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Science & Policy Analyst – Bay Area, CA

Organization:California Coastkeeper Alliance

Job Title: Science & Policy Analyst

Location: San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento Corridor, CA

Hours and Compensation: Full time; The salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Please provide a salary range in your cover letter.

Position Dates: unknown

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

Posted On: October 15, 2013


Organization Overview:

California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) is a statewide environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters throughout California. Together, CCKA and its network of 12 local Waterkeeper organizations develop, implement and defend policies that meet the needs of California’s distinct communities and ecosystems. CCKA is a proud member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is an international network of water advocates with more than 200 programs in 21 countries.


CCKA seeks a Science & Policy Analyst to advocate for clean, abundant waterways and healthy marine and fresh water ecosystems throughout California. The Science & Policy Analyst must have a strong water quality and regulatory background. The Science & Policy Analyst will provide testimony and written comment on water quality programs, policies, permits and monitoring plans, and will represent CCKA at public meetings and hearings. This is a full time salaried position with health, dental, vision and vacation benefits. This is a two-year position with potential for renewal.


  • Track, analyze and develop written comments on permits, policies, monitoring plans, environmental studies, and other technical documents related to ocean health, water quality, and water supply.

    •Draft and present oral testimony, and otherwise represent CCKA’s positions at public meetings, hearings and other forums, including participation on technical committees and stakeholder groups.

    •Assist with the development and implementation of campaigns and programs to advance organizational priorities and policies before the California Legislature, State Water Resources Control Board, Ocean Protection Council, and other state and regional entities.

    •Create and maintain relationships with agency staff, advocacy groups, researchers and other stakeholders.

    •Provide fundraising support, including researching funding opportunities, preparing proposals and drafting grant reports.

    •Provide website support, including updating website content and development of maps, tools and portals.


•Passion for California waterways and the mission of CCKA and California Waterkeeper organizations.

•1-3 years experience and advanced degree in engineering, hydrology, environmental planning, environmental science and management, ecology, conservation biology, or a related discipline.

•Broad understanding of science, regulatory and policy issues relating to water quality and coastal resources, including the Clean Water Act and Porter Cologne Act.

•Working knowledge of stormwater, coastal water quality and land-sea interface issues strongly preferred.

•Strong technical and non-technical writing skills, including proven ability to innovate and implement successful communication strategies.

•Excellent oral communication and public speaking skills.

•Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects and meet deadlines.

•Some travel required, particularly to Sacramento as well as within California generally.

•Proficiencywithmapping(GIS) and web-baseddata portals aplus.

How to Apply:

The salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Please provide a salary range in your cover letter.

Please email a resume, cover letter and short writing sample (less than 10 pages) to with the subject line: “Analyst Application – (last name, first name).” No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and must be received byNovember 15, 2013. CCKA is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.


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