Deputy Director, Sustainable Groundwater Management

  • by California Department of Water Resources
  • Jan 13, 2021

Job Location

Sacramento, CA

Application Deadline


How to Apply

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The Deputy Director, Sustainable Groundwater Management, under general direction of the Director, provides policy and management direction on long-range planning and program issues affecting water management in the State of California. Oversees programs and projects that provide strategic planning and oversight of the implementation of long-term sustainable groundwater management. Oversees and manages policy and program development related to groundwater management, including developing policy and programs specific to the Department’s role in the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Develops and implements policies and programs to ensure local and regional agencies receive the financial assistance, tools, and guidance to develop, implement, and enforce sustainable groundwater management practices. Coordinates and manages teams of senior technical engineering professionals and direct functions, activities, and tasks to develop and implement the SGMA framework and meet critical deadlines. Functions as the principal advisor to the Director on setting statewide groundwater management policies. Provides policy guidance, recommends the adoption of policies, and advises Executive staff on the implications of proposed administrative actions specific to SGMA. Represents the Department and the Administration with public and stakeholder groups and interfaces with federal, State and local agencies, boards, commissions, and other departments on groundwater management related issues and programs. Represents the Department at public meetings, establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships, and communicates effectively. Represents the Director and assists in presentations and briefings for, and discussions with Congress; the Legislature; the Governor’s Office; other federal, state, and local government agencies; and interest groups.

Incumbents shall typically receive a salary rate within the approved CEA level. The approved level for this position is B ($10,360-$16,232).

Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction, not included in the current salary, in exchange for up to 16 hours of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) per month.

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