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Environmental Scientist (JC-437170) 7/5/24

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Do you want to help ensure the safety of drinking water?  Do you want to work in Wine Country, including rolling vineyards, giant redwoods, coastal bluffs, and one of California’s largest freshwater lakes? Join the Division of Drinking Water’s Santa Rosa Office’s diverse team and you’ll get that chance!  Work with public water systems large and small, each with their own challenges, and contribute to the mission of safe drinking water for all Californians.

The State Water Resources Control Board - Division of Drinking Water – Santa Rosa has an opening for an Environmental Scientist in the Santa Rosa Office (50 D Street, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95404).  Apply today!


Under the close supervision of a Senior Water Resource Control Engineer of the Mendocino District in the Division of Drinking Water’s (DDW’s) Santa Rosa Office with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments.

The Environmental Scientist (ES) is expected to work independently, communicate effectively, and manage multiple tasks. Daily proficient utilization of office equipment and the Microsoft Office Suite is required. The ES will maintain consistent and regular attendance, communicate effectively (orally and in writing) in dealing with the public and/or other employees; develop and maintain knowledge and skill related specific tasks, methodologies, materials, tools, and equipment; and complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner.

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: $4,145 - $7,926 / month

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