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We’re Hiring a Deputy Director

The Deputy Director is a part of the California Natural Resources Agency management team and works closely with OPC Executive Director/Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy (Executive Director), OPC staff, and the scientific community. The Deputy Director will serve as the top advisor to the Executive Director and will play a critical role in prioritizing and advancing OPC goals. Visit the California State jobs page for more info on this exciting opportunity.

Natural Resources Agency

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING

JC-34929SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SUPERVISORY)

Final Filing Date:Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details

JC-34929
534-001-0764-001
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SUPERVISORY)
$8,361.00 – $10,394.00

 

1
Sacramento County
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This position will be based in the California Natural Resources Agency in Sacramento, CA. For more information about the Ocean Protection Council, visit our website: www.opc.ca.gov

Job Description and Duties

Please see attached duty statement in the additional documents section.

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring a senior executive to assume the duties of Deputy Director. The selected applicant will be hired as a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory). The OPC is a state entity that works to (1) coordinate activities among ocean-related state agencies to improve the effectiveness of state efforts to protect ocean resources, (2) establish policies to coordinate the collection and sharing of scientific data related to coastal and ocean resources between agencies, (3) identify and recommend changes in state and federal law and policy to the Governor and Legislature, and (4) allocate and execute delegated bond funds and other designated funds in a manner that is transparent and in line with OPC’s priorities.

The Deputy Director is part of the California Natural Resources Agency management team and works closely with OPC Executive Director/Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal policy (Executive Director), OPC staff, and the scientific community. The Deputy Director will serve as the top advisor to the Executive Director and will play a critical role in prioritizing and advancing OPC goals. The position of Deputy Director is responsible for supervising OPC staff, overseeing budgets, executing OPC public meetings, managing sensitive fiscal and organizational projects, and working closely with government agencies, stakeholders, and OPC’s partners in the scientific community. Specifically, the Deputy Director will supervise OPC staff who collaborate with state, local, and federal agencies and stakeholder communities to find innovative solutions to complex ocean and coastal issues, such as fisheries, marine protected areas, ocean acidification, marine debris, and climate change. The Deputy Director will also serve as the key advisor to the Executive Director in developing long and short term strategic priorities for coastal and ocean policies, utilizing the best available science.

Under the general direction of, and in coordination with the Executive Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for the following:

Qualifications
The ideal candidate must have the following personal qualifications:
• Ability to lead change both within and outside the OPC through vision, creativity, decisiveness, resilience, and strategic thinking;
• Ability to lead people by establishing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts;
• Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically;
• Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local international organizations to achieve common goals;
• Impeccable written and verbal communication;
• Detail oriented and well organized.

And the following professional and technical qualifications:

• Experience in scientific program planning and related policy development, involving: identifying and defining program requirements; interactions with academia and federal ocean partners and stakeholders; developing program and policy objectives; evaluating processes and delivery options; and determining final courses of action;
• Broad background in the theories and applications of coastal and ocean policy and science. Experience in one or more specialized fields of study, including but not limited to marine policy, environmental policy, marine fisheries, oceanography, spatial planning, or resource management, as well as in-depth knowledge of State of California policy and procedures;
• Experience in policy development/participation at the senior level for ocean resources management or other ocean-related programs, involving: service delivery; interagency collaboration; information processing; assessment of the effects of policy decisions on national, state, region and/or international organizations.

Special Requirements

Supplemental Questionnaire required. Please see attachment in additional documentation section for details on SOQ.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: Until FilledWho May Apply

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet any Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s). Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Packet listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may mail your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Natural Resources Agency
Attn: HRU
c/o Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento  CA, 94244-2460

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

HRU
c/o Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1300 U Street
Sacramento  CA, 95818
08:00 AM05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Bachelor’s or advanced degree. Degree with major in boilogical, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology agronomy, natural resource science, environmenal or public health, physical geography, or closely related specific discipline.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Vickie Key
    (916) 654-2757
    vickie.key@resources.ca.gov
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.EEO Contact:
    Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator
    (916) 445-8179
    Genavina.Mabary@fire.ca.gov
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

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