Job Description and Duties
Under administrative direction of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and its Executive Officer, the Chief of the Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division (STCD) plans, organizes and directs work of STCD staff; formulates policy and policy recommendations; acts as part of the Executive Staff in the identification of issues, formulation of policies, and development of strategies to best meet program objectives; represents the Board on issues related to regulations on vehicle manufacturers, programs to reduce emissions from other transportation systems, impacts of land-use decisions, and related issues with federal, State and local agencies, the Legislature, and the general public.
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You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 1/25/2019
Who May Apply
How To Apply
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
- Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
- Statement of Qualifications – The application form submitted MUST be accompanied by a Statement of Qualifications detailing the experience, knowledge, ability or potential to meet the Desirable Qualifications. The Statement of Qualifications should be no longer than two pages. (Resumes are optional and do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.)
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Examination Qualification Requirements
Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.
CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.
State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
Knowledge and Abilities
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:
- Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
- Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.
These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):
CEA Level A – Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.
CEA Level B – Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.
CEA Level C – Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.
- Managerial experience and demonstrated leadership, creativity, and sound judgment in directing a group of multi-disciplinary professionals to implement a complex, sensitive program.
- Ability to successfully manage a matrix organizational structure and accomplish project objectives within schedule and budget.
- Ability to formulate and implement sound policy recommendations that integrate technical engineering, scientific, economic, environmental, and legal considerations.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of sustainable transportation policies and practices, with specific familiarity with California laws and policies relating to sustainable transportation and communities.
- Knowledge of policy and technical issues associated with air pollution control strategies, development of State Implementation Plans (SIP), land use and transportation strategies and planning, and market based pollution reduction programs.
- Knowledge of the scientific foundation for air pollution control, air pollution emission inventory methods, and the technical tools and models used in CARB programs.
- Detailed knowledge of how state and federal governments function, and the State rulemaking process.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior representatives of industry, regulated facilities, environmental groups, the Legislature, media organizations, and federal, State, and local government agencies.
- General understanding and awareness of multicultural protocols and sensitivity to cultural differences.
- Ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy in sensitive interactions with stakeholders.
If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.
A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.
The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.
Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.
The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.
Special Testing Arrangements
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.