Job Posting: Land Management Analyst - Nor Cal Team

State Lands Commission

Land Management Analyst - Nor Cal Team

$3,546.00 - $4,360.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Public Land Management Specialist (PLMS) I incumbent will be exposed to the full spectrum of public resource management issues under the direction and close supervision of the Public Land Manager I. The incumbent will perform entry level tasks related to public trust resource laws, sovereign and school land titles, sovereign and school land boundaries, land title laws, historical land titles, resource and real estate economics, land appraisals, title plant, environmental laws, riparian biology, archaeology, California history and geography, geology, forestry, resource planning, commercial laws, and resource valuation.

Typical tasks include investigating applications; analyzing alternatives and preparing lease documents of average difficulty; assisting journey level appraisers in gathering appraisal data and preparing the least difficult appraisals; maintaining title plant; preparing status determinations on routine transactions and inquiries; researching questions regarding the Public Trust Doctrine; writing clear and concise reports; preparing draft calendar items; and doing other related work. Job duties include:

Leasing and Lease Maintenance

  • Review lease applications submitted to the Commission for the use of sovereign land.
  • Estimate the minimum expense deposit (Reimbursement Account) and update applicant for the need for additional funds should expenses exceed the minimum deposit.
  • Negotiate the least difficult leases and assist in the negotiation of leases for such varied uses as open space, wildlife habitat, preservation and enhancement of wetlands, recreational uses, pipelines, commercial and industrial uses within the Commission's jurisdiction.
  • Draft leases and memorandums of lease for execution by all parties.
  • Prepare staff reports and make recommendations for Commission action and other related work.
  • Conduct periodic rent reviews on existing leases.
  • Manage lease terms to ensure lease compliance (including mitigation, as-builts, inspections, bonds and insurance).
  • Point of contact for respective Lessee within the Division.
  • Initiate contact with Lessee prior to expiration of the lease to solicit a new application.

Jurisdictional Issues

  • Provide information to various parties on the Commission's jurisdiction.
  • Review status determination reports prepared by the Title Unit of the Land Management Division.
  • Prepare correspondence regarding the jurisdiction and leasing of sovereign and school lands.
  • Review and prepare responses to environmental documents that are circulated through the State Clearinghouse for projects within the geographic team region.
  • Attend meetings (internal and external) on projects within the Commission's jurisdiction.
  • Analyze proposed uses on the State's ungranted sovereign lands.

Support Duties

  • Provide support to other divisions and other PLMS involving lease negotiations, title settlements and land exchanges, and litigation.
  • Assist in the conduct of public outreach meetings to educate the public or other agencies/groups about the Commission's jurisdiction, authority, and leasing practices.
  • Respond to various inquires related to jurisdiction, authority and leasing practices from a multitude of sources.
  • Assist other Public Land Management Specialists in monitoring lease mitigation requirements and compliance with lease conditions.

Other Duties

  • File maintenance
  • Conduct research and prepare studies on issues that may have an impact on the jurisdiction or functions of the State Lands Commission
  • Write letters, memoranda and other documents relevant to the functions and duties of a Public Land Management Specialist
  • Attend training as required
  • Other job related work as needed

Statement of Economic Interests Form 700

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete a Form 700 within 30 days of appointment.

Working Conditions

  • Most work done at a desk in an office setting and sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional travel, including overnight stays, to attend meetings or to conduct site visits in various geographic areas of the State
  • Duties may involve working outside in varying temperatures and in varying geographic areas (e.g., desert, forest, coastline/beaches, along rivers, and lakes)
  • Work may involve walking long distances, negotiating rough, uneven, or steep surfaces such as trails
  • May be required to push, pull or lift up to 20 lbs. (file folders, office supplies, documents and bankers boxes containing file folders)
  • Daily use of personal computer and related software applications at a workstation
  • Frequent telephone contact with internal/external staff of various levels, as well as the general public

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Land Management Analyst - Nor Cal Team
$3,546.00 - $4,028.00 A
$3,658.00 - $4,360.00 B
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday to Friday

Department Information

The California State Lands Commission provides the people of California with effective stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through preservation, restoration, enhancement, responsible economic development, and the promotion of public access. Website:

Special Requirements

Paper Application Instructions:

Electronic application submission is preferred for this JC (Job Control). For applicants who are unable to submit an electronic application, paper applications may be submitted and must contain the following information on the first page of the State application to be processed and included in the applicant pool:

• The JC number listed on the job posting
• The Classification Title
• Your CalCareer Number (from your
CalCareer account under the "CalCareer Account " tab)

NOTE: Do not include Social Security Numbers, LEAP status information or paperwork, the Equal Employment Opportunity information page of the application, or applicant exam result notices as a part of your application package. Please do not submit a second application by paper if you submitted an electronic application.

School Transcripts:

Applicants using education to meet the minimum qualifications of this classification or coursework in government, public policy, accounting or environment should provide a copy of their official transcripts with their application package for universities/colleges attended. Applicants providing copies of international official transcripts may need to provide an evaluation/translation from an educational credentials evaluation service to ensure that all the required coursework can be verified by the hiring agency. 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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.

Temporary Appointments may be considered if conditions warrant. Temporary Appointments may be made to anyone regardless of eligibility. Temporary Appointments may not exceed 9 months and will require eligibility to be obtained through an examination process in order to transition to a permanent appointment.

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:

State Lands Commission
Attn: Human Resources
100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825
ATTN: Human Resources; Drop-off Monday through Friday excluding holidays between
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.
  • Other -

    Applicants must provide a cover letter with their application. The cover letter should provide a narrative discussion of how your education, training and experience have prepared you for the duties of this position. The cover letter serves as documentation of your ability to present information professionally in writing and should be no more than two pages in length. Application packets without a cover letter may not be accepted.

  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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:
  • Knowledge in real estate transactions and appraising
  • Knowledge in property management
  • Knowledge in contracts
  • Knowledge in lease applications
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel with the ability to learn new software
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Flexible and able to prioritize assignments
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with a diverse audience
  • Ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a variety of personalities in a number of diverse situations
  • Dependability, punctuality, and excellent attendance record


When you choose a career with the State of California, you receive a comprehensive benefits package in addition to your salary. For more information on the State's benefit packages you may visit the California Department of Human Resources website at

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Teresa Bunuel
(916) 574-1910

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:
Mary Murray
(916) 574-1910
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.

Position Location

100 Howe Ave., Suite 100-S

Sacramento, CA 95825



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