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Staff Air Pollution Specialist

The Compression-Ignition and Heavy-Duty Certification {CIHD) Section is responsible for determining if manufacturers' off-road and on-road diesel engines and on-road heavy-duty gasoline engines and vehicles are compliant with the appropriate state emission control laws and regulations for diesel and gasoline engines and vehicles. Upon a determination of compliance, Executive Orders approving the sale of these engines and vehicles are prepared for signature by the Division Chief. The CIHD section also assists the California Air Resources Board's {CARB's) regulatory and enforcement staff by providing certification data, information and expertise for reviewing draft proposed regulations and for case development of violations.

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.

  • Standard office environment (artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.)  
  • Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.