Permit and Regulatory Analyst

Company Name:  San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

Location:  San Francisco, CA
Description: The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a State of
California government agency located in San Francisco with regulatory and planning responsibilities over San
Francisco Bay and within the Bay Area’s nine-county shoreline. BCDC is guided in its actions by state and federal
laws, policies, and regulations, including the McAteer-Petris Act and San Francisco Bay Plan, the Suisun Marsh
Preservation Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

The Regulatory Analyst focuses on legal, policy, regulatory, and technical issues of concern to BCDC’s
Commissioners and various stakeholders. The Analyst evaluates projects and permit applications to ensure
consistency with BCDC’s laws and policies, and develops solutions to complex estuarine and land use management
issues. Other responsibilities include: negotiating with project sponsors; writing correspondence, reports, and
permits; making verbal presentations; responding to public inquiries; leading and participating in meetings;
conducting site visits; researching coastal and estuarine trends and issues; and learning about technical issues on
climate change and sea level rise, land use design, wetland restoration, engineering, Geographical Information
Systems, transportation, recreation, hydrology, and fish, wildlife, and plant biology. Duties will be commensurate
with the level at which the position is filled.

Key responsibilities: 

• Research and analysis of complex development and habitat restoration proposals, in some cases involving
enforcement issues, and guiding permit applicants and stakeholders on project issues in relation to BCDC’s
laws, policies, and regulations.
• Write correspondence and reports on matters of relevance to BCDC and its advisory boards on proposed
projects, including those proposed by the federal government, private and public sectors, and nongovernment
organizations, and coastal policy and regulatory issues.
• Negotiate with project proponents andstakeholders.
• Lead and participate in meetings, planning and policy discussions, site visits, and workshops.
• Review local, state, and federal planning and regulatory documents, and environmental impact reports,
and prepare comments on compliance with BCDC’s laws and policies.
• Respond to inquiries on general BCDC matters, assist with report mailings and filing, and other related

Minimum Qualifications: 

The candidate should be an effective and analytical problem solver with excellent writing and public
speaking skills and the capacity to become a strong negotiator. The person should be dedicated, motivated, mature,
collaborative, and independent. The candidate should be able to manage multiple complex tasks and projects. The
person should have knowledge of California land use and environmental law, be familiar with relevant trends in coastal
and land use planning and policy, possess a background in or familiarity with resource conservation, urban and natural
resource project design, and the social, natural and political sciences. Lastly, the candidate should appreciate BCDC’s
mandate to balance conservation and development of the Bay’s diverse resources.


Candidates must be eligible for appointment to the California civil service classification of Coastal Program
Analyst (CPA) I/II. Current State employees or former State employees with transfer or reinstatement rights at the
CPA I/II level may apply. To be eligible for transfer or reinstatement, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications
of the CPAI/II classifications. Appointment is subject to the State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) provisions.
Applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility, including SROA, surplus, transfer, reinstatement status,
or list eligibility in the Examination or Job Title section on the State Application Form #678.
If you are not a current or past State employee and have not successfully participated in an appropriate civil service
examination, you cannot be considered for this position. For more information on the State hiring process, please visit
the CalHR website
NOTE: If you are not currently eligible for appointment to the Coastal Program Analyst I/II classification, you may
participate in the upcoming examination. Submit a State Application Form 678 to the below address indicating CPA
I/II examination by the final filing date of May 23, 2018. The examination is scheduled for June 11 – 15, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors: Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology

Position Type: Full-Time, 24-Month, Limited-Term Position (with possibility of permanent employment)

Hours per week: 40

Salary & Benefits: Coastal Program Analyst I salary range: $3,377 to $5,230/month; Coastal Program Analyst II salary range: $5,022 to $6,290/month. The salary is expected to increase by an additional 4%, effective July 1, 2018.

Application Process:  

All applicants must submit a standard State of California application form (STD #678)
(, with a resume, one writing sample (up to 5 pages), and a minimum of 3
references. Identify in Job Title section of Application: CPA I or CPA II: Regulatory Analyst (BCDC). Please submit your
Application and materials to:
Human Resources Office
CA Coastal Commission
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1930
San Francisco, California 94105-2219
(415) 904-5430 or toll free (866) 831-2540

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates interviewed. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.