Job Posting: Water Resource Control Engineer

State Water Resources Control Board

Water Resource Control Engineer

$5,098.00 - $9,548.00

Final Filing Date: 11/19/2018

Job Description and Duties

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for a highly motivated Water Resource Control Engineer in the NPDES Unit. The position is currently located at 5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.


Under the close supervision of a Senior Water Resource Control Engineer, the incumbent will perform staff level activities associated with the evaluation, inspection, and regulation of storm water discharges from industrial facilities located in the North Coast region. See the attached duty statement for specific duties.

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.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Water Resource Control Engineer
$5,098.00 - $9,548.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sonoma County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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.

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following:

  • RPA#17-110-029 in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.

  • Photocopies of degrees and transcripts

 Must have State Water Resources Control Board list, reinstatement or transfer eligibility (WRCE). 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: 11/19/2018

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
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:

Shawntay Bryant
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 - Professional References
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:

1.Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;

2.Ability to organize and set priorities on assignments and meet deadlines;

3.Education or experience in principles of storm water management and water quality;

4.Experience in engineering investigations including fate and transport of chemicals;

5.Education or experience designing or reviewing best management practices to control stormwater discharges associated with industrial activities;

6.Understanding of natural systems and processes, including hydrologic, geomorphic, geologic, and biologic processes;

7.Experience in engineering investigations including fate and transport of chemicals;

8.Familiarity with wetland and stream function and characteristics;

9.Experience working with state, federal, and local agencies; community members and regulated entities

10.Ability to work independently while handling multiple assignments;

11.Ability to make effective presentations and briefings to management, Board members and the public;

12.Proficiency in standard computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access;

13.Education and experience with GIS applications (ArcGIS), statistical analysis software, computer programming including macros and other scripts (e.g. Visual Basic (VBA), Python, etc.), data science, and database management including SQL, Windows Server, and ArcGIS geodatabases;

14.Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary professional staff (engineers, geologists, and scientists) engaged in environmental regulations, water quality assessments, and making scientific and engineering evaluations;

15.Experience in and ability to conduct physically demanding field investigations during all weather conditions that may exceed 8 hours in a day;

16.Professional registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is desirable;

17.A certain level of comfort with conflict and an ability to manage it with composure is highly desirable; and

18.Understanding of environmental regulation and familiarity with the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Clean Water Act, and water quality issues in California.

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
(916) 341-5127
Hiring Unit Contact:
Claudia Villacorta
(707) 576-2069

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

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with the state application and a current resume. The SOQ is a discussion of the candidate’s experience(s) that would qualify her/him specifically for the advertised position with a focus on the desirable qualifications. Examples may include: your educational background, training, and work experience as it relates to the position and the desirable qualifications listed above. The SOQ should be no more than one page in length, single-spaced, with a font no less than eleven-pitch. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a SOQ and applications received without the SOQ will not be considered. This information will be used in conjunction with the interview to assist the interview panel in determining the most qualified candidate.

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail