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Research Data Specialist III (JC-431389) 06/10/2024

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The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water has an opening for a Research Data Specialist III in the Quality Assurance Section – Data Support Unit. The position is located at 1001 I Street, 17th Floor, Sacramento, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.

Under the general direction of a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory) and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments.


The Research Data Specialist III is responsible for providing timely and professional support. The Research Data Specialist III is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external stakeholders, follow through on commitments, solicit and consider internal/external stakeholder input when completing work assignments, implement engineering methods and protocols with assigned projects, and work independently and in coordination with the Data Support Unit Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory) and other State Water Resource Control Board staff.

Additional information:

Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.

If the position requires driving, you must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Please Do Not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.

Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.

Be sure to take the Research Data Specialist III exam found on the CalCareers exam search main web page.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $7,911.00 - $9,902.00 per month

The Water Resources Control Board is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer.