Job Announcement for OPC Senior ES MPA position – Deadline January 29, 2020

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring a Senior Environmental Scientist
(Specialist) to lead its Marine Protected Area (MPA) Program. 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 Senior Environmental Scientist will serve as the team lead for OPC’s MPA program
and will be responsible for: coordinating the efforts of OPC’s MPA program manager
and Sea Grant Fellow; leading implementation of the state’s MPA Management Program
in collaboration with OPC’s other MPA program staff and external partners, which
includes investments and actions related to outreach and education, research and
monitoring, compliance and enforcement, and policy and permitting; grant and contract
management including developing work scopes, tracking deliverables, processing
invoices, and grantee coordination; and additional organizational support and capacity,
as needed.

Applicants should have a minimum of four years of relevant post-graduate work
experience, a strong scientific background, 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. Completion of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) 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. The ability to work in a fast-paced
environment and prioritize tasks is a must. A PhD, ecological modeling experience, and
two years of field work are preferred but not required. The position is located in
Sacramento, California.

This job announcement is a repost of the position that was released in November 2019.
If you applied at that time and are still interested in the position, please resubmit your
application materials through the link below.

The application deadline is January 29, 2020. For more details and to apply, please visit:

Author: ACS Sacramento Section

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