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Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory) (JC-437800) 7/8/24

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The State Water Resources Control Board has an opening for a Senior Environmental Scientist in the Office of Research Planning and Performance. This position is located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento, close to light rail stations and other public transportation.

The State and Regional Water Boards regularly develop or adjust policies for the protection of the environment, for public health, or for water resource allocation; this work must reflect economic and scientific perspectives and an effective use of data. You would be a main leader of the team responsible for short-term and long-term projects. Short-term projects will include collaboratively conducting economic analysis; soliciting external, independent assessments of the use of specific science in specific policy processes; and leading ad hod projects. Long-term projects include supporting the development of employee training that meets the evolving scientific and technical identification, development, or implementation of actions to implement the Water Board’s Racial Equity Resolution, Human Right to Water Resolution, and Climate Change Resolution.


Directs activities of technical staff responsible for implementation of the CalEPA External Scientific Peer Review Program and economic analyses informing and supporting State Water Board regulations, policies and plans. Lead special projects, conducts analysis of emerging needs, and is responsible for the identification and development of actions to implement the Water Board’s Racial Equity Resolution, Racial Equity Action Plan, Human Right to Water Resolution, and Climate Change Resolution.

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.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10,331 -$12,843 / month

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