Water Resource Control Engineer

California State Water Resources Control Board

Sacramento, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $6,175.00 - $11,567.00 / month
Deadline Apr 12, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 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 397759 to locate the job posting and apply.

Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 04/12/2024. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.

Link: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=397759

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 has an opening for a Water Resource Control Engineer in the Office of the Delta Watermaster. The position is located at 1001 I Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.

The Office of the Delta Watermaster (ODWM), in collaboration with the Division of Water Rights (Division), is responsible for administering water rights whose points of diversion (PODs) are located within the Legal Delta.  Included within this overall responsibility is the governance, quality assessment, and planning processes required to effectively manage and analyze data related to such water rights.  To fulfill this data management responsibility, the ODWM collaborates with the Division to modernize data collection, management, and analysis processes.  Each member of the ODWM will contribute to the master data management plan to ensure that water rights data are useful, accessible, and collected in a way that ensures the highest data quality and least collection burden possible, recognizing tradeoffs between those two objectives.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”  The Office of the Delta Watermaster is charged with administration of the complex water rights system within the Legal Delta, the hub of California’s water distribution system as well as an environmentally stressed estuary.  Yet, the State Water Board’s system for managing data about water—the State’s most precious resource—is outdated and inadequate to support water rights administration.  As climate change adds to the challenge of efficiently administering water rights, as the Delta watershed faces recurring drought/flood challenges, and as demands for water throughout the watershed outstrip this physically limited resource, updating our water rights data management system is a critical imperative.  Recognizing this need, the State has authorized and funded an ambitious multi-year project to replace the aged electronic Water Rights Information Management System (eWRIMS).

This WRCE position will bear primary responsibility for representing and guiding our Office to assure that the replacement data management system, currently initiating its design phase, recognizes and meets our evolving water rights data management needs.

In carrying out these responsibilities, our water data maven will collaborate within a hand-picked, multi-discipline team of water and data managers leading the development of the eWRIMS replacement.  Representing the unique use cases within the Delta will require our maven to master the law, policy, regulations, and context of the California water rights system as well as to apply water rights principles in the complex tidal estuary with dynamic riverine influences.  Therefore, this position will be fully integrated with the routine functions and strategic initiatives of our Office as well as with the data management projects within the Division of Water Rights, the Office of Information Management and Analysis, and the Division of Information Technology.


The Water Resource Control Engineer is responsible for using engineering knowledge and technical expertise to evaluate alternative options to assist disadvantaged communities in identifying alternative and financially feasible options for the disposal of domestic waste discharges. Technical considerations include on-site wastewater treatment plants, construction of a community sewer collection system with a centralized wastewater treatment system, and wastewater consolidation to the nearest wastewater treatment facility.

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.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $6,175.00 - $11,567.00 / month

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


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Category General / Stewardship , Hydrology