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Job Posting: Permit Analyst

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Permit Analyst

$3,800.00 - $5,885.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Bay Resources Program at BCDC is responsible for the review of projects in the Bay and along the shoreline that impact the natural resources of the Bay, including marshes, beaches, and the Bay itself. Projects reviewed by the Bay Resources Permit program include wetland and habitat restoration and enhancement projects, projects involving placement of fill in the Bay, mixed use developments along the shoreline with impacts to Bay resources, and other projects that affect the Bay ecosystem. The Coastal Program Analyst will be responsible for reviewing and permitting these types of projects.

Under the direction of the Bay Resources Program Manager, the Coastal Program Analyst evaluates projects and permit applications to ensure consistency with BCDC’s laws and policies, and develops solutions to complex estuarine and land use management issues, including issues related to climate change and sea level rise, public access and land use design, wetland restoration, engineering, transportation, recreation, hydrology, and fish, wildlife, and plant biology.

Duties include but will not be limited to:

  • Research and analyze complex development proposals that impact resources of the San Francisco Bay, including habitat restoration projects, 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.
  • Negotiate and collaborate with project proponents and partner agencies.
  • Lead and participate in meetings, planning and policy discussions, site visits, and workshops.
  • Review and comment upon local, state, and federal planning and regulatory documents, and environmental impact reports.
  • Make presentations to the Commission, its advisory bodies, and other audiences at meetings and workshops.
  • Respond to inquiries on general BCDC matters, assist with report mailings and filing, and other related duties.

Duties will be commensurate with the level and classification at which the position is filled.

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

Working Conditions

Coastal Program Analyst I or Coastal Program Analyst II 

Working Title: Permit Analyst

Full-Time, 12-Month Limited-Term Position with the possibility of extension up to 24-months or becoming permanent

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Permit Analyst
$3,800.00 - $4,318.00 A
$3,921.00 - $4,672.00 B
$4,701.00 - $5,885.00 C
$5,652.00 - $7,079.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

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, including: the McAteer-Petris Act, Suisun Marsh Preservation Act, Coastal Zone Management Act; and its policies, including the San Francisco Bay Plan, Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and various special area plans. Through its laws and policies, BCDC protects hundreds of miles of shoreline, collaborates with local, regional, state and federal agencies, and facilitates the implementation of the San Francisco Bay Trail and the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail. Finally, BCDC is a leader in preparing the region for rising sea level through its adoption of Bay Plan Climate Change policies in 2011; the Adapting to Rising Tides Program; and Bay Adapt, a collaborative effort to identify actions that will advance the region’s resilience.

Department Website:

Application Instructions

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.

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:

CA Coastal 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:

CA Coastal 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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Cover Letter discussing your qualifications.

  • Other -

    Brief Writing Sample (5 pages or less)

  • Other - Minimum of Three Professional 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:

A successful candidate would have knowledge of issues and disciplines related to the field of coastal and estuarine environment management, including: the principles, trends, and concepts on land use, coastal, and regional planning, policy, and law; estuarine and marine resource science and management; public access and design; and climate change. The candidate would be an effective and analytical problem solver with excellent writing and public speaking skills and the capacity to become a strong negotiator. The candidate would be dedicated, motivated, professional, collaborative, and independent. The candidate would be able to manage multiple complex tasks and projects. Lastly, the candidate would appreciate BCDC’s mandate to balance conservation and development of the Bay’s diverse resources.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

For a list of benefits,?review the California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary:??

Benefits include paid vacation/sick leave or annual leave; public transit subsidy; 11 paid holidays each calendar year; health, dental, and vision benefits; and deferred compensation and retirement benefit programs.

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:
Jim McCunn
(415) 904-5432
Hiring Unit Contact:
Anniken Lydon
352-3624 ext:

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.

Applying for the Position

The job opening is at the BCDC; however, the California Coastal Commission handles BCDC’s personnel work. You may apply online at the State of California’s CalCareers website (, by mail to the address below, or by email. To apply, please submit a State of California Application (std678) available online at or, along with a college transcript or diploma, a resume, a cover letter discussing your qualifications, a brief writing sample (5 pages or less) and a minimum of three professional references to:

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

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by November 6, 2021 will be given first priority for consideration. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. No relocation expenses will be reimbursed.  

Please note that if you have not successfully participated in the Coastal Program Analyst I or Coastal Program Analyst II examination or are not a current or former State employee who meets the minimum qualifications for either classification, you cannot be considered for this job vacancy.


For more information about the position: contact Anniken Lydon, Bay Resources Program Manager at


For more information about the application and/or hiring process: contact the California Coastal Commission’s Human Resources Office at (415) 904-5430 or toll free (866) 831-2540 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