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Air Pollution Specialist

The Project Assessment Branch within the Industrial Strategies Division is seeking a self-motivated Air Pollution Specialist to perform technical and policy work to help advance California’s landmark efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Energy Section supports a variety of California’s efforts to reduce GHG and other emissions from the energy sector. The section implements electricity-sector GHG regulations and collaborates internally and externally to set the State on course to achieve the ambitious 2045 carbon neutrality goal. The Air Pollution Specialist will contribute to that work by providing energy sector technical and policy expertise and guidance, with a focus on the reducing emissions of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and other GHGs emitted by electricity sector operations, according to CARB’s Regulation for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Gas-Insulated Equipment. 

The successful candidate utilizes a combination of technical and policy knowledge of California Air Resources Board's (CARB) and California's electricity and fuels programs to interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to California’s energy sector; conduct research and make recommendations related to the elimination or control of energy-sector air pollution and GHG emission sources, including fossil fuels; perform research and analysis of technical information pertaining to emitting and non-emitting or renewable electricity sector generation technologies and fuels; and may represent CARB in various joint operations, speaking before groups, answering inquires, and preparing reports and correspondence.

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


Working Conditions


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 set forth 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 in a stationary position, consistent with office work, for extended periods. 
  • Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.
  • Standard office environment (for example, artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.) 

Additional working condition(s): Limited travel may be required, including driving duties, for which you must possess a current and valid driver’s license, airline travel, or other forms of transportation within the U.S.