Student Assistant

California State Water Resources Control Board

San Luis Opispo, California

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details $117,060-$192,252
Deadline Jul 22, 2024

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 439117 to locate the job posting and apply.

Link: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=439117

Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 07/22/24. 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.

Please note: this position is paid on an hourly basis and limited to 1500 hours per calendar year. The salary range for Student Assistant is $17.22 - $23.21 per hour.

The Central Coast Water Board has an opportunity for a Paid Internship (Student Assistant) position conducting research for the development of a regional groundwater trend monitoring program for the Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program - Groundwater Assessment and Protection (CCAMP-GAP).

Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling paid internship position? If you are interested in gaining valuable experience working with geologists, engineers, and environmental scientists to protect California’s water resources, apply today and join our team! The Central Coast Water Board has an opening for a one-year Paid Intern position. The position is advertised as a Student Assistant and the term in July 2024 – June 2025. The position is hybrid, enabling telework and one to two days a week required in the office located at 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA.


Under the general supervision of a Supervising Engineering Geologist, the Student Assistant will work closely with technical staff in the office to support the achievement of one of the Central Coast Water Board’s highest priority objectives for CCAMP-GAP. The primary tasks performed will be to conduct a preliminary research project and present the findings in support of establishing a regionally scaled groundwater quality trend monitoring program for the Central Coast Region. Ancillary tasks include training, data review, document preparation and review, review of Supplemental Environmental Project deliverables, site visits, public engagement, and administrative tasks in support of CCAMP-GAP. The successful candidate will have experience with and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, take initiative on tasks, stay organized, effectively collaborate with team members, and communicate successfully. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in protecting water quality. The position offers flexible work hours being part-time during the school year (approximately 10-15 hours a week) and up to full-time during school breaks.

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.

Please let us know how you heard about this position by taking this brief survey: https://forms.office.com/g/eR5w18jw3s 

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 Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $2,985.00 - $4,023.00 per month


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


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Ability to Commute:

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in San Luis Obispo, CA



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 439117 to locate the job posting and apply.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Hydrology