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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.
The State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) Division of Water Quality, Sustainable Water Plans and Policies Section has an opening for a permanent full-time Environmental Scientist to join a dynamic team environment in the Recycled Water and Desalination Unit. The position may be located either 1) remotely, reporting to the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Santa Ana or San Diego Regional Board office, space permitting; or 2) at 1001 I Street, 15th Floor, Sacramento, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations, other public transportation, restaurants and more. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, full-time telework is expected.
Typical duties include: Drafting and reviewing technical documents, utilizing scientific knowledge and skills, to develop and amend water quality control plans and policies in accordance with environmental laws and regulations. Preparing and reviewing the associated documents including staff report, fact sheets, briefing notes, response to comments, etc. Reviewing technical documents relating to proposed seawater desalination facilities (e.g., dilution studies, alternative sites analyses, intake feasibility studies, impingement and entrainment studies, mitigation plans) and provide summaries of findings and recommendations. Utilizing excellent critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize available information and present reasoned conclusions and recommendations in technically accurate presentations, correspondence, and briefing documents. Utilizing technical scientific knowledge and skills to support the Unit regarding water quality issues, including but not limited to recycled water, produced water, stormwater, industrial reuse, wastewater, desalination, salts and nutrients, and constituents of emerging concern (CECs). Coordinating with Water Boards staff, state and federal agencies, private entities, scientific experts, and stakeholders, including scheduling and facilitating meetings, compiling feedback, and presenting recommendations.
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