The Office of Water Programs (OWP) is a research and training organization located on the Sacramento State campus. The OWP Research Group is seeking Environmental Specialists I, II, and III.
The OWP Research Group (www.owp.csus.edu) provides technical expertise and applied research services in water quality monitoring and evaluation, stormwater permits and best management practices (BMPs), water and wastewater treatment, and water resources. OWP provides an excellent opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial, collaborative manner with a small, highly proficient group of professionals on projects that require innovative solutions.
As a self-supporting entity, OWP obtains its funding from contracts and competitive grants. Past clients include California state agencies including Caltrans, State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, Department of Toxic Substances Control, and Department of Parks and Recreation. Other clients and partnerships have included environmental consulting firms, equipment manufacturers, and the California Stormwater Quality Association.
OWP has successfully competed for state and federal grant funds. Recent grants include a $3M award for a joint proposal with the City of Sacramento to implement and test low impact development devices on the Sac State campus. OWP, through an EPA grant, is the EPA Region 9 Environmental Finance Center (EFC). As the EFC and through a state grant program, OWP provides water, wastewater, and groundwater technical assistance to disadvantaged communities. Technical services we provide through contracts/grants include stormwater management program planning and implementation; hydrologic and hydraulic modelling; flood inundation mapping; lab-scale testing; planning, design, and management of field-scale experiments; analysis and interpretation of monitoring data; stormwater training and testing; geographic information systems (GIS) and other computerized modeling; project management; and information dissemination.
Submit an online application via one of the job links below or go to www.ueijobs.com. Positions are open until filled with a priority review date of Friday, March 6, 2020. We encourage you to apply to the position that best suits your qualifications. Please only apply to one position.
Environmental Specialist I $4,507 - $4,889 per month
All positions in the series require a Bachelor of Science Degree in biological sciences, biology, microbiology, chemistry, geology, earth sciences, environmental sciences or related field. Master of Science Degrees in same subjects preferred. See individual job postings for other minimum qualification requirements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Environmental Specialists provide environmental technical support services for stormwater compliance and applied research projects conducted by OWP. This series of positions includes environmental and water resources specialties.
Environmental Specialists assist the director of OWP or their designee in preparing proposals; conducting program marketing/outreach; and participating in planning, organizing, and performing the work of a professional engineering and science staff. This series may manage projects and related staff, and ensure the quality of the work produced by the group. These positions report directly to and receive general direction from the OWP Associate Director of Research or their designee.
Additional Salary Information: University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
• Participation in the CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan
• Generous vacation and sick time accrual
• Paid holidays, including paid time off during campus winter break, between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
• Excellent health/dental benefits with 100% employer-paid medical/dental options (depending on coverage level)
• $50,000 employer-paid life insurance
About Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State
Our mission is to provide cost-effective solutions for protecting and enhancing water resources, public health, and the environment through training, scientific research, and public education.
Our operator training group develops and implements programs and publishes training materials for operators of water treatment plants, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities. We also offer programs and publications for pretreatment facility inspectors, environmental compliance inspectors, and utility managers. All training is offered as distance learning, using correspondence, video, or computer-based formats with opportunities to earn continuing education and contact hours for operators, supervisors, managers, and administrators.
Research group engineers and scientists perform and manage research efforts focused on characterizing water quality issues, including developing and testing methods to improve water quality. Our researchers provide technical advice on water policy issues, assist in watershed planning, and perform modeling, data analysis, and cost assessments to help both the public and private sectors make informed decisions based on accurate information and good science.