Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Job Opportunity: California. OPR & SGC are Hiring for Climate Positions! Spread the Word

 The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is hiring four exciting positions to implement key resilience priorities funded through the historic $15 Billion 2021 Climate Budget! These positions will lead important work through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP) at OPR. The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is also hiring two positions for the Climate Change Research Program (CCR) to join the interagency Fifth Assessment team. More information and additional open positions can be found on the OPR careers page: Employment Opportunities - Office of Planning and Research (ca.gov). The deadline to apply for the following positions is November 4, 2021.

5th Assessment Program Manager – Final Filing Date:  November 4, 2021.

The Assessment Program Manager will serve as lead staff for the Fifth California Climate Change Assessment and manage a dynamic and matrixed implementation team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and innovative creativity to ensure the Fifth Assessment is a global model in actionable, partnership-based climate science. We are looking for a candidate with a track record of successful program management, a deep understanding of climate science, a collaborative team and staff management approach, and a commitment to advancing equity in climate science and adaptation policy and practice. This is a senior position on the ICARP team; the position is a limited term appointment through June 2026, with potential for continuation pending funding. Interested applicants can apply through CalHR by November 4.

 
5th Assessment Tribal Research Manager – Final Filing Date:  November 4, 2021.

The Tribal Research Manager will serve as lead staff to advance tribal climate research as an integral component of the Fifth California Climate Change Assessment (Fifth Assessment), with the unique opportunity to work on an interagency research-to-policy process. This position will be instrumental in creating the first-of-its-kind Tribal Climate Research Program as part of a Climate Change Assessment, as well as manage clear processes to ensure tribal knowledge is integrated into every part of the Fifth Assessment. We are looking for a candidate with a track record of successful program management, proven expertise, relationships, and demonstrated success working with and/or for Tribes, and a commitment to advancing equity in climate adaptation policy and practice. This is a senior position on the ICARP team; the position is a limited term appointment through June 2026, with potential for continuation pending funding. Interested applicants can apply through CalHR by November 4.

 

ICARP Adaptation Planning Grant Program Manager – Final Filing Date:  November 4, 2021. 

The ICARP Adaptation Planning Grant Program Manager will lead and manage the development, implementation, and administration of a new adaptation planning grant program. This is an exciting opportunity to build a new adaptation planning grant program that will help fill local, regional, and tribal planning funding needs, provide communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and support the development of a pipeline of climate adaptation projects across the state. We are looking for a candidate with a track record of successful program management, a collaborative team and staff management approach, expertise in planning, and a commitment to advancing equity in climate adaptation policy and practice. This is a senior position on the ICARP team; the position is a limited term appointment through June 30, 2023 based on current budget for the program, with anticipated continuation pending future budget allocations. Interested applicants can apply through CalHR by November 4.

 
ICARP Regional Resilience Grants Program Manager – Final Filing Date:  November 4, 2021. 

The ICARP Regional Resilience Grant Program Manager will lead and manage the development, implementation, and administration of a new and exciting regional resilience program through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP). This is a unique opportunity to build a new program that provides the first-of-its-kind statewide funding to accelerate regional-scale adaptation and resilience action. We are looking for a candidate with a track record of successful program management, a collaborative team and staff management approach, a proven track record of regional-scale coordination and implementation efforts in California, a deep understanding of regional governance structures, and a commitment to advancing equity in climate adaptation policy and practice. This is a senior position on the ICARP team; the position is a limited term appointment through June 30, 2024 based on current budget for the program, with anticipated continuation pending future budget allocations. Interested applicants can apply through CalHR by November 4.

 
CCRP Research Engagement Specialist
Serve as part of an multi-agency team to develop the Fifth California Climate Change Assessment. The research engagement specialist will be instrumental in guiding and facilitating an engagement strategy and communications plan for the program focusing on partnering with external stakeholders to integrate community, NGO, tribal, local government, private sector, and others’ priorities to support innovative research processes that deliver actionable scientific information into the design of Assessment research products. Interested applicants can apply through CalHR by November 4.
 CCRP Research Analyst
Serve as part of an multi-agency team to develop the California Fifth Climate Change Assessment. Under general supervision, the Research Analyst will support the Assessment team in developing the program’s engagement strategies, and implementing outreach efforts, resulting in innovative research processes that deliver actionable scientific information, and advance equitable research processes.  Interested applicants can apply through CalHR by November 4.
 
About the Fifth California Climate Change Assessment – Senate Bill 1320  (Stern, 2020 – PRC, 71340-43) requires the state to implement sustained California Climate Change Assessments. The Fifth Assessment will invest in applied research to advance science-based climate policy, equipping public agencies and private, non-profit, and community-based entities in California with the information they need to identify climate-related risks and equitably and cost-effectively implement adaptation and resilience policy and practice. The Fifth Assessment will integrate meaningful engagement and outreach throughout the entire five-year timeline, as well as advance a first-of-its-kind integration of Tribal knowledge and science into Assessment process and products.



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