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


Open Exam Bulletins


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

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Environmental Services

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Legal / Executive

JC-337075 Attorney III – To aid in our regulatory role, CVFPB is seeking a well-qualified candidate Attorney III candidate to serve as staff counsel.  Under the general direction of the Executive Officer and guidance from CVFPB’s Attorney IV, the Attorney III performs complex and sensitive legal research and transactional legal work regarding our Board’s authorities over the regulation and management of the State Plan of Flood Control, regulated streams, designated floodways, and other adopted plans of flood control. This includes advising and guiding CVFPB staff on legal matters related to the examination and review of permit applications, inspections, construction submittals, environmental documents, real estate and land acquisitions, sensitive tribal relations, and representing and providing legal support to staff in prosecuting enforcement actions heard before our Board.  In addition, the Attorney III will bear responsibility for drafting California Code of Regulations, Tile 23 Water, Division 1 updates.


Program Managers

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Right of Way / Real Estate

JC-339221 Senior Right of Way Agent (Specialist) – The CVFPB is currently recruiting for an Senior Right of Way Agent Specialist (Agent) to serve under the general direction of the CVFPB Environmental Services and Land Management Branch Chief. The Agent will work in the CVFPB Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District (SSJDD) Land Management Section and will perform complex, difficult property management functions: performing real estate research and inspections on CVFPB’s easements, ensure that CVFPB real property rights are properly observed and maintained, respond to and address public inquiries regarding matters pertaining to CVFPB right of way, which includes research of SSJDD land records, maps, and files, and interpretation of deeds, agreements, licenses, right of way limits and conveyances, acting as the Contract Manager on contracts and resource agreement with local governmental agencies to abate hazardous conditions on SSJDD property, and more. For more details, please see the duty statement on the CalCareers job posting.



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