Job Posting: Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT)

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT)

$6,816.00 - $8,479.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/31/2021

Job Description and Duties

BCDC is looking for a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) to work in the agency’s Bay Resources Permit Program and act as BCDC’s representative on an interagency team revolutionizing the environmental permitting process for multi-benefit wetland restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position involves work on projects that meet the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority programs and priorities and include such projects as large wetland restoration and enhancement projects, beach creation and restoration, Bay habitat projects (e.g., ecotone slope levees, high tide refugia, nesting bird islands), and other projects that improve Bay ecosystems.

You will represent BCDC on an innovative, six-agency regulatory team known as the Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT). The BRRIT was started in August of 2019 and has been working with project proponents to improve the permitting process for multi-benefit wetland restoration projects that are incentivized by funding from voter-approved Measure AA that was passed in 2016. Over the next two decades, funding from regional Measure AA will provide more than $500 million towards a goal of restoring 100,000 acres of wetlands in San Francisco Bay. To streamline the permitting process for these wetland projects, all representatives of the six separate regulatory agencies work together closely to coordinate pre-application meetings and permit application review and approvals. The success of the BRRIT in streamlining permits is based upon early coordination between the project proponents and the six regulatory agencies during pre-application meetings and review. The six partner agencies include: (1) BCDC; (2) the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board); (3) the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; (4) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; (5) NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; and (6) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Essential job duties include:

  • Research and analyze complex development and restoration proposals, guiding permit applicants and stakeholders on project issues related to BCDC’s laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Write permits, correspondence, and reports on proposed projects and regulatory and planning issues.
  • Collaborate and negotiate with project proponents and partner agencies.
  • Lead and participate in meetings, site visits, planning and policy discussions, and workshops.
  • Review and comment on local, state, and federal planning and regulatory documents, and environmental impact reports.
  • Make presentations to the Commission, its advisory boards, and other audiences.
  • Provides technical support to regulatory, planning, the legal staff, and the Commission.
  • Respond to inquiries on general BCDC matters, assist with report mailings and filing, and other related duties.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Work in a multi-story office building in downtown San Francisco (primary work location), Monday through Friday 0800-1700 (normal working hours). Flexible hours and telework may be considered in compliance with BCDC’s Telework Policy.

Some in-state travel may be required.

In addition to the BCDC work location, the successful candidate will be assigned a workstation at the Water Board office located in Oakland, where you will collaborate with the other five BRRIT partner agencies.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT)
$6,816.00 - $8,479.00 Salary Increase, effective 7/1/2021
$7,336.00 - $9,126.00
# 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

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: 7/31/2021

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
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 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 (3) 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:

In addition to working with the BRRIT, we are looking for someone that has the ability to interact well and fit into a small, highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team at BCDC that is working in a rapidly changing regulatory environment. We are looking for a person who enjoys collaborating with accomplished scientists, planners, engineers, designers, and public agency staff. You must be solution-oriented, flexible, self-driven, think big but remain detailed, and thrive in a forward-thinking environment.

The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) position requires a strong working knowledge of coastal and estuarine processes and the principles and methods of wetland restoration. A basic understanding of related issues, such as compatible public access, conversion of wetland types, habitat mitigation, wetland monitoring, and sea level rise are also desired. This role requires superior project management skills and close communication with permit applicants, partner agencies, consultants, project stakeholders, and BCDC‘s regulatory and planning teams. You should be an effective and analytical problem solver with excellent writing and public speaking skills and a strong negotiator.


Benefits include Paid Vacation/Sick Leave or Annual Leave; Public Transit Subsidy; 11 Paid Holidays each calendar year; Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits; 401(k) & 457 plans; Public Service Loan Forgiveness; Medical Reimbursement Accounts; and Deferred Compensation and Retirement Benefit Programs.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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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:
Anniken Lydon
(415) 352-3624

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.

Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) Exam

Examination and Eligibility List. The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) examination is given by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR).  Access the exams at:

Please note that if you have not successfully participated in the respective examination and/or are not a current or past State employee who meets the minimum qualifications for the respective classification, then you cannot be considered for this job vacancy. For more information on the State hiring process, please visit the CalHR website at


Need help with the application process? We can walk you through it! Contact Anissa Kotey, Human Resources Analyst, at (415) 352-3639 or or the California Coastal Commission’s Human Resources Office at (415) 904-5430 or

Questions? For more information about BCDC or this position, visit our website at or contact Anniken Lydon, Bay Resources Program Manager, at (415) 352-3624 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