Job listings

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11/4/19 – Associate Water Resources Specialist, Contra Costa Water District, Concord, CA – The Contra Costa Water District has an open modeling position as posted at:  The candidate selected will perform work on the planning phase of the LVE Project, a project to enlarge CCWD’s existing reservoir and operate it as a regional facility, and to provide water for wildlife refuges. The California Water Commission has awarded the LVE Project a maximum conditional eligibility determination of $459 million in Proposition 1 funding.  The LVE Project also qualified to receive $13.65 million of the total award in early state funding for project planning activities. The focus of the work for this new position is expected to be on securing changes to water rights permits held by CCWD and its partners that are necessary to enable LVREP operations, with additional work on data analysis and computer simulations of project operations, project permitting, and other aspects of the planning for the LVE Project. Work assignments in the Water Resources Department require frequent interactions with other California water stakeholders and state and federal agencies.  The position is physically located at the District’s headquarters in Concord in the greater San Francisco Bay area.  Travel to Sacramento and elsewhere is required from time to time. Closing 11/11/2019 5:00 PM Pacific.

10/30/19 – Water Resources Control Engineer, State Water Resources Control Board – The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, Bay-Delta: San Joaquin Unit is looking to recruit a Water Resources Control Engineer. The staff will review, develop, or conduct hydrologic modeling for Central Valley waterways in addition to other engineering analyses to investigate impacts to river flow, temperature, water supply, aquatic habitat, water quality, and water rights. The work will inform regulatory and planning efforts in the Bay-Delta and its tributaries for the protection of water resources, water quality, and ecological health. For more information, please see the job posting:  Final Filing date is 11/6/2019.

10/29/19 – Environmental Program Manager 1, CA Department of Water Resources (position in West Sacramento office).  This position offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to supervise, lead, and manage a diverse scientific and technical team who are responsible for a range of environmental water quality and aquatic ecology monitoring and studies that support activities critical to the State’s water supply.  As the Chief of the Environmental Water Quality and Estuarine Studies Branch, the incumbent oversees, supervises, and manages the Aquatic Ecology section, the Environmental Monitoring Program sections, and the Special Studies section to ensure that deliverables from mandated monitoring, research, and synthesis programs and projects are scientifically sound and are available for management decision making.  The incumbent will also provide staff, technical expertise, and financial support for Department participation in the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), manage multiple programs, and serve as a technical expert providing advice and assistance to upper management, Division/Office Chiefs, and other Department entities.  This position will coordinate with contractors, IEP, Delta Regional Monitoring Program, Water Quality Monitoring Council, and other stakeholders. Final Filing Date: 11/12/2019. See more details here:

10/7/19 – Environmental Scientist/Project Manager position (with Fisheries or Aquatic Ecology emphasis), Stillwater Sciences. Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly motivated, mid-level environmental scientist/project manager based in Davis, CA to serve as a member of an inter-disciplinary team working on fisheries, aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, water quality, and water resources management projects throughout California. Office location: Davis, CA. See the position announcement here:  Stillwater_EnvSci_Position_Davis_2019

10/5/19 – Scientific Aid (multiple), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently recruiting to fill multiple scientific aid positions based at the Stockton office.  The incumbents will  provide field and laboratory support for IEP’s Smelt Larva Survey, Delta Smelt Spring Kodiak Trawl, and Delta Smelt 20-mm Survey.  Final Filing Date: 11/4/2019. Please visit the following link for more information and job application: