Local recruitment: Engagement Coordinator (JC-357067)

California State Water Resources Control Board

Sacramento, CA, USA 🇺🇸

To be considered for this position, you must apply at CalCareers.ca.gov. To apply you must first, create a CalCareers account. Once your account is created you can search 357067 to locate the job posting and apply.

Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 03/07/2023. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.

Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.

This position reports to the Office of Public Participation Staff Services Manager I. This position will work with the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) drinking water program and will work to help develop and implement outreach and engagement activities to advance safe drinking water in communities across California. This position will work with local Technical Assistance providers, community groups and representatives, and other Water Boards divisions, to develop and implement engagement approaches that help the community understand and evaluate their drinking water solutions options, move forward from historical conflict, build their capacity to engage in water decision-making, establish equitable governance structures, and maintain forward progress on drinking water solutions. This position will coordinate the SAFER Advisory Group, a high-profile consultative body that provides the State Water Board with constructive advice and feedback on the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Expenditure Plan and other related policies and analyses.

The Office of Public Participation ensures Water Boards decision-making processes involve the public and uplift the voices of environmental justice communities and California Native American tribes. The Office of Public Participation achieves this by designing and implementing effective stakeholder involvement processes, providing resources for language access, assisting in public outreach, facilitating meetings, offering capacity building opportunities, and coordinating government-to-government consultations.


Develop and implement outreach and engagement strategies to achieve safe drinking water solutions.
Coordinate logistics related to meeting/workshop/event planning, implementation, and follow-up.
Develop plain-language public communications and outreach materials.
Develop relationships with local community leaders and groups.
Assist in developing templates, guidance, and training related to equitable engagement approaches.
Respond to public inquiries in a professional and timely manner.
Maintain, improve, and expand a statewide database of external contacts.
Work collaboratively with team members on innovative programs and complex projects to address California’s drinking water needs, advance racial and environmental justice, support community capacity building, and strengthen partnerships with California Native American tribes.
Ability to plan, organize, and execute a successful event or project.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal to effectively communicate with SAFER Advisory Group members, stakeholders, and staff.
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances and unexpected situations.
Ability to lead and guide a group of people, motivate and engage them, and resolve conflicts.
Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively, ensuring that all deadlines are met.
Ability to identify and solve problems in a timely and effective manner.
Ability to facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions.
Strong organizational skills to keep track of meeting minutes, documents, and records.

Pay Range: $5,518.00 – $6,907.00 per month
Please note, candidates without prior state service experience will likely begin at the minimum salary range.

Resources for job seekers and tips for applying to state service positions can be found at the following links:
• Job Seekers (ca.gov): calcareers.ca.gov
• Free CalHR Lunchtime Seminars: Free CalHR Lunchtime Seminars

To learn more about this position and how to apply, please visit CalCareers and search position by job title or 357067.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development