Water Resource Control Engineer

California State Water Resources Control Board
Sacramento, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Water-focused job in Sacramento to help California prepare for and recover from emergencies.

  1. Are you interested in or familiar with water quality issues or drinking water issues in emergency response and preparedness?
  2. Do you have—or are you on your way to earning—a valid certificate of registration as a civil or professional engineer in California?

Apply now to work at the intersection of the State’s responses to emergencies and disasters and the State’s actions to protect ecosystems and people’s drinking water!

To get a sense of the work and to learn more about the State and Regional Water Board efforts to reduce the impacts of 2018 Northern California wildfires on water quality visit https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralvalley/water_issues/wildfire_response/.

See the Duty Statement for more specifics.

Emergency work is complex and can be fast paced. You will have to be personable, communicate effectively, and remain calm in many different settings.

The work environment during an emergency response may vary considerably from the normal work setting. You may be required to travel and work for extensive periods, including weekends and holidays, in times of emergency response activities. During an emergency response, duties may require your working long shifts at hours other than the normal work hours.

You will be part of the State Water Board’s Office of Research, Planning and Performance. The Office develops and implements policies in emerging and cross-cutting areas. Currently, the portfolio of the Office includes climate change, the human right to water, urban water conservation, groundwater management, and more. 

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. 

The position location is located at 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The Water Boards is two blocks from the light rail and public transportation; within walking distance of the State Capitol, parks, restaurants, farmers’ markets, and the Golden 1 Arena. We offer an onsite cafe, onsite Golden 1 ATM, workout room, and onsite day care services.  Our building has easy access to I-5, Highway 50, and Highway 80.

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.