Water Quality Regulatory/Data Analyst


Provost & Pritchard is seeking a person with an interest and passion for assisting entities in California with surface water and groundwater regulatory issues.  This person will be a technical consultant to multiple client types including agricultural organizations, nonprofits, public agencies, food processers, wineries, and others in the Central Valley and Central Coast of California. Support will be provided to clients implementing regulatory programs such as the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP), Central Valley Salinity Alternative for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS), individual Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs), the Winery General Order, and possibly others.



  • S. or M.S. in a relevant science, engineering, geology, or environmental field.
    • Such as: civil/agricultural/environmental engineering, water resource management, soil science, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental or earth science, biology, chemistry, etc.

Required Skills

  • Strong technical background in the natural and physical sciences (chemistry, physics, earth science, geology, soil science, biology), mathematics, environmental/water quality, and/or statistics.
  • Familiarity with analytical laboratory analysis methods and related data QA/QC.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially technical writing and public presentations.
  • Proficiency in some of the following data management and analysis skills:
    • Microsoft Office 365, specifically Excel and Access.
    • Knowledge of SQL or VisualBasic programming.
    • Data cleaning, data QA/QC, and preparation of datasets for analysis.
    • Proficiency in making graphs using data visualization software (i.e., Grapher, SigmaPlot, etc.).
    • Experience and continued interest in performing data analysis and visualization using programming languages such as Python, R/RStudio, VisualBasic, and/or Matlab.
    • Experience with data wrangling; capability of utilizing data taken from standardized and non-standard formats and summarizing in tables, graphics, and reports.
    • Experience manipulating and analyzing large environmental datasets (e.g., SSURGO, CIMIS, USGS, NOAA, ACOE) and related data management systems (e.g., EQuIS).
    • Experience with Power BI, R Shiny, R Markdown, Periscope, or other dashboard tools.
  • Familiarity with GIS, AutoCAD, and/or remote sensing.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus.
  • Background in agriculture.

Position Details




Visalia, CA



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