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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), an organization which reports directly to the Governor’s Office in the Executive Branch of California State Government. The Mission of ARB is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the State.

ARB employs over 1100 staff as engineers, scientists, instrument technicians, field representatives, automotive technicans, attorneys, information technology specialists, administrative analysts, and administrative support. Visit the "Classifications and Salaries" area of our web-site for a complete listing of classifications used at ARB. Positions exist in Sacramento and El Monte. ARB operates under the civil service merit selection system of the State of California. Hiring decisions are based on employment list eligibility established as a result of competitive examination designed to determine the ability, qualifications, and fitness of competitors to perform the duties of the specific classification. Following is information for prospective candidates new to State service.

Examination Process

Before you can be appointed to a position with ARB, you must compete in an open competitive civil service examination and establish employment list eligibility for the specific classification for which you are seeking employment. The California civil service examination process consists of six steps:

Step 1: Apply for an Examination
Step 2: Compete in the Examination
Step 3: Employment List Eligibility
Step 4: Apply for ARB Job Openings
Step 5: The Hiring Process
Step 6: Probationary Period