State Water Resources Control Board


$2,177.00 - $3,356.00

Final Filing Date: 1/23/2018

Job Description and Duties

The State Water Resources Control Board, San Diego Region has an opening for a Student Assistant, Engineering & Architecture Sciences in the Site Restoration & Agricultural Program Unit. The position location is 2375 Northside Drive, Ste. 100, San Diego, CA 92108.

This is a non-testing classification, therefore anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position.

Under the close supervision of the Senior Engineering Geologist and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the Regional Board and its Practical Vision, the incumbent is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments. Specific responsibilities include:

Provide Agricultural, NPS, UST, and Site Cleanup program support as follows: Receive and track documents including, but not limited to, monitoring plans and reports, technical studies, site assessment and mitigation work plans, and corrective action plans. Assist with preliminary review of reports. Assist with evaluating compliance of regulated sites with State water quality laws, regulations, and policies. Assist with the processing of applications for enrollment and answering questions from the regulated community and other interested parties including the public.

Accurately enter information and index documents in the various databases and spreadsheets including the Electronic Content Management System (Paperless Office), Geotracker, and California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) databases. Review data, troubleshoot errors within the system, and generate reports using the databases. Create and modify MS Excel spreadsheets related to program support.

Accurately prepare letters and other documents applying good writing skills using MS Word. Identify, modify, and use similar examples and templates.

Assist technical staff in conducting inspections of regulated facilities. Provide assistance preparing inspection reports, and completing related data entry into appropriate databases.

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 Control Details
Job Code #: JC-94840
Position #(s):
$2,177.00 - $3,356.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Student Assistant

Department Information

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the nine (9) Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB) (collectively the Water Boards) work to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s 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.

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following:

  • RPA#17-190-023 in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.

  • Transcripts – unofficial ok

  • Student Assistant (Engineering & Architectural Sciences) – Please see below for additional information

Electronic submittal of applications and attachments through is preferred.  Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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: 1/23/2018

Who May Apply

Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university may apply. Applicants must meet any Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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:

State Water Resources Control Board
Attn: Human Resources Branch-Brady Yates
P.O. BOX 100
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources Branch-Brady Yates
1001 I Street, 18th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

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

  • 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.
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:
• Experience with technical and scientific writing.
• Planning and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of soil and groundwater investigation and sampling methods.
• Ability to work efficiently individually and in a team setting.
• Effective communication (both verbal and written).
• Customer service experience.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Brady Yates
(916) 324-7089
Hiring Unit Contact:
Craig Carlisle
(619) 521-3378

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:
Shyla Hoffman
(916) 341-5881
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.

Student Assistant (Engineering & Architectural Sci

Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority.  If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

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