$4,998 - $9,409
City Sacramento County
State California
Country United States

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details
Job Code #: JC-40063
Position #(s):
$4,998.00 – $9,409.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Department Information
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the nine (9) Regional Water Quality Control Board’s (RWQCB) (collectively the Water Boards) top priority is to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.
Job Description and Duties
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has an opening for one (1) Engineering Geologist to work in the Division of Water Rights’ (Division) Cannabis Regional Instream Policies Unit. The position location is 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Some Division staff and positions may be temporarily relocated to Rancho Cordova in Fall 2016.

Duties: Under the close supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist of the Cannabis Regional Instream Policies Unit, the incumbent will work as the member of an interdisciplinary team tasked with the development and implementation of long-term regional flow requirements and other conditions (principles and guidelines) throughout the state to support the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Cannabis Cultivation Licensing Program and ensure that the individual and cumulative effects of water diversion and discharge associated with cannabis cultivation do not affect instream flows needed for aquatic resources and the flows needed to maintain natural flow variability. This work is required by recent legislation, is of great importance to the State Water Board, and is often controversial. The incumbent will develop, review, and assess instream flow related documents and information, including study plans, reports, data, standard operating procedures, and flow recommendations related to efforts to enhance and establish instream flows in stream systems throughout California that support critical habitat for anadromous fish and other threatened and endangered aquatic species. The incumbent will coordinate with local, state and federal agencies, as well as nongovernmental entities and water purveyors to understand various needs and uses of water within a stream system. The incumbent will participate on technical advisory groups and attend meetings and workshops as a representative of the State Water Board. The incumbent will develop information and analyses necessary to support implementation of flow requirements, including evaluation of water rights and groundwater interactions, when appropriate. The incumbent will prepare and review environmental documents, adaptive management programs, and metrics to measure the success of the flow requirements and other measures in protecting public trust resources.

Special Requirements
In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following:

• RPA#17-300-036 and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.

Must have transfer/reinstatement eligibility or State Water Resources Control Board Engineering Geologist list eligibility. List eligibility is determined based on the results of the State Water Board’s Engineering Geologist exam, which is available online at:

Electronic submittal of applications and attachments through is preferred. Emailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Application Instructions
Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 9/5/2017
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.
How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Water Resources Control Board
Attn: Human Resources Branch
P.O. BOX 100
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

1001 I Street, 18th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Other – Cover letter that addresses how your qualifications meet the specifications detailed in “job description and duties” and “desirable qualifications” sections of this announcement.
Resume is required and must be included.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Desirable Qualifications
In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
We are looking for applicants that possess education, knowledge and/or experience in the following areas: (1) conduct, analyze, and interpret scientific investigations; (2) hydrologic, geomorphic, and water quality modeling, including surface water and groundwater interactions; (3) compiling and interpreting hydrological and other data relating to streamflow; (4) California’s water rights system; (5) Microsoft Office software and GIS applications; and (6) presenting technical information to the general public. Additionally, applicants should possess: (1) excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; (2) the ability to work with and respond appropriately to the public, and other entities on controversial and complex issues, as needed; and (3) the ability to conduct limited fieldwork and travel as needed.
Contact Information
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Amanda Elliott
(916) 341-5108
Hiring Unit Contact:
Ann Marie Ore
(916) 319-9387
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Shyla Hoffman
(916) 341-5881
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


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