Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development.
CCWD is seeking a skilled, motivated, and team-oriented Associate Water Resources Specialist in the Water Resources Department. This position will be located at 2411 Bisso Lane in Concord, CA. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, and deferred compensation plans, plus a great working environment.
The primary function of the job is to engage in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta science, perform technical analyses such as hydrodynamic and water quality modeling, and public policy evaluation and formulation related to CCWD water resource planning and operations.
We are looking for someone who is:
A conscientious self-starter who exercises sound professional judgment
Detail-oriented, with strong technical and analytical skills
Committed to continuous growth and collaborative learning
Solutions-focused and a creative problem solver
Passionate about water issues and the environment
An effective communicator, both orally and in writing
What you will typically be responsible for:
Developing and using analytical tools, such as hydrodynamic, statistical and linear optimization models, to assess immediate and long-term water supply and water quality conditions, including climate change scenarios
Compiling, evaluating, and maintaining records of data related to flow and water quality to understand current conditions and historical trends
Reviewing environmental documents and other materials prepared by other entities to determine potential impacts to CCWD’s water supply, water quality, and finances
Preparing reports, presentations, and correspondence to communicate with other District departments as well as outside agencies and groups regarding technical and policy issues
Representing CCWD at technical meetings, workshops, and conferences regionally and state-wide
Contributing to the planning, design, permitting, and contract development for District projects, such as the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project
A few reasons you might enjoy this job:
You will be an integral part of an organization providing vital public service to the community.
You will be working in a small and nimble team on a variety of interesting projects and tasks of regional significance.
You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to engage on critical water and environmental issues on the local and state-wide level.
You will have the opportunity to expand your skill set and gain exposure to multiple new areas of expertise
There is ample opportunity for promotional advancement within the organization
The following will also benefit candidates with a few of the unique challenges related to this job:
Exceptional interpersonal skills, exhibiting integrity and political savvy to develop and maintain productive working relationships
Intellectual curiosity and initiative to tackle new challenges
The adaptability and capability to effectively manage multiple priorities under potentially rapidly evolving conditions
Desire to make a tangible and meaningful improvement to water management in California
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the next step in the selection process. All candidate materials will be carefully evaluated and only those considered best qualified will be invited to the next step in the selection process.
All candidates will be notified of their status via email by no later than 5:00 on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
The TENTATIVE Virtual Panel Interview is scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2022.
The TENTATIVE Department Oral Panel Interview and exercise date is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2023.
Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process are instructed to contact Human Resources at 925-688-8002.
Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California. Our mission is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 & 401 deferred compensation plans, retirement pension, vacation & holiday pay, plus a great working environment.