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At DWR you will have the support of knowledgeable and helpful colleagues, robust training programs, and professional organizational memberships for your professional growth.  Our large organization provides an opportunity for a long and promising career full of growth and opportunity.  We hope you’ll check out the Duties and Desirable Qualifications below and apply for this great career opportunity.


Final Filing Date:  5/13/2024


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Job Description and Duties 

One of the Department of Water Resource’s most vital responsibilities is to provide accurate hydrologic runoff forecasts that aid water management decisions, flood and drought management response, environmental and water quality decisions, and even help the public plan recreational opportunities.  The River Forecast Unit (RFU) needs innovative and passionate engineers who can maintain and periodically update, create, and calibrate hydrologic models to provide timely and accurate river and reservoir inflow forecasts to State, federal, and local agency water managers across California.


The Engineer, Water Resources, under the direction of the Senior Engineer, Water Resources in RFU is a member of the State-Federal River forecasting team and is responsible for monitoring storms, preparing river and reservoir inflow forecasts, issuing flood bulletins, and performing hydrologic and hydraulic engineering studies.  This is a unique opportunity to combine your passion for hydrology, meteorology, and engineering ingenuity into an exciting career opportunity. If this sounds like an exciting challenge for you, then we have the perfect position for you to consider.  

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


Position Details 

Job Code #: JC-428836

Working Title: Engineer, WR


Salary Range: $6,175.00 - $11,567.00

# of Positions: 1

Work Location: Sacramento County

Telework: Hybrid

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time


Contact Information 

Timothy McDaniel
(916) 281-5693


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