Assistant Secretary for Equity and Environmental Justice - CA Natural Resources Agency

Opportunity Type: Job

The Assistant Secretary for Equity and Environmental Justice will lead efforts to cultivate and embed principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) into the work of the California Natural Resources Agency (Agency) and its 26 member departments. The Assistant Secretary will also work to expand access for all Californians to the state’s natural, historic and cultural resources by promoting all community voices in the Agency’s decision-making on policies, programs and investments. This position will support and expand the Agency’s effort to advance the Agency’s Environmental Justice Policy, and institutionalize environmental justice practices into its program planning, development, and implementation decisions.

The Assistant Secretary for Equity and Environmental Justice is appointed by the Governor and will report to the Agency’s Deputy Secretary for External Affairs. This position will collaborate closely with the Secretary, Undersecretary, and other Agency members, as well as intergovernmental colleagues. The Assistant Secretary will lead work that requires a high degree of skill in planning, project management, team leadership, communication, presentations, problem-solving, and program evaluation.