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Water Resource Control Engineer (JC-319886)

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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 Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has openings for two Water Resource Control Engineers in the Oil Fields Units. The positions are located at 1685 E Street, Fresno, CA 93706.

  • Reviewing and interpreting information associated with oil and gas field activities including waste discharges and Class II wastewater injection and well stimulation activities. Reviewing plans and engineering documents for ponds, oil field structures, and wells. Reviewing and checking engineering calculations of technical and monitoring reports (including construction and design plans and reports). Performing engineering studies related to water quality at and near oil and gas sites. Evaluating detailed technical information to determine if beneficial uses of drinking water will be affected. Applying sound professional judgment and expertise to develop recommendations for management, draft tentative Board orders and supporting documents, draft appropriate enforcement documents, and conducting other water quality control related tasks.
  • Evaluating information received from the California Geologic Energy Management Division and oil field operators for Class II injection wells and produced water ponds; assessing the location of nearby water supply wells; the potential for impact to the water supply wells from injection-related activities; and, ensuring operators comply with the requirements pertinent to the protection of water quality set forth in applicable regulations and orders.
  • Inspecting facilities, including those where wastes are discharged or stored, to facilitate development of regulatory orders and enforcement actions and to determine compliance with existing orders, plans, policies, regulations, and laws relating to the protection of water quality. Using sound professional judgment and expertise to make appropriate observations and documentation. Performing field tasks including collecting samples of water, soil, and wastes contaminated with non-hazardous and hazardous materials for analysis; and evaluating field performance of discharger’s facilities. Preparing inspection reports and other follow-up tasks as required.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing maps, graphs, cross-sections, and other visual aids; preparing correspondence; analyzing and interpreting data to evaluate compliance with prescribed requirements. Preparing tentative orders for Water Board consideration, as necessary. Gathering geological engineering information and substantiating data for Water Board presentations and enforcement actions. Making Board presentations as required.
  • Conducting meetings with dischargers, their consultants, and local, State, and federal agencies, the public, and others to advise and consult on water quality issues. Providing clarification and interpretation of Water Board policies and water quality control plans. Participating in public information events upon request.
  • Performing other duties as specified within the scope and definition outlined in the Water Resource Control Engineer series specification.

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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