The Air District is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Staff Specialist
(Program Lead – Climate Tech Finance) in the Technology Implementation Office. This is an
open recruitment for one (1) full-time, represented position.
The Technology Implementation Office accelerates the adoption of climate technologies by offering grants and loans, conducting technology evaluations, and facilitating partnerships and projects. We work in clean mobility, energy storage, decarbonization, and emerging technologies that are ready to scale. By supporting the scale-up of climate technologies, we help achieve state and regional greenhouse gas emissions targets, reduce emissions in communities that have been historically excluded or discriminated against, and make technologies cost-effective even in regions without strong climate policies.
Examples of Duties (Illustrative Only)
Provides lead direction in the development of policies and guidelines for assigned programs.
Provides lead direction, training and work review to technical and support staff, prioritizes and follows up on work assignments to ensure timely completion.
Calculates emissions reductions, analyzes cost-effectiveness, assesses emissions inventories and performs other technical work within the context of greenhouse gas emissions and incentives; reviews and summarizes data, prepares special and periodic reports.
Coordinates and facilitates workshops, meetings, and trainings on the technical application and interpretation of District programs; makes presentations and develops supporting technical materials.
Provides input into selection decisions and performance evaluations, and provides for technical development and training.
Researches technical feasibility and proposals for new or revised programs; develops and applies quality control and assurance measures to ensure the effectiveness of programs and appropriate application of methods in accordance with District policies, rules, and regulations.
Reviews, analyzes, and administers a variety of grants, contracts, and other agreements in support of District activities; monitors expenditures and charges against agreements ;prepares fiscal status reports for management; advises contractors and management regarding issues involving contract administration and interpretation; and prepares cost analyses.
Prepares Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Requests for Quotations (RFQs); prepares contract documents and other agreements using standard District procedures; and reviews contract terms and conditions.
Maintains computer databases and program records.
Leads internal and external audits for programs and assists in physical inspections to ensure compliance with program requirements; prepares and presents staff reports to the
District’s Board of Directors, and/or sub-committees.
Conducts research and prepares and presents reports as assigned
Independently provides routine outreach and communication on behalf of the District with industry, the public and other agencies to obtain and disseminate technical and operational information.
Prepares and responds to correspondence directed toward public and private organizations relative to programs. Responds to oral and written requests for information about programs;
Explains and interprets technical policies, rules and regulations regarding programs; gathers and prepares background information;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills is:
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional analytical experience, including developing and administering programs.
Some positions may require more specialized education, training and experience.
Professional work experience in any of the following areas: technology and sustainability evaluations, banking/investments, financial analysis, environmental equity and justice, program/project management, or grants development.