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Scientific Aid (JC - 436460) 7/01/24

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 7/01/2024. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.

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Please note: this position is paid on an hourly basis and limited to 1500 hours per calendar year.  The salary range for Scientific Aid is $17.21 - $20.43 per hour.


Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling student assistant position? If you are interested in gaining valuable experience working with geologists, engineers, and environmental scientists to protect California’s water resources, apply today and join our team! The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for a Scientific Aid. The position is located at 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, in San Luis Obispo.

Under the direct supervision of a Supervisory Engineering Geologist, the Scientific Aid will work closely with technical staff in the office to enter and review data and other information in Water Board electronic tracking and filing systems; develop spreadsheets or tables to present data; develop maps and graphical material; assist staff in collecting, analyzing, and presenting field data; conduct desktop research and field investigations; review and prepare technical documents; and other assignments in support of the activities undertaken by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. This is a unique opportunity to gain a broad range of experience in protecting water quality. The position offers flexible work hours and is part-time during the school year (approximately 10 hours a week) and up to full-time during school breaks.

Please review the attached Duty Statement for a detailed 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.

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

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Job Type: Part Time

$17.21 - $20.43 per hour

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