The California Ocean Protection Council (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.
Applicants should have a strong scientific background, working knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California, coastal resilience and sea level rise adaptation policy, planning and/or research experience especially focused on the use of nature-based solutions in California, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience working on offshore renewable energy is a plus. Proficiency reading and speaking Spanish is preferred. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must. 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, this position will be located in Sacramento, California.
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 February 26, 2021. For more details and to apply, please visit:https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=237128