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Staff Services Manager II ( JC - 419206) 7/01/24

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Are you seeking a dynamic leadership role that makes a meaningful impact on tribal affairs initiatives in the heart of California? If you are passionate about fostering positive government-to-government relationships, developing statewide tribal engagement strategies, and ensuring equitable access to safe drinking water for Native American tribes and tribal communities, this opportunity may be your next career move. The State Water Board’s Office of Public Participation invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Staff Services Manager II - Tribal Affairs Program Manager. The position is based at 1001 I Street, 13th floor, Sacramento in the heart of downtown.

Meaningful engagement with California Native American Tribes is fundamental to the mission of the Water Boards. Working with California Native American Tribes holds a special value at the Water Boards because of our parallel relationship to the people we serve and because of Tribes’ historic knowledge and experience managing California’s water resources since time immemorial. Join our team and contribute to the vital mission of addressing water needs and promoting collaboration with tribal nations and communities.

The Tribal Affairs Program Manager will serve in a senior-level capacity and is responsible for coordinating statewide tribal affairs efforts, providing guidance to regions, divisions, and offices on issues affecting California Native American tribes and tribal communities, and fostering positive government-to-government relationships. The Tribal Affairs Program Manager will play a crucial role in developing and delivering tribal affairs training, tribal consultation guidelines, and ensuring accurate reporting. The Tribal Affairs Program Manager is required to work independently, communicate effectively and with cultural humility, and manage multiple projects. Daily proficient utilization of the Microsoft Office Suite and regular statewide travel are required. 

Please review the attached Duty Statement for a full description of roles and responsibilities.

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

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $8,215.00 - $9,331.00 / month

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