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Lead Information Technology Programmer - CARL Project

Under the general direction of the Information Technology Manager II in the Systems Development and Support Branch, the IT Specialist II serves as a technical expert and application developer responsible for development and ongoing support of CARL.  The incumbent possesses expert skills in designing, coding, testing and maintaining custom, interactive, secure, data-driven enterprise applications, encompassing all phases of the System Development Life Cycle.  The incumbent works with departmental staff and management, programmers, and contracted help to design and develop the CARL system.


The person in this position will apply their technical skills to perform various duties to maintain, test, and improve systems to track incentive program projects and funding, including the calculation and reporting of emission reduction benefits and cost-effectiveness.


The incumbent will:

  • Provide ongoing data management, maintenance, and support for the CARL database application by testing data, de-bugging the application, and conducting regular quality control checks for all incentive programs.
  • Support the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of the CARB’s new CARL application that replaces a legacy system. In coordination with CARB program staff and management, develop and manage detailed project change orders, schedule, and work plan, and develop system enhancements to the CARL application.
  • Review local implementation of incentive programs relative to program guidelines and legislative direction. Validate reports and data submitted by the air districts through the CARL application. Query and evaluate large data sets to verify that air districts fund eligible projects and follow all programmatic guidelines.

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.
  • Standard office environment (e.g., artificial lightning, controlled temperature, etc.)
  • Daily use of a personal computer