Assistant Director

California State Water Resources Control Board

Sacramento, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Job Description and Duties

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has implemented the requirement that all state employees attest to their vaccination status. Employees are required to indicate whether they are vaccinated, unvaccinated, or if they choose not to disclose their vaccination status. As an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves, CalHR is also implementing COVID-19 testing of all state employees working on site (including field sites) if they are unvaccinated, vaccinated but choose not to provide documentation, or choosing not to disclose their vaccination status. Any employee seeking exemption from COVID-19 testing or wearing a face covering must provide evidence of vaccination. This requirement is subject to change depending upon updated Federal, State, and/or local requirements and guidance.

Most positions at the Water Boards might be eligible for telework and will require in-person attendance based on operation needs of the position.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.

* Do you have a science background and an interest in shaping California water issues?
* Are you an experienced manager and nurturer of team leaders?
* Can you champion a culture of learning, continual development, and empowerment that taps into people’s diverse strengths?

You will be in a critical position in Sacramento within the State Water Board. You will help the Director of a unique, cross-cutting special projects and support unit. You will have a role in functions including:

1. Water Board-wide support and services, often with a science component. This includes managing emergencies affecting the water sector, enabling staff to meet training needs, applying economics to Water Board projects, and meeting the scientific peer review needs of CalEPA.
2. Leadership of Water Board Programs.
3. Planning and coordination roles. This includes leading aspects of emergency, strategic, and workforce planning; coordinating aspects of cross-cutting work (for example, climate change efforts, drought response, emergency management efforts); and running ad hoc drills to gather and synthesize information from many Water Board Regions, Divisions, or Offices.

As needed, you would also act for the Office Director as a member of the Water Board Executive Team.

Currently, for context, you will report to the Director of the Office of Research, Planning, and Performance, who reports to one of two Chief Deputy Directors who reports to the Executive Director. Reporting to you will be the chiefs of our units responsible for implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, management of emergencies that impact water resources in the state, and provision of training and technical services to all Water Board employees.

The position is located at 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. This is two blocks from the light rail and public transportation and within walking distance of the State Capitol, parks, restaurants, farmers’ markets, and the Golden 1 Arena. We offer an onsite cafe, workout room, and day care services.

California is very diverse, and we want our teams to reflect that. That’s why the Water Board values diversity at all levels of our organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, can thrive, and can contribute uniquely.

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.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

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