Job Posting: Associate Bay Development Design Analyst

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Associate Bay Development Design Analyst

$8,293.00 - $10,377.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Associate Bay Development Design Analyst advises the staff and BCDC’s Commissioners on the appearance and design of projects in BCDC’s jurisdiction, and the adequacy of public access associated with those projects. Projects include residential, commercial, office, marinas, wetland restoration, transportation, maritime, and industrial projects. The Associate Bay Development Design Analyst is involved in the various regulatory phases of a development project, including conceptual planning, pre-application, permitting, compliance, and enforcement.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides BCDC’s staff with expertise on waterfront and shoreline development design issues;

  • Evaluates projects for conformance and compliance with BCDC’s laws, policies and permits;

  • Reviews and analyzes project plans and construction drawings;

  • Assists with the operation of BCDC’s esteemed Design Review Board;

  • Interacts with stakeholders and BCDC’s staff;

  • Participates in regional public access initiatives;

  • Attends public meetings, including one evening meeting per month;

  • Conducts project site visits around the region including construction site observation visits;

  • Updates the Commission’s public access guidelines as needed; and

  • Prepares and presents visual, verbal, and written content to the Commission.

Working Conditions

This is a full-time, permanent position. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

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Position #(s):
Working Title:
Associate Bay Development Design Analyst
$8,293.00 - $10,377.00
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Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a State of California government agency located in the City of San Francisco with regulatory and planning responsibilities over San Francisco Bay, the Suisun Marsh, salt ponds, and along 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, Suisun Marsh Preservation Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, San Francisco Bay Plan, Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and various special area plans. Through its laws and policies, BCDC oversees hundreds of miles of shoreline and helps facilitate the implementation of the San Francisco Bay Trail and the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.
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Special Requirements

The role offers an opportunity to actively shape the public realm around the Bay in a manner consistent with BCDC’s policies, so you must be enthusiastic about and understand urban and environmental design, landscape architecture, and current land use issues, including habitat and recreation management, and climate change resilience and adaptation.

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, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

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

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1930
San Francisco, CA 94105

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

45 Fremont Street, Suite 1930
San Francisco, CA 94105
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

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

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Three Examples of Design Portfolio Work
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:

We are looking for a licensed landscape architect who’s interested in large-scale, complex issues but can also skillfully focus on project details; a creative thinker who can quickly and thoroughly analyze a problem and generate solutions. Must be
able to thrive in a forward-thinking and fast-paced environment. We want someone who can effectively communicate design concepts using graphic, written, and verbal skills. It is essential that you have the abilities to effectively interact, coordinate, and negotiate with development teams, projects stakeholders, the public, and BCDC’s multi-disciplinary and highly motivated staff.


The salary range begins at $8,293 per month with potential merit increases up to $10,377 per month.  

Benefits include paid vacation/sick leave or annual leave; public transit subsidy; 11 paid holidays each calendar year; health, dental, and vision benefits; and deferred compensation and retirement benefit programs.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Corinne Young
(415) 904-9446
Hiring Unit Contact:
Brad McCrea
(415) 352-3615

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:
Peggy Atwell
(415) 352-3638
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.


The Associate Landscape Architect (Specialist) examination will be given by BCDC.. The final filing date for this examination is Thursday, October 31, 2019.  The exam will take the form of an Education and Experience Review. 

Please note that if you have not successfully participated in the Associate Landscape Architect (Specialist) examination and/or are not a current or past State employee who meets the minimum qualifications for this classification, then you cannot be considered for this job vacancy.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by October 31, 2019, the final filing date for the Associate Landscape Architect (Specialist) examination, will be given first consideration. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail