CAPCOA Employment


Air Quality Specialist

SALARY RANGE: $60,000 TO $84,000 PER YEAR
(Depending On Qualifications)

Air Quality Specialist – Application

Application Deadline: September 25, 2020

Please submit a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position with your application

Location: Sacramento (Downtown), California

General: This position is under the direction of the Executive Director and provides project management, legislative, and committee support to the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA), representing the 35 local air quality management districts and air pollution control districts in California. The Air Quality Specialist will be responsible for administering various federal and state grant programs, staffing multiple CAPCOA committees, representing CAPCOA at stakeholder meetings, and assisting with public outreach on behalf of the Association.  The position will include some in-state travel.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAPCOA staff is working remotely for the foreseeable future.  However, when conditions permit safe return to the office, staff is expected to report to the Downtown Sacramento office as their usual workplace.

Specific Tasks:

  • Work with member air districts to calculate cost effectiveness of projects that reduce air emissions, identify possible projects, and submit reports on status of grant programs to the CAPCOA Executive Director, Board and member districts
  • Assists with development and administration of programs that support the air districts in achieving their goals of attaining or maintaining air quality standards
  • Under direction, represents the Executive Director in meetings with air districts, government agencies, non-profits, stakeholders and others
  • Schedules committee meetings, develops and distributes material to committees, prepare minutes, and coordinates with committee chairs
  • Tracks legislation, schedules legislative committee conference calls, develops support or opposition letters, prepares legislative summary for annual report, and attend key hearings at the Legislature
  • Coordinates information sharing between air districts on regulatory activities, local programs, best practices, and environmental justice issues
  • Responds to inquiries from air district members, government agencies, and the public
  • Assists with and performs other tasks, as directed by the Executive Director

Skills and Abilities: The ideal applicant should have experience in managing multiple projects, tracking legislation, coordinating activities with a variety of organizations and districts, and presenting reports.  The applicant must actively communicate status of programs and projects to the Executive Director and Board members.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental science, social science, engineering, planning, or other related subjects, or a combination of experience and training that provides the desired knowledge and abilities
  • Basic knowledge of air quality programs including the role of air districts, CARB and U.S. EPA in air quality management at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Experience with providing support to constituents, members, or other entities
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience interacting with the highest levels of management
  • Works well in a team environment and actively takes steps to meet goals or complete products with minimal supervision
  • Experience managing projects
  • Experience with tracking legislation
  • Experience working with governmental entities and an understanding of statutory requirements that guide their work

Special Requirements: Will be required to occasionally operate a motor vehicle on Association business, therefore must possess a valid Class C California driver’s license and meet motor vehicle insurability standards.

Benefits: Cafeteria Medical/Dental/Vision; 401(k) with match; Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave.