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.

 Engineering    Science    Business & Financial Operations

Recruitment Events

UC Merced Fall Career & Internship Fair
5200 Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
September 28, 20233
10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CSU Bakersfield Fall Career Expo
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311
October 5, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fresno State Fall STEAM Career & Internship Fair
5241 N. Maple Ave.
Fresno, CA 93740
October 10, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Virtual Career Expo
Virtual for select HSI institutions
October 12, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI) Job Fair
6270 Elder Creek Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95824
October 13, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

San Francisco State Fall College of Science & Engineering (STEM) Career Fair
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
October 16, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

UC Davis STEM Career Fair
University Credit Union Center
750 Orchard Rd.
Davis, CA 95616
October 19, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

UC Davis 10th Annual Civil Engineering Career Fair
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom A & B
760 Orchard Rd.
Davis, CA 95616
October 30, 2023 & October 31, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Still in School? No problem! 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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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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