Environmental Scientist

California State Water Resources Control Board
Rancho Cordova, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Are you interested in being a member of a team that develops policies and regulations to address environmental issues like eutrophication, nutrient pollution, harmful algal blooms, and more?  If you enjoy a career in protecting the environment and water quality, then this is the position for you!  Apply today to join our team! 

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Central Valley Region has one opening for an Environmental Scientist position in the Planning Section. The position is located at 11020 Sun Center Dr. Suite #200, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670. Teleworking is encouraged during the COVID-19 emergency.


Under the close supervision of a Senior Water Resource Control Engineer, the incumbent will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to address water quality impairments related to eutrophication, nutrient pollution, and biostimulatory substances in lakes, reservoirs, streams, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Incumbent will conduct scientific analysis and assessments to identify and characterize sources of nutrients and biostimulatory substances that contribute to water quality impairments and eutrophication and changes in biological communities or biological integrity due to eutrophication impacts.

Incumbent will recommend potential management and regulatory actions needed to address impairments and impacts from eutrophication. Incumbent will participate in meetings related to the development of the State Water Board Biostimulatory Substances Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Water, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries of California. Incumbent will represent the Central Valley Water Board in technical advisory committees, project oversight committees, meetings with federal and state agencies, local governments, dischargers, consultants, Tribes, and the public on water quality impairments and impacts related to eutrophication and biostimulatory substances.

Please review the attached Duty Statement for description of roles and responsibilities.

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.