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Water Resource Control Engineer (JC - 414976) 02/27/24

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 02/27/2024. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.

Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.

If this position is filled in Richmond, this position will be entitled to a $250.00 pay differential per month based on Bargaining Unit and/or work location.

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water has an opening for a Water Resource Control Engineer in its Regulatory Development Unit. This position is currently located at 850 Marina Bay Parkway in Richmond, however, it can be filled at any Division of Drinking Water Field Office throughout California. Here is a map of the District Offices: Division of Drinking Water (DDW) District Offices (

This Water Resource Control Engineer (WRCE) position supports California’s implementation of the state and federal Safe Drinking Water Acts by developing regulations, including maximum contaminant levels, to ensure that water delivered by California public water systems is at all times pure, wholesome, and potable. Under the close supervision to general direction of a Senior Water Resource Control Engineer (Supervisor) in the Regulatory Development Unit, the incumbent writes final reports, regulations, and guidance documents; performs environmental analyses, research, surveys, investigations, and studies; prepares non-routine correspondence; responds to public inquiries; and other related work. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop new and revised California drinking water standards, including maximum contaminant levels. Conduct engineering evaluations and related research, including treatment feasibility via various technologies Evaluate and summarize cost and job impacts and public health and other benefits associated with proposed regulations. Confer with and present to scientists and engineers from government, universities, public and private research groups, and private industry. Develop expertise in the areas of scientific, public health, and environmental engineering matters involving chemistry, microbiology, analytical methods, and diseases and health effects relevant to pathogenic organisms and toxic chemicals. Work cooperatively with Division of Drinking Water staff, other agencies, and stakeholders to develop technical comments and recommendations in response to proposed federal standards. Provide guidance and assistance to water systems, district staff, management and other stakeholders on regulation implementation. Perform a variety of engineering work relating to public water systems, including on-site inspections, records review, data collection and analysis, and report preparation.

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.

Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $6,175.00 - $11,567.00 / month

The Water Resources Control Board is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer.