Careers at the Central Valley Flood Protection Board

Want to feel like your job matters?

Your work at the Board does matter, and contributes to public safety by helping to protect the public from the devastation that flooding can cause harm to lives, property, and wildlife habitat.

Board staff consists of engineers, environmental scientists, and supervisory and administrative personnel who work as a small, but productive team for a Governor appointed state regulatory Board responsible for flood management in California’s Central Valley.

We wish to encourage those that are intelligent, creative, and interested in flood management issues and challenges to apply when there is a position open.

Job Opportunities

Current job vacancies are posted below. These positions are open to people who have successfully passed a competitive civil service examination and are eligible on a list; are current and former State employees eligible for the vacant positions under transfer or reinstatement rules.




Classification: Engineer, Water Resources – Inspection Section

Salary:               $5,540 – $10,377

The CVFPB is seeking an Engineer, Water Resources candidate for the exciting opportunity to join our Inspection Section team.  Under the direction of the Inspection Section Chief, the incumbent will provide technical analysis, field inspections, knowledge of levee and engineering construction, and recommendations for encroachments within CVFPB’s jurisdiction in accordance with CCR Title 23, Division 1 standards.  The incumbent will assist the Section Chief in to carrying out the inspection section duties, including reviewing plans, specifications, and as-built drawings for new and existing encroachments, field inspection of encroachments, field support services for enforcement, real estate, and environmental staff.  The engineer will apply technical knowledge of databases, scheduling, and workflow processes to streamline inspection services and reporting.  The engineer will be responsible for compiling data, writing reports, and presenting to staff and the Board at public meetings.  Site visits to project locations may require long distance travel on public roadways and/or in remote areas or on uneven terrain.

You will find additional information about the job, including important instructions on how to apply, in our Job Ad on the CalHR website: JC-168605



Open Examinations

To begin a civil service career at the Central Valley Flood Protection Board or elsewhere in state service, you need to take and pass an examination that will place you on a civil service list.  Learn more about starting a career with the State of California here: Work for the State Brochure


Student Assistant Positions

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board offers college and university students jobs and internships to give them insight on flood management and environmental issues and enrich their view of state government.

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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!