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

  • Engineer, Water Resources (Enforcement Engineer) JC-180993


Environmental Services

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Legal / Executive

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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.

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!