Job Opportunities

Here at the Delta Stewardship Council, we strive to attract the best and brightest minds to join us in working toward our mission of achieving a resilient California water supply and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem, while protecting and enhancing the unique, cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the region as an evolving place.

To find vacant positions and exams, visit the CalCareers website.

To learn about the Council’s most recent work, visit the Annual Reports web page.

Our Values

The staff of the Council have identified five core values which capture what each person brings to the organization and how we carry out the Council’s work:

  • Passion and Dedication: We are passionate about our role as stewards of the Delta and dedicated to our unique role to protect the region for all Californians. As public servants, we work with diligence and perseverance to serve the public interest. In support of our passion and dedication, we cultivate opportunities for learning, mentoring, and personal and professional growth.
  • Integrity: We work to uphold professional standards, ethics, and knowledge. We seek to achieve transparency in our processes, maintain objectivity in decision-making, and achieve relevance in our regulations.
  • Innovation: We are motivated to innovate to advance the mission of the organization. We embrace new technologies and modern approaches to creating and sharing information.
  • Collaboration: We work to foster collaboration and build trust to fulfill our obligation as an honest broker of scientific information to inform policy.
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: We value diversity and are committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and professional experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

Our Vacancies

Information regarding vacancies and exams is updated regularly on the CalCareers website. There you will also find important information about State employment, including steps in the hiring process, minimum qualifications, pay scales, benefits, and more.

Other Vacancies

The Delta Stewardship Council is seeking three prominent scientists to serve on the Delta Independent Science Board, which provides oversight of the science that underlies environmental decision-making in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The incumbents will collaborate alongside national and international scientists to produce influential reports that support the adaptive management of the largest estuary on the west coast of North America. Applications are due by November 30, 2021, for the first round of review, but will be accepted until February 1, 2022, or until the positions are filled. To learn more, view the recruitment flyer.

The Delta Independent Science Board and California Sea Grant are also seeking applicants for two new postdoctoral scholar positions. The incumbents will work with the Delta ISB on its reviews of the science supporting adaptive management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Applications will be reviewed starting on November 29. The listing will remain on the California Sea Grant website until filled.