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Job Posting: Energy, Ocean Resources and Federal Consistency

CA Coastal Commission

JC-276940
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Energy, Ocean Resources and Federal Consistency
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SPECIALIST)

$7,336.00 - $9,126.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The California Coastal Commission (Commission) is seeking an experienced Environmental Scientist and/or Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) to join its Energy, Ocean Resources & Federal Consistency Division in its Headquarters Office in downtown San Francisco or at its Ventura District office.  The Commission is a small State agency that is charged with protecting coastal resources and managing coastal development in California. The mission of the Commission is to implement the Coastal Act and to provide for the balanced use of the coastal zone and to protect, restore, and enhance coastal and marine resources for the continuing benefit of current and future generations.

 

The Commission regulates and plans for development within offshore waters and on land along the California coast. The Commission reviews offshore and onshore energy activities (oil and gas leasing, exploration, and development, wave, wind, coastal power plants) and other offshore development (desalination plants, artificial reefs, aquaculture facilities, fiber optic cables) for consistency with the California Coastal Act. It also has authority under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act to review federal and federally-permitted activities such as dredging, military training exercises and highway projects that affect resources of the coastal zone.

 

Staff members of the Energy, Ocean Resources and Federal Consistency Division develop recommendations to the Commission on the above-described project types and carry out research and studies on energy, ocean resource, and federal consistency policy issues. The Energy, Ocean Resources & Federal Consistency Division also has the responsibility to carry out the Coastal Commission’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response responsibilities under the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990 (SB2040).

 

We are searching for individuals to join the Energy, Ocean Resources and Federal Consistency Division to work on a variety of energy projects related to oil and gas development, energy generation (including alternative energy and traditional power plants), decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure and power plants, and federal consistency projects (i.e., dredging and sediment management, navigation improvements, habitat management and restoration on federal lands, military training, testing, and construction activities, transportation infrastructure projects, and native Indian tribal activities and facilities). These individuals may also work on desalination, marine restoration and artificial reefs, aquaculture, marine spatial planning and other ocean resource projects and policy issues.

 

The Commission values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to further our mission of protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations.

 

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-276940
Position #(s):
348-101-0765-XXX
Working Title:
Energy, Ocean Resources and Federal Consistency
Classification:
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SPECIALIST)
$7,336.00 - $9,126.00
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
$4,145.00 - $5,132.00 A
$5,037.00 - $6,250.00 B
$6,375.00 - $7,926.00 C
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The California Coastal Commission is a small state agency responsible for protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean resources. It does so through careful planning and regulation of environmentally-sustainable development, rigorous use of science, strong public participation, education, and effective intergovernmental coordination. 

 

The California Coastal Commission values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to further our mission of protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations. 

 

We have district offices in Arcata, San Francisco (headquarters), Santa Cruz, Ventura, Long Beach, San Diego and a small legislative office in Sacramento. 

 

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 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:

CA Coastal Commission
Attn: Human Resources
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
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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • 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:

Knowledge of energy and ocean resources topics listed above, land use planning and regulatory processes, the California Coastal Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and CEQA is desirable. Persons with the following education and/or work experience would be preferred for the position: background in environmental or ocean planning, geography, geology, environmental science, water quality, oceanography, biology, energy, marine biology, law, engineering, or related fields.

 

The successful candidates will demonstrate strong analytical, negotiation and writing skills and the ability to research and interpret complex coastal resource issues. Strong communication skills and the ability to work as a team member are critical. Experience coordinating with different stakeholder groups is also desirable. The preferred candidates will have a master’s degree or a PhD in a relevant field.

Benefits

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

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Kate Huckelbridge
(415) 396-9708
kate.huckelbridge@coastal.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:
Melanie Wong
(415) 904-5433
melanie.wong@coastal.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.

NOTE:

This is a 12 month limited term position with the possibility of extensin or becoming permanent.

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