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ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Chief Engineer, Reclamation Board (3248)

ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Chief Engineer, Reclamation Board

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: GN10
  • Class Code: 3248
  • Established: 11/18/1986
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, direct, review, and approve engineering policies, plans, and procedures for the Reclamation Board.

Typical Tasks

Reviews and recommends approval of plans and specifications for structures; reviews and recommends approval of right-of-way maps and descriptions; prepares and presents engineering plans and studies to the Board and makes recommendations for approval or adoption of plans and applications for encroachments on the flood control system.


Maintains continuing liaison with the Corps of Engineers to keep up- to-date schedule of advertising dates for all future contracts; monitors the progress on all phases of engineering and right-of-way acquisition to ensure that both the Corps and the Board contracts may be advertised on schedule; assists Department of Water Resources and Corps of Engineers in preparation of standards to be presented to the Board for adoption.


Formulates engineering policies and procedures and recommends approval to the General Manager; reviews engineering, construction and right-of-way portion of multiyear program and annual budget pertaining to Board work; assists the General Manager in appearances before the State Legislature and other hearings on engineering and right-of-way matters; monitors the Designated Floodway Program to ensure continued progress.


Performs the duties of the General Manager and acts on his behalf during General Manager's absence; and performs other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. and Either I Two years of experience performing the duties of a Senior Engineer, Water Resources.



Five years of experience in flood management planning and land and right-of-way activities, three years of which must have been in a class comparable in level of responsibility to that of a Senior Engineer, Water Resources, in the California state service.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Flood control, encroachment, retention basins, levees, and the Designated Floodway Program; construction of flood control works and the planning, design, and construction of floodway protection projects; oil and gas leasing procedures, land appraisal and purchasing methods, property management, and land acquisition.


Ability to: Formulate, review, and recommend policy on all engineering decisions in accordance with Reclamation Board procedures; analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action; prepare clear and concise engineering reports; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; effectively present ideas both orally and in writing; deal effectively with news media, general public, and Federal, State and local officials; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 9/28/2017
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