The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional government agency, committed to achieving clean air to protect the public's health and the environment. The District accomplishes this goal through regulation of industrial facilities and various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.
The District's jurisdiction encompasses all of seven counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Napa, and portions of two others - southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma.
The District is recruiting for the position of Assistant Staff Specialist I/II in the Strategic Incentives Division, Technology Implementation Office, and Community Health and Air Protection Office.
The Strategic Incentives Division administers grant programs to facilitate the execution of projects or programs focused primarily on the reduction of emissions from mobile sources in the Bay Area. These programs support the implementation of transportation and mobile source measures, as well as other incentive-based initiatives that improve air quality in the region.
The Technology Implementation Office was established in 2017 to establish the Air District as a catalyst for innovation to combat climate change by incentivizing disruptive, low-cost technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions for mobile and stationary sources. The stationary program includes the launch of a new loan mechanism to incentivize industrial facilities to incorporate low greenhouse gas emissions technologies. The mobile program will focus on light duty electric vehicle outreach, regional partnerships, and incentives for equitable technology adoption.
The Community Health and Air Protection Office (CHAP) works with other Air District Divisions, community partners, and diverse stakeholders to improve air quality and health in the Bay Area communities most impacted by air pollution. The Office implements the Public Participation Plan, engages community members on Air District programs, and fosters relationships with various community groups. The Office is the primary liaison with environmental health, school-based, environmental justice, and climate-oriented advocacy groups. The Assistant Staff Specialist position will play a key supportive role in all aspects of the Office's functions.
There are four (4) vacant positions. This is an open recruitment for a full-time, represented positions.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of administrative work limited to the areas of incentives, electric vehicles, technology evaluation, contracts, sponsorships, events, business services, finance, budget, facility management programs, and other programs as needed; performs related work as assigned.
Examples of Duties for this Position:
Researches and compiles a variety of data and informational materials related to District programs; analyzes and summarizes such information as directed; Assists in preparing verbal and written reports.
Assists in drafting new and revised policies and procedures for various programs.
Assists in the administration and coordination of a variety of District programs and projects; performs administrative tasks.
Confers with industry representatives, District staff, the public and other agencies to obtain and disseminate technical and operational information regarding District programs.
Assists in the development and implementation of new or improved systems to increase program effectiveness and reduce operational cost; assists in the preparation of cost analyses.
Maintains and updates computer databases and systems.
Responds orally and in writing to inquiries regarding District programs to District staff, industry, public, and other agencies.
Receives, logs, reviews, processes documents, reports, and applications in accordance with established procedures and in compliance with regulations.
Schedules, attends, and participates in workshops, meetings, and trainings; prepares materials and follows up as required.
Assists with internal and external program audits.
Receives and screens visitors and telephone calls, providing factual information which requires the interpretation of policies and procedures.
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills is:
Assistant Staff Specialist I: Equivalent to an Associate degree and one year of experience in office, program, or administrative support.
Assistant Staff Specialist II: In addition to the above, two years of experience providing administrative support services, preferably in an environmental program.
Degree in environmental science, energy and natural resources, transportation, engineering, economics, public health, social studies and/or related field is preferred.
Professional work experience including transportation, policy and planning, climate change, technology evaluation, innovation, market incentives, grants development, community engagement, and/or experience with a public agency is preferred.
How to Apply & Selection Criteria:
How to Apply Interested individuals must submit a completed official BAAQMD application along with a chronological resume and the answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire by no later than 5 p.m. on March 27, 2018. Applications are accepted online. Please visit our website at www.baaqmd.gov/jobs to apply.
Resumes are required, but not in lieu of the required application materials. Postmarks, faxes, and E-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Supplemental Questions Instructions Individuals who apply for this position must respond to each of the required supplemental questions. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Office no later than the time and date specified in this vacancy announcement. The responses to the supplemental application questions will be used in accordance with the procedures indicated under the Selection Criteria section.
Please limit your responses to one page per question. Do not combine your responses or reference your application, resume, or any other requested documentation that you have included with your application packet to answer a question. This information will be evaluated as is and may be used to determine those applicants with the most directly related experience, education, and training to continue in the selection process. It is very important to provide a concise, clear, legible, complete response to each question.
Selection Criteria Selection may be based upon a competitive examination consisting of a written exercise, interview, or combination of the two. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, an application screening and/or panel interview may be used to determine the most qualified applicants.
The District may hire from this recruitment process to fill future vacancies occurring within the next 18 months.
Persons with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations during the application and/or selection process should notify the Human Resources Office at (415) 749-4980.
David Minuk Human Resources Analyst II, Administration
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional government agency, committed to achieving clean air to protect the public's health, the environment and the global climate. The District accomplishes this goal through regulation of industrial facilities, regional planning efforts and various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.