Pay and Benefits:
The Water Resources Control Engineer classification’s standard pay range is $5,540.00 to $10,377.00. Benefits packages for State employees include health, dental, vision, retirement, and much more!
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for up to 16 hours of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) per month.
To be considered, please apply on the CalCareers job posting. Applications received outside of CalCareers will not be considered.
Additional information about the available positions’ duties, minimum requirements, pay, and potential benefits can be found on the CalCareers job advertisement. Only one application is required to be submitted in order to be considered for any of the three vacant positions. Any questions regarding the position or Calcareers application process should be directed to the contacts listed on the job posting.
The Water Resource Control Engineer will work as part of a team of Project Managers for the Water Quality Certification Program to independently perform complex, varied, and broad environmental analyses and research related to hydroelectric and water resource development projects. Specific responsibilities include: review studies and investigations performed by others; interpret hydrologic data and other information relating to stream flow, water quantity and quality relationships, and water use; evaluate study results and reports for satisfaction of technical adequacy and regulatory requirements; analyze construction and operation of proposed and existing hydroelectric projects for potential environmental impacts and recommend mitigation measures or alternatives where appropriate; consult and collaborate with other agencies, non-governmental organizations, and interested individuals; respond to environmental documents prepared for water resource projects; resolve conflicts related to environmental issues on projects; serve as liaison and subject matter specialist for stream water quality with other governmental agencies; attend meetings representing the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board); participate in collaborative work groups to develop scientific study plans that can be used to form the basis of terms and conditions in Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certifications.
Other duties include review and preparation of environmental documents (e.g., environmental impact reports or initial studies/mitigated negative declarations) required to satisfy the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State Water Board requirements, as well as providing direction on the preparation of CEQA documents to consultants.
Staff also conduct inspections of project facilities and associated study sites; review plans and submittals for compliance with water quality certification requirements; brief State Water Board members and management on projects; and coordinate with various state and federal agencies, tribes, and non-governmental organizations to ensure project benchmarks are achieved.