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Salary: $5,576.00 - $6,929.00
Posted: 08/28/2013

Job Description:
The California Coastal Commission is offering an exciting opportunity to participate in planning and regulating development on California’s vibrant San Diego Coast. The San Diego Coast office has responsibility for carrying out requirements of the California Coastal Act in San Diego County. These are supervisory and management positions with broad responsibilities for analyst supervision and personnel oversight, general administration of Local Coastal Program planning and permit regulatory work in the San Diego Coast District including project management, coordination with other agency units (e.g., legal, enforcement, technical services, federal consistency), participating in agency-wide senior staff meetings and coordination, external communications outside the District, as well as backup coverage of the Deputy Director responsibilities as required. Oversight, review, writing and editing of staff recommendations are required. In addition, attendance at certain Coastal Commission meetings and making staff presentations will be required. There is a possibility of two positions, one at the Coastal Program Manager level and one at the Coastal Program Analyst III level. Either one or both of these positions may be filled, depending on the candidate pool and the experience of the selected candidates. The persons in these positions will supervise District staff, reporting directly to the Deputy Director for the San Diego District. These positions are located in the San Diego District office.

The San Diego Coast District staff is responsible for carrying out a permit program for new development proposed in areas such as tidelands, wetlands, and certain other areas where the Coastal Commission maintains coastal permitting authority. The District staff is responsible for monitoring and assisting the coastal permitting programs of the twelve coastal jurisdictions (ten cities, the county and port district) included in the San Diego Coast District. Responsibilities of the San Diego Coast District staff also include the review of local government coastal development permits that are appealed to the Coastal Commission. In addition to the regulatory program, the District staff is responsible for the review of Local Coastal Program and/or Port Master Plan submittals from the twelve San Diego Coast coastal jurisdictions. Due to the size of the District, a significant amount of travel and fieldwork is required.

The duties of the Coastal Program Manager and/or Coastal Program Analyst III will include the following:
• Supervise the Local Coastal Program and coastal permit-related work of the San Diego Coast District staff, ensuring that applicable deadlines are met.
• Personally analyze the more complex coastal permit applications and Local Coastal Program submittals and prepare the most complex staff reports for action by the Coastal Commission. May be involved in complex port and CALTRANs planning and permitting.
• Monitor the coastal regulatory and planning programs of cities and counties in the District and participate through means such as commenting on proposed developments under review at the local level and assisting local government planners in interpretation of Coastal Act and Local Coastal Program policies.
• Provide information to the Enforcement unit regarding potential violations of the Coastal Act and/or coastal permits and work with the Enforcement unit on the resolution of such violations.
• Provide information to permit applicants and members of the public regarding the Coastal Commission’s regulatory and planning programs.
• Take a pro-active approach to identifying and solving problems of Local Coastal Program interpretation and implementation. Major focus of this position will be on Local Coastal Programs and work with local governments or the Port District on their planning efforts.
• Gather data and prepare reports on various matters related to the Coastal Commission’s mission.
• Provide backup coverage of San Diego Coast Deputy Director responsibilities, including participation at Commission hearings, as required.
• Duties will be adjusted commensurate with the level at which the positions are filled.

Desired skills and abilities:
• Knowledge of supervisory techniques and the ability to effectively plan, motivate, and organize the work of others.
• Knowledge of land use planning and regulatory techniques.
• Familiarity with the functions and relationships of federal, state, regional, county, and city governments and special districts.
• Knowledge of the means of implementing Local Coastal Programs, such as zoning and other legal and regulatory processes.
• Ability to analyze information, creatively explore alternative approaches, and develop defensible policy positions.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to write accurate, complete, and concise staff reports and correspondence.
• Knowledge of the impacts of development on typical San Diego Coast resources, such as wetlands.
• Knowledge of a broad range of resource protection laws and policies.
• Advanced degree in environmental or regional planning or law or related field.
• Solid experience working with Local Coastal Programs and Coastal Development Permits.
• Time management and computer skills including the ability to use data base management systems.

ELIGIBILITY: Current state employees or former state employees with transfer or reinstatement rights at the Coastal Program Analyst III or Coastal Program Manager level or comparable classifications. Eligible individuals on the Coastal Program Analyst III or Coastal Program Manager lists are also encouraged to apply. Appointment is subject to the State Restrictions of Appointment (SROA) provisions. Applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility, including SROA, surplus, transfer, re-employment status, or list eligibility in the Examination or Title section on the State Application Form 678.

FILING: The position will be open until filled. Funding for this position is currently through June 30, 2014, but we anticipate some level of funding for fiscal year 2014/2015. We would like to fill the position as soon as possible, so it is important to file your application immediately. Applications will be screened and only those most qualified will be interviewed. No relocation expenses are offered. Submit current resume, State Application Form 678 (put job title and location in the Examination or Job Title section) and writing sample to:
Human Resources Office
California Coastal Commission
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1930
San Francisco, CA 94105–2219
(415) 904-5430 or toll free (866)831-2540

For more information about the Coastal Commission and what we do and to obtain a State Application Form 678, visit our Internet website at: If you have questions you may e-mail us at or call the above numbers.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Coastal Program Manager or Coastal Program Analyst III 348 - - 4763 -
Will also consider hiring a(n)
COASTAL PROGRAM ANALYST III $5,079.00 - $6,311.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Limited Term   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Deputy Director
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1930
San Francisco 94105
Sherilyn Sarb

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