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Air Pollution Specialist

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Are you interested in making a difference in air quality and human health in California? Do you have experience with vehicle emission control systems and field enforcement?  Join the Diesel Equipment Enforcement Section (DEES) for an exciting opportunity to apply your exceptional technical skills to help improve California’s air quality, which impacts the health of millions of people!

The Diesel Equipment Enforcement Section within the Enforcement Division is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and resourceful Air Pollution Specialist (APS). DEES is responsible for enforcing California’s on and off-road diesel regulations and programs, including the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program known as Clean Truck Check, Statewide Truck and Bus, Off-Road Equipment, and Transport Refrigeration Unit Regulations. DEES conducts planning, development, and organization of roadside or stationary deployment of Portable Emission Acquisition System (PEAQS), investigates repair issues and tampering of emission control systems and on-board diagnostics (OBD), and engages in community outreach and environmental justice concerns related to diesel vehicles and off-road equipment.

Your primary role will be conducting field inspections and investigations related to heavy duty vehicles and off-road equipment. You would play a key role in planning and conducting field inspections, ensuring safe and effective operations. Many of the field inspections include deploying CARB's Portable Emissions AcQuisition System (PEAQS), which will remotely screen passing heavy duty vehicle emissions to target the highest emitting vehicles. You may also assist other teams within the Diesel Programs Enforcement Branch and assist with special project assignments as needed.  

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.

  • 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.
  • Must be able to move/transport items weighing up to 25 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Travell will be required.