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IT Acquisitions Analyst

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), referred to as "The Board", is a dynamic and innovative leader in setting and implementing controls to protect and improve air quality for the citizens of California. The Board's scientific and technical programs rely extensively on web-based information systems.

The mission of the Office of Information Services (OIS) is to leverage the most effective information technologies available to achieve CARBs and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program goals. The mission includes ensuring that such technologies are professionally managed, properly maintained and efficiently used.

The Portfolio & Project Management Office Branch (PPMO) is responsible for leading the most complex CARB IT projects and contracts. CARB’s IT PPMO branch manages an average of more than $100 million in IT projects each year and promotes the use of standardized project management methodologies and best practices throughout the organization. The PPMO branch is also responsible for best practices in organizational change management and lean processes. The PPMO plans, controls, and executes CARB’s application development and system integration projects, ensuring that CARB complies with California Department of Technology (CDT) policies and requirements.

The IT Procurement Contracts & Reporting Section (ITPCRS) is responsible for IT purchasing of goods/services and reporting, IT contracts and management, IT budgets, IT asset management and IT administration (IT invoicing, IT training, IT Human Resources (HR), IT directory).

Under direction of the IT Supervisor II (IT Sup II) of the IIT Procurement Contracts & Reporting Section within the PPMO, the IT Specialist I (ITS I) manages highly complex IT-related contracts, including services agreements, software licenses, and hardware maintenance contracts. This position works on the most highly complex, high-risk, politically sensitive, and high-cost IT procurements. The ITS I researches, analyzes, determines and/or recommends solicitation vehicles/methods to utilize for formal or informal IT Goods and/or Services procurements such as, Request for Proposal, Request for Offers, Request for Quotations, etc. The ITS I conducts business activities in a professional manner that leads to superior customer satisfaction and delivers services that meet or exceed the customer's expectations. The ITS I is responsible for individual decisions and actions while working on systems using best practices and innovative technologies. When handling confidential personnel and/or business data, the ITS I must maintain confidentiality.

Positions at the CARB may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.


  • Business Technology Management
  • IT Project Management

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 (for example, artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.) 
  • Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.