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Air Resources Engineer or Air Pollution Specialist

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The Climate Change Mitigation and Emissions Research (CCMER) Section is seeking a motivated individual with strong scientific knowledge and technical skill to join our team as an Air Resources Engineer or an Air Pollution Specialist. The Section develops and conducts policy-relevant in-house and extramural research to advance the science and to support California Air Resources Board (CARB) mobile source programs and policies. The Section is also responsible for programs to reduce emissions of high global warming potential greenhouse gases from mobile air conditioners (MVAC) and transportation refrigeration units.  

Under general direction of the Air Resources Supervisor I (ARS I), the incumbent should lead multiple research efforts, complement the expertise of the Section, and enhance the scientific, analytical, and technical capacity of the Section. The incumbent should conduct technical and scientific evaluations of existing mobile source emissions research, use scientific methods to manipulate, interpret, and analyze large mobile source datasets. A key role of the incumbent will be to work collaboratively with internal partners to identify and initiate emissions research for mobile sources that is policy relevant and informs CARB programs. The research itself will include both in-house and extramural research. The incumbent should be able to work both independently and collaboratively within and beyond CARB, build consensus on research directions, participate in workgroups and committees of professional organizations to convey CARB's perspectives on mobile source emission reduction and greenhouse gas mitigation, and maintain productive and collaborative relations with CARB mobile source programs, regional air quality management organizations, federal governments, the scientific community, as well as national and international stakeholders.       

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.
  • Standard office environment (artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.).