DWR staff conduct snow survey in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in February 2022.

DWR staff conduct snow survey at Philips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in February 2022.

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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exams are updated regularly on CalCareers. There you'll also find important information about State employment, including steps in the hiring process, minimum qualifications, pay scales, benefits, instructions on how to create a CalCareer account, and more.


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CNRA Career Center

The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) Career Center, first opened on June 10, 2022. DWR is one of several  Departments represented at the career center. 
Visit our Career Center to get advising services on the State of California hiring process, resume development, State examination/assessment process, and more. 
The CNRA Career Center is located at Poppy Pavilion Building, 715 P Street, Sacramento, California, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  


California Natural Resources Agency Career Center in Sacramento. 









Entry level positions

DWR offers entry level to upper management level job opportunities in fields including administrative, office support, communication and media, craft and maintenance, engineering, engineering geology, fiscal, information technology, legal, science, and more.
Here is a list of some of DWR’s current entry level classifications:
Accountant Trainee 
Electrical Engineer
Engineer, Water Resources
Engineering Geologist 
Environmental Scientist
Information Technology Associate 
Information Technology Specialist I
Information Technology Technician 
Junior Engineering Technician 
Mechanical Engineer
Office Assistant (General)
Office Assistant (Typing)
Office Technician (General) 
Office Technician (Typing)
Personnel Specialist 
Research Data Analyst I
Right of Way Agent 
Staff Services Analyst 
Transportation Surveyor (Caltrans)
Water Resources Technician I

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 653-3921
Fax: (916) 653-1533
Street Address:

         California Department of Water Resources

         715 P Street, 7th Floor

         Sacramento, CA 95814 


The Human Resources office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.