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Environmental Scientist (JC 360106)

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 03/22/2023. No 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.

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of Californians? Do you have a passion for improving the quality of lives by working with industry and construction site operators to implement practices to protect our receiving waters? If so, apply today and possibly join our Enforcement Unit II Unit team of hard-working professionals passionate for protecting our environment and quality of life.

The Los Angeles Regional Water Board’s Enforcement II Unit has an opening for an Environmental Scientist. The position is located at 320 West 4th Street, 2nd Floor, in Los Angeles, right in the heart of downtown across from subway metro stations, near the Metrolink train station and other public transportation.

The Enforcement II Unit imposes the requirements in the State’s general storm water permits (industrial and construction) and the Los Angeles Region’s Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certifications. Duties include the preparation of various routine inspection reports, memos, permits, and formal and informal enforcement documents; participating in water quality site inspections and field sampling; reviewing laboratory data from dischargers, conducting inspections, documenting violations, technical report reviews, data analyses, oral presentations to the public and to the Los Angeles Water Board. An incumbent will navigate uneven, rugged terrain for extended periods of time while conducting inspections of facilities and construction sites, as well as carry equipment to the sampling locations, under various weather conditions.

Review of the Enforcement webpage of the Los Angeles Water Board is strongly encouraged:

Please review the attached Duty Statement for description of roles and responsibilities.

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.

Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.

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