Local recruitment: Environmental Scientist (Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency)

California State Water Resources Control Board

Sacramento, CA, USA 🇺🇸

There is an opening at the California State Water Resources Control Board for a supervisor leading change and developing solutions for water use efficiency and water conservation in California.

As California’s population increases and climate change becomes more prevalent, managing our water for today and future generations requires a strategic, integrated approach. You would lead the Water Conservation team, in the Board’s Office of Research Planning and Performance.

Pay: up to $149,628 per year, plus state employee benefits.

Job posting: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=360621.

State hiring rules mean that, in addition to applying, you must also have “Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility” and be “reachable” on the certification list. Here is the link to the exam to get list eligibility: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/0PBAP.PDF.

The State Water Resources Control Board and the nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards work to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Water Boards value diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization. We foster an environment where employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees is essential to inspiring innovative solutions. Together we further our mission to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

Join the Water Boards to improve the lives of all Californians.

As described in the duty statement, main duties include:

·         Manage the State Water Board urban water use efficiency and water conservation program.

·         Manage a team charged to develop regulations, policies, and plans and materials for internal coordination, external engagement, technical assistance, compliance, and enforcement for successful implementation of the “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life” legislation and of drought proclamations, executive orders, or other directives related to urban water use efficiency and water conservation.

·         Supervise staff responsible for collection, compilation, and analysis of past, current, and possible urban water use data and other relevant data for setting, assessing compliance with, and recommending adjustments to water use efficiency standards and variances and water use best practices and policies.

·         Manage complex quantitative and qualitative data-driven research, modeling, and statistical analysis to ensure decision-makers have appropriate information.

·         Assess water affordability and the equity implications of policies and proposals related to urban water use efficiency and water conservation and develop recommendations and programs to advance water affordability and equity.


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