Marine Protected Areas Senior Environmental Scientist

The Marine Protected Areas 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; policy and permitting; and preparation for the 2022 adaptive management review of California’s MPA network, 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 scientific background, knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California, experience working on projects, research, policy and/or management 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.  Candidates who do not want to work in Sacramento five days a week should not apply.

The application deadline is December 19, 2018.  For more details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=136818

Climate Change Senior Environmental Scientist

The Climate Change Senior Environmental Scientist will be responsible for leading OPC’s climate change policy and funding efforts to address sea-level rise, ocean acidification, and other changing ocean conditions in coordination with OPC staff, state agencies, local governments, scientists, non-profits and other constituents. This work will include state, regional and international efforts to advance adaptation and mitigation solutions to the impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems and communities. The Senior 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 Senior Environmental Scientist may also provide additional organizational support and capacity, as needed.

Applicants should have a strong scientific background, knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California, experience working on projects, research, policy and/or management related to climate change impacts on the coast and ocean 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. The position is located in Sacramento, California. Candidates who do not want to work in Sacramento five days a week should not apply.

The application deadline is December 11, 2018. For more details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=135826

OPC is Hiring Two Senior Environmental Scientists

Longfin Sculpin FishThe California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring two Senior Environmental Scientists to help lead its Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas Programs. 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.

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