Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment. Healthy, resilient, and functioning coastal and marine ecosystems are critical for the well-being of the public and wildlife as well our economy in southern California. For over 30 years, Heal the Bay has been a powerful advocate for protecting and cleaning up polluted beaches and coastal ecosystems.
The Coastal and Marine Scientist is a key member of our science, policy and outreach team and is responsible for technical and policy projects related to California’s coastal waters. The Coastal and Marine Scientist critically evaluates proposed policies, permits, regulation, and legislation that impact local coastal resources from the scientific and policy perspectives. Topics include plastic pollution, marine protected areas, fisheries, coastal development, climate change impacts, oil and gas development, and others. The Coastal and Marine Scientist is Heal the Bay’s primary advocate for strong coastal and ocean protection and represents Heal the Bay at public meetings and on stakeholder groups. The Coastal and Marine Scientist will also support our Programs and Policy work through campaign planning, grant management, budget oversight and reporting. The position may involve field work, in-state travel, and evening and weekend hours.
Experience and Skills Required:
The employee is occasionally asked to reach with hands and arms; the employee is regularly asked to talk or hear;
Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment
The employee is asked to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds;
The employee is occasionally asked to be in outdoor weather conditions;
This is an exempt, full time salaried position with health, dental, vision, sick leave, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary Range is $50-60,000 annually, based on experience. Participation in some weekend and evening events, and regional and statewide travel is necessary. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.
Please email/submit your cover letter and resume with subject line “Coastal & Marine Scientist Application” to:
Dr. Katherine Pease, Director of Science & Policy
Heal the Bay 1444 9th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (310) 496-1902
Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2018