Chowchilla canal

Employees work in the area surrounding the Chowchilla Bifurcation Structure along the San Joaquin River in Fresno. DWR/2013.

A career with the Department of Water Resources holds a promising and exciting challenge for those who want to participate in shaping California's future through water resources. We offer ample opportunities for advancement and training, along with State government service benefits. Work and learn with the experts, expand your horizon, and be your best – join our respected team and take charge of your career.


DWR values a diverse workforce and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that respects and embraces differences where employees from various backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and valued. We promote a rewarding work environment with many opportunities for professional and personal growth.

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The post and bid process provides opportunities for current Department of Water Resources employees to transfer between positions in Bargaining Unit 11 (BU11). Post and bid opportunities are announced on the Department's internal website as they become available.

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Phone: (916) 653-3921
Fax: (916) 653-9629
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         California Department of Water Resources

         1416 9th Street, Room 320

         Sacramento, CA 95814 


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