Office Location: Santa Rosa, California, Work Location is Sonoma County, California
Degrees: Qualified seniors within 6 months of graduating may apply. Applicants must read the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS to confirm qualification. Qualifying degrees include Agriculture & Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering. Civil/Environmental Engineering, General Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, other engineering degrees may qualify.
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.
Under the close supervision of the Senior Water Resource Control Engineer of the Northern Engagement Unit in the Division of Drinking Water (DDW), and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Water Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments. The incumbent is expected to value and commit to fostering diversity, including working with and providing services to various backgrounds, cultures, personal experiences, and unique ideas that inspire innovative solutions to further our mission. This position will primarily focus on efforts related to the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Program, which will improve climate change adaptation and resiliency of disadvantaged communities by helping public water systems provide an adequate and affordable supply of safe drinking water. The Water Resource Control Engineer (WRCE) will focus on consolidation and Administrator activities for affected water systems primarily focused in the Northern California Branch of DDW. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, consolidation of water systems, the appointment of administrators, and continuous updating of the needs analysis and assessment activities for affected water systems in California. Travel to perform the duties below is required. Specific responsibilities include:
Assess and identify public water systems that are at risk or are failing to meet drinking water quality standards in coordination with DDW District Engineers, coordinate the steps of potential voluntary or ordered consolidation and the appointment of Administrators, and overseeing their activities. Conduct inspections of small water systems that fail or threaten to fail to provide an adequate supply of safe drinking water to evaluate the potential for consolidation with a receiving water system. Onsite inspection activities include water source intakes, treatment plants, storage, and distribution facilities. Review system operational, financial, and managerial records, procedures, and all required administrative programs; data gathering necessary to maintain and update system inventory and inspection information. Travel to perform these functions is required. Oversee and direct a means of providing interim safe potable water when warranted. Provide technical assistance and work with District staff, receiving water systems, Administrators, and the potentially subsumed water system on compliance orders, solution planning, funding packages, and completion of projects to address drinking water issues. Coordinate and implement public meetings/hearings for each potential consolidation and Administrator project for public comment and testimony. Coordinate all legal issues with State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) attorney on voluntary and SWRCB ordered consolidations or service extension. Consult with the local agency formation commission and with the California Public Utilities Commission when consolidation involves a privately-owned water system.
Assist in developing State Water Board policies, legislation, and objectives as part of the management team. Represent the State Water Board in consolidation outreach efforts; give presentations to internal and external groups in culturally diverse and sensitive regions; advocate for community engagement; understand, communicate with and effectively interact with diverse communities; and develop training programs. Evaluate maps, graphics, software, and other materials for effective presentations.
Answer technical and regulatory questions from the public, State Water Board staff, Regional Water Board staff, other state, and local agencies, and the regulated community. Prepare a variety of special periodic reports. Review and evaluate engineering and technical matters in support of the Field Operations Branches and Program Management Branch. Provide technical support to other State Water Board organizations by developing policies, strategies, regulations, and guidelines.
Represent the DDW Program, SWRCB, and liaison to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), county health departments, Department administration, and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Attend conferences, workshops, seminars, and other training opportunities to stay educated in the latest developments in the water industry.
Available position duties, minimum requirements, and pay are located here MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS posting. Submit your Employment Application Form (STD678.) and all documents stated on the CalCareers job posting to be considered for the position. Any questions regarding the position or CalCareers application process, email the contacts listed on the CalCareers.ca.gov job posting.