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Scientific Aid (JC-331697)

Please note: this is a re-advertisement. If you have already applied for this vacancy, your application is being considered and there is no need to re-apply.

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply at First, create a CalCareers account as you must prior to applying. Once your account is created you can search 331697 to locate the job posting and apply. 

Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 11/8/2022. No additional applications will be accepted after the job closing date.

Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.

Please note: this position is paid on an hourly basis and limited to 1500 hours per calendar year. The salary range for Scientific Aid is $15.68 - $18.60 per hour.

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has openings for a Scientific Aid in the Federal/Private Sites Cleanup Unit. The positions are located at 11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite #200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

Under the direct supervision of a Senior Engineering Geologist and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbents are expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Program support including review and file scientific water quality program reports pertaining to the specific units; data entry; copy and scan scientific documents, archive documents; pull scientific water quality reports for public review; prepare mass informational mailing notices; distribute technical water quality documents; assist in file inventory and maintenance; and answer phone calls from the public regarding basic routine scientific related issues.
  • Review assigned technical scientific reports, extract relevant water quality information, enter relevant information into various databases and spreadsheets.
  • Assist in the preparation of water quality scientific research projects. Assist in the development of various routine scientific reports, memos, permits and formal and informal enforcement documents.
  • Participate in water quality site inspections and field sampling. Assist in identifying and documenting water quality violations and the development of informal and formal enforcement actions.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Additional information:
Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.

If the position requires driving, you must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Please Do Not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, please visit CalCareers.