Job Posting: Senior Engineer, Water Resources

Department of Water Resources

Senior Engineer, Water Resources

$9,390.00 - $11,753.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/30/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Environmental Engineering Support Team has an opening for a highly motivated, engaging, forward thinking, and team-oriented person to take on a challenging and rewarding position to work in the Salton Sea Program.  The position will lead and manage the development and implementation of specific Salton Sea habitat restoration projects around the perimeter of the Salton Sea.  The Program is high profile and requires engagement with regional and local government agency representatives, Tribal Sovereign Nations, Non-governmental organizations, and local irrigation districts, geothermal groups, and public stakeholders, as well as legislative representatives.

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:
Senior Engineer, Water Resources
$9,390.00 - $11,753.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Division of Regional Assistance, Special Restoration Initiatives,
Environmental Engineering Support, Sacramento

Special Requirements

Candidates are required to have a current PE license in California and should possess very good writing and public speaking skills and the ability to support collaboration within and between agencies and staff.  Ability to travel in the Southern California region. 

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: 7/30/2019

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 one page typed document in Arial 10 pt. font, explaining how the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and experience qualify him/her for the position as described in the job description.
  • Other - See Supplemental Questionnaire information under Special Instructions below.
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:

Candidate should be familiar with or have some experience in the regulatory environment related to California Environmental Quality Act, Federal Endangered Species Act/California Endangered Species Act, and State-specific environmental regulatory processes and policies.  Experience and training in program leadership/management skills, contract management and development, hydrologic/hydraulic engineering sciences and modeling, environmental or civil engineering experience with environmental restoration or associated structural facilities planning and design related to either freshwater aquatic or tidal or saline habitats, experience with restoration engineering techniques and planning/designing mitigation, and ability to work effectively with SAP and budget planning and tracking processes and tools.  Familiarity with land use regulations, real estate transactions, and planning of wetlands or aquatic restoration desirable.  The position will require expertise and strategic understanding of public engagement and working with landowners or lessees in developing/designing landscape scale restoration opportunities.  Ecological engineering science or habitat design and planning backgrounds are desirable.


Click here to read about the outstanding benefits offered to eligible employees.  We’re also located right next to Light Rail for an easy commute – we’ll even reimburse you for a portion of your monthly public transit pass.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Ted Frink
(916) 651-9618

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

To be considered, submit a (1) completed State applicaiton (STD. 678) (2) Resume; (3) Statement of Qualifications; and (4) Supplemental Questionaire.  Please Reference SAP Position #50003030 and Job Control #162423 in the Explanations section of your application.

Supplemental Questionnaire:

Please limit your answers to one page per question (10 point font).


  1. Please describe your knowledge, experience and role in managing a large, complex habitat restoration project. Please give specific examples.


  1. Summarize your experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders to address a complex restoration project. 


  1. Describe your conflict management style. Give one example of how you dealt with a personnel conflict with a coworker or stakeholder and your role in the conflict.

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.