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


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