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Assistant Manager | Bay Area Air Quality Management District | SF Bay Area


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 a open recruitment for the position of Assistant Manager. There is one (1) vacancy in the Community Engagement Section. This is a full-time, management position.

The Community Engagement and Policy Division engages the public in Air District programs and policies. The Community Engagement Program is the Air District’s main point of contact with the public and employs inclusive and equitable community engagement strategies to increase awareness, foster relationships and ensure opportunities for stakeholder participation in planning and decision-making. Staff particularly seek opportunities for those that have been historically excluded, discriminated against, under-represented, or under-resourced to participate and shape Air District decisions that impact their lives and improve public health.

About the Position:
The Assistant Manager will work collaboratively with the Community Engagement team and other Air District divisions to manage, direct and evaluate equitable and inclusive initiatives that strengthen and expand community engagement and participation. The Assistant Manager partners with the Community Engagement Manager to develop, implement and evaluate the District’s community engagement goals, objectives, policies and programs. The Assistant Manager will inspire individual staff and the team to work collaboratively to achieve the goals of the section. To that end, the Assistant Manager will direct, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff and is responsible for training staff and leveraging professional development opportunities for individuals and the team.

The Assistant Manager may manage the Air District’s Community Health Protection Program (AB 617) implementation and other engagement strategies in communities historically overburdened by air pollution; direct new capacity building initiatives with community partners and Air District staff; advise staff leading the Air District’s innovative youth engagement strategy; oversee and facilitate interactive Air District and community meetings, workshops and events; provide supervision to the Community Grants Program; represent the Air District at community meetings; and other duties as assigned.
Examples of Duties for this Position

  • Manages, provides lead direction, coordinates and participates in the development and adoption of equitable and inclusive initiatives that strengthen and expand community engagement and participation.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and administration of the District’s community engagement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards.
  • Directs, organizes, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff; selects and trains staff and provides for their professional development.
  • Interfaces with local community groups and facilitates discussions between the District and the public on a variety of issues and District programs.
  • Coordinates budget preparation, monitoring of expenditures and financial reporting for the assigned program.

Directs the maintenance of and maintains accurate records; prepares clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Prepares and presents reports and recommendations to the Board and various committees and other groups.

Directs and responds to oral and written comments on draft and proposed regulatory language, staff reports and supplemental support documents, such as socioeconomic and environmental analysis.
Minimum Qualifications

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills is:

Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major coursework in a job related field and three (3) years of professional level work experience preferably in a public agency, of which at least one year was at a supervisory level. Some positions may require specialized training, education and experience.

Major coursework in communications, environmental science/studies, engineering, urban planning, public administration, public health or another closely related field is highly desirable.

How to Apply & Selection Criteria

Interested individuals must submit a completed BAAQMD application, chronological resume, and responses to the supplemental questions no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday July 30, 2020. 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.


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