at California State Teachers' Retirement System
Location United States
Date Posted September 11, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights has an opening for an Engineering Geologist in the Enforcement Section. This position is located at the CalEPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Duties: Under the close supervision of a Senior Environmental Scientist in the North Coast Enforcement Unit within the Division of Water Right Enforcement Section and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State Water Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on work commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments. Specific responsibilities include:
Conduct frequent and consecutive day field investigations/inspections throughout the work week to document and measure stream flows, reservoir capacities, and to calculate hydraulic diversion amounts and capacities of diversion works; document and determine if water diversion facilities are operating within the quantity limits of water rights and in compliance with terms and conditions; investigate complaints, evaluate and investigate the misuse of water or impacts to public trust resources to provide necessary engineering calculations of illegal or unauthorized diversions and/or hydraulic analysis; review and update water files and eWRIMS database; contact water right holders, participating state agencies and law enforcement to schedule inspections; interview and document testimony from water diverters, environmental consultants and other related witnesses; prepare pre-inspection and post inspection maps using GIS. Please refer to the duty statement for more information.
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.
Minimum Requirements
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Additional Documents
Job Application Package Checklist
Duty Statement
Position Details
Job Code #: JC-171642
Position #(s):
Working Title: Engineering Geologist
$5,540.00 - $10,430.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Facility: State Water Resources Control Board
Department Information
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the nine (9) Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB) (collectively the Water Boards) work to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Water Boards values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to further our mission to preserve, enhance and restore the quality of California’s water resources.
Special Requirements
In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following:
RPA #19-300-014 in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.
Photocopies of degree and transcripts (if needed to establish eligibility)
Must have Engineering Geologist list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility and be reachable on the certification list. Here is the link to the exam:
Electronic submittal of applications and attachments through is preferred. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

In the hiring interview, the panel will consider education, experience, personal development, personal traits and fitness for the job. In appraising experience, more weight may be given to the breadth of pertinent experience and evidence of the candidate's ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of his/her experience. For additional information, you may refer to the class specification.
Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 9/18/2019
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
State Water Resources Control Board
Attn: Human Resources Branch - Shari Hollis
P.O. BOX 100
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Human Resources Branch - Shari Hollis
1001 I Street, 18th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is required and must be included.
Statement of Qualifications - Please see below for specific SOQ requirements.
Other - Cover Letter is required and must be included.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Desirable Qualifications
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Professional Geology Work Experience
Policy / Regulatory / Water Rights / Expert Experience
Water / Water Resource / Resources Management Project Experience
Analytical / Investigative / Research / Statistics Experience
Field Experience
Streamflow / GPS / Reservoir Survey Experience
Report Writing Experience
GIS / Programming / Modelling Experience
Contact Information
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources Branch
(916) 341-5127
Hiring Unit Contact:
Skyler Anderson
(916) 341-5307
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
Shyla Hoffman
(916) 341-5881
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
Statement of Qualifications
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted along with the State Application and serves as documentation of candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. It should be typed and no more than two pages in length, use Arial size 12 pt. font, and normal margins.
The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills qualify them for the position.
The responses will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Explain why you are pursuing employment in a regulatory enforcement program.
Describe your experience collecting data or samples.
Describe your experience with presenting sensitive or controversial information to the public or stakeholders.
Describe your ability to prioritize multiple high priority assignments.
Applications received without the SOQ addressed as stated will not be considered.
Note: Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as a response to the SOQ.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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