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Environmental Scientist (JC 353617)

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 02/24/2023. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.

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The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has an opening for a permanent, full-time Environmental Scientist to work in the Division of Water Rights’ Water Quality Certification, Public Trust, Cannabis, Administrative, & Reporting Branch Cannabis Instream Flows Unit. The position location is 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 on the 14th floor.

Under the close supervision of the Cannabis Instream Flows Unit Senior Environmental Scientist in the Division of Water Rights (Division) and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) Strategic Plan, the Environmental Scientist (ES) is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments. The incumbent will primarily be responsible for independently applying entry level work-experience and knowledge to the development and implementation of instream flow requirements and other conditions throughout the state to ensure that the individual and cumulative effects of water diversion and discharge associated with cannabis cultivation do not affect instream flows needed for aquatic resources and the flows needed to maintain natural flow variability. Specific responsibilities can be found in the Duty Statement.

Additional information:
Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.

If the position requires driving, you must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Please Do Not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.

Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.

Please take a moment to fill out the State Water Resources Control Board's Recruitment Survey.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.