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Coastal Habitats Program Manager

California Ocean Protection Council
California Ocean Protection Council
Job Functions:
Data Science
Employment Types:
Remote; Sacramento, CA, USA
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OPC is Hiring a Coastal Habitats Program Manager

OPC is hiring an Environmental Scientist to help lead its efforts to conserve coastal watersheds and habitats, including wetlands, eelgrass, beaches, dunes, and rocky intertidal.  The Environmental Scientist will advance these strategic priorities in coordination with OPC staff, state and federal agencies, 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.

Applicants should have a strong scientific background, working knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California, experience working on projects and/or research related to coastal habitats and watersheds in California or elsewhere. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks is a must. Specific coastal habitat knowledge and experience related to ecosystem processes, carbon sequestration, monitoring, and restoration, strong analytical skills for monitoring and spatial data, and proficiency reading and speaking Spanish is preferred.

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.

Flexible Work Schedule: This position is considered Remote-Centered, which means incumbent would telework 50% or more of the time within a work month from an alternate work location. The position incumbent can telework with a management approved telework agreement and schedule. The Coastal Habitats Program Manager will be required to work from the office in Sacramento a minimum of two days a month.

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 May 23, 2022.  For more details and to apply, please visit CalCareers.

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