Jul 01, 2021

Civil Engineer

  • Department of Water Resources
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer

Job Description

Civil Engineer

Organization: Department of Water REsources Date Posted: 12/6/2019 Date Needed: 11/21/2019 City: Sacramento Location: California Country: United States Primary Category: Engineering - Government Type of Position: Full-Time Education Requirement: Bachelor's Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details

Why Choose Us: First, the single greatest advantage of working for us is that you can practice civil engineering in its purest form. Because California’s Department of Water Resources is the owner and operator of its facilities, our engineers are empowered to make the right choices in design, detailing, and materials to ensure public safety and longevity of the infrastructure.  Our engineers are at the forefront on design and construction projects, and they make design decisions based on good engineering practice for safety, durability, and performance—in that order.

At DWR you will have the advantage of numerous resources to support your work and your professional growth—including training, organizational memberships, and knowledgeable colleagues, of which many are under one roof and all of which collaborate for project success.

We hope you’ll check out the Duties and Desirable Qualifications below and apply for this great career opportunity to join our team and help deliver water to over 26 million Californians as well as contribute to protecting our environment and species conservation efforts.

Duties: This position is open to engineers of varying levels of experience.  Actual assigned duties will be commensurate with skill level.  In this position, the incumbent performs engineering studies, writes reports, and prepares the designs, drawings, and specifications for construction of a variety of public civil-works projects related to flood control, environmental protection, water conveyance facilities, species conservation, and recreation. Such work will include the design and analysis of site drainage, canals, check structures, levees, storm and sanitary sewer systems, gates, weirs, siphons, pipelines, penstocks, turnouts, roads, culverts, spillways, retaining walls, fish screens, fish ladders, pump houses, site accessibility, and many other related facilities.  The incumbent must provide a broad working knowledge of civil design, reinforced concrete design, structural steel design, masonry design, hydrology and hydraulics, soils and rock mechanics, applicable design and building codes, and engineering analysis computer applications.

Desirable Qualifications: Candidates will be evaluated based on their relative ability as demonstrated by the quality and extent of their experience. Therefore, our ideal candidate’s application and resume will clearly and concisely address as many of the following desirable qualifications as possible: candidate has knowledge and experience in the civil engineering field and especially in the duties mentioned above; has the ability to take direction; is engaged; works as a contributing team member; is a highly-motivated self-starter and works autonomously; can direct the work of others, such as drafters, students, and consultants; can communicate and write well; is detail and quality oriented; can manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time; is organized; goes the extra mile to meet deadlines and is conscientious of budgets; is dependable; and has computer skills in spreadsheets, computer-aided drafting, engineering analysis programs, MS office 365 and other related software, along with the ability to learn new computer applications; has knowledge or experience with public works construction contracts; has knowledge or experience writing and reviewing technical specifications; Professional Engineer’s license for the State of CA preferred but not required.


Benefits: Click here to read about some of our outstanding benefits. We’re also located right next to Light Rail for an easy commute – we’ll even reimburse you for a portion of your monthly public transit pass!

How to Apply / Contact

Final Filing Date – 12/19/19

Salary: $5,540 - $10,377


How to Apply: Submit a State Employment Application (STD 678), a resume, and a cover letter introducing yourself and briefly explaining why you feel this position is a good fit. Please reference SAP Position Number 50002908 and Job Control Number JC-181214 in the Explanations section of your application.  You are not required to be on an eligibility list at the time you apply for this position.  Simply submit your application today using the provided instructions.  List eligibility will eventually be required, however, prior to hiring.  You may qualify for list eligibility at any time prior to hiring by visiting www.calcareers.ca.gov, clicking on Exam/Assessment Search, entering Exam Code “4PBD2,” clicking “Search,” click to view the Exam Bulletin, and then clicking the “Training and Experience Evaluation” under the Taking the Examination section.


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Contact: If you have any questions about this position, contact Debbie Pearson at,

(916) 653-7368 or Deborah.Pearson@water.ca.gov, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Room 418-1d.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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