OPC is Hiring a Senior Environmental Scientist

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring a Senior Environmental Scientist to help lead its Marine Protected Area (MPA) 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 the 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 Senior Environmental Scientist will be responsible for leading aspects of OPC’s MPA management program including outreach and education, research and monitoring, compliance and enforcement, and policy and permitting, in collaboration with OPC’s other MPA program staff and external partners.  The Senior Environmental Scientist will also direct funding efforts focused on marine protected areas in coordination with OPC staff, state agencies, local governments, scientists, non-profits, and other constituents. The position involves grant and contract management including developing grant/contract content, tracking deliverables, processing invoices, and coordinating with grantees.  The Senior Environmental Scientist will also provide additional organizational support and capacity, 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 related to MPAs in California or elsewhere, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must. Experience with public relations, such leading communications campaigns and/or drafting content for memos, newsletters, press releases, websites, or social media posts is a plus.  The position is located in Sacramento, California. 

The application deadline is September 12, 2018.  For more details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=124697

OPC is Hiring Two Environmental Scientists

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring two Environmental Scientists to support its programmatic priorities.  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 the 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 Scientists will support policy and funding efforts for OPC’s priority programs focused on marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, climate change, marine pollution, and sustainable ocean economy, in coordination with OPC staff, state agencies, local governments, scientists, non-profits, and other constituents.    The Environmental Scientists will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing grant/contract content, tracking deliverables, processing invoices, and coordinating with grantees.  The Environmental Scientists may also provide additional organizational support and capacity, 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 OPC’s priorities listed above, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must. Experience with public relations, such leading communications campaigns and/or drafting content for memos, newsletters, press releases, websites, or social media posts is a plus.  The position is located in Sacramento, California.

The application deadline is September 5, 2018.  For more details and to apply, please visit:

https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=124001 and

https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=123746.

Applicants interested in the Environmental Scientist positions should to apply to both links listed above.

DCTF Executive Committee Meeting – August 29, 2018

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee will hold a public conference call on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 12:30 pm to provide updates on topics directly impacting the Dungeness crab fishery, begin brainstorming on high priority topics as outlined in the DCTF’s 2018-19 work plan, and identify priority topics for the next DCTF meeting.

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Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Program Award Guidelines are Available for Public Comment

The public comment period is open from Monday, August 13 through Friday, September 14, 2018. Click here to download the draft Award Guidelines. Two informational webinars will be held for OPC staff to share an overview of the Award Guidelines and provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and provide input. To register for a webinar and to learn more information about the Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Program, click here.

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