Category: Relevant Job Postings

Postdoc position: Assessing ecosystem benefits for hydropower under land use and climate change

The successful candidate will explore impacts of climate and landuse change on a hydropower dam in Peru (recently acquired by a major a Chinese State-owned Enterprise), and evaluate opportunities for catchment management to reduce those impacts. The project is with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the position will be shared between Stanford and Beijing. The candidate should be fluent in Chinese and have a background in hydrology or landuse planning. The announcement is here.

EPA Watershed Management Postgraduate Research Opportunity
DEADLINE: May 29, 2020
Office of Water | Washington, DC | Full-time | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

This opportunity will provide excellent exposure to the interface of watershed technical issues and environmental policy. It also offers exposure to the interaction between State and EPA CWA program practitioners in implementing their respective responsibilities under the CWA 303(d) program. Under the guidance of a mentor, the research participant will be involved in the activities above and will learn: (1)The respective roles of EPA, states and tribes in achieving the goals of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to achieve and maintain water quality; (2) Programmatic approaches and policy and technical tools to identify and develop restoration and protection plans for impaired or high quality waters, including those related to address nutrient impairments; (3) How states and EPA can continue to push the CWA 303(d) listing and TMDL program to better achieve environmental results in ways tailored to specific state priorities; (4) How to leverage different media to convey water quality information to a variety of audiences.

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Environmental Scientist: Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Pacific Watershed Associates

Pacific Watershed Associates is seeking applicants for the position of Environmental Scientist: Regulatory Compliance Specialist based in their office in McKinleyville, Humboldt County, California. Pacific Watershed Associates Inc., established in 1989, is a full service geological, hydrological, engineering, and biological consulting firm specializing in the development of technically sound management, restoration, and environmental solutions for watershed, forest, riverine, and coastal habitats. PWA is based in McKinleyville, California with an office in Petaluma (northern San Francisco Bay Area).

The application deadline is March 17. Click on the link bellow to view the job posting.

Executive Director – Mattole Restoration Council

The Mattole Restoration Council is a 36 year-old watershed restoration non-profit on the Lost Coast of Northern California, with a million dollar plus annual budget and a regular staff of nine.  We are a membership organization with an elected board of directors that undertakes landscape-scale watershed restoration and rehabilitation in the Mattole watershed and adjacent areas, and promotes a stewardship land ethic.  For more information about our programs, please visit

Job responsibilities

  • Works with the board of directors to execute the mission and long-term strategic goals;
  • Oversees and manages 9 regular staff and 60 seasonal employees;
  • Leads fundraising efforts and works with the program staff to develop projects and submit grant proposals to various federal and state agencies and foundations;
  • Directs the implementation of organizational policies and the strategic plan;
  • Acts as liaison to the community, partner groups, agencies, and other stakeholders;
  • Oversees fiscal management.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience with fundraising and developing federal and state grant proposals;
  • Experience with managing federal and state contracts;
  • Ability to establish dynamic relationships with a broad base of stakeholders;
  • Experience with non-profit fiscal and personnel management;
  • Commitment to community based watershed restoration;
  • A background in environmental science/biology/ecology;
  • Familiarity with watershed restoration strategies and methods;
  • Strong sense of self-direction and self-organization;

The position is full to half time (negotiable), and reports to the board of directors.  Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes health, vacation, training and retirement benefits. The position is based in the Petrolia office, with travel throughout the watershed and Northern California. A valid driver’s license and functioning personal vehicle are required.

To Apply:  Email cover letter, resume/CV and three references to John Williams,  For more information, call John at 707 629 3265.

This position is open until filled; interviews begin on January 13, 2020.

SF Bay Regional Water Board | Environmental Scientist

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for an Environmental Scientist in the Watershed Management Division. The position is located at 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612. The position will play a key role in the Region’s municipal stormwater program team, coordinating implementation of the statewide small and non-traditional municipal urban stormwater permit, and will permit of creek and wetland fill projects, including projects in the Bay margin, among key tasks.

See full job posting here.

Applications are due on or before November 22.

SF Bay Regional Water Board | Water Resource Control Engineer
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board is now advertising for a Water Resource Control Engineer (WRCE) to work in the dredging and sediment disposal program in the Planning Division. The application link can be found here:
Note the position closes 11/07/19.
The Water Board is an amazing place to work. Or mission is to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.
The duties for this position include issuing and overseeing 401 water quality certifications for navigational dredging of the federal navigation channels, as well as dredging within ports, refineries, and marinas. The incumbent will also play an important role in encouraging the beneficial reuse of sediment, which is a critical resource needed to help our Bay respond to climate change and sea level rise so that the Bay is resilient as possible. Additional duties include managing permits for large scale tidal wetland restoration projects, and serving on a multi-agency committee that coordinates dredging permitting with state and federal partners. Please feel free to apply if you are interested or share this announcement with others who want to join our Water Board Team. Background on the dredging program can be found on our website:
For questions about the position, please email or call using the contact information below.
Kevin Lunde, Senior Environmental Scientist
State Water Resources Control Board
Ph: 510-622-2431
SFEI hiring mid-level geomorphologist/hydrologist

SFEI is hiring a mid-level (i.e., M.S. + several years) geomorphologist/hydrologist. An idea candidate would be a  scientist with a background in restoration planning and watershed management, and experience leading both field- and desktop-based geomorphic/hydrologic analyses. Experience managing projects and staff is also desirable.

For more information, contact Scott Dusterhoff at
SFEI hiring hydrologist or water resources systems analyst

San Francisco Estuary Institute is seeking an experienced Hydrologist or Water Resources Systems Analyst to join the Institute and lead a growing focus area related to watershed hydrology and water resources management. The hydrologist will play a leadership role in coordinating and integrating hydrologic science and modeling across SFEI programs and implementing projects to inform Bay Area and statewide decisions regarding watershed and urban hydrology, urban greening, stormwater management, water quality, habitat restoration, and climate change.

Visit for more details and to apply.

Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) hiring fluvial geomorphologist (Sacramento)
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants is looking for a full-time fluvial geomorphologist out of our Sacramento, California office. Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) is an international firm of consulting civil engineers and geoscientists providing professional services for the development, management, and protection of water resources. We have an immediate opening for a geomorphologist to assist in river engineering, restoration, geomorphic studies, sedimentation engineering and hydraulic design projects.
Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s with 5 years of  experience or Master’s degree. Applicants with experience from junior to senior level are welcome to apply. The applicants should be self-motivated individuals with a demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines. Demonstrated report preparation and client liaison capabilities are required, along with solid computer skills (hydrologic models, numerical analysis, CAD, and office productivity software). Experience with instrumentation, developing plan sets and field data collection are assets.  
The successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to high quality, client service, and excellent communication and organizational skills, and will be expected to use his/her skills to improve the quality and efficiency of our products. In return, NHC offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, including annual merit-based bonuses, and the opportunity for ownership within the firm. Most importantly, NHC offers the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals in an independent and specialized firm on technically challenging and satisfying real-world projects.
If interested please reach out to Brady McDaniel via email (
More information on NHC can be found at