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Job Posting: Environmental Justice and Community Outreach Manager

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Environmental Justice and Community Outreach Manager

$6,403.00 - $7,954.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/10/2022

Job Description and Duties

We are seeking a passionate and self-directed leader with experience in environmental justice and social equity, community engagement, and natural resources management. This position will provide agencywide and regionwide leadership in environmental justice policy and planning, with a focus on meaningful engagement, equitable climate adaptation, and access for disadvantaged communities. Under supervision of BCDC’s Planning Director, the Environmental Justice and Community Outreach Manager (EJ Manager) will act as the agency’s primary liaison with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The EJ Manager will build upon BCDC’s ongoing effort to establish a community-informed implementation strategy for the agency’s EJ and Social Equity policies, as well as develop BCDC’s tribal affairs and consultation process. S/he will also assist with BCDC’s sea level rise adaptation planning, in order to develop strategies that embody and result in a more equitable Bay Area region. Finally, the EJ Manager will support the development and implementation of BCDC’s Racial Equity Action Plan, and aid BCDC in improving the accessibility of the department, with a focus on improved communication with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, key stakeholders, and the general public.

Essential Job Functions:

Community Outreach and Engagement: Facilitate the exchange of ideas and encourage community participation in BCDC permitting an planning process, building upon BCDC’s relationships with Bay Area vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Develop communication, engagement, and outreach materials that effectively communicate policy and planning initiatives to community audiences. Plan an organize stakeholder engagement and community partnerships to builds community network. Travel to various locations in the Bay Area and/or Sacramento area to meet with and present to stakeholder groups. Assist in seeing and managing resources to encourage robust and meaningful community engagement.

Environmental Justice and Social Equity Program Development: Lead the implementation of BCDC’s environmental justice and social equity policies in consultation with technical program staff, community and other stakeholders, and the Commission.

Equitable Climate Adaptation: As part of BCDC’s efforts related to regional planning for sea level rise, BCDC seeks to encourage socially, culturally, environmentally, and economically just adaptation processes that lead to regenerative community-let solutions. As such, provide strategic guidance around equitable planning processes, technical assistance programs, and as needed, lead specific engagement processes with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and partnerships with community-based organizations.

Racial Equity and Access for All: Provide leadership and expertise to assist with the development and implementation of BCDC’s Racial Equity Action Plan. Assist in improving BCDC’s public meeting accessibility to foster inclusive participation processes. As needed, conduct surveys, assess cultural sensitivities, and identify culturally specific communication needs. Help ensure that interested environmental justice and tribal community stakeholders are made aware of the activities related to their communities and are provided with opportunities to participate in any recommendations being developed or decisions being made.

Other: Provide overall strategic direction to BCDC leadership on integration of environmental justice, social equity, and tribal affairs; participate in various BCDC staff programs, Planning Leadership Team. Staff meeting s and projects, such as cross-agency or other collaborative efforts. Oversee related to the activities above, as needed.

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

Working Conditions

BCDC’s office is in downtown San Francisco. BCDC is a hybrid workplace and offers telework for all employees. This will be a remote opportunity with once a week in-person office visits.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Environmental Justice and Community Outreach Manager
$6,403.00 - $7,954.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Permanent, 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. In 2019, BCDC introduced Environmental Justice and Social Equity policies into the San Francisco Bay Plan, which guide all of its activities. BCDC is a leader in preparing the Bay Area for faster, better and more equitable adaptation to rising sea level throughout its various programs, in particular Adapting to Rising Tides program and Bay Adapt, a regional strategy for a rising Bay. BCDC recognizes the challenges dealt to frontline communities over centuries of injustice and is committed to understanding these deep-seated historical injustices so that they are not repeated as we endeavor to protect and enhance the Bay for this and future generations.  

Special Requirements

Eligibility. Candidates must be eligible for appointment to the California civil service classification of Staff Services Manager (SSM) I. Current State employees or former State employees with transfer or reinstatement rights at the SSM I level may apply. To be eligible for transfer or reinstatement, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications of the SSM I classification. Appointment is subject to the State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) provisions. Applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility, including SROA, surplus, transfer, reinstatement status, or list eligibility in the Examination or Job Title section on the State Application Form 678. If you are not a current or past State employee and have not successfully participated in an appropriate civil service examination, you cannot be considered for this position. For more information on the State hiring process, please visit the CalHR website at

Application Deadline.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. However, applications received by April 15, 2022, will be given first priority consideration. Applications will be screened, and the most qualified candidates interviewed. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

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: 6/10/2022

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
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
Attn: 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 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 - Cover Letter
  • Other - Short writing or projcet sample (5 pages or less)
  • Other - Minimum of 3 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:

The candidate should be an experienced community engagement professional well-versed with Bay Area environmental justice and social equity issues. The ideal candidate has experience building trust with community leaders in vulnerable or disadvantaged and/or tribal communities, organizing within these communities and/or conducting outreach/engagement in these communities. The candidate should be an effective problem solver with strong oral and written communications skills, as well as an experienced facilitator with diverse audiences. The person should be dedicated, mature, collaborative, and have the ability to develop programs under minimal supervision. The person should have knowledge of Bay Area communities, as well as California land use, environmental, and environmental justice issues, be familiar with relevant trends in coastal and land use planning and policy and possess a background in or familiarity with resource conservation, urban and natural resource project design, and the social, natural and/or political sciences or a related field. Lastly, the candidate should appreciate BCDC’s mandate to balance conservation and development of the Bay’s diverse resources. Multi-lingual candidates with language(s) commonly spoken in the Bay Area are preferred.


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:
Jessica Fain
(415) 352-3642

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) 904-5430
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.

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