Job Posting: BCDC Summer Intern

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

JC-245969
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BCDC Summer Intern
STUDENT ASSISTANT

$2,600.00 - $3,504.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/25/2021

Job Description and Duties

Coastal management careers are historically underrepresented among racial and ethnic populations. The purpose of the BCDC Diversity Internship Program is to increase diversity in the coastal management workforce. Undergraduate college students who are first generation and/or from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to gain hands-on-experience with a small State agency focused on protecting and enhancing the San Francisco Bay. BCDC values diversity and equity at all levels of the agency and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcome and can thrive. The Internship Program reflects our commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The internship program will provide students the experience to learn and build a foundational background and robust overview of San Francisco Bay coastal science, policy and management work. Interns will participate in projects that directly affect and shape San Francisco Bay, the shoreline, wetlands, and surrounding communities. Selected interns will be immersed in a wide variety of coastal and policy issues, including in environmental justice and social equity, and acquire knowledge from experienced staff and/or mentors. Additionally, interns will have opportunities to participate in multi-stakeholder events and public meetings. BCDC staff and/or mentors may provide support and assistance for effective resume-writing and interviewing tips. Selected interns may be eligible to receive credit toward college internship requirements based on their university’s criteria.

The is a 10-week, paid internship that includes experiential learning, multidisciplinary collaboration, mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to work with multiple stakeholders.  This internship experience will give students opportunities to be actively engaged in acquiring skills, increasing knowledge, and being exposed to what careers in coastal zone research and management can entail.  Interns will have meaningful engagement with industry-leading professionals, including BCDC Commissioners, local agencies, and community leaders, and become aware of the general principles and multifaceted approaches to coastal zone management. All interns will work on projects and efforts related to advancing the BCDC's Strategic Plan to Protect and enhance the San Francisco Bay.

Internship Outcomes:

  • Build a foundational background and robust overview of coastal zone management.
  • Participate in projects that directly affect and shape San Francisco Bay, its shoreline, and its various habitats.
  • Work with various industry leading stakeholders from multidisciplinary academic backgrounds.
  • Participate in collaborative multi-program workgroups.
  • Learn from mentors experienced in a wide variety of policy issues, including in environmental justice and social equity.
  • Participate in site visits, Commission meetings, and other public meetings.
  • Write an effective resume and receive interviewing assistance.
  • Learn about the State of California hiring process.
  • Experience a few different types of jobs within the organization.
  • Receive credit toward college internship requirements.

Working Conditions

BCDC’s office is located in downtown San Francisco. Successful candidates will work remotely due to COVID-19.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-245969
Position #(s):
722-101-4870-XXX
Working Title:
BCDC Summer Intern
Classification:
STUDENT ASSISTANT
$2,600.00 - $2,858.00 A
$2,782.00 - $3,059.00 B
$2,975.00 - $3,274.00 C
$3,184.00 - $3,504.00 D
# of Positions:
3
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Student Assistant

Department Information

The 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, and along the Bay Area’s nine-county shoreline.  BCDC is guided in its actions by state and federal laws and its regulatory policies.  BCDC protects hundreds of miles of shoreline, collaborates with local, regional, state and federal agencies, and helps develop the San Francisco Bay Trail and the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.  Finally, BCDC leads the Bay Area’s regional rising sea level adaptation planning.  

Department Website: https://www.bcdc.ca.gov/

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: 4/25/2021

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing classification, therefore anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position. Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220”. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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
Attn: Human Resources Office
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
Human Resources Office
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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
  • School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications - 2 pages maximum, 12-pt font, standard margins, single or double.
    • Describe the areas of this internship program that interest you most and your personal goals for this program.
    • What are your career goals, and how will participating in this program help you meet these goals?
    • What unique qualities and characteristics will you bring to this program?
    • Based on your personal background and life experiences, how will you contribute to enhancing the diversity of coastal science, policy, and management during and after this program?

  • Other - Minimum of Two (2) 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:

An actively enrolled rising junior or senior undergraduate student in good academic standing (a current GPA of 2.7 and higher is preferred but not required).

An individual with high potential and a desire to learn more about San Francisco Bay, climate change, shoreline conservation and development, and how governments work.

A highly organized and motivated individual who has demonstrated creative problem-solving skills.

The ability to research and analyze problems and make recommendations based on research and findings.

One who can work independently and collaboratively as part of a team in both a professional physical office and/or a virtual environment.

An individual with strong communication skills and non-English language proficiencies encouraged.

Technically adept with frequently used software tools including the suite of Microsoft Office 365, and potentially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistical software.

Experience and/or willingness to learn how to organize, analyze, and manage large amounts of data, and how to prepare charts, tables, and reports for use by non-experts.

Interest in learning about of general concepts and principles involved in environmental justice and equity issues, including community outreach and engagement strategies.

Familiarity and/or general knowledge of vulnerable communities in the Bay Area and working with low-income, diverse populations.


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: https://www.bcdc.ca.gov/
Human Resources Contact:
Corinne Young
(415) 904-9446
Corinne.Young@coastal.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Anissa Kotey
(415) 352-3639
Anissa.Kotey@bcdc.ca.gov

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
Peggy.Atwell@bcdc.ca.gov
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.

Eligibility

The selected candidate must provide proof of enrollment as a student at a college or university, including community colleges. No prior job experience is required; any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the desired skills is qualifying.

This is a non-testing classification; therefore, anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position. Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220”. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

Applying for the Job

The job opening is at the BCDC; however, the California Coastal Commission handles BCDC’s personnel work. You can submit your application packet in one of three ways:

  • Apply online at the State of California’s CalCareers website; or
  • Mail your application packet to the following address:

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

(415) 904-5430 or toll free (866) 831-2540
HumanResources@coastal.ca.gov

Submit applications only to the address indicated above.  Do not mail, fax or email applications to the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) or the California State Personnel Board (SPB).

Application Packet

  • CA State Application (std678)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Minimum of Two References (contact information only).
  • Statement of Qualification

Need help with the application process? We can walk you through it! Contact Anissa Kotey, Human Resources Analyst, at 415-352-3639 or Anissa.Kotey@bcdc.ca.gov

Applications will be accepted until April 25, 2021. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

 

Questions? For more information about BCDC or this position, visit our website at www.bcdc.ca.gov or contact Anissa Kotey, Human Resources Analyst, at 415-352-3639 or Anissa.Kotey@bcdc.ca.gov  

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
Drop-off