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Zero Emission Rail Technology Engineer

This position can be located in Sacramento or Riverside County.

Do you enjoy extracting meaningful analysis from large datasets? Are you interested in rail operations and the freight transportation system? Do you have a passion for transforming California’s freight system to zero emissions and helping California’s communities disproportionately burdened by diesel freight emissions? If this sounds like you, this is your opportunity to join our rewarding team and start making a difference in the lives of Californians.


The Freight Technology Advancement Branch (FTAB) within California Air Resources Board (CARB)’s Transportation and Toxics Division (TTD) has an immediate opportunity for an Air Resources Engineer (ARE). The ARE helps develop and lead critical advanced freight equipment innovation programs, including the implementation and development of new regulations that accelerate the use of zero emission freight equipment.

This ARE position will play a key role in the ongoing development and implementation of CARB’s freight technology programs, with a focus on rail. The engineer will work closely with staff on implementing and developing programs and regulations that will accelerate the use of cleaner freight equipment; provide guidance on compliance tracking mechanisms; and provide input and technical expertise related to the deployment of zero emission vehicles and equipment.

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

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.

• 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.

Up to 5% of travel within California for site visits, meetings with stakeholders, and conferences.