Frequently Asked Questions

Careers at South Coast AQMD
Everything is done through There you will find links to job opportunities, and will be able to create an account and apply for jobs. Remember to keep a record of your username and password once you have set up an account as you will need it to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application.
After you have submitted your online application you will receive a confirmation. You can also check your own password-protected profile for verification that you have successfully sent your application.
Check your email for status notices. If you are no longer being considered for a position, a notice will be sent to the email address you used on your application. If you are selected for an interview or an offer of employment, you will be contacted via phone, email, or the USPS mail.
As with any position, once a closing date has passed, no application will be accepted or considered. Please continue to visit the site and apply for new jobs as they become available. You may also want to complete a Job Interest Card at to automatically be notified when a position you are interested in becomes available.
You may either attach or cut-and-paste a resume into your application. Please note a resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You may not state “See Resume” on the application.
Our on-line Job Application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying on-line, please contact NeoGov at 1-877-204-4442. If the NeoGov Help Desk is not able to assist you, please call our Human Resources Office at 909-396-2800 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Please note South Coast AQMD's offices are closed on Mondays.
Human Resources is committed to ensuring that this process is easy and user-friendly. To help applicants, the following resources are available: NeoGov Online Help at: Live help from Human Resources during business hours Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Phone: 909-396-2800
No. You must submit an application for each position you are interested in.
No. South Coast AQMD only accepts employment applications for current recruitments, but you may complete a Job Interest Card at For current employment opportunities, please go to
Yes. Once you have completed your online application you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open. You do NOT need to recreate a new application every time you’re applying for a new position.
There is no set time frame. Recruitments are initiated depending on departmental needs.
No application is submitted until you click on the "Accept" button, which is "Step 4: Confirm and Submit" (see the progress guide at the top of the screen). If at any time you do not want to complete your application, save your work, then logout.
After you have submitted your application, you will see a link that says "Click here for a printable version of the application you just submitted."
Once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot go back and make changes to that application. You can make changes, and then submit another application before the position closes. We will only consider your most recent application.
If the position is still open, make the change in NeoGov and submit a new application to the position. If the position has closed, contact the Human Resources Department at 909-396-2800. Provide your name, your old contact information, your new contact information, and the position(s) you are applying for. Don’t forget to also make the change in NeoGov by logging on using the User ID and password that you created when you submitted your application and update your information to ensure that future applications have the correct information.
Go to governmentjobs.comLink to external website., click on “I Forgot My Password” to have it e-mailed to you. If you forgot your username, please contact NeoGov at 1-877-204-4442.
All information is on a secure web server and can be viewed only by the Human Resources Department and other South Coast AQMD hiring authorities. South Coast AQMD does not share its database with other companies or public agencies. Please note that the ‘Application Status’ feature available after you log in to your account is currently used to indicate that an application has been received.
The Eligible List is an employment list from which hiring appointments are made. It is created based on the results of the testing process for a particular recruitment. Candidates successful in the testing process are listed in rank order, based on their final test scores. The top five candidates are then certified to the hiring department for further screening, including a possible hiring interview with the Department Head or his/her designee(s). An Eligible List may be valid for up to twelve (12) months, unless exhausted sooner.

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