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California Coastal Commission is hiring two ecologists

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    California Coastal Commission is hiring two ecologists

    CCC is Hiring a Two Ecologists
    Applications Now Being Accepted – Filing Deadlines: April 21 & May 5, 2023

    CCC is hiring two Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) positions to join its Technical Services Unit Ecology Group, with one to be based in Northern California and the other in Southern California. The Ecology Group supports the Commission and its staff with review and analysis of proposed development regarding potential adverse impacts on coastal resources and conformance with Coastal Act natural resource policies, including those certified in Local Coastal Plans and similar planning efforts. Our work extends throughout the coastal zone and includes ecosystems ranging from offshore depths to forested ridgelines. Staff Ecologists work closely with regulatory and planning staff as well as specialists in other technical disciplines and staff on the transportation, legal, and enforcement teams. Among the many responsibilities, staff Ecologists provide robust analyses of technical documents, conduct site visits to evaluate on-the-ground ecological conditions, consult with staff and applicants to identify measures that facilitate Coastal Act consistency, coordinate with partners at other state and federal agencies, provide guidance on mitigation packages, develop technical memoranda, contribute to staff report conditions and legal findings, deliver testimony and support Commission deliberation at public meetings, participate in long-term planning efforts, and serve on technical advisory bodies.

    Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong scientific background, including quantitative and analytical skills, negotiation and writing skills, and the ability to research and interpret complex coastal resource issues with awareness of broader resource conflicts and policy requirements. Experience in a range of California’s coastal and marine ecosystems, an ability to work on a team in a fast-paced environment while multitasking across projects and deadlines, and a willingness to learn and adapt readily are critical. Experience in riparian and terrestrial communities, fish passage and wildlife crossings, hydroacoustics and noise issues, climate adaptation, fire ecology, and/or emerging habitat restoration and mitigation practices are particularly desirable. Familiarity with the California Coastal Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and CEQA, and experience working with the state’s natural resource management agencies is beneficial. A PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field or position is strongly preferred.

    View the minimum qualifications for a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), including necessary education and experience. 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.

    Work Locations: Current Commission Ecologists are based in the San Francisco and Ventura offices. The Northern California position will be based in either the Arcata, San Francisco (headquarters), or Santa Cruz district office; the southern California position will be based in either the Ventura, Long Beach, or San Diego district office. While some remote work may be possible, the position incumbents are expected to report to the office in-person several days per week.
    Compensation: $7,336.00 - $9,126.00 per month

    Applications will be accepted through the filing deadlines (April 21, 2023 for the Northern California position and May 5, 2023 for the Southern California position),and well-qualified candidates may be selected for interviews thereafter. For more details and to apply, please visit the job postings for the Northern California position and Southern California position on the CalCareers website.