$8,986 - $11,247
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-79176
Position #(s):
$8,986.00 – $11,247.00
# 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 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 State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Water Rights (Division) has an opening for a Senior Water Resource Control Engineer (Specialist) in the Water Quality Certification, Public Trust, Cannabis, Administrative, and Reporting Branch. The position location is 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Duties: Under the direction of Assistant Deputy Director of the Water Quality Certification, Public Trust, Cannabis, Administrative, and Reporting Branch, the incumbent works independently and with other Senior technical staff on the Division’s most complex and technical assignments, which are of great importance to the State Water Board. The position is focused on complex and controversial projects associated with the water quality certification of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) projects (e.g., Lower Klamath Project) and other projects that relate to water rights. The incumbent is a lead staff person responsible for preparing water quality certifications and related documents, and conducting the most complex engineering and environmental assessments on issues related to hydroelectric and water resource development projects, including, but not limited to complex water quality issues related to water quality certifications for FERC and other water rights projects. The incumbent will coordinate with other local, state, and federal agencies, as well as nongovernmental entities and other stakeholders, on potential terms and conditions to be recommended to Division and Executive management. The incumbent will represent the State Water Board at meetings and workshops. The incumbent will also review and analyze plans, studies, data, and reports for: technical accuracy, to ensure legal adequacy, content and procedural requirements, and make recommendations to the State Water Board and management regarding project or plan approval and related conditions.

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

RPA# 17-300-077 in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.

Must have list, reinstatement, or transfer eligibility as a Senior Water Resource Control Engineer (Specialist).

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: 9/19/2017
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-Amanda Elliott
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 specific SOQ requirements
Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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 knowledge and/or experience in the following areas: (1) water quality certifications; (2) FERC licensing process for hydropower projects; (3) California Environmental Quality Act; (4) hydrology; (5) briefing executive management and presenting technical information to the general public; (6) project management; (7) review and analysis of proposed legislation; (8) working with state, federal, and local agencies, community members, and regulated entities; (9) water rights; (10) electronic Water Rights Information Management System (eWRIMS); and (11) working with tribes. Additionally, applicants should possess: (1) excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; (2) strong organizational skills and the ability to set priorities on assignments in order to meet deadlines; (3) the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, management, and the public; (4) the ability to work independently while handling multiple complex assignments; (5) the ability to work with and respond appropriately to the public, local government and other entities on controversial or complex issues, as needed; (6) experience researching and reviewing complex engineering and scientific information to inform water quality conditions; and (7) 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:
Erin Ragazzi
(916) 322-9634
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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