Job Posting: Principal Shoreline Development Analyst

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Principal Shoreline Development Analyst

$6,124.00 - $7,608.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Principal Shoreline Development Analyst reports to the Chief of Permits and takes an active role in shaping the future development of the San Francisco Bay shoreline, with particular focus on projects that provide world-class public spaces and opportunities for the public to enjoy and experience the Bay. You will manage many of the most high-profile and complex permitting and regulatory matters before the Commission. You will also work closely with the Chief of Permits to help lead the day-to-day operations of the Shoreline Development Permits team. 

The duties of the Principal Shoreline Development Analyst include, but are not limited to the following:

• Handles highly complex and controversial development or policy proposals and may supervise other staff working on less complex aspects of BCDC’s regulatory program.
• Assists in overseeing permit-related matters; assigns work to other permit staff; and assists the permit staff in managing their workload.
• Researches and evaluates projects and policy topics involving a full range of issues of concern to the Commission, including related to public access, sea level rise, environmental protection, and social justice and racial equity.
• Evaluates project proposals for conformance with the Commission’s law, policies, and regulations; prepares written summaries; provides recommendations; and makes written and oral presentations to the Commission and the public.
• Participates in the organizational planning of the regulatory unit and conduct tasks that result in agency improvements.

Working Conditions

An office in San Francisco

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:
Principal Shoreline Development Analyst
$6,124.00 - $7,608.00 Effective July 1, 2020 from June 30, 2022, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for 16 hours of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) per month. 
# 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. BCDC has 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 around the Bay. Our roughly 50- person staff takes pride in our high level of professionalism, and includes planners, scientists, engineers, attorneys, and administrative and information technology staff. 
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
455 Market St. Suite 228
San Francisco, CA 94105

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
455 Market St. Suite 228
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 - Cover Letter
  • Other - Minimum of Three (3) Professional References
  • Other - Brief Writing Sample (5 pages or less)
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:

You must be solution oriented, flexible, and self-driven. The ability to interact well and fit into a small, highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team that is working in a rapidly changing regulatory environment is essential. The role offers a rare opportunity to take ownership in the evaluation and analysis of high-profile shoreline development projects, so enthusiasm and knowledge of California land use planning and environmental policy is highly advantageous. This role requires close coordination with permit applicants, consultants, project stakeholders, and other government agencies. We are looking for a person who enjoys working across the table from accomplished builders, designers, engineers, community advocates, and environmentalists on exciting coastal development projects and issues. 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of regulatory processes and techniques.
• Knowledge of administrative, land use and environmental laws and policies.
• Ability to analyze information, creatively explore alternative approaches, develop defensible policy positions, and negotiate effectively.
• Familiarity with urban planning, natural resource management, sea level rise adaptation, ecological principles, urban design, and other disciplines related to coastal resource management.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to write accurate, complete, and concise reports and correspondence.
• Familiarity with public policy development and the functions and relationships of federal, state, regional, and local governments and special districts.
• Advanced degree in environmental or urban/regional planning or law or related field.
• Solid experience working with development permit applications.
• Knowledge of techniques to motivate and organize the work of others.
• Basic principles of personnel management, office methods, technology and procedures.
• Time management and computer skills.


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. Telework may be temporarily available for this position in accordance with BCDC Telework Policy and Procedures. 

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

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:
Ethan Lavine
(415) 352-3618

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.

Applying for the Position

Applicants must submit a CA State Application (std678) (, a cover letter, a current resume, a brief writing sample (5 pages or less), and a minimum of three (3) professional references. Identify the position in the Job Title section of the CA State Application: Principal Shoreline Development Analyst (BCDC). Submit your application materials through (1) your CalCareers account, (2) or (3) via mail to:

Human Resources Office
California Coastal Commission
455 Market Street, Suite 200, Room 228
San Francisco, California 94105-2421

Applications will be screened, and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

If you need help with the application process, contact Anissa Kotey at 415-352-3639 or or the California Coastal Commission’s Human Resources Office at (415) 904-5430 or

Coastal Program Analyst III Examination

Please note that if you have not successfully participated in the Coastal Program Analyst III (CPA III) examination or are not a current or former State employee who meets the minimum qualifications for the CPA III classification, you cannot be considered for this position. 

To apply for the CPA III and/or Coastal Program Manager (CPM) examination, please submit a CA State Application (std 678) to the Coastal Commission's Human Resources Office.  Resumes, references and writing samples are not required to apply for the CPA III or CPM examination.  You may email your exam application to or fax it to (415) 904-5482 or mail it to the address below.  You can find the CA State Application (std678) at  

The CPA III and CPM examination takes the form of a qualifications appraisal interview.  Once on the CPA III and/or CPM eligible list, an applicant may submit a full application packet (CA State Application, resume, references, writing sample) and apply for various CPA III and/or CPM positions in different locations at the California Coastal Commission or the BCDC.  Job packages may be sent via the CalCareers website ( or directly to the California Coastal Commission's Human Resources Office.  Please do not send applications directly to the hiring managers.

The CPA III/CPM examination may soon be given via Zoom ( Applicants for the CPA III and/or CPM examination will be scheduled to take the exam in the order in which their examination applications are received by the California Coastal Commission’s Human Resources Office.  

Human Resources Office
California Coastal Commission
455 Market Street, Suite 200, Room 228
San Francisco, CA  94105-2421

You can find more 
information on the CPA III and CPM examination, including the minimum requirements for admittance at or    

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