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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 11/30/2022. 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 State Water Resources Control Board, Los Angeles Region, has two (2) openings for Scientific Aids in the Standards and TMDL Unit, as part of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification and Waste Discharge Requirements Program. The position is located at 320 W. 4th St, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Join a caring and dedicated team of professionals committed to the Water Board’s mission - “To preserve, enhance and restore the quality of California water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.” 

As part of the 401 Program, you will contribute to the preservation of California’s water quality by regulating activities that will result in an impact to surface water through the disturbance of a streambed, wetland, or the ocean floor. You will support the 401 Program by assisting staff in processing permit applications and drafting 401 certifications, responding to stakeholders’ requests, maintaining our databases and helping in the day-to-day activities of the program. You will also have the opportunity to regularly join our team in field inspections to review potential impacts to water resources.

The position offers significant professional development opportunities, as you will be able to develop a greater understanding of complex water-related technical issues and to gain practical knowledge of federal and state regulations and policies and their application, including the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the California Porter Cologne Act.

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.

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