Assistant Deputy Director

California State Water Resources Control Board

Sacramento, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $117,060-$192,252
Deadline Jul 17, 2024
Required Experience 7+ years

To be considered for this position, you must apply at CalCareers.ca.gov. To apply, you must first create a CalCareers account. Once your account is created, you can search 438809 to locate the job posting and apply.

Link: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=438809 

Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 07/17/2024. 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.

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Financial Assistance is seeking an Assistant Deputy Director to head its Cleanup Fund Branch. The ideal candidate is dedicated to helping communities clean up contaminated sites and protect our water resources, 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 help California communities and property owners get the funding they require to clean up contaminated sites, protect neighboring residences, and protect water resources. You will be one of the executive managers responsible for administering billions of dollars in funding and overseeing the State Water Board’s highest priority initiatives to support soil and groundwater cleanup in impacted communities. 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, CA 95814 right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.


Description of duties, etc. The Assistant Deputy Director serves as the Manager of the Cleanup Fund Branch, one of four branches within the Division of Financial Assistance. The Assistance Deputy Director oversees all technical aspects of the Division’s administration of the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund and associated 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 and administrative staff engaged in administration of the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund; the Site Cleanup Subaccount Program; the Emergency, Abandoned & Recalcitrant Program; the Orphan Site Cleanup Program; the Comingled Plume Account; the Replacing, Removing, or Upgrading UST Program; the Expedited Claim Account Program; and other programs assigned to the Branch. Applicants can review the Duty Statement attached.

Additional information:

Classification Salary: C.E.A. (Level A) $9,755.00 - $11,807.00 *Salary may be negotiated, up to $16,021, subject to administration approval*

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.

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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $9,755.00 - $16,021.00 per month


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Ability to Commute:

  • Sacramento, CA 95814 (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Sacramento, CA 95814




To be considered for this position, you must apply at CalCareers.ca.gov. To apply, you must first create a CalCareers account. Once your account is created, you can search 438809 to locate the job posting and apply.

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Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship