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Student Assistant (JC-437270) 07/10/24

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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.

Please note: this position is paid on an hourly basis and limited to 1500 hours per calendar year.  The salary range for Student Assistant is $17.22-$23.21 per hour.

The Central Coast Water Board has an opportunity for a Paid Internship (Student Assistant) position researching the water quality effects related to rocket launches.

Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling paid internship 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 Water Board has an opening for a one-year Paid Intern position. The position is advertised as a Student Assistant and the term is July 2024 – June 2025. The position is hybrid, enabling telework and one to two days a week required in the office located at 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA.


Under the close supervision of a Senior Engineering Geologist, the Student Assistant will work closely with technical staff in the office to assist in desktop research, and the review and management of technical reports and water quality data, specifically related to rocket launch activities, and evaluate outreach to tribes and underrepresented communities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Program. They will also perform other assignments in support of the activities undertaken by the DoD Program at the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. They are responsible for prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, taking initiative on tasks, staying organized, effectively collaborating with team members, and communicating successfully. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in protecting water quality. The position offers flexible work hours and is part-time during the school year (approximately 10-15 hours a week) and up to full-time during school breaks.

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