Job Posting: Engineer, Water Resources

Department of Water Resources

Engineer, Water Resources

$5,540.00 - $10,377.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/1/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) is a regulatory agency underneath the umbrella of the California Natural Resources Agency and is a sister agency to the Department of Water Resources (DWR).  While DWR advertises vacancies on our behalf, we are separate from DWR, with our own critical roles and responsibilities.  CVFPB is a legislatively mandated permitting and enforcement entity, charged with overseeing flood project construction and public safety within the Central Valley floodways and levee systems, as well as with the review, adoption and implementation of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan.  More information about the CVFPB organization and mission may be viewed at


CVFPB is seeking Engineer, Water Resources candidate for the exciting opportunity to join our Sacramento Levees Section (SLS) team.  Under the direction of the SLS Chief, the team member will be responsible for Enforcement, Inspection, and Permitting duties which fall under the jurisdiction of the CVFPB.  Some of these duties may include site inspection, background research, preparation of enforcement case documents, communication with property owners, reviewing plans and specifications submitted by applicants for encroachment permits, and modifications to adopted plans of flood control system.  All duties within this position, including field inspections will provide technical analysis and recommendations to the Board for regulatory; technical, enforcement, real estate, and environmental staff to ensure encroachment and levee systems are in compliance with permit conditions and California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Division 1 (Title 23).  The engineer will be responsible for compiling data, writing reports, and presenting to staff and the Board at public meetings. 


Site visits to project locations may require long distance travel on public roadways and/or in remote areas or on uneven terrain. 

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Engineer, Water Resources
$5,540.00 - $10,377.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Central Valley Flood Protection Board,
Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch,
Sacramento Levees Section, Sacramento

Special Requirements

A valid Class C California Driver's license to perform project visits.  Travel may include driving a vehicle on public roadways, in remote areas, or on unpaved and uneven terrain. Must have the ability to ascend and descend embankments typically up to a 2 to 1 slope. Must be able to work in adverse conditions that may include heat, cold, wet, windy, and muddy conditions.  Must be able to stoop, bend, climb, and crawl; grasp with both hands; put arms overhead and to the side while holding objects.   Must be able to move heavy objects, walk through mud and water, work in cold and hot conditions and potentially stay on duty for extended periods of time. 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 6/1/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Water Resources
Attn: Certification Desk
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Certification Desk
1416 Ninth Street, Room 320
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Cover Letter
  • Statement of Qualifications - A one-page maximum, typed document that explains specifically how your knowledge, interests, skills, and experience qualify you for the position.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:


Applicants should have knowledge of general engineering and construction methods and practices, be able to problem solve at times with limited direction, have excellent written and oral presentation skills, knowledge of a variety of software tools including MS Office and MS Access, GIS and GPS applications, ability to quantitatively support recommended alternatives, be able to deliver assignments on time and with excellent quality.   


Click here to read about the outstanding benefits offered to eligible employees.  Our building is located near the corner of El Camino Avenue and Watt Avenue, in the Arden area of Sacramento, and we offer FREE PARKING!

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Amber Woertink
(916) 574-0675

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Office of Workforce Equality
(916) 653-6952
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Special Instructions

To be considered for this vacancy, interested applicants must submit all of the following documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, 3) statement of qualifications and 4) a State Employment Application (STD 678).  Reference SAP #50094829/50094830 and Job Control #202328 in the Explanations box of the STD 678. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. 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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail