California Water Resources Control Board

The State Water Resources Control Board (the State Water Board) was created by the Legislature in 1967. The mission of the Water Board is to ensure the highest reasonable quality for waters of the State, while allocating those waters to achieve the optimum balance of beneficial uses. The joint authority of water allocation and water quality protection enables the Water Board to provide comprehensive protection for California's waters.

There are nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Boards). The mission of the Regional Boards is to develop and enforce water quality objectives and implementation plans that will best protect the beneficial uses of the State’s waters, recognizing local differences in climate, topography, geology and hydrology.

California Water Resources Control Board Sacramento, CA, USA
Apr 02, 2018
Full time
Job Description and Duties The State Water Resources Control Board’s, Division of Drinking Water, Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program has an opening for an Environmental Scientist in the Proficiency Testing Unit. The position location is 1001 I Street, 13th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.  Duties:   The incumbent serves as ELAP’s Quality Assurance Officer (QAO). The incumbent will be responsible for developing and updating ELAP’s Quality Assurance Manual and associate appendices to ensure compliance with The NELAC Institute (TNI), Volume 2, Standard for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Environmental Laboratories (with ISO 17011). The incumbent will work collaboratively with the ELAP management team to oversee the accreditation process for quality assurance and contribute to ongoing developments in the quality assurance of accrediting laboratories. The incumbent will lead development and implementation of ELAP policies and planning for quality assurance using broad scientific/technical knowledge of environmental laws and regulations, technical knowledge of requirements of accrediting environmental laboratories, and conversant and familiar knowledge with scientific methods and principles, regulatory measures, enforcement standards, environmental legislation, criteria, practices, and guidelines to conduct periodic monitoring of laboratory assessment work.  Please see attached duty statement for additional information. You will find additional information about the job in the   Duty Statement . You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST