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Job Posting: Statewide Enforcement Analyst

CA Coastal Commission

Statewide Enforcement Analyst

$3,800.00 - $5,885.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The California Coastal Commission’s Statewide Enforcement Program is seeking a talented and enthusiastic person for its Statewide Enforcement Program in San Francisco.  The Coastal Commission is a small State agency that has regulatory and planning authority over development in the California coastal zone.  The mission of the Coastal Commission is to provide for 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, including protection of public access under the Coastal Act.

The Statewide Enforcement Program employs coastal program analysts to enforce the permitting and resource protection policies of the Coastal Act. Enforcement staff investigates and resolves Coastal Act violation cases that can involve either development activities undertaken without first obtaining a Coastal Commission permit or activities undertaken in violation of a permit granted by the Coastal Commission. Enforcement staff members in the Commission’s six district offices first try to resolve reported incidents of violation activity. If the case is particularly serious or will involve litigation for, among other things, civil penalties the violation case is elevated to the Headquarters enforcement team. Headquarters enforcement analysts’ central function is to resolve elevated enforcement cases.

DUTIES may include but are not limited to:

  • Investigation and analysis of complicated legal and factual matters;
  • Dispute resolution and settlement negotiations;
  • Coordination with Local, State and Federal jurisdictions;
  • Preparation and presentation of staff recommendations to the Commission for cease
    and desist and restoration orders and administrative penalty actions at administrative hearings;
  • Preparation of case referrals for litigation by the Office of the Attorney General;
  • Litigation support for the Office of the Attorney General; and
  • Case record-keeping and maintenance of program database.


Duties will be adjusted commensurate with the level at which the position is filled.  To find out more about the program and what it does, you can access a fact sheet about the Statewide Enforcement Program at  Employees work directly under the Chief of Enforcement and Deputy Chief of Enforcement.  Employees are responsible for keeping the Chief of Enforcement and Deputy Chief of Enforcement aware of project status on all assigned cases and requesting decisions on matters which exceed their authority. Employees are responsible for making everyday decisions relating to enforcement program functions as assigned. They represent the Enforcement Program upon request at Coastal Commission staff meetings, inter-agency meetings, and in front of the Coastal Commission.

Working Conditions

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Statewide Enforcement 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 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 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 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 - Professional references
  • Other - A 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 the California Coastal Act, the Coastal Commission’s permit and planning process, and experience with legal issues is critical. Persons with the following education and/or work experience would be preferred: environmental law, land use planning and regulation, environmental science, or related fields. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to research and interpret legal coastal resource issues. Strong writing and speaking skills and the ability to work as a team member are critical. 


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:
Aaron McClendon
(562) 590-5071

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
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