Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology
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The Science Policy Specialist will lead COAST’s efforts at local, state and national levels to engage policy and decision-makers including resource management agency staff, legislative members and staff, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and industry. The incumbent will advance COAST’s parallel, complementary goals of 1) securing external funding to support solution-oriented scientific research and 2) serving as a primary resource for guidance and expertise to promote evidence-based decision-making and policy development.

Location: Incumbent will ideally be located in Sacramento or the surrounding area and must be able to participate in in-person meetings in Sacramento frequently and travel throughout the state as needed.

​Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $86,208 to $100,008 annually

Apply by April 1, 2024, for priority consideration.


A new study conducted by experts, including Dr. Michael Wood from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (San José​)​, reveals that the Greenland ice sheet has lost 20% more ice than previously thought. The study includes analysis of over 236,000 satellite images from 1985 to 2022, providing improved measurements of ice loss and discharge of meltwater into the ocean. ​

​Dr. Gustavo Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Cal State LA, and his graduate student Oscar Manuel Almacen explore seamounts in the Pacific Ocean.

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