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Senior Environmental Scientist (JC - 426581) 5/23/24

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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for a Senior Environmental Scientist to supervise the Southeast Bay section of the Watershed Management Division. The position is the senior staff lead for the Region’s municipal stormwater program, tackling challenging issues like trash control, green infrastructure implementation to address polluted urban runoff and climate change adaptation, and permitting of key Bay margin wetland projects intended to address the impacts of rising tides.

The office is located at 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612, near BART and other public transportation, restaurants, and more.


The incumbent directs the activities of the Southeast Bay section responsible for: 1) Implementing the municipal stormwater program across the Region. This includes the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, applicable to large cities and counties in the Region, and the Small and Non-Traditional MS4 General Permit, applicable to the North Bay counties and the non-traditional permittees throughout the Region. 2) Providing oversight of Caltrans stormwater compliance and handling all Caltrans Clean Water Act section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) applications. 3) Implementing the WQC program in the Region’s South and Central Bay counties.

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 (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10,331 -$12,843 / month

The Water Resources Control Board is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer.