Monthly Pay Range: $6,225 - $7,773
Posting Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications May 1, 2017

About the Position:

The Climate Resiliency Fellow will work on the development of Midpen’s Climate Resiliency and Solutions Program through the inventory of Midpen’s operational carbon footprint and assessment of the carbon sequestration potential of the open space preserve habitats.  This information will be used to develop strategies to reduce the carbon emissions of Midpen’s operations through development of a Climate Action Plan.  The accompanying carbon sequestration analysis will facilitate a calculation of the overall net carbon model for Midpen and development of habitat restoration and management actions to increase the carbon sequestration of target habitats.  The Fellow will primarily work in the District’s Natural Resources Department, but may also assist with other special projects as directed by the General Manager’s Office. This fulltime position will be located in the District’s Administration Office located in Los Altos, California.

Basic Requirements:

Education and Experience: Undergraduate major coursework in business administration, public administration, environmental studies, policy, biology or a related field.  Recent postgraduate candidate as well as current MBA, MPA and/or MPP with expected graduation date summer of 2017. This position requires a high level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Share Point.  Excellent writing and communication skills are critical.

Licenses & Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Working Conditions:

The Climate Resiliency Fellow will often work in the field and hike through steep terrain and wildland areas.  Field work will require driving in remote areas on dirt roads, working in temperatures ranging from cold and blustery to hot and dry.  Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in these types of field conditions, as well as in an office environment.


The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.

How to Apply:

Apply online at This recruitment will remain open until filled, with first review of applications on May 1, 2017. The following four application items are required in order to be considered for the position:
(1) Employment application
(2) Resume
(3) Letter of interest in the position
(4) Supplemental question responses.
Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most ideal experience and qualifications will be contacted for interviews.

Recruitment Timeline:

We suggest planning your calendar accordingly as these dates have been confirmed.

Application deadline: First review of applications on May 1, 2017
Interviews: Week of May 8, 2017
Final Interviews: Week of May 22, 2017
Estimated Start Date: July 2017

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department.