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Assistant Deputy Director (JC-426173) 04/30/2024

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The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Financial Assistance is seeking an Assistant Deputy Director to head its Loans and Grants Branch.  The ideal candidate will be dedicated to help meet the critical water infrastructure needs of California’s communities, while building a high performing organizational culture where staff, customers, and our partners are respected and valued.

If you are an innovative leader with a proven track record of excellent performance with challenging and high-profile programs, we are looking for you to join our Executive Team! This is a great opportunity to work in a high visibility position to help California communities get the funding they require to meet their drinking water and clean water infrastructure needs.  You will be one of the executive managers responsible for administering billions of dollars in State and federal funds and overseeing the State Water Board’s highest priority initiatives, including the Governor’s Water Supply Strategy and addressing emerging contaminants, such as PFAS.  If you enjoy solving problems and doing meaningful work, then this is the position for you! Apply today and join our dedicated and driven team. The position is located at 1001 I Street, 16th Floor, Sacramento, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.



The Assistant Deputy Director oversees the Loans and Grants Branch, one of four branches within the Division of Financial Assistance.  The Assistant Deputy Director oversees the technical and programmatic aspects of the Division’s administration of drinking water and clean water funding programs, as well as being the Division lead in developing and implementing policies required to effectively administer those programs. The Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing the functions of technical staff engaged in administration of the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds, the Lead Service Line Replacement program, the Emerging Contaminants program, environmental review, and other programs assigned to the Branch.

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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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14,527.00 - $16,501.00 per month


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