Careers in the Plant Sciences

Board Member

State of California - Sacramento, CA, United States

Position Title: Board Member
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019
Institution: State of California
Department/Division: Delta Independent Science Board (ISB)
Field (e.g., systematics): Biology, chemistry, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences
City: Sacramento, CA, United States
General Information: The Delta Stewardship Council, a California State agency, is seeking candidates to serve on the Delta Independent Science Board (ISB), which provides oversight of all scientific research, monitoring and assessment programs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that support adaptive management. The Delta ISB has produced a number of influential reports, such as on restoration, water quality and flows for Delta fish, and their input is sought regularly for reviewing critical science documents within the Delta. Members are paid part-time for their work and are reimbursed for travel expenses to attend meetings in California. Applications are due by September 30, 2019 and must contain: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a CV, and 3) a list of five references. Please submit applications to disb@deltacouncil.ca.gov. For more information about the position, please visit the job announcement: https://deltacouncil.ca.gov/pdf/isb/flyer/2019-07-17-isb-recruitment.pdf.
Qualifications/Requirements: Candidates for the Delta ISB must meet the qualifications in the Delta Reform Act:

1.Be a nationally or internationally prominent scientist/engineer with appropriate expertise to evaluate the broad range of scientific programs that support adaptive management of the Delta.

2.Not be directly affiliated with a program or agency subject to the review activities of the Delta ISB.Candidates must be able to participate in most Delta ISB meetings, including travel to in-person meetings; contribute to Delta ISB work products; collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines; and be comfortable reviewing materials from areas outside their expertise.
Responsibilities: The Delta Reform Act of 2009 created both the Delta Stewardship Council (Council) and the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB). The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is part of the largest estuarine ecosystem on the west coast of North America and is the hub of California’s extensive water supply system. The Delta ISB is charged with reviewing all scientific research, monitoring, and assessment programs that support adaptive management of the Delta. The Delta ISB also conducts reviews of specific documents or programs as requested by the Council and other agencies. Past reviews focused on topics, such as water quality, levee hazards, adaptive management of restoration, and flows for Delta fish.

The Delta ISB meets monthly. The term of office for Delta ISB members is up to five years, and a member may serve two terms. Members are paid part-time for their work and are reimbursed for travel expenses to attend meetings. The Delta ISB meets in-person six times a year in Sacramento and throughoutthe Delta. In alternate months, the Delta ISB meets by teleconference.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): The Council is seeking to fill up to six upcoming vacancies by September 2020 and will consider candidates across a wide range of expertise including biology, chemistry, physical sciences, and social sciences. If you have questions about the vacancies or wish to nominate, please contact Dr. John Callaway, the Delta Lead Scientist,at john.callaway@deltacouncil.ca.gov. Applications are due by September 30, 2019 and must contain: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a CV, and 3) a list of five references. Please submit applications to disb@deltacouncil.ca.gov.
Compensation Range: Base amount monthly and travel reimbursement
Contact Name: John Callaway, Delta Lead Scientist, john.callaway@deltacouncil.ca.gov