Deputy Office Director

Sacramento, CA, United States
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Job Description and Duties

Manage, support, and lead a wide range of large-scale water-related programs for the State of California.

You will be in a critical position within the State Board with major responsibilities for work in many areas. You will help the Office Director lead the State Water Board’s Office of Research, Planning and Performance, a unique crosscutting and special projects unit. The Office develops and implements policies and programs for the Board in emerging areas, which change over time.

As the Deputy Office Director, you would have an impact on the following programs and functions:

-Groundwater management. This program implements the Board’s portion of the landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

-Emergency management. This new program helps the Boards better manage disasters (before, during, and after) in the state that affect water, such as wildfires and earthquakes.

-Water use efficiency and conservation. This program sets and enforces water system-level targets for per capita urban water use.

-Leadership training and general training. These programs support Water Boards’ staff in becoming effective leaders and managers and in getting the skills they need to help the Boards achieve their mission.

-Internal program evaluation, strategic planning, and consulting. This program helps staff and leadership as needed.

-Grounding policies in economics and science. These programs help staff who are developing new policies or programs to consider economic or scientific factors and comply with associated requirements.

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

The position is located at 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The Water Boards 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. Our building has easy access to I-5, Highway 50, and Highway 80.

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.

Benefits may include:

  • Health, Dental, Vision.
  • Retirement: CalPERS retirement, Savings Plus 401k & 457b, Retirement planning.
  • Insurance: Basic Group Term Life Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Leave Benefits: Holidays
  • Commute Program, Pre-Tax Parking Program
  • Employee Assistance Program, Employee Wellness.
  • ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan, Student Loan Forgiveness

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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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