OPC is Hiring a Deputy Director – Apply by June 1, 2023

We are hiring a Career Executive Assignment, Level A, to serve as Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will provide executive-level leadership and will lead OPC administrative functions and operations including management of organizational and program budgets; driving and tracking progress towards strategic plan priorities (climate change, equity, biodiversity, sustainable blue economy); oversight and management of staff; and hiring and workforce planning. The Deputy Director will also work closely with the Executive Director and OPC’s seven-member Council to protect California’s coast and ocean by advancing innovative science-based policy, strategic investments, and catalyzing action through partnerships and collaboration.

Applicants should have demonstrated ability to direct the work of multidisciplinary scientific and administrative staff; understanding of California state budget and legislative processes; experience directing or managing budgets; knowledge of coastal and ocean issues and stakeholders in California; and experience developing and implementing policy. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks are a must. Experience with state grant processes is beneficial but not required.

Flexible Work Schedule: This position is considered Remote-Centered, which means the 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. OPC staff are required to work from the office in Sacramento a minimum of two days a month.


The application deadline is June 1, 2023.  For more details and to apply, please visit the job posting on the CalCareers website.


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.


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