Local recruitment: Executive Officer II

California State Water Resources Control Board

Los Angeles, CA, USA 🇺🇸

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board invites experienced and innovative leaders from a wide range of backgrounds to apply to serve as Executive Officer. The Executive Officer leads a technical and administrative staff of over 165 employees, working under the direction of a seven-member governing board appointed by the Governor. In addition to overseeing the work of the agency, the Executive Officer represents the Regional Water Board in public forums and collaborates with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies related to water quality and environmental protection.

The Regional Water Board, along with the State Water Resources Control Board and the California Environmental Protection Agency, plays a critical role in the state’s health by protecting and improving the quality of the region’s waters. The Regional Water Board protects and restores coastal and inland surface waters and groundwater in the region, including those used for local drinking water, by:

• Regulating municipal, agricultural, industrial, commercial, and other waste discharges,
• Permitting recycled water projects,
• Overseeing cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater, and
• Developing, updating, and overseeing water quality plans, programs, and policies that address related complex issues.

These complex issues include among others:
• Local water resiliency in the face of a hotter, drier future,
• Protection of public health and local drinking water supplies, and
• The imperative to address these issues in ways that address environmental injustices, advance racial equity, and promote environmental sustainability.

The Los Angeles Region encompasses the nine coastal watersheds within Los Angeles and Ventura counties, along with very small portions of Kern and Santa Barbara counties. With more than ten million residents, the Los Angeles Region is the most populous of the nine regions managed by the California Water Boards.

The position requires skilled and experienced leadership, a collaborative and inclusive work and management style, dedication to environmental protection and sustainability, excellent communication skills, and the ability to integrate and weigh complex technical, policy, and legal considerations in decision-making.

The position is based in Los Angeles, California.






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development