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 State Water Resources Control Board
SCIENTIFIC AID $15.00 - $17.79 per Hour
Final Filing Date: 5/5/2021
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Equivalent to completion of two years of college with a minimum of 10 semester hours in relevant scientific course work, i.e., pest management, environmental studies, entomology, or agricultural sciences.

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Job Description and Duties

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.
Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for up to 16 hours of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) per month.

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for a Scientific Aid in the Confined Animal Facilities Unit. The position is located at 11020 Sun Center Drive, Rancho Cordova which is within a pleasant business park with walking paths and nearby restaurants and shops. If you are interested in environmental science, agricultural engineering, water quality management, or other related topics this position is for you! College students are welcome to apply for this part-time position.

Review various technical scientific reports, extract relevant water quality information; enter relevant information into various data bases and spreadsheets.
Assist in the preparation of water quality scientific research projects; and assist in the development of various routine scientific reports, memos, permits and formal and informal enforcement documents.
Participate in water quality site inspections and field sampling. Assist in identifying and documenting water quality violations and the development of informal and formal enforcement actions. Some driving and moderate lifting may be required.
Program support including; review and file scientific water quality program reports pertaining to the specific units; data entry; copy and scan scientific documents, archive documents; pull scientific water quality reports for public review; prepare mass informational mailing notices; distribute technical water quality documents; assist in file inventory and maintenance; and answer phones from the public regarding basic routine scientific related issues.
Perform other duties as required within the scope of knowledge and abilities expected of a Scientific Aid.

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