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:

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