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.



Vacancy:  Engineer, Water Resources in our Enforcement Section

The Board is currently recruiting for one Engineer Water Resources to serve in the Enforcement Section.  This position is classified as an office and field work position, as some site inspection will be required.  Under the direction of a Senior Engineer, the team member is responsible for site inspection, background research, preparation of enforcement case documents, communication with property owners, reviewing plans and specifications submitted by applicants for encroachment permits and modifications to adopted plans of flood control.  Work also includes reviewing and processing both Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) inspection results in-order-to support Local Maintaining Agencies (LMA) efforts to address inspection issues to remain eligible or regain eligibility in the federal Public Law (PL) 84-99 Rehabilitation Program.  The incumbent will be required to periodically present findings and information to the Board at regularly scheduled public meetings. 

If this sounds like a great fit for you or someone you know, please act soon, as the final filing date for this vacancy is 9/4/18.  More information, including details on how to apply, can be found here:



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.


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.