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Careers With DWR

A career with the Department of Water Resources holds a promising and exciting challenge for those who want to participate in shaping California's future through its water resources. The Department offers ample opportunities for advancement and training, along with State government service benefits. Work and learn with the experts; expand your horizon; be your best.

YOUR FUTURE IS NOW

Join the California Department of Water Resources respected team and take charge of your career. In each category listed below there are a few examples of careers we employ.

Mvc-008fsmall.jpg Clerical and Office Support
Clerical positions include routine clerical work in support of the Department's organizational functions.

* Office Assistant
* Office Technician
* Legal Secretary
* Legal Typist
* Secretary

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engineersmall.jpg   Engineers
These positions require knowledge in engineering, including civil, computer, electrical, environmental or mechanical acquired through education.

* Land Surveyor
* Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer
* Control Engineer
* Electrical Engineer
* Engineering Geologist
* Engineer, Water Resources
* Mechanical Engineer
* Photogrammetrist

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Scientistcopy.jpg   Scientists
These positions require knowledge in the fields of an environmental, biological, natural or physical science acquired through education.
* Land and Water Use Analyst
* Environmental Scientist
* Junior Chemist
* Public Health Chemist
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Mvc-012fsmall.jpg   Information Technology
IT positions are jobs associated with computer technology and telecommunications.
* Information Systems Analyst
* Information Systems Technician
* Programmer
* System Software Specialist
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Mvc-004fsmall-1.jpg   Legal
Incumbents perform professional legal work; most positions require them to be qualified to practice law in the State of California.
* Attorney
* Graduate Legal Assistant
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Mvc-014fcopy.jpg   Professional, Administrative, Financial and Staff Services
These positions are typically found in administrative or financial offices
* Accountant
* Accountant Trainee
* Accounting Officer
* Accounting Administrator
* Associate Governmental Program Analyst
* Land Agent
* Management Services Technician
* Right of Way Agent
* Staff Services Analyst
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Trades_Laborcopy.jpg   Crafts and Maintenance
Trades and labor positions include trades, crafts, and manual labor.
* Automobile Mechanic
* Groundskeeper
* Heavy Equipment Mechanic
* Hydroelectric Plant Electrician Apprentice
* Hydroelectric Plant Electrician
* Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic Apprentice
* Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic
* Hydroelectric Plant Operator Apprentice
* Hydroelectric Plant Operator
* Maintenance Mechanic
* Utility Craftsworker, Water Resources
* Warehouse Worker
* Water and Power Dispatcher
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Eng_Scien_Techcopy.jpg   Engineering and Scientific Technicians
These positions perform a variety of technical and routine engineering, scientific, drafting, surveying, and construction duties.
* Junior Engineering Technician
* Water Resources Technician
* Water Resources Engineering Associate
* Water Services Supervisor
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10299-38new.jpg   Printing Trades
These positions perform a variety of tasks and operate a variety of machinery in a broad range of reproduction and duplication methods.
* Graphic Designer
* Digital Print Operator
* Printing Trades Specialist
* Sheetfed Offset Press Operator
* Webfed Offset Press Operator
     
engineercopy.jpg   Apprenticeship
This is a program that trains appointees to perform unskilled and semi-skilled work in and around hydroelectric pumping or generating plants, aqueducts, dams, reservoirs, or flood control facilities.
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  Student Employment
Students, who are enrolled in high school, college, university, or any recognized school of learning, are hired to assist the Department in the performance of professional, technical and administrative work.
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The Department of Water Resources is an equal employment opportunity employer - Equal Opportunity for all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.