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, right of way agents, program managers, 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 and ongoing civil service examination opportunities are posted below. Our vacancies are open to people who have successfully passed the corresponding examination and are eligible on a list; current and former State employees eligible for the vacant positions under transfer or reinstatement rules.  The Central Valley Flood Protection Board also 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.  Learn more about starting a career with the State of California here: Work for the State Brochure


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Office Assistant

Office Technician (Typing)

Staff Services Analyst

Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)

Engineer, Water Resources

Senior Engineer, Water Resources

Supervising Engineer, Water Resources

Principal Engineer, Water Resources


Active Recruitment Efforts



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Clerical / Office Support

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Engineering, Water Resources

JC-267641 – Engineer, WR – The Board is currently recruiting for one full-time permanent Engineer Water Resources to serve in the Enforcement Section. This position is classified as a combination office and field position. Most work will be performed in the office but 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.  This position also requires the team member to periodically present findings and information to the Board at regularly scheduled public meetings. The team member will be assigned varying work based on the Board’s needs within the Board’s jurisdiction.


JC-267732 – Senior Engineer Water Resources (Specialist) – The Board is currently recruiting for a Senior Engineer (Specialist) to work in the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch.  The successful candidate will serve as a technical specialist performing complex professional technical and policy support for civil engineering review and implementation of proposed plans, programs and, projects proposed to alter or improve U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ federal flood control project facilities (also called State Plan of Flood Control facilities), and other non-federal facilities under CVFPB Board jurisdiction in the Central Valley.  Work includes technical reviews under various State and federal statutes, regulations and policies in support of the California Water Action Plan, Board Strategic Plan, and Central Valley Flood Protection Plan.


Environmental Services

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Legal / Executive

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Program Managers

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Right of Way / Real Estate

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For questions about job opportunities or information posted here, you may contact Amber Woertink at or 916-574-0675.