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Water Resource Control Engineer (JC-432559) 05/31/24

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We are looking for a motivated engineer to support our water resource policy and management work in the Division of Water Rights. The ideal candidate would blend their engineering, critical thinking, and communication skills to inform state decision makers when making consequential water rights decisions that benefit the people and environment of California.

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights has an opening for one Water Resource Control Engineer in the Drought Planning Unit in the Drought Planning, Hearings, and Special Projects Section. The position is located at 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, right in the heart of downtown Sacramento next to light rail stations and other public transportation.

Duties: This position offers a unique and challenging opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, geologists, and attorneys developing and implementing a variety of drought planning and management initiatives for the State Water Board’s Division of Water Rights. The Water Resource Control Engineer in this position will analyze data and interpret regulatory requirements to improve water rights management and planning for future droughts. This position will use data visualization tools (e.g. GIS, PowerBI, and others) to visualize and interpret water rights data. They will also occasionally participate and present in public meetings and have individual communication with the public about water rights regulations. The incumbent in this position may also be responsible for carrying out water right hearings and adjudicatory proceedings before the State Water Resources Control Board.   

This position may also work on a variety of special projects and assignments designed to support other high priority programs, initiatives, and efforts within the Division of Water Rights.  

More detail regarding primary job duties for this position is provided in the attached 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.

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

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: $6,175.00 - $11,567.00 / month

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