$8,986 - $11,247
City Alameda 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-78685
Position #(s):
$8,986.00 – $11,247.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Alameda County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Department Information
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the nine (9) Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB) (collectively the Water Boards) work 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 San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for a Sr. Engineering Geologist in the Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement Unit. The position is located at 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612.


Under the general direction of an Environmental Program Manager, 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.

Specific responsibilities include: supervising, organizing, directing and coordinating the technical and policy work of the Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement (CRE) Unit.

Specific duties include: Hiring and supervision of staff working in the CRE unit. Work includes investigations, inspections, case handling, outreach, and compliance and enforcement activities. The position requires an understanding of the effectiveness of management practices to protect against soil erosion, pollutant discharges and protection of water quality and an understanding of water diversion, and in-stream flow protection.

Supervise staff coordination with multiple agencies including the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and local government. Supervising, organizing and directing staff in implementing the approved annual work plan. This includes: identifying high priority sites, obtaining necessary permissions or warrants; conducting high quality, scientifically valid field investigations, and following the State Boards’ Enforcement Policy to address impacts identified through the investigation process.

Speak at public forums and meeting with the public and other interested parties.

See duty statement for full range of duties.

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

RPA#17-120-016 in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application if submitting a hardcopy application.
Must have State Water Resources Control Board Sr. EG list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility.

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: 9/7/2017
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.
Statement of Qualifications – Please see below for Statement of Qualifications information.
Other – Cover Letter
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:
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional staff
Ability to organize and set priorities on assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work cooperatively and promote partnerships with internal/external customers, including the public, media, and governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations
Ability to write and speak effectively to a range of audiences, including the general public, elected and appointed officials, and specialized technical and legal staff
Ability to interact effectively with state, federal, and local agencies, regulated communities, and other stakeholders, including the ability to negotiate effectively
Knowledge of the California Water Code, federal Clean Water Act, and relevant policies and regulations, including the (proposed) Statewide Cannabis Policy and General Order.

Knowledge of general water quality monitoring protocols including design, quality assurance, data analysis, compliance monitoring and reporting, and data needs for effective water quality management and decision making
Knowledge of best practicable treatment or control measures for agricultural discharges
Experience resolving conflicts, while maintaining positive, resilient attitude
Experience evaluating erosion control plans for complex agricultural uses, design and retrofit of unpaved access roads, nutrient management and water rights, water diversions and instream flow needs, riparian restoration.
Experience inspecting facilities
Experience in compliance enforcement and/or knowledge of the Water Boards’ enforcement policy

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:
Brady Yates
(916) 324-7089
Hiring Unit Contact:
Kim Yee
(510) 622-2495
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.
Statement of Qualifications
The Statement of Qualifications should address the desirable qualifications listed above and must not exceed two pages in length.


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