Local recruitment: Administrative Supervisor

California Department of Water Resources (CDWR)

Sacramento County, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Job Description and Duties

The California Water Commission is looking for an experienced professional to oversee its administrative functioning. This role will work closely with the Executive team and, as a member of the Water Commission’s small but committed staff, will play a critical role in advancing important and timely work related to water planning and management in California by supporting the nine appointed Commissioners who serve on the Water Commission. The Administrative Supervisor will be responsible for team supervision and development, managing and overseeing fiscal services, leading the Water Commission’s budgeting process, serving as a personnel and human resources liaison, and assisting with special projects. The position requires the incumbent to be organized; to work well independently and be self-motivated; to work cooperatively with Commissioners, Commission staff, and partners; to communicate effectively with diverse parties; to maintain a regular, predictable, and consistent work schedule, and to exercise tact, good judgment, and discretion.

The Water Commission is staffed by an interdisciplinary team that oversees and supports the Commission’s public meetings, as well as its grantmaking, policy, and advisory work. All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination.

Website: California Water Commission

This position is eligible to participate in a hybrid telework schedule. Participation in telework is subject to the Department’s and CWC’s policies and supervisor approval.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-329694

Position #(s): 840-150-4800-502

Working Title: Administrative Supervisor


$6,563.00 – $8,153.00

# of Positions: 1

Work Location: Sacramento County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Tim

Department Information

Executive Division, California Water Commission, Sacramento

The California Water Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Seven members are chosen for their expertise related to the control, storage, and beneficial use of water and two are chosen for their knowledge of the environment. The Water Commission’s mission is to use its public forum to explore water management issues from multiple perspectives and formulate recommendations to advise the Department of Water Resources, and as appropriate, the California Natural Resources Agency, the Governor and Legislature on ways to improve water planning and management in response to California’s changing hydrology. The Water Commission fulfills its mission by encouraging broad public engagement in its work, providing a platform for diverse parties to engage in important discussions related to water resources.

Department of Water Resources (DWR) was established in 1956 by the California State Legislature.  We manage California’s water resources, systems, and infrastructure, including the State Water Project, in a responsible sustainable way.

At DWR, we have set standards to help evaluate how each project incorporates climate resilience principles and ensure consistency across the Department.  Our mission is to sustainably manage the water resources of California, in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the state’s people and protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments.

DWR also strives to create a trusting and welcoming workplace where employees embrace diverse viewpoints and treat each other with civility and respect.  An important component of DWR’s equal employment opportunity program centers around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Department Website: https://water.ca.gov

Free career consultation services including one-on-one State career consultations, application/resume review, tips for applying, and mock interviews, provided by experienced recruiters are now available at the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) Career Center, located at the Poppy Pavilion, 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Walk-ins are welcome every Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-4pm.

Special Requirements

Travel within California may be required. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.Final Filing Date: 4/13/2023

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Water Resources

Attn: Division of Human Resources

P.O. Box 1079

Sacramento, CA 95812

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Water Resources

Certification Desk

715 P Street, 7th floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM – 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other – Cover letter
  • Statement of Qualifications – Two pages max, typed in Arial 12-point font using standard margins.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments in an efficient, decisive manner, adapt to changing priorities, and ensure tasks or projects are completed on schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently, work cooperatively with others, be open minded, flexible, diplomatic, and tactful in a high-profile environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills.


Click here to read about the outstanding benefits offered to eligible employees. We’re also located right next to Light Rail for an easy commute – we’ll even reimburse you for a portion of your monthly public transit pass!  Work in downtown Sacramento’s newest state-of-art high-rise tower.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Kevin Lau
(916) 902-7317

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.EEO Contact:
Office of Workforce Equality
(916) 653-6952

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Special Instructions

To be considered, submit a completed State application (STD. 678), resume, and Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Please reference SAP Position #50099235 and Job Control #JC-329694 in the “examination(s) or job title(s) for which you are applying” section of your application.

The SOQ is a narrative that addresses how your experience, training, and education relate to this position. The SOQ must be no more than two pages, typed in Arial 12-point font using standard margins. When completing the SOQ, you must address how your experience and skills qualify you for this position as outlined in the Duty Statement.

Resumes, cover letters, and/or other attachments will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Click here to complete DWR’s Recruitment Survey. This survey is for research purpose only and will not affect the application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development