This position is with the Ocean Standard Unit in the Division of Water Quality at the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). The position location is 1001 I Street, 15th Floor; Sacramento, CA 95814.
Duties: Under the close supervision of a Senior Environmental Scientist, the incumbent is expected to use working knowledge of the latest applicable science, and technical skills to develop and recommend amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Ocean Waters of California (known as the Ocean Plan) and Policies for Water Quality Control to protect California’s ocean and coastal waters. The Ocean Plan contains beneficial uses, water quality objectives, and programs of implementation that set standards that are implemented through permits, waivers and prohibitions that control the discharge of pollutants to the ocean. The amendment process includes significant public participation including review and comment by the regulated community, other government agencies, scientific community and the public. The environmental scientist, in coordination with the Office of Chief Counsel, will develop amendment language, propose response to public comments, engage in discussion with interested parties to identify possible alternatives for action, and develop recommendations to the State Water Board. The incumbent will have good organizational skills and the ability to prepare an administrative record for amendments to the Ocean Plan or Policies for Water Quality Control that the State Water Board adopts. The incumbent will provide technical support to Regional Water Quality Control Board staff on the interpretation of the ocean water quality standards and will coordinate with federal and state agencies on ocean issues. The incumbent will analyze and comment on proposed legislation, develop technical papers on emerging issues, assist at public meetings, and give presentations to the public, management and Board members. The incumbent should have excellent public speaking and presentation skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills
Job Code #:JC-56679
Final Filing Date: 3/22/2017
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