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DWR JOB VACANCIES
Last Updated: April 18, 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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  • Associate Control Engineer ($7496-$9376) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, SWP Operations Control Office, Systems Support Office, SWP EMS Branch, POC Engineering Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/21/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze.The Associate Control Engineer is responsible for conducting technical engineering studies related to the operation and maintenance of the Joint Operations Center including control systems; assist in the preparation of business process and architectural analysis, and the preparation of plans and technical specifications of complex features of systems supporting the real time delivery of water and energy for the State Water Project.  Prepare testing, operation and maintenance procedures, review manuals and training programs; assist in running simulated operational malfunctions and prepare reports on projects supporting the real time water and energy operations and water and energy accounting systems and interfaces.  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), resume, 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.

  • Associate Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) ($4619-6074) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, IT Support Branch, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/24/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze.Under the general supervision of Principal Engineer, WR, the incumbent acts as IT client support provider, with emphasis in providing technical support of client technologies, with the responsibility for maintaining hardware and software necessary to provide a reliable, secure, and productive desktop computing equipment. Incumbent will support end user desktop computing environments, resolve end user computer problem, configure or install approved IT services for end users, and configure and maintain user interface standards. Possess the ability to troubleshoot and solve complex technical problems and provide technology business solutions in a complex computing environment. Must be able to communicate effectively with business and technical staff, the general public, and policy-level administrators. Interested applicants must submit via mail or email the following completed package: (1) Standard State Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50000857 and basis of eligibility referenced on STD 678; (2) current resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe, (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Associate Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer ($6898-8629) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Reliability and Security Office (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the direction of the Chief, Reliability and Security Office, the incumbent supports the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Operations and Planning (O&P) Reliability Standards Compliance Program within the State Water Project (SWP) electric utility operations.  The incumbent will perform activities related to compliance, documentation, verification, monitoring and reporting related to mandated Reliability Standards imposed by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), and Western Electricity Coordination Council (WECC); coordinate and implement annual O&P Compliance Program assessments, track upcoming and new legislation and regulatory mandates relating to O&P Reliability Standards, assist with the annual WECC Self-Certification Process with O&P Reliability Standard and Requirement Owners, respond to NERC Alerts, and update and maintain policies and procedures for the SWP and O&P Compliance Program.  Ability to work cooperatively with others, maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance, and exercise good judgment.  Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License as travel throughout the State of California is required.  This position is subject to a background investigation prior to hire and every seven years thereafter.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email the following completed package: (1) Standard State Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50002028 and basis of eligibility referenced on STD 678; (2) current resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Electrical Engineer ($4608-6601) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Oroville Field Division, Engineering Branch, Oroville (Final Filing Date 05/01/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The incumbent would perform electrical engineering tasks related to supporting the operation and maintenance of hydroelectric plants, dams, canals, electrical switchyards and other features and structures of the State Water Project. Provide electrical engineering design and field support on control systems, protective relaying, communication systems, security systems and other systems related to power generation and transmission equipment. Prepare engineering reports and correspondence. Essential Qualifications: Effective verbal and written communication skills; strong analytical and computer skills; ability to work cooperatively with others; fluency using AutoCAD drafting software; reading electrical schematic, wiring and connection diagrams. Incumbent must possess a valid California driver’s license.

    Contact: Ted Soderstrom, (530) 534-2325, 460 Glen Drive, Oroville, California 95966.

  • Electrical Engineer ($4608-6601) or Associate Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer ($6898-8629) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Plant Operations and Maintenance Engineering Branch, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction of the Senior HEP Utility Engineer, the incumbent will perform engineering work relating to electrical and mechanical systems on the State Water Project (SWP).  The incumbent will review SWP protection systems; confirm new designs function correctly, when applied; validate existing systems and confirm that device settings are correctly calculated to ensure the protection of personnel and machinery.  Assist with documentation of protection schemes in order to ensure that design standards are applied consistently and that they facilitate integration with plant control systems, and the implementation of project management for the Relay Replacement Project.  Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License as travel throughout the State of California is required.  This position is subject to a background investigation prior to hire and every seven years thereafter.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email the following completed package: (1) Standard State Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50068065 and basis of eligibility referenced on STD 678; and (2) current resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Electrical Engineer ($4608-6601) or Associate Electrical Engineer, Hydraulic Structures ($6898-8629) - Two Positions Available - Division of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze.Under direction of the Senior Electrical Engineer, the incumbents will perform engineering tasks in the design, specification, construction support, and start-up of electrical facilities of the State Water Project (SWP).  The Incumbents will utilize CAD, Word, Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows and other software as appropriate for the task.  Review and check contractor submittals and make shop and field inspections to monitor testing to assure conformance with Department standards, plans and specifications, and applicable safety codes.  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 via mail or email the following completed package: (1) Standard State Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50068063/50068071 and basis of eligibility referenced on STD 678; and (2) current resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Electrical Engineer ($4608-6601) or Associate Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer ($6898-8629) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Plant Operations and Maintenance Engineering Branch (POMB), Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze.Under direction of the Supervising HEP Utility Engineer, POMB Chief, the incumbent will perform engineering work on matters relating to electrical and mechanical systems on the State Water Project (SWP).  The incumbent will coordinate and implement Compliance Program of DWR standards and assessments for protective relaying and transmission line National Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards.  Prepare engineering studies and reports to ensure timely completion of assessments and compliance with regulatory standards and DWR standards.  This position requires that the incumbent work cooperatively with others; maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance; exercise good judgment; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License as travel throughout the State of California is required.  This position is subject to a background investigation prior to hire and every seven years thereafter.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email the following completed package: (1) Standard State Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50001883 and basis of eligibility referenced on STD 678; and (2) current resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Electrical Engineer ($4608-6601) or Associate Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer ($6898-8629) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Plant Maintenance Electrical Engineering Branch, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction of the Senior HEP Utility Engineer, the incumbent will perform engineering work relating to electrical systems on the State Water Project (SWP).  Incumbent assists in preparation for the commissioning of electrical protective equipment, development of drawings and specifications, investigation of equipment failures, and development of technical reports of the State Water Project hydroelectric generating and pumping plants and facilities.  Ability to apply professional engineering skills, work cooperatively with others, maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance, exercise good judgment, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Must work well with others 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 via mail or email the following completed package: (1) Standard State Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50001619 and basis of eligibility referenced on STD 678; and (2) current resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I ($6215-7704) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Joaquin Field Division, Bakersfield (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction, installs, repairs, and maintains electrical equipment in hydroelectric generating and pumping plants; must be available for off-peak operations, maintenance or emergency repairs.  Seeking team player with good communication skills.  This position is allocated to the Machine Rewind Crew and extensive travel and overtime will be required.  This position is designated a sensitive position and is subject to substance abuse testing.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Curtis Wada (661) 858-5556 or Curtis.Wada@water.ca.gov, 4201 Sabodan Street, Bakersfield, California 93313.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I ($6215-7704) - Three positions available - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Delta Field Division, Plant Maintenance Branch, Byron (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Installs, maintains and repairs electrical equipment used in hydroelectric generating or pumping plants and associated facilities. Knowledge of large hydroelectric equipment.  Position is designated sensitive and subject to substance abuse testing.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Casey Osborne (209) 833-2046 or Casey.Osborne@water.ca.gov, 5280 Bruns Road, Byron, California  94514.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I ($6215-7704) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Luis Field Division, Plant Maintenance Branch, Gustine (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction, installs, repairs, and maintains electrical equipment in hydroelectric generating and pumping plants; must be available for off-peak operations, maintenance or emergency repairs.  Ability to work well as a team member; excellent communication skills; be available to work overtime and/or for call outs.  This position is designated as sensitive and is subject to substance abuse testing.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Tony Lemus (209) 827-5312 or Tony.Lemus@water.ca.gov, 31770 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, California  95322.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I ($6215-7704) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Southern Field Division, Plant Maintenance Branch, East Branch, Pearblossom Pumping Plant, Pearblossom (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical equipment used in hydroelectric generating or pumping plants and associated facilities; must be available for off-peak operations, maintenance or emergency repairs.  Knowledge of large hydroelectric equipment. Position is designated sensitive and subject to substance abuse testing.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Steve Nichols (661) 944-8506 or Steve.Nichols@water.ca.gov, P. O. Box 1187, Pearblossom, California 93553.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic I ($6215-7704) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Joaquin Field Division, Bakersfield (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction, perform mechanical maintenance and repair work on large hydroelectric generating and pumping plant equipment; must be available for off-peak operations, maintenance or emergency repairs.  Ability to work well as a team member; excellent communication skills; be available to work overtime and/or for call outs.  This position is designated sensitive position and is subject to substance abuse testing.  Extensive travel may be required.  Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Curtis Wada (661) 858-5556, cutris_wada@water.ca.gov, 4201 Sabodan Street, Bakersfield, California  93313.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic I ($6215-7704) - Two positions available - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Southern Field Division, Plant Maintenance Branch, East Branch, Pearblossom Pumping Plant, Pearblossom (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Installs, maintains, and repairs mechanical equipment used in hydroelectric generating or pumping plants and associated facilities; must be available for off-peak operations, maintenance or emergency repairs. Knowledge of large hydroelectric equipment. Position is designated sensitive and subject to substance abuse testing.  Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Robert Nazabal (661) 944-8505, Robert.Nazabal@water.ca.gov or P. O. Box 1187, Pearblossom, California 93553.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic II ($6832-8470) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Joaquin Field Division, Plant Maintenance Branch, Bakersfield (Final Filing Date: 04/23/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction of the HEP Mechanic Supervisor, directs and works with a crew engaged in performing mechanical maintenance and repair work on hydroelectric pumping plant equipment; must be available for off-peak operations, maintenance, or emergency repairs. Computer skills, SAP knowledge, and excellent communication skills. This position is designated sensitive and is subject to substance abuse testing. Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Curtis Wada (661) 858-5556, cutris_wada@water.ca.gov, 4201 Sabodan Street, Bakersfield, California  93313.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Operator ($6215-7704) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Joaquin Field Division, Operations, Plant Operations Section, Bakersfield (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Operates pumps, generators and associated auxiliary equipment. Performs high voltage switching, implements power and water schedules and maintains log. Ability to work well with others, use independent judgment, strong oral and written communication skills. This position is designated sensitive and is 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 (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/crsq.pdf).

    Contact: Darren Choyce (661) 858-5579 or Darren.Choyce@water.ca.gov, 4201 Sabodan Street, Bakersfield, California 93313.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Operator ($6215-7704) - Two positions available - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Luis Field Division, Plant Operations Branch, Gustine (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Operate pumps, generators and associated auxiliary equipment, aqueduct facilities, reservoirs and turnouts from plants, control centers and remote sites.  Perform-high voltage switching, implements power and water schedules and maintains log.  Ability to work well with others, use independent judgment, strong oral and written communications skills.  This position is designated sensitive and is subject to substance abuse testing.  This position has frequent access to areas designated as containing critical cyber assets in accordance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards and therefore a satisfactory background check is required prior to appointment and every seven years thereafter.  Interested applicants must submit via mail: State Employment Application (STD 678) and the Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/crsq.pdf).

    Contact: Mike Cardoza (209) 827-5319 or Mike.Cardoza@water.ca.gov, 31770 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, California  95322.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Operator ($6215-7704) - Four positions available - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Delta Field Division, Plant Operations Branch, Byron, (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Operates pumps, generators and associated auxiliary equipment, aqueduct facilities, reservoirs and turnouts from plants, control centers and remote sites.  Strong communication and organizational skills.  This position is subject to a background investigation prior to hire and every seven years thereafter.  This position is also designated sensitive and subject to substance abuse testing.  Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678) and a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/crsq.pdf).

    Contact: John Wilson (209) 833-2157 or John.Wilson@dwr.ca.gov, 5280 Bruns Road, Byron, California 94514.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Operator ($6215-7704) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Southern Field Division, Operations, Plant Operations Section, Devil canyon Powerplant, San Bernardino (Final Filing Date: Until Filled). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Operates pumps, generators and associated auxiliary equipment.  Performs high voltage switching, implements power and water schedules and maintains log.  Ability to work well with others, use independent judgment, strong oral and written communication skills.  This position is designated sensitive and is 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 (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/crsq.pdf).

    Contact: Curtis Green (661) 944-8760 or Curtis.Green@dwr.ca.gov, P.O. Box 1187, Pearblossom, California 93553.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Technician I ($5017-7703) - Two positions available - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Delta Field Division, Engineering Branch, Byron (Final Filing Date: Until Filled).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: Pardeep Singh (209) 833-2022, or Pardeep.Singh@water.ca.gov, 5280 Bruns Road, Byron, California  94514-1917.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Technician I ($5017-7703) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Southern Field Division, Pearblossom (Final Filing Date:  Until Filled). 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 Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/crsq.pdf).

    Contact: Gabino Velasquez (661) 944-8501 or Gabino.Velasquez@dwr.ca.gov, P.O. BOX 1187, Pearblossom, California  93553.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Technician I ($5017-7703) - Two positions available - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Luis Field Division, Guistine (Final Filing Date:  Until Filled). 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 Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire  (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/crsq.pdf).

    Contact: Gilbert Lujan (209) 827-5104 or Gilbert.Lujan@water.ca.gov, 31770 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, California 95322.

  • Hydroelectric Plant Technician Supervisor ($7883-10559) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Oroville Field Division, Oroville (Final Filing Date: 05/01/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction of the Branch Chief, incumbent will be a supervisor who plans, directs, organizes, supports, trains, and evaluates Hydroelectric Plant Technician staff. This position is responsible to work closely with the Planning/Scheduling and other branches by providing technical work on control, communication, electrical and mechanical equipment in connection with the operations and maintenance of SWP generating/pumping plants, switchyards, water conveyance, and facilities. Candidate must have a safety first attitude, thorough understanding of “Lock-out Tag-out” principles, excellent communication skills, and be able to work cooperatively with others. Should possess hydroelectric plant field experience performing troubleshooting, installation, maintenance, calibration, and commissioning of related equipment; strong organizational, leadership, and computer skills; SAP experience. 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: Pat Whitlock (530) 990-4300, or Pat.Whitlock@water.ca.gov 460 Glen Drive, Oroville, California 95966

  • Precision Electronics Specialist ($5397-6433) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Dam Safety Branch, Earthquake Engineering Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction of Senior Seismologist, the incumbent will be responsible for installation, calibration, repair and maintenance of precision electronic equipment used to monitor seismic activity near State Water Project Facilities throughout California. The incumbent will apply extensive technical expertise and strategic thinking to research, recommend, obtain, deploy, calibrate, maintain, repair and/or replace state-of-the-art earthquake monitoring equipment (strong- and weak-motion sensors, digital recorders, and related telecommunications equipment) on and near the State Water Project infrastructure. Infrastructure includes dams, power plants, pumping plants, aqueducts, siphons, pipelines, borehole arrays, levees, remote free-field sites, and other structures. Up to 50% state-wide travel is expected; some emergency after-hours travel and overtime may be required after large earthquakes, to gather seismic data. The incumbent must work cooperatively with others, maintain regular, consistent attendance and exercise good judgment. Interested applicants must submit via mail or email the following completed package: (1) State Employment Application (STD 678) with SAP Position Number 50062132 and basis for eligibility referenced on STD. 678, and (2) current resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe, (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California 95814

  • Senior Electrical Engineer, Hydraulic Structures ($7377-9234) - Division of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the direction of the Supervising Electrical Engineer, Hydraulic Structures, the incumbent will perform and supervise the performance of difficult electrical engineering work in design, specification, construction support, and start-up of electrical facilities of the State Water Project.  The incumbent will lead and perform preliminary designs, design calculations, layouts, cost estimates for electrical equipment, and write technical specifications for electrical portions of projects.  Must work cooperatively with others and maintain consistent and regular attendance.  Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License as travel throughout the Field Divisions is required.  Interested applicants must submit a (1) Standard State Application (STD. 678) and (2) resume.

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

  • Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) - ($5445-6772) - Division of Environmental Services, Municipal Water Quality Program Branch, Quality Assurance Quality Control Section, West Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 04/25/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. As the designated lead in the Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) program provide technical oversight and compliance support with the Department's QA/QC policy - Water Resources Engineering Memorandum 60.  The incumbent is responsible for assigning staff to specific QA/QC tasks, coordinating and leading the QC Committee meetings, and preparing reports to the Director documenting progress in implementing the QA/QC program.  Responsibilities include leading and coordinating activities to revise and standardized the QA Program Plan, QA Project Plans, and QA/QC procedures, guidelines, manuals; supporting DWR's Divisions with QA/QC services, advising management, applying statistical principals, and addressing issues of quality control principals with data collection, certification, reporting, utilization, and exchange within DWR and other State and federal environmental agencies.  Coordinates with staff from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and other agencies to integrate QA/QC data into data sharing services, and State and national data exchanges.  Knowledge and expertise in QA/QC policy, statistical methods and techniques, scientific principles; data process control, project risk management issues, and computerized management of databases; and strong leadership, coordination, organizational, people skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

  • Senior Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer (Supervisor) ($7377-9234) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Plant Operations and Maintenance Engineering Branch, Plant Maintenance Mechanical Engineering Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under general direction of the Supervising Hydroelectric Power (HEP) Utility Engineer, the incumbent will supervise and direct the activities of the Plant Maintenance Mechanical Engineering Section, apply professional engineering skills and contract management principals to the planning, operations and maintenance activities of hydroelectric pumping and generation equipment; and demonstrate a high level of engineering knowledge, technical expertise, and contract management skills.  Must work well with others and follow safety precautions inherent in the job, maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance, and exercise good judgment.  Professional Engineering (PE) certificate is highly desirable.  Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License as travel throughout the Field Divisions is required.  Interested applicants must submit a (1) Standard State Application (STD. 678) and (2) resume.

    Contact: Mary Rowe (916) 653-7068 or mary.rowe@water.ca.gov; 1416 Ninth Street, Room 605, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Staff Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) ($5065-6660) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, SWP Operations Control Office, Systems Support Office, SWP EMS Branch, POC Engineering Section, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 04/21/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The S-ISA is required to demonstrate full knowledge of PC based workstations and O/S software, server hardware, networking, server virtualization (VMWare), and Windows server operating systems.  Responsibilities include server and application backup, archive, and retrieval; daily systems monitoring and reporting; providing Operations Availability (OA) and metrics reporting; and the ability to plan, organize, and execute daily and monthly tasks in an organized manner.  Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and make sound technical decisions based on best operational technology practices, maximize system availability, and data integrity.  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), resume, 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.

  • Staff Services Analyst (General) ($2817-4579) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Joaquin Field Division, Bakersfield (Final Filing Date: 4/22/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under supervision of the Administrative Officer II, the Staff Services Analyst will perform support work of average difficulty in a wide variety of consultative and analytical assignments such as budget planning, program analysis, and program control functions, as well as fiscal accounting, Planner / Scheduler functions, and applicable SAP activities. Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678).

    Contact: Jamie Mulkey-Flink (661) 858-5504, 4201 Sabodan Street, Bakersfield, California 93313

  • Staff Services Analyst (General) ($2817-4579) or Associate Governmental Program Analyst ($4400-5508) - Division of Engineering, Administrative Services Branch, Sacramento.  Permanent Intermittent. (Final Filing Date: 04/22/14).  This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. This position performs contract analysis, coordination and administration duties for the Department-wide Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Program.  Responsible for adhering to quick time frames, preparing, processing and coordinating contracts from inception to award.  The successful candidate must possess the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities, knowledge of State contracting policies rules, laws and procedures, especially rules, regulations and policies governing A&E contracts, strong written and verbal communication, well developed analytical skills, ability to pay close attention to detail and meet deadlines, excellent attendance, excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in learning about various organizations within the Department and their respective missions.  Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678), along with the Supplemental Questionnaire.

    Contact: Xaviera Isler, Xaviera.Isler@water.ca.gov, (916) 653-7249, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 418-1B, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences) ($11.55-17.80/hour) - Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Special Investigations Branch, Groundwater & Regional Planning Section, Fresno, Temporary Intermittent (Final Filing Date: 04/29/2014). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under close supervision, assist staff to compile, research, and organize water well records, water quality data, and groundwater level measurements into spreadsheets and databases.  Prepare summaries, reports, GPS-linked maps, and documents.  Seeking candidates with proficiency in MS Office software applications including Word, Excel, and Access and the ability to analyze water quality and/or water level data.  This position requires the incumbent to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others.  Students majoring in Engineering or Geology with emphasis in Engineering are encouraged to apply.  Please submit a State Employment Application (STD 678), a resume, and an unofficial transcript to the contact indicated below.

    Contact:Michael McGinnis at (559) 230-3326 or Michael.McGinnis@water.ca.gov, 3374 E. Shields Avenue, Fresno, California  93726.

  • Student Assistant ($8.41-11.53/hr) - Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management/Water Use and Efficiency Branch, Sacramento, Temporary Intermittent (Final Filing Date: 04/25/2014). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The Water Use Efficiency Branch is looking for Student Assistants in a training capacity and under close supervision to assist with data entry, surveys, and participate in gathering resources, analyzing data, and monitoring of projects.  Must be able to work cooperatively with others in a courteous and professional manner; be detail-oriented; exercise good judgment and be able to keep a regular working schedule.  Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.  Seeking candidates with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases.  Background in Remote Sensing and GIS is a plus.  Students majoring in Irrigation Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Soil Sciences, and closely related majors are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, standard State application (STD. 678) with complete work history, resume, and unofficial transcripts.  To be considered for this position, please include the following identifying information on your STD. 678 Employment Application: SAP Position Number 50069633.

    Contact: Lisa Batiste, (916) 651-7039, 901 P Street, Sacramento, California  95814.

  • Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences) ($11.55-17.80/hour) - Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Special Investigations Branch, Special Studies and Technical Support Section, Fresno, Temporary Intermittent (Final Filing Date: 04/18/2014). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under close supervision, assist staff to compile, research, and organize water quality data and groundwater measurements into spreadsheets and databases. Prepare summaries and reports and GPS-linked maps and documents. We are seeking candidates with proficiency in MS Office software applications including Word, Excel, and Access and the ability to analyze water quality data. This position requires the incumbent to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others. Please submit a State Employment Application (STD 678), a resume, and an unofficial transcript to the contact indicated below.

    Contact: Joseph Tapia (559) 230-3365 or jtapia@water.ca.gov 3374 E. Shields Avenue, Fresno, California 93726.

  • Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences) ($11.55-17.80/hr) - Three Positions Available – Division of Safety of Dams, Design Engineering Branch, Sacramento, Temporary Intermittent (Final Filing Date: 4/21/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under close supervision of a Supervising Engineer and lead direction from a Senior Engineer or Associate Engineer, the incumbent will assist Design and Field Engineers with civil engineering projects and reports. The incumbent will perform basic civil engineering calculations, develop and update spreadsheets, prepare presentations, update and maintain databases, organize and process official Division documents, and assist with field inspections. Seeking candidates with strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience with MS Excel, Power Point, and Access. Students majoring in Civil Engineering are encouraged to apply. Experience with geotechnical engineering and/or programming is a plus. In addition, the incumbent must possess a valid California driver's license. Please submit your unofficial transcripts and STD. 678 Employment Application to the contact person listed below.

    Contact: Kathy Roberson (916) 227-4665 or kroberso@water.ca.gov , 2200 X Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95818.

  • Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences) ($11.55-17.80/hr) - Division of Safety of Dams, Geology Branch, Sacramento, Temporary Intermittent (Final Filing Date: 4/21/14). 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 strong ground motion data using Excel, EZ Frisk, and other Web-based tools. Results of the analysis will be documented using Word, ArcGIS and PowerPoint. Seeking candidates with a background in the Geology of California, engineering geology, and seismic hazard identification and characterization. Good verbal, computer, analytical and graphical skills are required. Student must maintain consistent and regular attendance during the summer months. Students majoring in Geology with an emphasis in Engineering Geology are encouraged to apply. Please submit your unofficial transcripts and STD. 678 Employment Application to the contact person listed below.

    Contact: Kathy Roberson (916) 227-4665 or kroberso@water.ca.gov , 2200 X Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95818.

  • Supervising Engineer, Water Resources ($8097-10137) - Division of Flood Management, Hydrology and Flood Operations Office, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 04/25/2014). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. The Hydrology Branch staff is friendly, enthusiastic, high-spirited, professional, and dedicated to sharing their knowledge of the hydrology and flood systems of California.  They need a leader to guide their team; a leader who is courteous, friendly, and patient; a leader who is accomplished at championing program needs and mentoring staff.  This incumbent serves as Chief of the Hydrology Branch whose principal duties include flood forecasting, water supply forecasting, specialized hydrology and hydraulic studies and supervising California Data Exchange Center activities.  As Chief Forecaster, the incumbent serves as senior DWR river forecaster to lead the State flood forecasting team established under the cooperative Federal-State River Forecast Center.  Supervise Section Chiefs and monitor Branch activities and programs of the River Forecasting Section, Reservoir Coordinated Operations Section, Hydraulic Analysis Section, California Data Exchange Center, Snow Survey's Section and Snow Surveyors.  Direct the issuance of all flood warning bulletins.  Serve and coordinate Branch resources as part of the Plans/Intel efforts for flood emergency operations and exercises.  We are seeking candidates who are highly organized, creative, and industrious.  Candidates with excellent verbal and written communication skills, a deft hand at budgets, good at visioning, understands completed work, and can multi-task. The interview will consist of Written and Oral portions.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, State Employment Application (STD 678) with complete work history, and a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).  The SOQ should describe the candidate's managerial experience, knowledge, and abilities relative to the qualifications of this position and should not exceed two pages in length. Specific examples should be provided.  Please include the following identifying information on your STD. 678 Employment Application: SAP Position Number 50000998.

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

  • Supervising Engineer, Water Resources ($8097-10137) - Delta Stewardship Council, Planning, Performance & Technology Division, Sacramento, Final Filing Date:  04/18/2014). The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and highly-effective individual for an exciting opportunity to serve as the Lead Engineer overseeing the Water Resource Management and Risk Reduction Program in the Division Planning, Performance and Technology.  This position entails planning for, directing and coordinating the work of a high-level interdisciplinary team of engineering specialists and contract employees in the implementation of policies and strategies for water supply reliability, water quality, flood management, levees and other infrastructure for the Delta Plan to meet the goals and objectives of the Delta Reform Act of 2009.   This position works closely with DSC executive management and the Council to provide advice on strategies, policies, and recommendations for implementing and updating the Delta Plan.  This position plays a key role in reviewing the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), overseeing preparation of comments on behalf of the DSC and coordinating with other participating state and federal agencies.   The Lead Engineer represents the DSC before a broad variety of State, federal, local, regional, public, and private interest groups.   If you have experience working in water policy, water-resource management, flood management including levees or other infrastructure; have strong program management and supervisory skills; excellent communication and presentation skills; proven capacity to develop and maintain strong interagency working relationships; and, enjoy working in a dynamic environment we invite you to apply for this employment opportunity.  Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678) and a resume to DSC, Human Resources.   Applications without the completed “Supplemental Questionnaire” will not be considered.   To access a copy of the Supplemental Questionnaire and Job Description, please go to the Department Link:  http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/job

    Contact: Lynn Borja, (916) 445-5616 or lynn.borja@deltacouncil.ca.gov, Delta Stewardship Council - Human Resources, 980 Ninth Street, Suite 1500, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Supervising Engineer, Water Resources ($8097-10137) - Executive Division, Deputy Director's Office, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 04/22/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. This position will serve as technical advisor to the Deputy Director, Delta and Statewide Water Management. The position will investigate and provide consultation on a variety of complex and sensitive executive level matters. This position requires thorough knowledge of Departmental programs, policies, and procedures; excellent communications skills including the ability to give oral presentations to large varieties of audiences; work effectively with Department staff at all organizational levels; and work effectively with representatives from other organizations and the general public. We are seeking candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills. Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678) along with resume and a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ is a separate typed document in Arial 12 pt. font (2-page maximum) which addresses the candidate's knowledge, skills, experience, and education as it relates to the qualifications listed in the Job Description. Financial Disclosure Required.

    Contact: Linda Scherr (916) 653-5872, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1115-8, Sacramento, California 95814.

  • Systems Software Specialist II (Technical) ($5561-7310) - Division of Technology Services, Enterprise Infrastructure Services Branch, System Operations Sacramento. (Final Filing Date:  4/28/2014). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the general administrative direction of the DWR Enterprise System Operations Chief, provides technology expertise in the service and support of the Department's physical and virtual server infrastructure.  Responsible for maintaining the Department's Linux server environment  to provide a reliable, secure, efficient, and productive environment for critical systems and servers used throughout the Department.  The incumbent provides technical solutions consistent with the Department's technology strategies and industry best practices.  Interested applicants must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) and resume.  Please include the following identifying information on your application: SAP Position Number 50000587.

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

  • Water and Power Dispatcher ($7203-8916) (2 Positions) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, OCO/Project Operations Center, Sacramento, Financial Disclosure Required (Final Filing Date 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under the direction of the Senior Water and Power Dispatcher on shift, a Water and Power Dispatcher provides centralized dispatching of water and power throughout the State Water Project (SWP) to coordinate the operation of project facilities. Must be self motivated and a problem solver, have knowledge of the SWP infrastructure and operations. Position is designated sensitive and may be subject to substance abuse testing. 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), and the Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire.

    Contact: Glenn Solberg at (916) 574-2693 or glenn.solberg@water.ca.gov, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95821

  • Water Resources Technician I ($3262-4082) or Water Resources Technician II ($3922-4909) - Division of Operations and Maintenance, Southern Field Division, Engineering Branch, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Section, Pearblossom. (Final Filling Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Incumbent will perform the non-professional engineering work providing technical assistance and support with design work and plans; modifying shaft seal cooling systems, trouble shooting of discharge valves throughout the Southern Field Division. Responsible for preparing estimates, reports, and specifications for modifying or repairing the electrical and mechanical equipment/or systems. Prepares as built drawings for the electrical/mechanical equipment modifications. Assists in implementing the Operation and Maintenance Drawing System (OMDS). Excellent communication skills, computer proficiency in Autocad, Microfiche files, drawing database and independent judgment. Position is designated sensitive and is subject to substance abuse testing. This is a Post & Bid vacancy for Bargaining Unit 11 for lateral transfer of DWR employees. Other qualified applicants may be considered after the Post & Bid process is completed.

    Contact: Francisco Llamas (661) 944-8568, P.O. Box 1187, Pearblossom, California 93553.

  • Water Services Supervisor ($5450-6823) - Operations and Maintenance, Operations Control Office, Water Operations Office, Sacramento (Final Filing Date: 4/18/14). This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. Under direction of the branch chief, the incumbent will direct, plan, and organize the work of staff responsible for reviewing, verifying, and interpreting State Water Project (SWP) water operations and joint-use facilities data. Incumbent will coordinate and reconcile discrepancies detected during review with the appropriate Department of Water Resources field divisions, districts, headquarters office, or United States Bureau of Reclamation. Coordinate the preparation and production of monthly and annual SWP Operation Reports. Must have the ability to utilize computers effectively and analyze extensive amounts of data/information accurately. Interested applicants must submit via mail or email: Standard State application (Std. 678)

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