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9 Nov 2021

Full-Time Senior Advanced Projects Advisor (Climate Program)

Bay Area Air Quality Management District – Posted by HR_Staff San Francisco, California, United States


Job Description


invites applications for the position of:

Senior Advanced Projects Advisor (Climate Program)

An Equal Opportunity Employer


$67.47 – $82.01
$5,397.42 – $6,560.59
$11,694.40 – $14,214.62
$140,332.84 – $170,575.44


OPENING DATE: 10/19/21
CLOSING DATE: 11/19/21 05:00 PM
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 conducting an open recruitment for the position of Senior Advanced Projects Advisor.  There is one (1) vacancy.  This is a full-time, represented position in the Planning & Climate Protection Division.  

About you in this position 
Are you motivated to help local governments develop and implement climate action plans, projects and policies that aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Do you enjoy creating visionary programs and leading teams to achieve their fruition? Are you energized by taking on new challenges and developing collaborative approaches to meeting them?

If yes, the Climate Protection Team is looking for you! The Climate Protection Section develops the strategic direction for the Air District’s climate protection efforts to accelerate the reduction of GHG emissions throughout the Bay Area. This includes coordinating policy work with state, regional and local agencies. As a Senior Advanced Projects Advisor, you will be a thought leader using innovation and creativity to provide lead direction to much of the planning-related work.

The cornerstone of the Air District’s climate work is supporting local implementation of greenhouse gas reduction programs, policies and planning. Our Climate Team delivers this support through a variety of programs, including policy work in all economic sectors and support of climate action and land use planning. You will develop a long-range vision and a strategic, coordinated approach to delivering service and support to local governments for local climate action planning, policy adoption and program and implementation. You will perform high-level management of critical projects and programs, including leading the Air District’s work with lead agencies in understanding and applying the updated CEQA greenhouse gas thresholds of significance.

To be successful in this role, you must be a strong team player who is able to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities. You are a proactive, go-getting self-starter able to work successfully with limited guidance. You have strong problem-solving skills – you pay attention to details but don’t get lost in them. You have very strong communication skills – both written and verbal – and use them to build relationships between the Air District and other agencies to advance critical policies.

Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the division.

Provides lead direction, training and work review to professional, technical and support staff; resolves technical questions relating to the work.

Develops and presents technical and policy issues and recommendations to the District Board and executive management.

Conducts the more complex and specialized studies involving technical, administrative and policy matters, often of a confidential nature; prepares and presents reports of findings; develops policies and recommendations. 

Tracks, reviews and analyzes current and proposed policies, regulations and legislation; notifies the District of significant activities and implications. 

Represents the District with industry, the public, and other agencies on air quality engineering and related matters.

Assists in the preparation of the Division’s budget.

Selects personnel and provides for their training and professional development.

Education and Experience:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills is:

Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in environmental studies, engineering, business or public administration or a closely related field and three years of lead or supervisory experience in air quality management.

Interested individuals must submit a completed BAAQMD application, chronological resume, and responses to the supplemental questions no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021. Applications are accepted online only. Please visit our website at to apply or to download an application. Resumes must be included, and not in lieu of the required application materials. Postmarks, faxes, and E-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Except as requested in this announcement, do not include any additional documents, such as letters of recommendation, performance evaluations, work samples, etc. They will not be considered or returned.

Supplemental Questionnaire Instructions:
Individuals who apply for this position must respond to each of the supplemental questions. Both paper and online applications must be received by the Human Resources Office no later than the time and date specified in the vacancy announcement. The responses to the supplemental application questions will be used in accordance with the procedures indicated under the Selection Criteria in the vacancy announcement.

Instructions: 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. Please be advised that the information you provide will be evaluated “as is” and incomplete or illegible applications will likely receive lower ratings. Therefore, it is very important to provide a concise, organized, and easy to follow response to each question.

You must provide the following for each question regarding experience: The name of the employer where you gained your experience, your job title, length of time in years/months performing the specific function, and detailed examples that illustrate your duties and responsibilities.

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.

Updates regarding your status in the recruitment will be sent via email, unless you indicate a different preference on your application.

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.

The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


http://www.baaqmd.govOUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
375 Beale Street Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
[email protected]An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job #AG157


Senior Advanced Projects Advisor (Climate Program) Supplemental Questionnaire


* 1. Describe your education and professional experience in climate protection/greenhouse gas mitigation policy development and implementation that qualifies you for this position. Include the years of experience.
* 2. Describe your experience working with local governments on environmental planning issues, including review and support of local climate action plans and CEQA documents. What are some of your common comments/suggestions to improving CEQA documents?
* 3. Provide a brief/high level description of any experience you have working on policy or project implementation in the following sectors: buildings/energy use, transportation, waste, heavy industry or other sectors.
* 4. Describe a complex climate protection program or strategy that you developed and/or led. Be specific about your role. Include the activities performed, the other parties involved and the nature of your interaction with them.
* Required Question


How to Apply

Please click here to apply online. Application deadline is 11/19/21 05:00 PM.

Job Categories: Air Quality. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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