State and Regional Board Employment

The State and Regional Water Boards offer many job opportunities throughout California with skill-challenging paths that provide professional development and chances for advancement. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer. The Water Boards value diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to further our mission to preserve, enhance and restore the quality of California’s water resources. Join the Water Boards and help us protect the environment and public health and ensure proper allocation and efficient use for future generations

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Current Opportunities

To view a complete list of employment opportunities, and exams for job placement, visit the CalCareers website.

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Student Programs

The State Water Resources Control Board also has exciting Student Programs!

If you are interested in interning and working with professionals to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California's water resources - this is the perfect opportunity.

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Contact Information

If you have questions regarding internship and volunteer opportunities, please contact

If you have questions regarding employment opportunities, please contact

To reach the Recruitment Team by phone, please call (916) 322-1686.

Connie Bi-On & Daniel Sandoval, Talent Acquisition & Outreach Coordinators
Jagbir Mavi, Recruitment Unit Manager
Jenny Fitzgerald, Talent Acquisition & HR Liaison Section Manager

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Recruitment Events

Santa Clara University Hiring Now Pop-In
Zoom Online Platform
July 11, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

UC Davis Virtual Consulting Showcase
Handshake Online Platform
August 27, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Why Work at the Water Boards?

Generous Benefits

  • Retirement and Savings plans
  • Flexible Paid Leave
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits

Career Development

  • In-class and on-the-job training
  • Job-related conferences and seminars
  • Upward mobility guidance
  • Team building and networking

Enlivening Community

  • “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital”
  • Top-notch entertainment, dining and cultural experiences
  • Local Growers’ Farmer’s Markets
  • Picturesque and friendly communities

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