Job Posting: Bay Area Deputy Program Manager

State Coastal Conservancy

Bay Area Deputy Program Manager

$6,722.00 - $8,352.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/10/2021

Job Description and Duties

“Love San Francisco Bay, the environment, and managing people? This might be the job for you!”


The position is located in Oakland, CA.


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


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.


Project Management and Oversight: Directly manage or oversee complex projects to protect, restore, or enhance coastal, bay and watershed resources; to facilitate public access and education related to these resources; or to further any other purposes consistent with the Conservancy or Bay Program enabling legislation.


  • Includes Conservancy-led projects such as the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, the South Bay Shoreline Project, and the Hamilton/Bel Marin Keys Restoration Project: Manage the work of project staff and consultants; take the lead on procuring and managing funding, including outside grants; serve as primary liaison with the Army Corps of Engineers and other major partners; serve as the Conservancy’s main project point of contact.


  • As assigned, assist in leadership and oversight of other major regional efforts such as Living Shorelines, the Invasive Spartina Project, “Climate Ready” program work, and permit coordination.


Staff and Program Management: Directly manage Bay Program staff members. Work closely with the Regional Manager and other Bay Deputy on program direction, and funding decisions. Participate in Conservancy Management Team. Represent the Conservancy and Bay Program in public settings, meetings, and with other agencies and organizations. As assigned, participate in regional coordination and planning efforts.


May act in the absence of the Program Manager in other supervisory duties; may continue the work of subordinate staff in their absence to ensure the progression and completion of work.


We will be appropriating the Staff Services Manager II (supervisory) eligibility list for the Conservancy Project Development Manager list. You will need to meet the minimum qualifications of both classifications.   If you are not currently on the Staff Services Manager II (supervisory) 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.
  • Indoor work is common, although outdoor work may be required to inspect sites.
  • Operating a computer system is essential to perform duties.
  • Will need to sit or stand for long periods; work may require repetitive movements in the performance of daily duties.
  • May need to stoop, bend, reach, lift, twist, turn, kneel, squat, or grasp.
  • Travel to meetings and project sites may be required during project development, management, and/or monitoring.
  • Work environment may involve a range of climatic and physical conditions such as exposure to rain, heat, cold, fumes, dust, air contaminants, stinging insects, poison oak, and rattlesnakes.
  • Work environment may involve some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which will require following basic safety precautions; may need to work around water or ambulate on uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
  • Work may involve dealing with a range of traffic conditions.
  • Work hours may be varied; may require overtime.
  • Work activities may involve some exposure to aggressive clientele and may require working in adversarial situations.

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: 8/10/2021

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
09:00 AM - 03:30 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    • Statement of Qualifications – Five SOQ questions are below under "STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS”
  • 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:


  • Experienced Project Manager at the Conservancy Project Development Analyst II level or higher.
  • Able to effectively track staff workload and project and regional budgets using spreadsheets and other databases.
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to represent the Conservancy effectively at conferences and other regional meetings.
  • Ability to manage projects, partnerships, and professional relationships, and to maintain good working relationships with staff.
  • Able to handle adversarial conditions.
  • Ability to apply for and secure outside grants.
  • Willing to travel, sometimes staying overnight.
  • Strong organizational skills.


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 an employment list for the Conservancy Project Development Manager (SCC is appropriating the Staff Services Manager II (supervisory) classification). 


  • You must meet the minimum qualifications of the Conservancy Project Development Manager and the Staff Services Manager II (supervisory) 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.


  • We will be appropriating the Staff Services Manager II (supervisory) eligibility list. If you are not currently on the Staff Service Manager II (supervisory) list, please take the online exam at:  


  • 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. 


Develop a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) to respond to the following. The SOQ must be no more than two pages, with Arial font at least size 10, and at least one-half inch margins. Failure to include an SOQ will disqualify you from consideration.  Describe your experience:

  1. Describe your leadership experience and include the following types of examples as much as possible: Taking initiative to address a problem; managing and leading teams of people; and serving as a supervisor.


  1. Describe your experience developing, leading, and implementing natural resource enhancement projects with technical and sensitive policy issues; include discussion of climate change adaptation and integrating public access as applicable.


  1. Describe your experience organizing and facilitating public and stakeholder meetings, explaining project process and benefits, responding to concerns and issues from stakeholders, and gaining consensus.


  1. Describe your experience developing budgets for projects, managing program budgets, and applying for and managing external grants.


  1. Describe your experience applying justice, equity, diversity, and/or inclusion principles on an organization and project level.

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