Job Details

  • Position Number: 5081499
  • Location: Concord, CA
  • Position Type: Agriculture

Contra Costa Water District

$19.35 - $23.52 Hourly

$3,354.00 - $4,076.80 Monthly

$40,248.00 - $48,921.60 Annually

Concord, CA


MultipleIntern - AO - 2024

Human Resources


3/20/2024 5:00 PM Pacific

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The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Do you want to make a difference in your community while also gaining career experience? Do you want to expand your network and build your resume while learning about the water industry? If so, an internship with Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) may be the best choice for you! Come apply for this incredible opportunity to gain relevant work experience in the public sector while positively impacting local communities.

Contra Costa Water District is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development.

The Mission of the Contra Costa Water District is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high-quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner.


Safety: We provide, as a top priority, a safe and healthy work environment for our team.
Trust: We protect the public trust with uncompromising integrity, commitment to our professional standards, full transparency, and fairness in all our business dealings.
Responsibility: We take ownership of our results and deliver on our performance outcomes to responsibly serve our customers, our community, and our planet.
Exceptional Service: We value our customers, act in their best interest, and take pride in delivering personalized service.
Employee Success: We share a meaningful sense of purpose in an environment that strives to offer professional growth, diversity, inclusivity, and work-life balance.
Teamwork: We engage in respectful, collaborative, trust-based relationships at all levels within the organization and with our business partners.
Continuous Improvement: We continuously seek opportunities to optimize our business practices and assets by engaging the expertise of our employees and embracing innovation.
Recognition: We reward the positive contributions of our employees at the organization, team, and individual levels.
Communication: We strive for open, effective dialogues at all levels of the organization to ensure input is valued and considered and reasons for decisions are explained.

Each internship position offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills and practical experience in a specific area of water resource management. Whether you're interested in water quality monitoring, watershed protection, community outreach, or engineering solutions, we have an internship that aligns with your interests and career goals.

Multiple intern vacancies available:

Water Resources
As an intern, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with seasoned professionals and contribute to various aspects of water resources. Through a combination of fieldwork, research, and analysis, you will gain valuable insights into the complexities of water systems and the strategies employed to optimize their functionality.

Sample Duties include:

Field Engineer/Assistant Construction Administrator role, responsible for providing support to Construction Administrators (CAs) on assigned projects, and potentially leading a small project with guidance from direct supervisor and/or CAs. Tasks will include performing site visits to observe field conditions, assist with resolving design issues/questions or field conflicts, assisting Construction Administrators with review/processing of change orders, submittals, Requests for Information, progress payments, and similar items. If assigned to manage a small project, will be responsible (with assistance from supervisor/CA's) for project kickoff, coordinating commencement of work with contractor and CCWD stakeholders, overseeing field work alongside the Construction Inspector, managing project documentation, resolving questions and field issues, keeping supervisor informed of project issues and progress, recommending action on change orders and requests for payment, and closing out the project once field work is complete.

Engineering Design:
Organize and compile field data into comprehensive reports or databases for further analysis and decision-making.

Conduct research and analysis of existing records, documents, and historical data related to water resource management, engineering projects, or regulatory compliance.

Review engineering calculations, designs, and technical submittals.

Coordination with stakeholders, permitting, reviewing and preparing various engineering reports and studies.

Assist with preparing the District's Service Line Inventory:

Assist with data collection and analysis of the District's service line inventory to comply with pending regulations. This may include records research and coordination with O&M and engineering departments.

Develop tools to standardize evaluations and tracking:

Create tools to automate spreadsheet quality control checking and templates to ensure proper data tracking as well as evaluations. This may include assisting with the asset management practices of tracking projects and assets as well as supporting O&M Departments in evaluating operations to assess areas of efficiency gains or impacts of external factors.

Perform Hydraulic Modeling Assignments:

Utilize the District's hydraulic model to analyze the distribution system. Assist in developing documentation for system impact analyses. Coursework in computer modeling software or programming is desirable, but not required.

Assist with preparing the District's Future Water Supply Study:

Assist with data collection and analysis of the District's water supplies and demands to support developing this critical plan evaluating long term water supply needs.

Assist with Grants Administration:

Assist Grants Specialist with administration of State and Federal grants, including preparation of progress reports, invoicing, and coordination with partner agencies.

Water Resources:
Data analysis and modeling:

Analyze data on water quality, facility operations, and Delta hydrology and run water resources planning models or hydrodynamics models to provide technical support for CCWD real-time operations, long-term water resources planning, or the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project.

Review scientific studies on endangered species and water quality in the Delta: Review and summarize scientific studies on the endangered species or water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, to provide technical support for CCWD staff's participation in relevant workgroups and help CCWD staff identify data and knowledge gaps.

Data visualization and summary for permits and reports:

Summarize model results and data as informative figures and tables to assist in CCWD staff in permit application and reporting.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and current enrollment or a recent graduate of an accredited college, university, or educational institution. No work experience is required.

Internships requiring driving as an essential function will require the incumbent to possess a valid California driver license and a satisfactory driving record.

Interns can work on a full-time or part–time basis on a flexible schedule. The candidate selected may start in early Spring of 2024. The maximum number of hours that can be worked is 1,000 hours per fiscal year.

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the next step in the selection process. All candidate materials will be carefully evaluated and only those considered best qualified will be invited to the next step in the selection process.

A condition of employment for all CCWD positions includes successfully passing a Department of Justice Livescan fingerprint check and completion of the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. In compliance with federal law, CCWD participates in E-Verify. Additionally, for internships requiring a California driver license, a Department of Motor Vehicles printout will be required.

Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process are instructed to contact Human Resources at 925-688-8002.

Contra Costa Water District is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. We prohibit discrimination based upon race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other actual or perceived status protected under federal, state, or local law. Employment decisions are based on individual qualifications and performance.

One of the many CCWD goals is to pursue organizational excellence through diversity, equity, inclusivity, leadership, and professionalism. We recognize the strengths of staff creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and improved decision-making resulting from diverse perspectives, and we strive to be a culturally diverse organization that values, recognizes, and supports inclusion.

A condition of employment for all CCWD positions includes successfully passing a Department of Justice Live Scan fingerprint check and completion of the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Additionally, in compliance with federal law, CCWD participates in E-Verify.

All CCWD employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. As such, CCWD employees may be called upon to support the activities of CCWD during an emergency situation.

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