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OPC is hiring an Environmental Scientist

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring an Environmental Scientist for its climate change program. 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 Environmental Scientist will support OPC’s climate change policy and funding efforts on sea-level rise, mitigation and adaptation, and ocean acidification in coordination with OPC staff, state agencies, local governments, scientists, non-profits and other constituents. The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing grant/contract content, tracking deliverables, processing invoices, and coordinating with grantees. The Environmental Scientist may also provide additional support and capacity for OPC’s other priority areas, as needed.

Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California, experience working on projects and/or research that address impacts from climate change, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must. The position is located in Sacramento, California.

For more details and to apply, visit: https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=82831

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