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Assistant or Associate Water Resources Specialist

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Oakland, CA
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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There is currently one opening that will be filled at either the Assistant Water Resources Specialist level ($134,568 - $163,572 annually) or the Associate Water Resources Specialist level ($148,596 - $180,624 annually) depending on qualifications and experience.

Applicants who meet the requirements for both Assistant Water Resources Specialist and Associate Water Resources Specialist positions must submit a separate application for each. 

• Do you want to work for a water agency that is serious about sustainably managing water resources and protecting the environment?
• Are you enthusiastic about how computer models are used to make robust policy and management outcomes?
• Do you enjoy learning about and using computer modeling software, running scripts, and writing code?

If so, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) encourages you to apply for the Assistant/Associate Water Resources Specialist position in the Water Resources Planning Division’s Water Supply Systems Modeling Section, which is part of EBMUD’s Water and Natural Resources Department.

The selected candidate will be given opportunities to conduct computer modeling analyses and studies of water supply and water quality in the Mokelumne, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Central Valley. The selected candidate will provide technical analysis of water resources issues and modeling to better predict water supply, water quality, and environmental impacts of EBMUD projects. The selected candidate will participate in work groups that are part of CALFED and other significant projects in the Mokelumne, Delta and Central Valley. 

Duties include:
• Participating in EBMUD workgroups or teams in a collaborative framework to advance EBMUD projects and initiatives.
• Researching and reviewing technical literature regarding new computer models and/or analytical techniques.
• Engaging with peer groups in academia, professional organizations, and water utilities to advance the use of numerical modeling approaches in order to understand water quality issues and to optimize water system operations.
• Preparing physically based or statistically based analyses and predictions as appropriate regarding various water supply scenarios.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities indicated previously. Typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is a combination of training and experience equivalent to the following: 

Both positions require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, mathematics, statistics, physics, water resources management, or a closely related field.

Assistant Water Resources Specialist:  Requires two years of experience* in water resources engineering, analysis or planning that has included significant numerical modeling and computer programming responsibilities or two years of experience* as a Junior Water Resources Specialist with EBMUD.

Associate Water Resources Specialist: Requires four years of experience* in water resources engineering, analysis or planning that has included significant numerical modeling and computer programming responsibilities OR two years of experience* as an Assistant Water Resources Specialist with EBMUD.

An advanced degree in a directly or closely related field may be considered for one year of the required experience. 

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2024. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
Job Hotline: (510) 287-0735


East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has a proud history of providing high-quality drinking water for 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The District’s award-winning wastewater treatment protects San Francisco Bay and serves 740,000 customers.

Our mission is to manage the natural resources with which the District is entrusted; to provide reliable, high quality water and wastewater services at fair and reasonable rates for the people of the East Bay; and to preserve and protect the environment for future generations.

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