Job Posting: Supervising Engineer Specialist

Department of Water Resources

Supervising Engineer Specialist

$10,314.00 - $12,912.00

Final Filing Date: 4/3/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Division of Safety of Dams is responsible for evaluating the performance of existing jurisdictional dams; reviewing and approving inundation maps, applications for the construction of new dams, as well as the alteration, enlargement, repair, and abatement of existing jurisdictional dams in California.  Under general direction of the Principal Engineer, Water Resources in the Re-Evaluation Engineering Branch of the Division of Safety of Dams, the Supervising Engineer, Water Resources, will plan, lead, manage, and review complex projects related to the Division’s Focused Re-evaluation Program and Inundation Map Program.  Limited travel is sometimes necessary.

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:
Supervising Engineer Specialist
$10,314.00 - $12,912.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Division of Safety of Dams, Re-evaluation Engineering Branch, Sacramento

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid California Driver License.

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: 4/3/2019

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:

Department of Water Resources
Attn: Certification Desk
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Certification Desk
1416 Ninth Street, Room 320
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 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 - A separate, one-page document, that addresses the candidate’s dam related knowledge, skills, and experience, as it relates to the qualifications listed in the job description.
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:

This position requires that the incumbent work cooperatively with Division staff, dam owners, consultants, and the public.  Must have excellent communication and technical skills;
exercise good engineering judgment; and maintain consistent, regular, and predictable attendance.  Ideal candidates should have expertise in in multiple civil engineering disciplines including hydrology, hydraulics, soil mechanics, risk engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and earthquake engineering, with extensive knowledge and experience in engineering analyses of dams and their appurtenances, including risk informed decision-making for dam safety evaluation of these structures.


Click here to read about some of the outstanding benefits.  Free parking.   

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Frank Cvitanich
(916) 227-4665

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:
Office of Workforce Equality
(916) 653-6952
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.

Special Instructions

Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678), resume, and a Statement of Qualifications (separate one-page document, that addresses the candidate’s dam related knowledge, skills, and experience, as it relates to the qualifications listed in the job description). Please reference SAP Position #50001291, 50089755, 50089760 and Job Control #146884 in the Explanations section of the application.  

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