Climate Change Lead

California State Water Resources Control Board

Sacramento, CA, US

Job Description and Duties

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Office of Research, Planning, and Performance has an opening for a Senior Environmental Specialist in the Climate and Conservation Unit. The position location is 1001 I Street, 13th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.

The Office of Research, Planning, and Performance develops and implements policies in emerging and cross-cutting areas related to water in California. Currently, the portfolio of the Office spans climate change, the Human Right to Water, water conservation, groundwater use, emergency response and recovery, and more.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged

The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) works under the direction of the Environmental Program Manager of the State Water Board’s Climate and Conservation Unit in the Office of Research, Planning, and Performance (ORPP).  The incumbent leads climate change analysis and implementation of the State Water Board’s climate change resolution:

  • Track and analyze implementation of the climate change resolution
  • Recommend State and Regional Water Board actions to improve climate change mitigation and adaptation

  • Collaborate with other state agencies on climate initiatives

  • Supports policy decisions by executive management and Board Members

  • Supports implementation of water conservation policies

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.




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