Job Posting: Engineering Geologist

State Water Resources Control Board

JC-165093
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Engineering Geologist
ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST

$5,540.00 - $10,430.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/21/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for an Engineering Geologist in the wastewater permits for discharges to land (waste discharge requirements, or WDRs) unit. The position location is 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, California.

Under the close supervision of the Senior Water Resources Control Engineer, the employee shall apply current geological and scientific principles to developing and overseeing waste discharge requirement (WDR) permits, monitoring programs, and related regulatory measures for assigned facilities and projects to protect our groundwater resources from pollution.  Consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external input when completing work assignments.  In this effort, be consistent with, among other factors, current science, agency goals, relevant water quality plans and policies, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, economic and socio-economic factors, and dischargers' rights.

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.

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 #:
JC-165093
Position #(s):
880-130-3756-XXX
Working Title:
Engineering Geologist
Classification:
ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST
$5,540.00 - $10,430.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
San Luis Obispo County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Facility:
State Water Resources Control Board

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 #19-130-007 in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.

  • Photocopies of degree and transcripts (if needed to establish eligibility)

Must have Engineering Geologist list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility and be reachable on the certification list. Here is the link to the exam:
https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8PB70

Electronic submittal of applications and attachments through jobs.ca.gov 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: 10/21/2019

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 - Shari Hollis
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:

Human Resources Branch - Shari Hollis
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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
  • Other - Cover Letter is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see below for specific SOQ requirements.
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:

Experience with:

  • Wastewater treatment systems.

  • Analysis of the impact of pollutants on groundwater quality.

  • Analysis of groundwater monitoring programs, well data, and/or engineering designs and plans.

  • Interpretation of groundwater models.

  • Interpretation and application of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines and/or providing compliance assistance.

  • Knowledge of water quality, pollutant transport, and hydrogeology.

  • Writing reports and preparing presentations.

  • Maintaining cooperative and productive relations with the public.

  • Site inspections

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:
Shari Hollis
(916) 341-5111
shari.hollis@waterboards.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Jennifer Epp
(805) 594-6181
jennifer.epp@waterboards.ca.gov

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
shyla.hoffman@waterboards.ca.gov
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

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is mandatory to be submitted along with the State Application and serves as documentation of candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. It should be typed and no more than 2 pages in length, use Arial size 11 pt. font, and normal margins. 

The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience and skills qualify them for the position.

Describe your past education and experience that is relevant to this position and to the desirable qualifications listed above. Provide specific examples for each desirable qualification.

Applications received without the Statement of Qualifications addressed as stated will not be considered.

Note: Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as a response to the Statement of Qualifications.

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
Drop-off