California Public Resources Code
The chief shall be responsible to the director for properly carrying out his functions under this division.
The chief shall assist in the formation, organization and operation of resource conservation districts.
He may advise with organized resource conservation districts as to plans and proposals relating to resource conservation activities, and, when such plans or proposals are presented to him, approve, disapprove, or suggest modifications of such plans or proposals.
He may, with the approval of the State Resource Conservation Commission, provide technical assistance to resource conservation districts to aid cooperators in carrying out conservation practices and to aid districts in developing plans for achieving their soil and water conservation objectives. These plans shall include but not be limited to watershed planning pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law 566, Chapter 656, 83rd Congress, Second Session, as amended).
He may cooperate with the United States, any resource conservation district, county, public district, or person in the furtherance of the purposes of this division, and to that end may receive and use contributions of funds or services or both for the investigating of, or planning works for, the control of runoff or the control or prevention of soil erosion.
Insofar as consistent with the duties, obligations and responsibilities of other public agencies, the chief may promote coordination of the activities of such agencies in furtherance of the control of runoff and the prevention and control of soil erosion.
The chief may employ such clerical, technical, or other assistants as he deems necessary.
The official headquarters of the chief shall be at Sacramento, California.
All persons, other than temporary employees, serving in the state civil service and engaged in the performance of a function transferred to the Division of Resource Conservation, Department of Conservation or engaged in the administration of a law, the administration of which is transferred to said division, shall remain in the state civil service and are hereby transferred to the division on the effective date of this act. The status, positions, and rights of such persons shall not be affected by their transfer and shall continue to be retained by them pursuant to the State Civil Service Act, except as to positions the duties of which are vested in a position that is exempt from civil service.
All money available, including money which becomes available after the effective date of this Division 9, for expenditure by any department, division, board, authority, commission, or officer or employee thereof, to be used in the administration of any function, the exercise of any right, or performance of any duty, which function, right or duty is transferred by this Division 9, shall be transferred to the department, commission, division, board, authority, or officer or employee thereof which is to administer the function, exercise the right, or perform the duty.
The Division of Resource Conservation shall succeed to and is hereby vested with all of the powers, duties, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction in matters pertaining to resource conservation now or hereafter vested by law in the State Resource Conservation Commission, or any officer or employee thereof. The division shall have possession and control of all records, books, papers, and other property, real, personal and mixed, now or hereafter held for the benefit or use of the State Resource Conservation Commission, except that property heretofore purchased or acquired by the commission for the use of districts may be disposed of by the commission pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 9081) of this chapter.
The Chief of the Division of Resource Conservation shall succeed to and is hereby vested with all the powers, duties, responsibilities and jurisdiction now or hereafter vested by law in the commission, except as to duties specifically vested in the commission by this code.