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Associate Governmental Program Analyst (JC 356278)

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Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 03/28/2023. 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.

The State Water Resources Control Board has an opening for an Associate Governmental Program Analyst in the Office of Public Participation. The position is located in Fresno.

This position reports to the Office of Public Participation Staff Services Manager I. This position will work with the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) drinking water program and will work to help develop and implement outreach and engagement activities to advance safe drinking water in communities across California. This position will work with local Technical Assistance providers, community groups and representatives, and other Water Boards divisions, to develop and implement engagement approaches that help the community understand and evaluate their drinking water solutions options, move forward from historical conflict, build their capacity to engage in water decision-making, establish equitable governance structures, and maintain forward progress on drinking water solutions.

The Office of Public Participation ensures Water Boards decision-making processes involve the public and uplift the voices of environmental justice communities and California Native American tribes. The Office of Public Participation achieves this by designing and implementing effective stakeholder involvement processes, providing resources for language access, assisting in public outreach, facilitating meetings, offering capacity building opportunities, and coordinating government-to-government consultations.

  • Develop and implement outreach and engagement strategies to achieve safe drinking water solutions 
  • Coordinate logistics related to meeting/workshop/event planning, implementation, and follow-up 
  • Develop plain-language public communications and outreach materials 
  • Develop relationships with local community leaders and groups 
  • Assist in developing templates, guidance, and training related to equitable engagement approaches 
  • Respond to public inquiries in a professional and timely manner 
  • Maintain, improve, and expand a statewide database of external contacts 
  • Work collaboratively with team members on innovative programs and complex projects to address California’s drinking water needs, advance racial and environmental justice, support community capacity building, and strengthen partnerships with California Native American tribes 

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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.

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