Air Pollution Specialist

  • California Energy Commission
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description


Under general supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) in the Advanced Fuel Production Technology and Planning Unit of the Fuels and Transportation Division, the incumbent may serve as a team lead in the development and deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, fueling infrastructure, and alternative fuel production in California by performing complex technical and analytical tasks. The incumbent will work independently and participate in a team and use scientific principles to evaluate vehicle, infrastructure, and fuel production issues and assist private and public partners to introduce improved vehicles, engines, fueling stations, other related infrastructure, and alternative fuels through joint funding of projects, technical assistance, and education and outreach activities. The primary responsibilities of this position are to identify, assess and prioritize innovative, cost-effective strategies that reduce toxic air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions to provide incentives for cost-effective approaches that achieve the goals of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (GGRF) Programs. The incumbent will establish working relationships with other government agencies and industry stakeholders to ensure that the Energy Commission and the ARFVTP have access to current technology information, in order to recommend policy options to maintain and increase the development of incentive programs to meet the policies and regulations associated with alternative and renewable fuels and vehicle technologies.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION(S): The successful applicant should have:

  • Technical knowledge of multiple alternative fuel pathways and advanced vehicle technologies, including electricity and plug-in electric vehicles; hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles; compressed and liquefied natural gas; biofuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel, ethanol, and renewable natural gas; and other advanced vehicle technologies.
  • Technical and scientific knowledge of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and energy.
  • Gathering, managing, evaluating, and reporting data through Microsoft Excel (at a minimum), Microsoft Access, and/or other database management tools.
  • Succinctly and accurately communicating policy ideas and technical concepts to policymakers, stakeholders, and others in both oral and written formats.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to maintain a schedule, develop and refine a project’s scope, and identify necessary resources.
  • Thinking logically and creatively to develop processes for data collection and management.
  • Coordinating with technical staff in different units, divisions, and agencies.


Government- State/Provincial


Range A: $4,651 - $5,546. Range B: $5,569 - $6,971. Range C: $7,196 - $9,000.