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MTC IS THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, FINANCING AND COORDINATING AGENCY FOR THE NINE-COUNTY SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Lead Environmental Scientist
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 AT 11:59 PM
Be ready to rethink your assumptions about the public sector. Flexible hours? Flexible work location? A beautiful, well-located, high amenity building for on-site work? Yes, yes, and yes!
For more information about MTC, visit www.mtc.ca.gov.
The San Francisco Estuary Partnership was established in 1988 by the State of California and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act’s National Estuary Program when the San Francisco Estuary was designated as an estuary of national significance. The Estuary Partnership is a collaboration of local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs, academia and business leaders working to protect and restore the San Francisco Estuary.
The Partnership’s work is guided by the development and implementation of the Estuary Blueprint, a comprehensive, collective vision for the Estuary’s future. The Estuary Partnership manages important multi-benefit projects that improve the health of the Estuary. We build partnerships and leverage federal funding with millions of dollars in state and local funds for regional-scale restoration, water quality improvement, and resilience-building projects.
The Partnership is seeking a dynamic Lead Environmental Scientist to provide scientific and technical leadership, support and coordination for the San Francisco Estuary Partnership for a broad range of projects and programs. The position will include managing the development of a new centralized, integrated, web-based platform for reporting on the health of the Estuary, working collaboratively with science and agency partners. The position will also support the Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program on development of indicators and metrics, as well as interfacing with partners on science delivery, data management and communicating outcomes to diverse audiences. The position may also contribute to applying for and managing grants to fund estuary conservation and multi-benefit climate adaptation projects. The Lead Scientist will support other Estuary Partnership staff internally as well as represent the Partnership in working collaboratively with external partners on issues of regional significance, including working with scientists, agencies, communities and Tribes in co-creating solutions for a healthy, resilient Estuary.
All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Services Workers.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Knowledge of principles of estuarine environmental science and/or environmental social science
- Ability to community effectively to diverse audiences
- Familiarity with San Francisco Estuary ecosystems and conservation practices
- Understanding of state and federal environmental regulations
- Knowledge and experience managing projects and programs of varying complexity
- Familiarity with grant writing, management, and compliance
- Excellent organizational skills
- Willingness and ability to seek collaborative solutions to complex environmental challenges
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment such as conservation biology, geospatial sciences, ecology, environmental science, social science, or related field. A Master’s degree or PhD with major coursework in conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, or related field is preferred. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)
Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment such as environmental analysis, management, or research.
Preferred Experience: Broad, extensive, and increasingly responsible experience in environmental analysis, management, or research, two years of which have included responsibility in developing and directing environmental programs, policies or projects.
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide scientific and technical leadership, support and coordination for the Estuary Partnership
- Manage grant-funded projects and programs, including developing and maintaining schedules, tracking budgets, invoicing, reporting, internal and external coordination, and problem solving
- Communicate technical information to a broad range of stakeholders