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Water Resources Control Engineer

Office and Location: The State Water Resource Control Board’s Division of Financial Assistance has an opening for a Water Resource Control Engineer in the Office of Sustainable Water Solutions’ Small Disadvantage Community Water Section - South. The position is located at 1001 I Street, Sacramento, right in the heart of downtown close to light rail stations, other public transportation, awesome restaurants and more.
Degrees: Qualified seniors within 6 months of graduating may apply. Applicants must read the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS to confirm qualification. Some of the qualifying degrees include Agriculture & Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering. Civil/Environmental Engineering, General Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering

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. 

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.
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Submit your Employment Application Form (STD678.) and all documents stated on the job posting to be considered for the position. Any questions regarding the position or CalCareers application process, email the contacts listed on the job posting.

Use engineering knowledge, evaluate and recommend changes, approve/disapprove technical proposals, and assist applicants in the planning, design, and construction of wastewater, drinking water, and water recycling quality, protection, and improvement projects. Provide overall project management of assigned proposals and applications, and provide technical assistance to small, disadvantaged communities. Review and analyze projects, reports, and proposals for technical/engineering soundness, compliance with State and Federal laws and State Water Board Policies, Guidelines, and procedures. Determine conformance with wastewater, drinking water, water recycling and regional planning objectives. Ensure that all appropriate engineering alternatives are considered and analyzed, proper conclusions developed, and the recommended alternative is technically feasible considering engineering, environmental, financial, legal, economic, and social constraints. Ensure that proposed projects are technically capable of meeting waste discharge requirements, drinking water standards, water recycling regulations, and total maximum daily loads and that they align with any watershed management plans and other pertinent water quality orders and policies. Review engineering plans and specifications, utilize knowledge of water treatment, storage and distribution facilities, and scientific/engineering principles.
Consult and coordinate with other federal and state agencies, other Water Board Divisions and Offices, and other pertinent technical staff to ensure project objectives conform to Water Reuse Regulations, State Water Board’s Ocean Plan, each Regional Water Board’s Basin Plan, the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, the Porter Cologne Act, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), funding program policy/guidelines, and other local state and federal laws and regulations. Monitor project progress to evaluate percentage of completion and approve progress payments. Project management includes regular communication with engineers, high-level local government officials, representatives, and their consultants, invoice approval, and construction inspections of engineering facilities. Review and provide technical comments on monitoring and reporting plans and draft final project reports. Develop performance standards for relevant projects.
Help applicants complete application requirements, develop funding agreements, review scopes of work and budget adjustments, and meet funding agreement requirements. Review and update time schedules for submittals to assist administrators toward timely completion of the project(s).
Manage project files, supporting documentation, logs, site inspection reports, Geographic Information System files, databases, engineering plans and specifications, digital photos, and other project information as required.
Assist with the administration, development and enhancement of the Division’s web-based application, review and project management systems.
Assist with development of guidelines, policies, and procedures for implementation and administration of State Water Board funding programs, and other duties as assigned by management.
Travel is required to conduct and attend meetings with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and the public to interpret relevant laws, regulations, and policies. Project site visits are required to verify construction and help financial recipients and applicants with technical problems related to projects.