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Air Pollution Specialist

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The Statewide Truck and Bus Enforcement Section (STBES) is seeking an Air Pollution Specialist (APS) to support enforcement efforts through inspections and investigations into suspected non-compliant mobile diesel sources regulated by the Diesel Programs Enforcement Branch (DPEB).


DPEB is responsible for enforcement of California’s on and off-road diesel regulations and programs. Examples include the Statewide Truck and Bus, Off-Road Equipment, and Transport Refrigeration Unit Regulations, and the Periodic Smoke Inspection, Verified Diesel Emissions Control Strategies, and Clean Truck Check.


STBES is responsible for enforcing those regulations by inspecting and investigating vehicles and equipment to verify compliance. Staff conduct field investigations and comprehensive audits of regulated entities to determine compliance, issue violations, and attempt to resolve those violations through a mutual settlement process. In addition, STBES is primarily responsible for development of processes, guidelines, and oversight of streamlined enforcement efforts.


Under the supervision of the section manager, the APS will conduct background research on owners of regulated equipment and make initial compliance decisions. For those suspected of being non-compliant, the APS will conduct a comprehensive audit, and may conduct an inspection, of the owner’s equipment for compliance with applicable regulations and issue a Notice of Violation if violations are proven. The APS will also administer settlement conferences with violators in attempt to reach a mutually agreeable settlement agreement. If unable to settle, the APS will package the case for referral to CARB legal counsel.

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 discretion of the agency 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 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.

  • 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.