Air Pollution Specialist

  • California Air Resources Board
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Apr 18, 2017
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science/Engineering

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

The Citations and Hotline Section (CHS) is responsible for enforcing ARB regulations designed to reduce emissions and improve air quality by processing citations and notices of violation issued by ARB staff to non-compliant vehicle and equipment owners and or operators. CHS accomplishes this by performing related tasks including, but not limited to, the processing of penalty payments, validating and processing proofs of correction, and performing delinquent collection functions. Specifically, in performing its delinquent collection functions, the CHS typically performs one or more to the following tasks: (1) prepare and file claims in Small Claims Court, (2) obtain Superior Court judgments including the filing of real and personal property liens, (3) requesting vehicle or equipment registration holds from the Department of Motor Vehicles, (4) requesting state income tax offsets from the Franchise Tax Board, and (5) writing and calling the vehicle owner or operator to encourage them to complete corrective actions and pay penalty assessments. The CHS is also responsible for (1) processing cargo tank registrations including the collection of fees, (2) responding to and following up on all hotline complaints, including those received by telephone, email via the Cal/EPA Hotline, the ARB Hotline, and/or the Smoking and Idling Vehicle Complaint Hotline. We are seeking a motivated, resourceful, and qualified Air Pollution Specialist (APS) to work in CHS.

Under the supervision of an Air Resources Supervisor I, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the implementation, administration, and enforcement of several heavy-duty diesel regulations. The incumbent will assess compliance with several heavy duty diesel regulations (mobile and stationary), including the Statewide Truck and Bus Regulation; develop compliance plans for regulated parties to bring trucks into compliance in the most expeditious manner while balancing the financial ability of the fleet owner to comply to agreed terms; review financial records to determine appropriate penalties; investigate and conduct intensive and thorough research of suspected non-compliant owners to determine truck ownership, control, and compliance status; and provide professional knowledge of ARB diesel regulations to regulated parties, air district and ARB personnel, and other agencies. The incumbent will provide oversight to Air Resource Technicians in activities related to Citation, Complaint, and Cargo Tank processing. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for analyzing empirical data, preparing accurate reports and correspondence, and must demonstrate an ability to work independently to fulfill responsibilities to the public, Board, and the regulated community. Other duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of ARB current events, having knowledge of and/or assisting with regulatory development and amendments, and dealing professionally with politically sensitive issues. The incumbent will also research and prepare components of technical reports, correspondence, documentation relating to air pollution; develop audio/visual presentations, assist with other air quality and vehicle emission control special project assignments, and attend off-site training and meetings.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:The candidate must have a strong technical background, strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent oral and written communication, and strong interpersonal and leadership skills. The candidate should have a background in or thorough understanding of enforcement operations. The most successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to work independently and cooperatively with other staff and agencies; meet deadlines; follow written and verbal instructions; use tact and good judgment in dealing with people; apply good customer service techniques; work effectively under pressure; and to work flexible hours as needed. Candidates who have bilingual certification are encouraged to apply. References and a copy of bilingual certification are welcome. The most competitive candidates will have a background and/or interest in participating in information technology development projects, working on ARB Board projects, and interacting extensively with ARB’s Administrative Services Division and Office of Information Services staff. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential.

Final Filing Date: 5/1/2017

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$4,560.00 - $8,824.00