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Engineering Geologist (JC-432881) 06/07/24

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Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.

Are you looking for an exciting and fulfilling career in protecting and restoring water quality on California’s beautiful Central Coast? The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Coast Water Board) has an opening for an Engineering Geologist in the Site Cleanup Program and Underground Storage Tank Program. The individual coming into this position will use geologic and hydrogeologic knowledge and technical expertise to manage cleanup projects and help restore water quality and ensure protection of human health. Come join our innovative and passionate team at the Central Coast Water Board to promote clean water in the state of California. All levels of experience will be considered. 

The position is hybrid, enabling telework and two to three required days in the office located at 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.


The Engineering Geologist is responsible for providing timely, technical, and professional case management involving the assessment, investigation, and/or cleanup of assigned cases in the Site Cleanup Program and/or Underground Storage Tank Program. The Engineering Geologist is required to work independently, communicate effectively, manage multiple projects and tasks, and regularly develop technical and project management skills. Proficient utilization of office equipment and the Microsoft Office suite is required daily. Field work outside the office may also be required at times. 

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: $6,175 - $11,626 / month

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