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In order to be considered for this position, you must apply at CalCareers.ca.gov. First, create a CalCareers account as you must prior to applying. Once your account is created you can search 333201 to locate the job posting and apply. 

Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 12/3/2022. 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.

Are you looking for an opportunity to be involved in the work to preserve and protect the water resources of California, protection of the environment? This Scientific Aid position is an opportunity for you to work with the regulations on specific projects within the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board. Projects include permitting for discharges, directing cleanups of contaminated sites, permitting and monitoring of landfills, and the development of policy used to protect the resources in the area. This is an opportunity to explore your interest in working in a number of disciplines for the State of California. The position is located at 73-720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100, Palm Desert, CA 92260, right next to the Palm Desert Civic Center Park and Aquatic Center, shopping and restaurants at nearby El Paseo, golf resorts, beautiful mountain views and free parking.

Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Executive Officer and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is 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: Provide program support including the review and filing of scientific water quality program reports; data entry; copy and scan scientific documents; archive documents; pull scientific water quality reports for review; distribute technical water quality documents; review, search, scan and convert technical reports to electronic format; assist in file inventory and maintenance; assist in preparation of data for statistical analyses or modeling studies; assist in scientific data gathering; conduct literature surveys to locate or summarize information and compile bibliographies; obtain books and journal articles from libraries; perform routine tasks on Water Board computer systems including entering field and/or lab data into computer systems or retrieving requested data; assist in preparation of reports and research papers; maintain and update case records/database; track regional project progress status; review and compile information/data from technical reports. Assist in preparation of water quality scientific research projects; assist in the development of various routine scientific reports, memos, and formal and informal enforcement documents; use computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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.