OPC is Hiring a Biodiversity Program Manager – Apply by February 21, 2023

OPC is hiring an Environmental Scientist to help lead its efforts to enhance coastal, marine, and estuarine biodiversity in California.  The Environmental Scientist will advance these strategic priorities, as outlined in the Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean, in coordination with OPC staff, state and federal agencies, California Native American tribes, local governments, scientists, non-profits, community members, and others. The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing scopes of work and budgets, tracking deliverables, and coordinating with grantees. The Environmental Scientist will also provide additional support and capacity for OPC’s other strategic priorities, as needed. … read more

OPC is Hiring a Coastal Adaptation Program Manager – Apply by December 21, 2022

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring an Environmental Scientist to help lead its efforts to support local and regional jurisdictions plan and prepare for the impacts of sea-level rise. The Environmental Scientist will advance these strategic priorities, as outlined in the Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean, in coordination with OPC staff, state and federal agencies, California Native American tribes, local governments, scientists, non-profits, community members, and others. The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing scopes of work and budgets, tracking deliverables, and coordinating with grantees. The Environmental Scientist will also provide additional support and capacity for OPC’s other strategic priorities, as needed.

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Job Announcement: 2023 OPC Summer Internship Program

We are hiring up to five Student Assistants for our 2023 Summer Internship Program. The purpose of the program is to provide undergraduate college students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a small state agency focused on protecting and enhancing the state’s coastal and ocean ecosystems and ensuring easy, affordable access to and along the coast for all Californians.

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OPC is Hiring a Communications Manager

OPC is hiring a Communications Manager (Staff Services Manager I, Specialist) to lead OPC’s communications and community engagement efforts. The Communications Manager will develop a strategic communications plan to elevate the work of the Council and increase equitable engagement on efforts to protect California’s coast and ocean. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing scopes of work and budgets, tracking deliverables, processing invoices, and coordinating with grantees. The Communications Manager will also provide additional support and capacity for other OPC’s efforts, as needed. … read more

OPC is Hiring an Environmental Scientist

Wind TurbineOPC is hiring a limited term Environmental Scientist (Offshore Wind Program Manager) to help advance strategic priorities related to offshore wind development in California. The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing scopes of work and budgets, tracking deliverables, and coordinating with grantees. The Environmental Scientist will provide additional support and capacity for OPC’s other strategic priorities, including ocean energy decarbonization, as needed.

Applicants should have a strong scientific and policy background, working knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California, experience working on projects or research and/or developing or analyzing regulations, energy impact assessment on natural resources and the economy, policy, or legislation related to offshore wind development 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.

Minimum qualifications for an Environmental Scientist, including necessary education and experience, can be found here. Completion of the Environmental Scientist State Civil Service Examination is required, and exam scores must rank in the top three tiers within the applicant pool to be further considered in the application process; information on the examination can be found here.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all OPC staff are currently working remotely.  However, once staff return to the office, the Offshore Wind Program Manager will be required to work from the office in Sacramento one to three days a week. This position is limited term (minimum of two years) with the potential of becoming permanent.

The application deadline is February 3, 2022.  For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=286521

OPC is Hiring an Administration and Finance Analyst

OPC is hiring a limited term Associate Governmental Program Analyst to provide critical support for grant and contract administration, accounting, and other administrative duties, as needed. Applicants should have strong attention to detail, high-level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel and Outlook), and experience related to bookkeeping, invoice processing, budgets, or other related work. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must.

Completion of the Associate Governmental Program Analyst State Civil Service Examination is required, and exam scores must rank in the top three tiers within the applicant pool to be further considered in the application process; information on the examination can be found here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all OPC staff are currently working remotely. However, once staff return to the office, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst will be required to work from the office in Sacramento one to three days a week. This position is limited term (minimum of two years) with the potential of becoming permanent.

The application deadline is December 10, 2021. For more details and to apply, see here.

OPC is Hiring an Administration and Finance Analyst

OPC is hiring a limited term Staff Services Analyst to provide critical support for grant and contract administration, accounting, and other administrative duties, as needed.  Applicants should have strong attention to detail, high-level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel and Outlook), and experience related to bookkeeping, invoice processing, budgets, or other related work.  The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must.

Completion of the Staff Services Analyst State Civil Service Examination is required, and exam scores must rank in the top three tiers within the applicant pool to be further considered in the application process; information on the examination can be found here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all OPC staff are currently working remotely.  However, once staff return to the office, the Staff Services Analyst will be required to work from the office in Sacramento one to three days a week. This position is limited term (minimum of two years) with the potential of becoming permanent.

The application deadline is September 21, 2021.  For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=267672

OPC is hiring a Water Quality Program Manager

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring an Environmental Scientist (Water Quality Program Manager) to help advance strategic priorities related to improving coastal and marine water quality in California. The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing scopes of work and budgets, tracking deliverables, processing invoices, and coordinating with grantees. The Environmental Scientist will also provide additional support and capacity for OPC’s other strategic priorities, as needed.

Applicants should have a strong scientific and policy background, working knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California, experience working on projects or research and/or developing or analyzing regulations, policy, or legislation related to coastal or ocean water quality in California or elsewhere, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency reading and speaking Spanish is preferred. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must.

Minimum qualifications for an Environmental Scientist, including necessary education and experience, can be found here. Completion of the Environmental Scientist State Civil Service Examination is required, and exam scores must rank in the top three tiers within the applicant pool to be further considered in the application process; information on the examination can be found here.

California is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. As such, OPC values diverse employees working together to protect the coast and ocean for all Californians. OPC is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences can thrive and connect others to our critical mission. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all OPC staff are currently working remotely. However, once staff return to the office, the Water Quality Program Manager will be required to work from the office in Sacramento one to three days a week.

OPC is a Cabinet-level state policy body that works to ensure healthy coastal and ocean ecosystems by advancing innovative, science-based policy and management, making strategic investments, and catalyzing action through partnerships and collaboration.

The application deadline is 8/13/21. For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=261232

OPC is hiring an Administration and Finance Analyst

OPC is hiring a limited term Staff Services Analyst to provide critical support for grant and contract administration, accounting, and other administrative duties, as needed.  Applicants should have strong attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and experience related to accounting, budgets, invoice processing or other related work.  The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must. … read more

OPC is hiring a Climate Change Program Manager

OPC is hiring an Environmental Scientist to help advance its strategic priorities related to safeguarding coastal and marine ecosystems and communities in the face of climate change.  The Environmental Scientist will support the work of OPC’s Climate Change program, with a focus on coastal resilience and adaptation, including nature-based solutions.  The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for grant and contract management including developing scopes of work and budgets, tracking deliverables, processing invoices, and coordinating with grantees. The Environmental Scientist will also provide additional support and capacity for OPC’s other strategic priorities, as needed. … read more