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DWR JOB VACANCIES
Last Updated: July 22, 2014

Job vacancies are available to persons with civil service eligibility. Only persons with list, transfer, reinstatement, or training and development eligibility may be considered. If using list eligibility, indicate your score on the application. Submit a Standard State Application to the contact indicated. Unless otherwise indicated, applications must be postmarked on or before the final filing date. Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and desirable qualifications and interviews may be scheduled. For information on how to obtain list eligibility, click here, or check out the State Personnel Board website.

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  • BARGAINING UNIT 11 - - POST & BID MAIN PAGE

  • Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor) ($5181-6437) - Division of Fiscal Services, Payables Office, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 07/25/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Directs and manages the Accounts Payable Section which is responsible for the payment of the Department’s liability to vendors. Supervise the prompt and accurate payment of Accounts Payables invoices. Implement new laws and legislation affecting the payment process into the Department’s integrated SAP system. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to apply good judgment; good communication and analytical skills; ability to work as a team player with other DWR staff, State agencies, private contracting agencies, and legal entities; ability to work independently.

    Contact: Patrice Yang (916) 653-1820, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 824, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Business Service Assistant (Specialist) ($2545-3895) - Business Services Office, Purchasing Services, Materials Management Unit, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/01/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under close supervision of the Business Services Officer I (Supervisor), the incumbent functions as the lead staff person at the Department’s Central Warehouse in Sacramento.  This includes performing high-level support staff functions in the administrative office such as writing reports and weekly work highlights submitted to executive staff; preparing Excel spread sheets; developing PowerPoint training presentations; editing Enterprise Process Guides prepared by the BSO Supervisor; and assisting with planning and conducting an annual DWR-wide Warehouse Staff Meeting.  Duties involve performing a variety of technical and analytical business services activities, including preparing purchasing and contracting documents; training; and coordinating matters related to the repair and maintenance of the warehouse.  Functions include, but are not limited to the receiving, storing, and issuing of goods, and inventory control of commodities and Information Technology goods.  The most desirable candidates will have solid leadership skills and experience; computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office software; good writing and presentation skills; organizational and problem-solving skills; excellent customer service skills; the ability to work independently; and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  A valid California driver’s license and forklift certification (obtainable after being appointed to the position) are required.  This position is based at DWR’s Central Warehouse, which is located at 1721 13th Street in Sacramento.  To be considered for this position, please include the following identifying information on your Standard State Application (STD 678): SAP Position Number 50000787.

    Eligibility: The Department of Water Resources is not authorized to use the CalHR statewide open eligible list to fill this position.

    Contact: Peter Czerkies (916) 657-4574, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 315, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Electrical Engineer ($4608-6409) / Associate Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer ($6,898 - $8,626) - State Water Project (SWP) Power & Risk Office, Power Planning Branch, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 7/22/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The incumbent conducts engineering work relating to valuation analysis and market parameter studies to support short-term and long-term State Water Project energy transactions. The incumbent will also assist with hydropower and other asset valuation studies, energy product request for proposal (RFP) studies, and hedging strategy studies. Knowledge of SWP facilities and operations; engineering economics, statistics, and financial analysis methods is beneficial. Incumbent must have strong written and oral communications skills and must be able to use computers effectively to analyze extensive amounts of data and information accurately. Application submissions must include a cover letter and a Standard State Application (STD 678), with position number 50054272 in the title section. Indicate the basis of eligibility in the Explanations section.

    Contact: Randy Hszieh, (916) 574-2702, randolph.hszieh@water.ca.gov, 3310 El Camino Avenue, LL 40 Sacramento, California 95821.

  • Fish & Wildlife Scientific Aid ($11.58-13.74/hour) - Division of Environmental Services, Bryte Chemical Laboratory, West Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 07/24/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The incumbent will perform the less difficult, routine chemical analyses using pre-tested standardized methods used in the analysis of raw surface water and groundwater.  Assist Chemists with the preparation, digestion and extraction of samples for analysis, prepares reagents, cleans glassware and fills bottle orders.  We are seeking someone with analytical chemistry background, the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment, good communication, organizational and computer skills.

    Contact: Laura Hamilton, (916) 376-9697, 3500 Industrial Boulevard, West Sacramento, California 95691.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Technician I ($5213-7702) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Oroville Field Division, Oroville (Final Filing Date: 7/29/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Assists with analyzing, trouble-shooting and diagnosing hardware and software failures on equipment. Assists with performing physical installation and testing of equipment, independently performs routine tasks, and assists on difficult tasks performing preventative maintenance. Position is designated sensitive and subject to substance abuse testing. This position is subject to a background investigation prior to hire and every seven years thereafter.Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: State Employment Application (STD 678) and a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire.

    Contact: Bob George, (530) 534-2313 or Bob.George@water.ca.gov, 460 Glen Drive, Oroville, California 95966.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Technician III ($7356-9319) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Delta Field Division, Engineering Branch, Byron (Final Filing Date: 07/22/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The technical lead, will plan, coordinate, schedule, prioritize, and oversee daily work of assigned HEP Technicians I and II on control, communication, electrical and mechanical equipment.  Participates in the training, development, and evaluation of work performance of subordinates.  Coordinates and verifies the adequacy of safe clearance procedures under which work is performed.  Provide guidance and direction, and ensures safety procedure compliance for all work performed on afore-mentioned equipment in connection with the operation and maintenance of SWP generating/pumping plants, switchyards, water conveyance, and facilities.  Develop and update testing procedures, equipment test reports, calibration reports, trip test reports, and load test reports so they are in accordance with O&M policy or procedures.  This position requires that the incumbent work cooperatively with others, maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance, and exercise good judgment.  Position is designated sensitive and subject to substance abuse testing.  This position is subject to a background investigation prior to hire and every seven years thereafter.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: State Employment Application (STD 678) and a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire.

    Contact: Pardeep Singh (209) 833-2022 or Pardeep.Singh@water.ca.gov, 5280 Bruns Road, Byron, California  94514-1917.

  • Mechanical Engineer ($4608-8630) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 7/22/14).This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the direction of a licensed Senior Mechanical engineer, Hydraulic Structures, the Mechanical Engineer performs a variety of engineering tasks including preparation of design specification and drawings, provide construction support, and assist in start-up of mechanical systems in facilities on the State Water Project, and other related work. Prepare preliminary and final mechanical engineering designs, calculations, cost estimates, and layouts; review and check contractor submittals; prepare clear correspondence to clients and manufacturers; provide guidance and technical direction to technicians and draftsperson involved in associated design projects. Must have the ability to work cooperatively with others, maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance, exercise good judgment, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and follow safety precautions inherent in the job. Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License as travel throughout the State of California is required. Interested applicants must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) and resume. Please include on your application the position number (50001640) and your basis of eligibility.

    Contact: Melanie Calaustro, (916) 653-9630 or melanie.calaustro@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Office Assistant (Typing)($2686-3362) - Business Services Office, Business Information Branch, Printing, Imaging and Mail Services, Sacramento, Part Time/12-month Limited-Term (Final Filing Date: 07/30/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that participates in the thriving document conversion management that supports the entire Department.  The incumbent will assist in providing clerical and general office support.  Assist with the conversion of paper to electronic format by prepping, scanning, indexing, and perform quality control on documents.  Assist the publications clerk in completing and mailing requests for educational materials, brochures, bulletins and reports and assist in incoming and outgoing mail room duties.  May be required to drive a state vehicle to outlying offices within the Sacramento region to deliver and pick up mail and packages.  Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License.  Applicant must have the ability to perform clerical duties, and move boxes, packages, and mailbags up to 25 pounds.  Must be able to work with various software programs and be familiar with mailing and scanning equipment, and follow oral and written directions.   There is a possibility that this position may be extended up to 24-months or may become a permanent position.  To be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a fully completed Standard State Application (STD 678) indicating: SAP Position Number 50004486 in the Examination section, and the basis of eligibility in the Explanations section.

    Contact: Ann Bradell (916) 653-0717, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 315, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Office Technician (Typing) (Permanent Intermittent) ($2686-3362) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Administrative Services Office, Headquarters Administrative Services Branch, Sacramento, (Final Filing Date: 7/22/14).This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I, incumbent performs a variety of office support duties and is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, and originality in performing duties to support Administrative Services Branch and staff as assigned. The incumbent will be responsible for the preparation, drafting and finalizing letters, memorandums and other forms of correspondence, reports, technical charts, forms and other pertinent documents; facilitating bi-weekly collaborative meetings regarding, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance efforts; track mileage of O&M vehicle inventory and monitor vehicle maintenance; and serve as timekeeper for assigned program staff using the department’s database system (SAP). Must have ability to work cooperatively with others, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and maintain regular, consistent and predictable attendance. This position is Permanent Intermittent. Permanent Intermittent employees are paid hourly and are limited to 1500 hours per fiscal year. Interested applicants must submit: Standard State Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50063528 and current resume.

    Contact: Melanie Calaustro (916) 653-9630 or melanie.calaustro@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Senior Engineer, Water Resources ($7525-9419) - Executive Division, Hydropower License Planning and Compliance Office (HLPCO), Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/04/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. This position functions as a non-supervisory staff specialist to implement new engineering projects and actions for the South SWP Hydropower facilities (P-2426) as HLPCO organizes and initiates the relicensing process; organize, lead, and manage study teams to investigate SWP-related items of concern; work cooperatively with DWR and other regulatory agencies staff to facilitate tracking and reporting of compliance activities as they relate to FERC license requirements; participate in execution and implementation of contracts; review, analyze, and comment on terms of conditions included in new FERC license for the Oroville Facilities (P-2100) and any license amendments; prepare correspondence, memoranda, and reports as required.  Incumbent must be a self-starter, analytical, able to make informed decisions, exercise good judgment, and maintain regular and consistent work hours.  Incumbent must also have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills, a well-developed ability to prepare and make presentations, possess a valid California Driver’s License and be willing to travel within the State.  Interested applicants must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) and resume.  Please include on your application the position number (50061239) and your basis of eligibility.

    Contact: Sue Larsen (916) 263-0286, 2033 Howe Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento, California  95825.

  • Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) ($5445-6772) - FloodSAFE Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resources Office, Environmental Restoration and Enhancement Branch, Riverine Ecosystem Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 07/23/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. This is a lead person position that will be involved in a number of self-directed teams with work focused on aquatic and riparian systems, flood management, fish migration and barrier removal, and urban stream restoration. Demonstrated experience working in aquatic or riparian systems is required. Experience with California native fisheries is preferred. The position will work in an inter-program and inter-agency arena coordinating, directing, and conducting work for specific projects that may include fish passage improvements, floodplain design and management, urban stream restoration, conducting GIS analyses, grant program support, and supporting environmental documentation and permit work. The incumbent will be expected to guide and mentor other staff in topics of their specific expertise. We are looking for candidates who can produce high quality professional level work, with good communication skills, a passion for improving our waterways, able to be flexible with scheduling and assignments, and interested in working in an evolving program. Experience working in public stakeholder groups and interagency workgroups, engaging disadvantaged communities, and making scientific presentations is preferred. Interested applicants must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Stefan Loranzato, (916) 651-9617 or stefanl@water.ca.gov, 901 P Street, Room 411A, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) ($5445-6772) - FloodSAFE Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resources Office (FESSRO), Environmental Restoration and Enhancement Branch, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 07/23/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The Delta Ecosystem and Enhancement (DEE) Section of FESSRO is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong written and verbal communication skills who would like to join a great team of biologists and environmental engineers to ensure no net loss of habitat and net habitat improvement, in association with ongoing Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta levee improvement work. The incumbent will be Lead scientist for developing, coordinating, understanding and implementing complex vegetation policies and vegetation management plans, in addition to coordinating the development of mitigation and enhancement sites in the Delta. The incumbent will develop approaches and set up monitoring and metrics for restoration objectives and provide direct guidance for Delta restoration activities, including suitable plant selection, soil preparation, planting, irrigation, weed control, and attainment of vegetative success criteria along levees. The incumbent will develop the scientific basis for specific adaptive management plans for habitat restoration including native plant establishment along and adjacent to levees. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing CEQA environmental reviews of levee projects, thereby assuring that CEQA Responsible Agency responsibilities are met. We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in ecosystem restoration and project management experience. Interested applicants must submit a STD 678 Employment Application and resume. Please include the position number 50002457 on your application.

    Contact: Jennifer Hogan (916) 651-7005 or Jennifer.Hogan@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1641, Sacramento, California 95814..

  • Senior Librarian ($4561-5707) - Executive Division, Office of the Chief Counsel, Sacramento (Final Filing Date 7/25/14).This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The Senior Librarian is responsible for all operation aspects of the DWR Law Library, including maintenance of contracts with on-line vendors. Incumbent is required to have knowledge of the most current objectives, principles, procedures, and theories of librarianship and knowledge of legal materials. Provide complex reference and research assistance to legal staff and other Resource Agency departments as required. Seeking candidates with Law Library experience; excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff. Interested applicants must submit a STD 678 State Application.

    Contact: Ilona Millhone, (916) 651-0886, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1104-2B, P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236-0001.

  • Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) ($5181-6437) - Business Services Office, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 07/30/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager III in the Business Services Office, the incumbent functions as the subject matter expert for planning and oversight of the Department's Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) programs and is responsible for performing work in a variety of analytical staff services assignments in the areas of contracting and procurement, legislation review, and special assignments. Seeking candidates for this highly visible position who possess excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work cooperatively with others; can display initiative and independent judgment; excellent customer service skills; and can maintain regular and predictable attendance. Please complete and submit a State Application (STD 678) and a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to the contact person below. The SOQ should be no more than two pages in length, and should explain how the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and experience qualify him/her for the position and describes their customer service skills. In the “Explanations” section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility. To be considered for this position, please include the following identifying information on your State Application (STD 678): SAP Position Number 50000717.

    Contact:Victoria Whipkey (916) 654-1080, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 315, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Student Assistant ($8.58-11.76/hour) - Two Positions Available - Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Water Resources Branch, Glendale, Temporary Intermittent (Final Filing Date: 07/22/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under close supervision of a Supervising Engineering Geologist and lead direction from a Senior Engineering Geologist and Engineering Geologists, the incumbent will assist in data entry and analysis of well completion report data using Microsoft Access and Web-based tools.  The ideal candidate will have: knowledge of and experience with computers, Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Access), and web-based programs; knowledge of the Public Land Survey system; the desire to learn new software and procedures; excellent interpersonal, verbal, written communication, analytical, map location, and graphical skills; and the desire to work effectively on a motivated team.  Students majoring in Geology and Physical Geography are encouraged to apply.  Student must maintain consistent and regular attendance.  To be considered for this position, please send a completed STD. 678 Employment Application and unofficial transcripts to the address below.

    Contact: Yen Huynh (818) 500-1645 x228 or yen.huynh@water.ca.gov, 770 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 102, Glendale, California  91203.

  • Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences) ($11.78-$18.16/hour) - State Water Project Analysis Office, Sacramento, Temporary Intermittent (Final Filing Date: 07/22/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under close supervision of the Division Chief, with direction from the Senior Engineer of Program Control and in a training capacity the student will perform basic engineering tasks to support financial management functions for SWP Programs and Projects. Must be reliable and work well with others. Must be able to learn and use various software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Project. Please submit your unofficial transcripts and STD 678 Employment Application to the contact person listed below.

    Contact:Teresa Clausen, (916) 653-6955, Teresa.Clausen@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1620, Sacramento, California  95814.

 
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