Job Posting

CA Coastal Commission



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-75588
Position #(s):
$3,377.00 - $5,230.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The California Coastal Commission is seeking new talented additions to its San Diego Coast District Office. The Commission is a small State agency that is charged with protecting coastal resources and managing coastal development in California. The mission of the Commission is to implement the Coastal Act and to provide for the balanced use of the coastal zone and to protect, restore, and enhance coastal and marine resources for the continuing benefit of current and future generations. Employees at the Commission enjoy working on a broad range of issues to plan for and manage coastal land uses while protecting important coastal resources including wetlands, habitats that support rare and endangered species, scenic landscapes and views to the sea, public shoreline access and recreation opportunities. The Commission’s staff includes dedicated planners, scientists, attorneys and administrative staff.

Job Description and Duties

• Review coastal development permit applications for conformity with California Coastal Act requirements;
• Analyze coastal land use plans and zoning ordinances prepared by cities and counties in the coastal zone for conformity with California Coastal Act requirements;
• Prepare written recommendations to the Commission on permit applications and other matters;
• Review compliance by applicants with the terms of previously issued coastal permits;
• Monitor the coastal regulatory and planning programs of assigned cities and counties and participate through means such as commenting on proposed developments under review at the local level and assisting local government planners in interpretation of California Coastal Act and Local Coastal Program (LCP) policies;
• Provide information to permit applicants and members of the public regarding the Commission’s regulatory and planning programs;
• Take a proactive approach to identifying and solving problems of LCP interpretation and implementation;
• Perform miscellaneous other tasks, including analyzing the environmental impacts of projects in the coastal zone; interpreting aerial photographs and mapped information; visiting the sites of coastal projects; and attending meetings with local, state, and federal government agencies;
• Some travel and fieldwork is required; • Support public participation and public outreach;
• Prepare and present effective oral presentations;
• Possible work on grant projects.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

CA Coastal Commission
Attn: Human Resources
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA 94105

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA 94105
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other - Brief writing sample (5 pages or less).
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Knowledge of the California Coastal Act; the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); current state planning law, and principles and practices of land use planning is critical. A background in planning, environmental studies or resource management, or a closely related field is desirable.

The successful candidate(s) must demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to research and creatively explore complex coastal resource issues. Effective writing and verbal communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are critical. Candidate(s) must be able to work cooperatively with other local, state and federal agency officials. Analysts are expected to be rigorous in identifying issues and pro-active in their problem-solving efforts.

Duties will be adjusted commensurate with the level at which the position is filled.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Deborah Lee or Gaberiel Buhr
    (619) 767-2370
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Melanie Wong
    (415) 904-5433
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
  • Drop-off
Additional Documentation
Class Specification(s):
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)