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Air Pollution Specialist

Would you like to be part of an innovative, fast-paced team that develops and implements plans for areas in California to meet national air quality standards and implement the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act?  Can you develop and advocate creative solutions to public policy questions?  Do you like to solve both concrete and conceptual problems? Are you comfortable writing letters, reports and briefing papers quickly with little oversight? This position in the South Coast Air Quality Planning Section of the Air Quality Planning Branch offers the opportunity work on air quality plans for the southern region of California, ensure that California implements those plans, and interact with all California Air Resources Board (CARB) divisions, air districts and United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The person in this position would be part of a team that analyzes emerging statutory, legal, and regulatory requirements; recommends CARB actions; and works with other divisions and agencies to formulate CARB’s approach.  

The South Coast Air Quality Planning Section is responsible for all air quality planning issues related to and working with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and other Districts in southern California. The section is the lead in the preparation of the State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan (SIP), in development of SIPs for the southern region of California and leads the development of the Mobile Source Strategy. This Section provides policy support related to the federal Clean Air Act and tracks compliance with federal SIP activities including CARB and air district progress in developing rules and regulations and meeting our emission reduction commitments.  As part of California's implementation of the SIP, this section oversees CARB’s review of air district rules and ensures that district rules are properly submitted into the California SIP.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual that: is a strong writer, well organized, and can manage multiple complex projects; is familiar with air quality issues as they relate to ozone and PM2.5; is familiar with analyzing data used in air quality planning, including emission inventory and air quality data; can communicate the policy implications of their analytical work; and has experience working with environmental regulatory, planning and oversight organizations.  Further, coordination with air districts, federal government and other public and private stakeholder groups is essential to this position.

Applying electronically via CalCareers is highly recommended. If submitting a hardcopy application (mail/drop-off), please email to confirm submission.

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