Job Posting: Project Development Analyst

State Coastal Conservancy

Project Development Analyst

$5,406.00 - $6,771.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/13/2021

Job Description and Duties

“Love the California coast and the environment?  This might be the job for you!”

The position headquarters is located in Oakland, CA.

Applications received without ALL the required items (state application std. 678, copy of diploma and/or transcripts, and cover letter), will NOT receive further consideration for this position. 


This position is advertised as limited-term/full-time but may become permanent/full-time.


This advertisement will be used for this and other permanent and/or limited term vacancies that may occur at the State Coastal Conservancy during the life of the certification list.

The CPDA II incumbent is expected to work under general direction of a Regional Manager.  It is expected that the work produced by a CPDA II will be reviewed by the Regional Manager or produced with the assistance or guidance of a Conservancy Project Development Manager (CPDM), or Conservancy Project Development Specialist (CPDS). Develop and implement programs and projects dealing with wildfire risk reduction, to improve natural lands management, and to help communities address the effects of climate change.  Percentages in the attached duty statement indicate the frequency of the task on an annual basis.   


This position is advertised as limited-term but may become permanent.  This advertisement will be used for this and other permanent and/or limited term vacancies that may occur at the State Coastal Conservancy during the life of the certification list.


We will be appropriating the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) eligibility list for the Conservancy Project Development Analyst II list. You will need to meet the minimum qualifications of both classifications.   If you are not currently on the AGPA list, please take the online exam at:


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

Working Conditions

  • Position is located in a high-rise building.
  • Office setting; Monday through Friday. The Conservancy is updated it’s telework policy with the intention of allowing staff to telework up to 3 days per week. Staff would be responsible for providing the computer and other equipment necessary for this. It is anticipated that all staff will be required to be in the office on Mondays and one other day based on their work group. Currently, due to COVID-19 most staff are teleworking 5 days per week; and a computer for telework use is provided if needed. This is expected to end in September 2021.) Additional telework options may be possible for staff living in the areas covered by the Conservancy wildlife resilience program.
  • Monday through Friday; prolonged periods of sitting (or standing, if preferred)
  • Work on a computer up to 8 hours per day
  • Travel is required throughout California, with overnight stays necessary on occasion.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds
  • Indoor work is standard, although outdoor work may be necessary
  • May require an employee to work in occasional confrontational situations with project partners, grantees, or members of the public
  • Attend and participate in meetings with staff of other agencies and grantees
  • Multitask, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities in a cooperative manner

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Special Requirements

The applicants that best match the predetermined criteria will be notified via email of the next step in the hiring process.  

A candidate pool may be established to fill subsequent vacancies.

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: 8/13/2021

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:

State Coastal Conservancy
Attn: Johanna Collins
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

State Coastal Conservancy
Johanna Collins
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
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 -
    • Cover Letter - Please provide a cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position.  Your cover letter should address the desirable qualifications listed in the announcement above, if applicable, and other information you would like the hiring manager to know.  Please limit your cover letter to one page.
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:
  • Experience developing and/or implementing wildfire resilience projects.
  • Experience organizing and facilitating multi-organizational meetings and teams to achieve specific goals.
  • Willingness to communicate Conservancy work through avenues such as conference and meeting presentations.
  • Ability to apply for and secure outside grants.
  • Experience or ability to analyze proposals, gather information, and evaluate project feasibility.
  • Willingness as a learner to do routine or detailed work in order to learn the practical application of administrative principles; and demonstrated capacity for development as evidenced by work history, academic attainment, participation in school or other activities, or by well-defined occupational interests; willingness and ability to accept increasing responsibility.
  • Possess a valid California Drivers' License, Class C, have a good driving record.
  • Possess spreadsheet proficiency.
  • Education or experience in any field related to the Conservancy’s work, including but not limited to environmental studies, conservation, land use planning, or environmental justice.
  • Ability to manage projects, partnerships, and professional relationships.
  • Ability to review budgets and track expenditures.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and responding to concerns and issues through either work or lived experience.
  • Willingness to travel to Southern California occasionally, sometimes staying overnight.
  • Bilingual speaker of a language used by large numbers of people in California.
  • Knowledge of environmental concepts and practices.


There are many benefits to joining our team!  The State of California has a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision coverage, CalPERS pension upon retirement, 11 hours of annual leave, or 7 hours of vacation credit per month, 8 hours of sick leave credit per month, two paid Professional Development Days, one paid Personal Holiday, pre-tax parking fee program, monthly $100 transportation voucher, bicycle commuter program, plus many more. 


Please see the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at for further information on state employee benefits.


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Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Johanna Collins
(510) 286-4340

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:
Amy Hutzel
(510) 286-4180
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

  • Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.

  • Priority will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.

  • Qualified candidates must be in a reachable rank on the appropriated employment list for the Conservancy Project Development Analyst II classification or have transfer eligibility to this classification. 

  • If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

  • If you do not hear from us in 4-6 weeks from the final file date, you may assume another applicant has filled the position. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement. 

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