals; coordinate within CARB and with air districts to develop and implement data quality control and assurance routines; conduct emissions trend analyses; help to develop research proposals to advance the science CARB does around toxics; work to reconcile emissions data reported through programs with different reporting requirements; respond to public requests for air toxic emissions data; and partner with other CARB inventory teams on the development of an integrated emissions inventory system in support of the Board’s broad efforts to reduce emissions of air toxics, criteria pollutant, and greenhouse gases. The incumbent will also support the implementation and periodic development of regulatory amendments to CARB’s Air Toxics Hot Spots Program.  

CARB offers various modern interview options including remote phone and video interviews.

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


Working Conditions


This position may be eligible for hybrid in-office work and in-state telework. The amount of telework is at the agency's discretion and is based on the California Air Resource Boards' (CARB) current telework policy. While the CARB may support telework, some in-person attendance is also required. 

The positions at the CARB may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, subject to the candidate meeting telework eligibility criteria outlined in the CalEPA telework policy and/or future program need. Employees not residing in California are not eligible for telework. Regardless of hybrid telework eligibility, all employees may be required to report to the position’s designated headquarters location at their own expense, as indicated on their duty statement.

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