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DWR JOB VACANCIES
Last Updated: July 30, 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

  • Associate Governmental Program Analyst ($4488-5618) - Division of Flood Management, Flood Projects Office, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/05/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the direction of the Chief of the Federal Programs Branch, this position provides analytical support for flood control projects and programs administered within the Division of Flood Management.  Responsibilities include program financial oversight and analyses, fiscal data management and reporting, fund expenditure and fund center tracking, preparing financial reports and summaries required for budget processes and legislative and management informational requests, reviewing project submittals, preparing fiscal related documents for correspondence and processing, researching, collecting and developing data tracking and analysis systems using various databases, spreadsheets and accounting systems.  Identify, collect, organize and analyze critical program and project related data from various sources within the Division, Department, State, local and federal agencies.  Primary programs handled by this position may include over 100 projects with over $1 billion of (bond and non-bond source) funds.  Assignments are broadly outlined and may have short turn-around times due to critical due dates within and outside of the Division.  Seeking candidates for this position who possess excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work cooperatively with others; work as a team member or individually and can display initiative and independent judgment; excellent customer service skills; and can maintain regular and predictable attendance.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and Standard State Application (STD 678) with complete work history.  Please include the following identifying information on your STD. 678 Employment Applications: SAP Position Number 50001063.

    Contact: Marissa Hernandez, (916) 574-2642, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Suite 120, Sacramento, California  95821.

  • Associate Governmental Program Analyst ($4488-5618) or Staff Services Analyst ($2873-4671) – Two Positions – Business Services Office, Contract Services, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/08/14).  This position is exempt from the hiring freeze.  Provide advice, consultation, and direction of contracting methods, and help Department staff with writing and preparing contracts.  Work cooperatively with DWR managers, supervisors, and analysts; Department of General Services representatives; contractors; bidders; and the public to resolve contract issues.  Seeking candidates with contracting and SAP experience; and knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office software programs.  To be considered for this position interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application, STD 678.  A Supplemental Questionnaire is also required, and if not completed your application may be considered incomplete.  Candidates selected for an interview will be required to conduct a five-minute presentation to the interview panel.

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

  • Environmental Scientist ($3077-5882) - Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management, Strategic Water Planning Branch, Water Resources Evaluation Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/07/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the general supervision of the Supervising Engineer, Water Resources, the incumbent provides environmental planning and scientific expertise regarding water resources in support of the California Water Plan Update and other water planning programs; performs scientific and technical duties relating to ecosystem restoration, environmental stewardship, ecosystem services, and basic environmental water data collection and analysis.  Responsibilities include organization and presentation of information on the California Water Plan Web site and various other forms of outreach and coordination including participation in public meetings, stakeholder briefings, and staff team meetings.  We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to apply good judgment; have excellent written and verbal communications skills; work cooperatively with others; and maintain consistent and predictable attendance.  To be considered, interested applicants must submit all of the following items to the contact listed below: (1) cover letter, (2) State Employment Application, (STD 678), (3) resume that includes a complete work history and (4) a writing sample such as a report that reflects their original writing.

    Contact: Lewis Moeller (916) 653-5666 or lewis.moeller@water.ca.gov, 901 P Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic II ($6832-8470) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Luis Field Division, Plant Maintenance Branch, Gustine (Final Filing Date: 8/5/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Directs and works with a crew engaged in the installation, maintenance and reconditioning of large plant and aqueduct mechanical equipment, including large pumps, turbines, valves, piping systems, hydraulic power and pressure units.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

    Contact: Steve Speck (209) 827-5314, 31770 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, California 95322-9737.

  • Office Assistant (Typing) ($2186-2969) - Division of Engineering, Sacramento Project Headquarters, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/08/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. . This position provides clerical support for the Sacramento Project Headquarters in the Construction Branch of the Division of Engineering. The job requires prioritization and performance of multiple tasks with mandatory deadlines. The position sorts, distributes, and logs all incoming and outgoing mail correspondence for the Sacramento Project Headquarters mail control system, copy and distribute to applicable employees for action. Maintain tickler file for incoming letters, tracking action necessary to maintain timely response. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment and possess the capability to communicate effectively. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to utilize word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software. All interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application, (STD 678) and a Statement of Qualifications, no more than one page in length, explaining how the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and experience qualify him/her for the position.

    Contact: June Pascual (916) 376-9906, 3500 Industrial Blvd., West Sacramento, California 95691.

  • 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) ($2740-3429)- Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, South Central Region Office, Administrative Branch, Fresno (Final Filing Date 08/11/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the direction of the Administrative Officer II, the incumbent is responsible for performing a wide range of complex tasks and functions involving clerical support and administrative services for high degree of initiative, independent judgment, discretion, ability to multi-task, and capability to adapt to changes in assignments and priorities.  Responsibilities include: preparing and tracking correspondence, maintaining files and records, logging various documents, opening and distributing mail, scheduling meetings, serving as the Region timekeeper, and assisting the public and Region staff in a variety of secretarial and administrative tasks that require strong office skills.  The individual must have excellent organizational skills, strong editing and grammar skills, and exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  The individual must also be dependable, have the ability to follow directions, have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, and have the ability to interact professionally and cooperatively with the public and staff.  To be considered for this position, the incumbent must have experience in Microsoft Office and be proficient in the use of software’s desktop applications and services.  Interested applicants must submit:  (1) State Employment Application, (STD 678), (2) The attached Supplemental Questionnaire, and (3) A Statement of Qualifications.  A Statement of Qualifications is a separate one-page document typed in Arial 12 pt. font that addresses the candidate’s experience and education as it relates to the qualifications listed on the job advertisement.  To be considered for this position, please include the following identifying information on your Standard State Application (STD 678):  SAP Position Number:  50001464

    Contact:Peggy Monreal (559) 230-3300 or Margaret.Monreal@water.ca.gov, 3374 E. Shields Avenue, Room 3, Fresno, California 93726.

  • Office Technician (Typing) ($2740-3429)- Administrative and Executive Services Office, Executive Division, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/5/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. This position performs a variety of office support duties and is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, and independence performing duties in support of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Office, the Administrative and Executive Services Office, and staff as assigned.  The incumbent will be responsible for the preparation, drafting and finalizing of letters, memorandums and other forms of correspondence, reports, and serve as timekeeper for assigned program staff using SAP.  Must have ability to work cooperatively with others, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and maintain regular, consistent and predictable attendance.  To be considered: Interested applicants must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) and a current resume.  Clearly reference SAP Position 50064479 on the STD 678.

    Contact: Cynthia Escobar (916) 653-8953, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1147, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Personnel Supervisor I ($3,731-4,671)- DWR, Human Resources Office, Payroll, Benefits and SAP Administration, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/11/2014). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager II, responsible for the supervision of a staff of Personnel Specialists performing personnel, payroll and benefit transactions functions.  Provides one-on-one training and technical assistance; reviews staff’s transactions to ensure compliance with control agencies laws, rules, MOU’s, and departmental policies and procedures pertaining to a variety of personnel transactions; reviews updates/revisions to various Personnel manuals; provides recommendations to management to improve transactions processes, procedures, practices and delivery of services.  Seeking candidates with the ability to multitask, apply laws, rules, regulations, and bargaining contract provisions concerning personnel transactions; ability to organize and prioritize work; ability to create correspondence.  Possess essential personal qualifications including initiative, dependability, good judgment, and the ability to work cooperatively with others and maintain good working relationships with all staff levels, and the ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate strong leadership and supervision.  Familiarity with SAP is a plus and good attendance is essential.  This classification receives a Recruitment and Retention Pay Differential after twelve (12) consecutive qualifying pay periods.  Current Personnel Supervisors are encouraged to apply.  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 50000698

    Contact: Tim Lindquester (916) 653-8578, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 315, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Senior Engineer, Water Resources ($7525-9419) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, State Water Project Operations Control Office, Water Operations Office, Special Studies Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 8/11/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The Senior Engineer (Specialist) is responsible for performing operations studies and developing operational tools that assess potential impacts to and improve the forecasting ability of the State Water Project.  Must be knowledgeable about the State Water Project, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work well with others.  This position is subject to a background investigation prior to hire and every 7 years thereafter.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email:  Standard State application (STD 678) (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), Statement of Qualifications (maximum one page document detailing relevant education and experience), and Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/crsq.pdf).

    Contact: Jim Carroll (916) 574-2681 or james.carroll@water.ca.gov, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Suite 300, Sacramento, California 95821.


  • 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 220, Sacramento, California  95825.
  • Senior Engineering Geologist ($7,525 – 9,419) - Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Northern Region Office, Regional Planning Branch, Red Bluff (Final Filing Date: (08/08/2014). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the general direction of the Supervising Engineering Geologist, the Senior Engineering Geologist will supervise, plan, lead, and conduct the technical and administrative duties of the Data Collection and Management Section.  Typical duties include the oversight, management, analysis, and reporting of data related to groundwater monitoring, geologic exploration, well completion reports, and surface water monitoring.  In addition, the position requires providing technical assistance to State, federal, regional, local, and Tribal water resource managers; and assisting with the development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated water management projects.  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, project management experience, the ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary teams, SAP reporting knowledge, understanding of contract development, proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, effective presentation skills, and the ability to travel out of town for multiple days at a time.  The incumbent will represent the Department at internal and external meetings and outreach events, and provide support to the Divisions of Flood Management, Safety of Dams, Operations and Maintenance, Engineering, and/or the Public Affairs Office during Governor declared emergencies or incident response.  To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678), resume, cover letter, and Supplemental Questionnaire.  (Applications received via email must be followed up with a hardcopy, or they will not be accepted.)  Please include SAP Position Number 50050796 on each document.

    Contact: Dan McManus, dan.mcmanus@water.ca.gov (530) 529-7373, 2440 Main Street, Red Bluff, California, 96080

  • Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist) ($5571 - 7322) - Division of Technology Services, Enterprise IT Architecture Branch, Enterprise Development, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 8/12/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under general supervision of the manager of the Enterprise GIS Services Office, the Senior Programmer Analyst serves as the Division of Technology Services (DTS) principle application developer for Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions and shared services.  Incumbent serves as a specialty expert possessing knowledge in the techniques and methodologies related to the development of Geographic Information and Environmental systems' frameworks and applications.  The position provides expert-level geospatial application architecture, design, development and support services for the Department of Water Resources and Natural Resources Agency.  Serves as a technical leader and advisor on complex GIS based projects and/or works independently on the most complex technical assignments.  All interested applicants must submit the following completed package: a Standard State Application (STD 678); SAP Position Number 50071790 referenced on STD 678.

    Contact:Valerie Senquiz (916) 653-6931 or valerie.senquiz@water.ca.gov , 1416 Ninth Street, Room 707, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist) ($5571 - 7322) -Division of Technology Services, Enterprise IT Architecture Branch, Enterprise Development, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 8/12/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the general administrative direction of the Systems Software Specialist III (Supv), the incumbent serves in a technical expert capacity performing complex application architecture and system development activities and tasks in support of California Natural Resources Agency and Department Bond and Grand programs. Incumbent is responsible for the complete systems development life-cycles of the Bond and Grant application portfolio, including: application architecture; design and documentation; shared-services development; application and framework code; application maintenance; and database design and maintenance. The incumbent serves as a specialty expert possessing knowledge in the techniques and methodologies related to the development of application and web-services frameworks and solutions. All interested applicants must submit the following completed package: a Standard State Application (STD 678); SAP Position Number 50071789 referenced on STD 678.

    Contact:Valerie Senquiz (916) 653-6931 or valerie.senquiz@water.ca.gov , 1416 Ninth Street, Room 707, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Systems Software Specialist I (Technical)($5064-6659) - Division Of Technology Services, Enterprise Infrastructure Services Branch, Data Center Operations, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 8/8/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the administrative direction of the Systems Software Specialist III Supervisor and as a team member, the incumbent provides technical support and service to the Department's Information Technology (IT) computer infrastructure. Duties include maintenance of the Department's IT computer environment which includes high voltage protected power infrastructure, backup power generators, chilled water and direct expansion (DX) computer room air conditioning (CRAC) systems, security access and video surveillance system, fire suppression system, the Department's IT Operation Center (OC) and monitoring tools necessary to provide a reliable, secure, and productive environment for critical systems and servers used throughout the Department. All interested applicants must submit the following: 1) Standard State Application (STD 678); 2) SAP Position Number: 50000628 referenced on STD 678; and 3) resume.

    Contact: Valerie Senquiz (916) 653-6931 or valerie.senquiz@water.ca.gov , 1416 Ninth Street, Room 707, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Staff Services Analyst ($2873-4671) or Associate Governmental Program Analyst ($4488-5618) – Business Services Office, Contract Services, Sacramento, Limited-Term up to 12 months (Final Filing Date: 08/08/14).  This position is exempt from the hiring freeze.  Need a change? Get out of your regular routines.  Spread your wings and embrace the opportunities around you.  Take advantage of this great opening.  Contract Services is seeking an energetic individual who is looking to develop or enhance their contracting skills.  Not sure if contracting is for you – Even better!  This is a Limited term up to 12 months position giving you a chance to dip your feet and dabble into this new venture!  Seeking self-motivated individual with excellent communication (both verbal and written), organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills.  To be considered for this position interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application, STD 678.  A Supplemental Questionnaire is also required, and if not completed your application may be considered incomplete.  Candidates selected for an interview will be required to conduct a five-minute presentation to the interview panel.

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

  • 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.

  • Water Resources Technician I ($3327-4164)- Division of Environmental Services, Environmental Water Quality and Estuarine Studies Branch, Bay-Delta Monitoring and Analysis Section, West Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 08/07/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The incumbent is responsible for collecting and preserving biological, chemical, and physical field samples, which are mandated under State Water Resources Control Board Decision 1641.  The position includes operating and maintaining multi-parameter water quality stations, which telemeter data to the California Data Exchange Network, and working with databases to ensure the collection of accurate and precise data.  Duties include planning and installing water quality stations, calibrating instruments, preparing samples for lab analysis, performing post-deployment checks, checking water quality and biological data for accuracy in multiple databases, documenting quality assurance measures, reporting any issues with the data, and responding to data requests.  The position entails conducting water quality studies, analyzing water quality data, preparing and presenting data to project managers, and writing annual reports.  Seeking candidates who have experience collecting data in the field, strong written and oral communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, ability to work independently and co-operatively, detail oriented, knowledge of water quality and aquatic ecology.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, State Employment Application (STD 678), along with the required completed Supplemental Questionnaire.  Post and Bid applicants are excluded from the Supplemental requirements.

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

 
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