Job Posting: Senior Legal Typist or Legal Secretary

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Senior Legal Typist or Legal Secretary

$3,030.00 - $4,236.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The successful candidate in this position will be required to use a variety of secretarial skills, including preparing a variety of legal documents. Under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Legal Secretary or Senior Legal Typist performs the full range of general legal secretarial duties for BCDC attorneys, provides complex clerical support for other BCDC sections, and provides back-up as needed to the other secretaries at BCDC.  The Legal Secretary or Senior Legal Typist types, formats, and files for administrative proceedings and coordinates and schedules legal support services with specific instruction when required.  Skill is required in document production using a variety of software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat and other electronic databases. The position requires a high level of independence, the exercise of good judgment in setting work priorities, good oral and written communication, accurate word processing and proofreading, successfully meeting deadlines, communicating effectively with members of BCDC staff, the Commission and the public, and understanding modern office methods and specific BCDC office policies and procedures.

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

Working Conditions

Full-time, permanent position

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Senior Legal Typist or Legal Secretary
$3,030.00 - $4,236.00
$3,555.00 - $4,675.00
# of Positions:
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.

Department Website:

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 - A Minimum of Three References
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 want someone who is enthusiastic, motivated, has excellent analytical skills, can write and communicate effectively, has sound judgment, likes to solve problems, works effectively as a member of a team, and enjoys working with considerable independence.


This is a full-time, permanent position. The vacancy will be filled by one of the following   classifications:

  • Senior Legal Typist – Range A: $3,030 - $3,795/month

  • Senior Legal Typist – Range B: $3,388 - $4,236/month

  • Legal Secretary – Range A: $3,555 - $4,451/month

  • Legal Secretary – Range B: $3,733 - $4,675/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:
Marc Zeppetello
(415) 352-3655

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.

Additional Information

For additional information about the position, you may contact Marc Zeppetello, BCDC Chief Counsel, via email at or by phone at (415) 352-3655


The job opening is at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, but the California Coastal Commission handles BCDC’s personnel work. 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.

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