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Environmental Scientist (JC - 416017) 02/26/24

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Are you interested in an exciting and fulfilling career in water quality and environmental policy focused on addressing issues that impact California’s coastal waters and marine life? Apply now to join a dynamic team at the State Water Resources Control Board, with a thriving and supportive organizational culture that encourages and fosters staff growth and development.

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Quality has an opening for an Environmental Scientist in the Ocean Standards Unit. The position is located at 1001 I Street, 15th Floor, Sacramento CA 95814, with the opportunity for hybrid telework.


Under the close supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist, the incumbent will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team tasked with developing statewide water quality control plans and policies, or amendments thereof, such as the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California. The incumbent will use biological, chemical, and physical principles and information to develop recommendations for beneficial uses of ocean waters, appropriately protective water quality objectives, and implementation programs. For a full description of the duties of this position, refer to the Duty Statement.

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.

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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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $4,145 - $7,926 / month

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