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Water Resource Control Engineer (JC - 436541) 7/05/24

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Are you interested in being a member of a team that develops policies and regulations to address water quality and environmental justice issues stemming from mercury and other pollutants in the Central Valley Region and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta? If you seek a career in protecting the environment and restoring water quality, then this is the position for you. Apply today and join our team!

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Central Valley Region has one opening for a Water Resource Control Engineer in the Planning Section working in the Mercury and Metals TMDL Unit. The position is located at 11020 Sun Center Dr., Suite #200, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670. The Central Valley Water Board is currently implementing a Hybrid Workplace, as such this position is a hybrid position involving some telework and some in-office presence based on operational needs.


Under the close supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), the Water Resource Control Engineer performs engineering duties related to the water quality programs of the Board; conducts investigations, inspections, studies, and preparation of surveys and reports; conducts, work related to the implementation of Federal and State water quality laws and policies; advises and consults with Federal and local agencies involved in water quality control, often involving extensive public and professional contacts. Program Objectives: The Basin Planning program provides the foundation for all Regional Board regulatory actions by establishing and updating the regulatory frameworks and programs that will preserve and enhance water quality and protect beneficial uses of water for the maximum benefit of the people of California. The Clean Water Act requires States to develop a list of surface water bodies that do not meet water quality standards and to establish pollutant load reduction targets (total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs) or equivalent alternative control programs necessary to attain water quality standards. The goal of the TMDL program is to protect and restore surface waters through water quality assessments that identify impairments and development of TMDLs, control programs, and implementation plans that address those impairments.

Please review the attached Duty Statement for 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: Full-time

Salary: $6,175.00 - $11,567.00 / month

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